Advanced Reporting in BI 7.

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Pravin Gupta TekLink Intl Inc. pravin@tli-usa.com

SAP BI 7.0

Agenda

Introduction to BI 7.0 Reporting tools Query Designer: More efficient query designing BEx Analyzer: Workbook Makeover Web Application Designer: More muscle to your web reports Report Designer: Swap me, Color me, Format me

SAP BI 7.0

Agenda

Introduction to BI 7.0 Reporting tools Query Designer: More efficient query designing BEx Analyzer: Workbook Makeover Web Application Designer: More muscle to your web reports Report Designer: Swap me, Color me, Format me

SAP BI 7.0

Introduction to BI 7.0 Reporting Tools
Whether you're new to SAP NetWeaver BI or updating your current system, this session helps you take full advantage of the new functionality in reporting tools SAP NetWeaver Business Intelligence (BI) 7.0:

Data from the Data Warehouse

Solution

BI Reporting Solutions

Query Designer Report Designer BEx Analyzer Web Application Designer
SAP BI 7.0

Overview of new capabilities with BI 7.0 Reporting (1)

Query Design and Analytical Engine New and more efficient Query Designer Additional Analytical Features Bex Web Analyzer More DataSources Build query interactively using Drag and Drop Bex Report Designer New application for the development of highly formatted reports. Web Application Designer New Command Wizard New Web Items and Charts Bex Analyzer Tighter Excel Integration Navigation with Drag and Drop Excel design mode similar to WAD

SAP BI 7.0

Printer.0 .Overview of new capabilities with BI 7.0 Reporting (2) Visual Composer Integrate BI data into analytical applications using graphical tools Information Broadcasting Trigger broadcasts to a variety of outputs: Email. Portal etc Integration into Alert Framework and UWL Flexible scheduling options SAP BI 7.

0 . columns.Adhoc Analyzer with the BEx Web Analyzer Drag and Drop to rows. filter area and to include and exclude characteristic values SAP BI 7.

0 .Broadcaster functions for Export and Printing SAP BI 7.

Web Printing Capability and Access SAP BI 7.0 .

Color me. Format me SAP BI 7.Agenda Introduction to BI 7.0 .0 Reporting tools Query Designer: More efficient query designing BEx Analyzer: Workbook Makeover Web Application Designer: More muscle to your web reports Report Designer: Swap me.

0 .Query Designer: More efficient query designing What’s new in the Query Designer… Query Designer Tool Bar ( New features ) Query Designers Menu ( New Icons ) Query Designer Layout (filter & Row/Column view) Finding the Query ( new dialog ) Selecting filter values ( Personalize & Favorites ) Query. Characteristics & Key Figure Properties Calculated Key Figure ( No need for bottom up approach ) Variable ( Multiple default Values ) Exceptions ( Trend Exception & Symbols ) SAP BI 7.

0 .Query Designers Menu Menus and Icons Separate Toolbars available These can be displayed or removed SAP BI 7.

0 .Example defined query (filter view) SAP BI 7.

0 .Example defined query (rows/column view) SAP BI 7.

0 .Selecting filter values SAP BI 7.

0 .Query Properties SAP BI 7.

Characteristics Properties Use Drop-down list to quickly locate the required InfoObject Properties are grouped into various categories.0 . Use the tabs to locate the property you need SAP BI 7.

Use the tabs to locate the property you need SAP BI 7.0 .Key Figure Properties Use Drop-down list to quickly locate the required InfoObject Properties are grouped into various categories.

0 .Defining Calculated Key Figures SAP BI 7.

Variables: Multiple default Values SAP BI 7.0 .

0 .Demo – Query Designer SAP BI 7.

0 . Format me SAP BI 7.0 Reporting tools Query Designer: More efficient query designing BEx Analyzer: Workbook Makeover Web Application Designer: More muscle to your web reports Report Designer: Swap me. Color me.Agenda Introduction to BI 7.

BEx Analyzer: Workbook Makeover Design and build customized workbooks using the Design Mode of the BEx Analyzer. SAP BI 7.0 .

BEx Analyzer Toolbars: Design Vs Analysis Mode Desing Mode Analysis Mode SAP BI 7.0 .

Design Items: Analysis Grid Insert Analysis Grid Can be configured to: . Associate Charts SAP BI 7. Specify Clipping options . Define the data provider . Generate a formula for each cell: the table item itself will then be replaced . Define the range for the grid . Apply default BEx formatting or use Excel formats . Define behaviors to attach to enhance the grid .0 .

