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Check out the August 2023 news for SAP Datasphere with great new features and lots of excellent blogs in the community.


My Top Features in August 🔝

August 2023 covered two new releases for SAP Datasphere with 2023.17 and 2023.18.
Here are my top 3️⃣:

➡️ Constant Selection

For restricted measures in the analytic model, you can now enable constant selection – a feature well known for many with SAP BW background. Enabling constant selection is useful for comparing a single value with several different values, while the single value should stay constant with further filtering or drill-downs.
For example, you could create a restricted measure for sales in 2022, and then compare sales in 2022 with sales for all other years in the same table. Your sales in 2022 will remain constant and will not be impacted by filters or drill-downs.

➡️ Partitioning of local tables

You can now create partitions based on one column of your local table to break your data down into smaller tables, and better manage tables with large volume of data. Partitioning has been part of Datasphere for quite some time for remote tables and persisted views, and now also for local tables.

➡️ Column level details in catalog

A new details tab is now available showing detailed metadata about the asset, which can include columns, attributes, measures, dimensions, and properties specific to each data object.


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My top blogs in August 🔝

There are so many great blogs in August again.
Here are my top 3️⃣:

▶️ Scenarios – Implementing Data Mesh with SAP Datasphere
Very good blog about using SAP Datasphere to implement data mesh scenarios by harjisingh.

▶️ Use Cross calculation to model BW like characteristic structure on Datasphere Analytic Models
jaigupta28 explains in detail how you can build BW like characteristic structures using Datasphere and Analytics Cloud. Very eye-opening 👀 for longtime BW guys like me.

▶️ How to model time-dependent dimensions and attributes in SAP Datasphere ?
My third pick from earlier in August written by my friend ingo_hilgefort goes deep into the concept of time-dependency with SAP Datasphere using a real-world HR example.


SAP BW bridge 🌉


Blogs for our Japanese Community 🎌


ML/AI topics 💥


More blogs to check out 👇


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Find more information and related blog posts on the topic page for SAP Datasphere. You will find further product information on our Community with various subpages about Getting StartedBusiness Content, the SAP BW Bridge as well as content for Best Practices & Troubleshooting and the FAQ for SAP Datasphere.