SAP BO Design Studio 1.2 released
by Kasper Groen
On November 21st SAP BO Design Studio 1.2 was released. Apart from the new functionalities and enhanced properties of existing components, the most important improvement for our customers is the connectivity to SAP BO Universes (SAP BO 4.1 required!). This is mainly interesting for
- non-SAP BW BI solutions that run BusinessObjects
- for reporting straight on the ECC system or any other database
- leverage existing universes that combine BW and data from other databases.
We already have defined various use cases of a few of our customers, that are eager to see the results.
See all new features in this document. See below a few of the improvements.
Amongst some improvements in the cross tabs:
Conditional formatting visible
This property specifies whether conditional formats (exceptions) that have been defined in the BEX Query
Designer or in SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, edition for Microsoft Office (Analysis), are shown in the crosstab.
Navigating hierarchies enabled
This property specifies whether the application user can expand or collapse hierarchy nodes, if the crosstab
contains one or more hierarchies or hierarchical structures. If this property is set to false, the hierarchy
expand/collapse icons (plus and minus symbols) are not shown in the crosstab. However, the end user can
still see that there is a hierarchy because of the indentation of the nodes and leaves.
This property specifies whether the end user can sort columns. If the property is set to false, the icons for
sorting are not shown in the column headers.
Column resizing enabled
This property specifies whether the end user can resize columns by double-clicking on the right border of the
column header. If this property is set to false, the hover spot for the double-click resize will not be available.
With this property it is possible to set the column widths of the crosstab. A valid column width setting consists
of two parts: the column index and the column width.
Some other improvements
- There is a new property Multiple Selection in the List Box component that enables you to filter data sources by
- New chart type: Dual Axis Chart
- Various chart improvements (enhanced properties):
You can now display the values in the chart area, change the legend position of the chart, change the chart background color or reset it to the default theme color and use the data selection dialog box to add more data selections to charts.
Axis scaling: You can now define the minimum and maximum range for each axis in all charts except 100%
Stacked Chart, Radar Chart, and Pie Chart. In a dual axis chart, you can define the minimum and maximum range for each of the dual axes.
Scatter Chart: You can now work with two measures irrespective of the location. You can also set the legend color, shape, and tooltip properties using dimensions.
Bubble Chart: You can now work with 3-4 measures and set the bubble size and width.
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