This blog post covers some of the latest features and enhancements in SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP Digital Boardroom Release 2021.11.
Please note that the SAP Analytics Cloud Help documentation is updated at the same time as the upgrade to this release, so the links here may not yet reflect what is described below until after the upgrade is complete.
Upgrade your SAP Analytics Cloud agent to the latest agent version 1.0.323 to take advantage of all the data acquisition types!
If you haven't upgraded yet, here are the data acquisition minimum requirements:
Calendar tasks can now be set with a recurrence pattern by the minute; The minimum time interval is every 5 minutes. Note a recurrence by minutes can put extra load on the system. To avoid unnecessary system load, automatic tasks with preceding task occurrences that are still running will automatically be cancelled.
Bookmark Property Support with Script API
Application developers may now add properties to a bookmark in one or more key-value pairs via script API when saving a bookmark.
Application consumers may now define and load the default bookmarks, in addition to saving and loading bookmarks with the additional property information.
Opening Bookmark/Application Sharing Dialog at Runtime
Users may now very conveniently sharing the application and bookmark with others at application runtime. This change provides new script APIs which open:
The application sharing dialogue
Bookmark sharing dialogue for personal bookmarks
An additional change is you may now customize the link to a shared application or bookmark by setting additional URL parameters. Note users must be assigned sufficient rights to share applications and bookmarks.
Requesting and Granting Access to Content in the Catalog
Content metadata can now be published to the Analytics Catalog for all users in SAP Analytics Cloud without granting access rights. By decoupling the ability to view metadata of the object from the rights on the object, all content can be discoverable by end users. This feature will enhance the findability of content metadata, eliminate manual work for end users to get access, and simplify the administrator workflow on managing access requests.
Surfacing Catalog View in Creation Workflow
Models and datasets are available to be published in the catalog, and are now surfaced in the creation workflow in the model selector dialog. Users can select published models/datasets for story creation and stories for digital boardroom creation through the catalog view in the model selector. This feature will solve governance issues of users working with unverified content and encourage end users to consume published models as IT verified content.