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The release of SAP Lumira 2.4 brings lots of new features to SAP Lumira Designer and an updated SAP Lumira Server add-on for the BI Platform. Below are some highlights of the new and modified features of Lumira 2.4.

SAP Lumira Discovery

There are no enhancements to SAP Lumira Discovery 2.4 as SAP Analytics Cloud is the primary strategic Analytics Solution moving forward for the use cases covered by SAP Lumira Discovery. All the new innovations and enhancements will be delivered with SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP recommends customers leverage SAP Analytics Cloud for Self Service Data Wrangling and Data Visualisation. For more information on SAP Analytics Cloud refer to

Upgrade path

SAP Lumira Server for BI Platform 2.3 and lower versions are NOT supported on SAP BI Platform 4.3 due to technical limitations.  It is recommended that customers on SAP BI Platform 4.3 upgrade to SAP Lumira Server for BI Platform 2.4 to enable Lumira functional features.

SAP Lumira Server 2.4 is also fully compatible with BI4.1 and BI 4.2

New and Modified Features in SAP Lumira Designer

Tile Container for responsive scenarios

You can use the Tile Container component to create a responsive application that automatically adapts to the quantity of sized tiles per row, automatically wrap them, according to the browser size of the viewing device


Export Enhancements

Export to Excel

The Export Excel technical component has been enhanced for the Crosstab. The following enhancements have been made to the Export Excel feature:

  • Export to Excel now supports displaying BEx level exceptions.

  • Export to Excel now supports Predefined Formatting Options for headers.

Export to PDF

Export to PDF now supports export of all selected components within a Pagebook and allows the user to select pages for export. For report exports, components selected for export that are contained within a Pagebook can now be exported even if their parent page is not displayed at the time of export. This is done by selecting which Pagebook pages should be available at export time, so that the selected component(s) within can be exported to PDF (assuming appropriate component visibility has been selected).

You can export a crosstab with collapsed or expanded hierarchies on the column headers and row headers. If your crosstab contains hierarchies on the column headers and row headers, these hierarchies are also shown when exporting to PDF in a report style. When the hierarchy is collapsed in your crosstab at the time of export to PDF, the output displays the indentation and expansion symbols. When the hierarchy is expanded at the time of export, this too is reflected in the export to PDF.

Export to PDF now supports a wider range of languages. The locale of the user's session determines the language to use for export to PDF and if there are any characters of a different language in the application, metadata etc. they may not be exported correctly to PDF. Only one language can be exported to PDF, per application

Export to PDF now includes Arabic and Hebrew and displays them in right to left format.

  • Export view now supports Hebrew and Arabic characters.

  • Export report’s report components (crosstab, chart, header, footer, appendix) will be exported in right to left format if the locale determines the language is Hebrew or Arabic.

You can now apply header formatting to Microsoft Excel exports. You can select from the three predefined options of the Header Formatting property of the Export Excel technical component during design time or use API scripting to choose the predefined options during runtime.

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Chart  and Table Enhancements


You can enable/disable ad-hoc data comparison via script API. Thus it is  convenient for end user to trigger this functionality by clicking on a button or other UI element to start the ad-hoc data comparison rather than only via context menu on charts

Chart Animation can be enable or disabled at application design time.


You can now define a restricted key figure for BW systems at application runtime by using the context menu in a table.

Configure Message Display

Now an application developer can configure their own info/warning/error message for Lumira designer applications

New and Modified Features in SAP Lumira Server

Lumira Application Available in BI Launchpad

You can access the Lumira application from the SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) launchpad. The functionality remains the same as in the old BI launchpad.

Scheduling to Multiple Destinations

The reporting feature in SAP Lumira, can now be used to schedule to multiple destinations similar to that in SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence. The destinations supported are: Default Enterprise location, BI Inbox, and email.

These functions can also be accessed from SAP BusinessObjects BI Launchpad > Reporting.