Design Items: Navigation Pane Insert Navigation Pane Dimensions Tab (shown here): Decide on the most important dimensions (characteristics) in the query SAP BI 7.0 .

0 . by the connected characteristic Insert Dropdown Box Insert Checkboxes Insert Radio Buttons SAP BI 7.Design Items: Different Options for Selections These 3 items allow the user to select a value to filter the report being displayed.

Design Items: List of Exceptions and Conditions Picks up the Exceptions and Conditions as defined in the query and allows users to activate and deactivate them as required. Insert Condition List Insert Exception List SAP BI 7.0 .

0 .Design Items: Bringing in Text Elements . Select text elements for display using the checkbox . Additionally it is possible to select all static filters Insert Text SAP BI 7. Configure data provider .

Delete or apply an existing theme .0 . Protect workbook (add password to workbook to prohibit any changes) . Process variables on refresh . Refresh workbook on open .Design Items: Workbook Settings . Insert a new theme Settings SAP BI 7. Allow drag and drop .

0 .Demo – Workbooks in Design SAP BI 7.

0 Reporting tools Query Designer: More efficient query designing BEx Analyzer: Workbook Makeover Web Application Designer: More muscle to your web reports Report Designer: Swap me.Agenda Introduction to BI 7.0 . Format me SAP BI 7. Color me.

0 .Web Application Architecture SAP BI 7.

0 .Web Application Designer: What are the different screen areas Web Items Screen SAP BI 7.

Web Application Designer: What are the different screen areas Properties Screen SAP BI 7.0 .

Web Application Designer: What are the different screen areas Template Tabs SAP BI 7.0 .

Then Assign container to the Tab SAP BI 7. first assign the items to a container web item.Using Tab Pages (Easily ) The Tab Page web item is used to organize template content on various Tab Pages Only one item can be assign to each tab To assign multiple Items to a tab.0 .

0 .Using Text in the Web Template Text Editor Toolbar Text can be entered directly to the Layout View SAP BI 7.

Using the Command Wizard Leveraging the power of WEB API in an easy and intutive fashion Reduces the need for customer JavaScripting SAP BI 7.0 .

0 .Demo – New features in the WAD SAP BI 7.

0 . Color me.Agenda Introduction to BI 7. Format me SAP BI 7.0 Reporting tools Query Designer: More efficient query designing BEx Analyzer: Workbook Makeover Web Application Designer: More muscle to your web reports Report Designer: Swap me.

professional and easy to understand The report data should not be ‘changeable’ Complex data needs to be rearranged for better interpretation Generate PDF documents from the reports SAP BI 7. but when reports are shared with outside parties (over the web) the formatting needs to be clear.0 .Why do we need formatted reports… Reports need to be clear.

0 .Enterprise Reports from the Report Designer From To SAP BI 7.

0 . InfoSets and Multiproviders. Master data.Data Providers for BEx Reports BEx Queries created with the BEx Query Designer based on SAP NetWeaver BI InfoProviders such as InfoCube. DataStore objects. SAP BI 7.

0 .BEx Report Designer: What Does the Menu do… SAP BI 7.

0 . text elements and custom texts also Field Catalog: Contains the different formatting styles applied to this report: Standard and Specific or Custom Format Catalog: Displays the different report elements Design Area: SAP BI 7. variables.Layout of the Report Designer (1) Lists out the fields from the query.

Displays the properties of the selected report component Properties: SAP BI 7.0 .Layout of the Report Designer (2) Report Structure: Hierarchically displays all the components of the report on the right.

0 . Then use the formatting toolbar or menu to select the required change. SAP BI 7. click on the field or on the field to the left on the row pattern to select the area.Change Font or Color for Row Patterns or Fields To change the format of a row pattern or a field.

Change Properties using Properties Area You can also change the format for a field or a row pattern using the Properties Area SAP BI 7.0 .

Conditional Formatting Formatting rules based on characteristic values SAP BI 7.0 .

0 .Changing the position of a field using Drag-Drop It is possible to change the position of a field in the report by simply dragging and dropping it in the required position. SAP BI 7.

0 .Demo – What can you do in the Report Designer SAP BI 7.

0 .Questions & Answers SAP BI 7.

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