SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio: Using Design Studio with SAP HANA end to endPart 2

Posted by Victor Gabriel Saiz Castillo Jun 27, 2013 This is part 2 of this blog post, you can find the first part here: Using Design Studio with SAP HANA end to end-Part 1

After taking a look at how we can connect locally to SAP HANA in the first part of this blog post, we will now take a look how we can connect through the BI Platform and use some HANA features like hierarchies in a Design Studio Application.

Here our overall plan:
1. Create an OLAP Connection to SAP HANA in the BI Repository 2. Using HANA Hierarchies and HANA Variables in Design Studio 3. Mobilize the Design Studio Application

1. Create an OLAP Connection to SAP HANA in the BI Repository
In order to create en OLAP Connection, navigate to the Central Management Console (CMC), and go to OLAP Connections, and from there create a new connection to SAP HANA:

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create a new application and select the newly created connection: Generated by Jive on 2013-07-05+02:00 2 . After creating the OLAP connection in the CMC.1 as noted in the Design Studio Designer Guide. we open Design Studio.SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio: Using Design Studio with SAP HANA end to end-Part 2 Note: Single Sign-On will be supported in BI4.

Using HANA Hierarchies and HANA Variables in Design Studio After selecting a connection we are presented a list of analytical and calculation views: Generated by Jive on 2013-07-05+02:00 3 . while it is technically possible to use this connection. the recommendation is to create the connection within the CMC.SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio: Using Design Studio with SAP HANA end to end-Part 2 Note that in the screenshot above there is also one connection to SAP HANA that has been created within the Information Design Tool (IDT). Do keep in mind that it has to be an OLAP connection for use in Design Studio though. this is represented by the first entry in the screenshot above. 2. edition for Microsoft Office or Explorer are able to leverage a relational connection to SAP HANA. It is also possible to create an OLAP connection directly to a calculation view. Other BI Tools like SAP BusinessObjects Analysis.

SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio: Using Design Studio with SAP HANA end to end-Part 2 The selected calculation view contains a mandatory variable (Variable_1). therefore a prompt will appear right away: Generated by Jive on 2013-07-05+02:00 4 .

Generated by Jive on 2013-07-05+02:00 5 .SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio: Using Design Studio with SAP HANA end to end-Part 2 Note that the calculation view also contains an optional Input Parameter (InputParameter_1) with a default value that is being surfaced in Design Studio. I navigate to a HANA Hierarchy and activate it. but no dimensions (similar behaviour compared to connecting to a SAP BW InfoProvider). After providing a value for the mandatory variable. Parent child hierarchies are generally speaking supported as well. afterwards you can also set the "Expand to Level" property: The hierarchy above is a level hierarchy. I edit the initial view of the datasource. which has all key figures added by default.

I can either close and re-open Design Studio. or I can hit "Clear Cached Logon Credentials" in the Design Studio preferences Dialog. Initially I defined following sorting order: After altering the sorting in the calculation view. the new sorting order is surfaced in the prompts dialog in Design Studio: Generated by Jive on 2013-07-05+02:00 6 .SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio: Using Design Studio with SAP HANA end to end-Part 2 The sorting of variables is respected in the prompts dialog. Afterwards.

SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio: Using Design Studio with SAP HANA end to end-Part 2 Afterwards we can create a simple Design Studio application. Mobilize the Design Studio Application This is the last and fastest step. 3. Just assign the Design Studio application to the mobile category in order to offer the application on a mobile device. Here a screenshot from the application on an iPad 3: Generated by Jive on 2013-07-05+02:00 7 .

Other interesting blogs on Design Studio & SAP HANA: How To: Update SAP HANA table using XS . we can jump to a second page where we can enjoy the filtering capabilities of the filter panel component: Thank you for reading and hope you enjoyed this introducction into using Design Studio with SAP HANA. by swiping to the right on the iPad (or activating the checkbox).SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio: Using Design Studio with SAP HANA end to end-Part 2 The Design Studio application contains a pagebook component.a simple demo by Murali Balreddy My experience with SAP BO Design Studio on HANA by Muralikrishnan E Generated by Jive on 2013-07-05+02:00 8 .

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