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SAP Lumira 2.0 Designer

Responsive layout in SAP Lumira 2.0 designer fka Design Studio

In the first blog about SAP Lumira 2.0 you got the highlights of new features in the new SAP Lumira 2.0 Designer (see All you need to know about SAP Lumira 2.0 Designer fka SAP Design Studio). Now in this the second of a series of deep dives on the features of SAP Lumira 2.0 Designer,…

BW on HANA Transformations with AMDP Script: Start Thinking Set Based

In a quest to speed up BW transformations, we investigated AMDP (ABAP Managed Database Procedures). By using it, we want to achieve complete pushdown of transformation execution. HANA-based transformations have been around since BW 7.4 SP09. However, only as of BW 7.5 SP04, you can choose whether to unleash the full power of your HANA…

All you need to know about SAP Lumira 2.0 Designer fka Design Studio

Introduction to SAP Lumira 2.0 Designer Now the SAP Lumira 2.0 is GA, let us see what can you expect of this release and how to leverage the new features? In this blog, we will briefly touch upon some of the new and upcoming changes in SAP Lumira 2.0, more specifically SAP Lumira Designer: “Under-the-hood”…

How to go Virtual in BW Part II The HANA CompositeProvider

How to go Virtual in BW Part II: The HANA CompositeProvider

Virtual Insanity Read in In 1996, the artist Jamiroquai released the song Virtual Insanity. In that song he predicts a future where we as a people are threatened by technology. Trying to figure out how SAP BW’s relatively new virtual InfoProviders work might drive one virtually insane. To prevent any BW modelers from experiencing virtual insanity,…

How to go Virtual in BW Part I The Open ODS View v3

How to go Virtual in BW Part I: The Open ODS View

The Age of Virtual Reality Read in In the days of old when Wi-Fi wasn’t readily available and Google was nothing but a misspelling of the word googly, BW could not join virtual InfoProviders based on external data. Not any longer. Why? Because of the Open ODS View (OODS) & the HANA CompositeProvider (HCPR). How…

Team Just-BI wins 2nd Prize at Dutch Accountability Hack 2017!

One week ago, Friday, 9th of June 2017 I was at the Dutch house of representatives (“de tweede kamer”) to participate in the 2017 Accountability Hackathon. The Accountability Hack Event The event was organized and sponsored by a number of Dutch ministeries, the Court of Audit (“Algemene Rekenkamer”), the Central Agency for Statistics (“Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek”)…

Do we still need to talk about Data Vault 2.0 Hash keys?

Do we still need to talk about Data Vault 2.0 Hash keys? Read in 15 min A few days ago, I ran into the article “Hash Keys In The Data Vault”, published recently (2017-04-28) on the the Scalefree Company blog. Scalefree is a company, founded by Dan Linstedt and Michael Olschminke. Linstedt is the inventor…

Announcing Shivers – Visualizing SAP HANA Information View Dependencies

Visualizing HANA information view dependencies Dear SAP HANA DBa’s, developers, architects etc, we at Just BI released Shivers. What is Shivers? Shivers stands for SAP/HANA Information Viewers. It is a tool to analyze and visualize dependencies between SAP/HANA information views (that is, Analytic Views, Attribute Views, and Calculation Views) and catalog objects (such as tables…

What you should know about workspace in SAP BW

BW Workspace integration with Lumira, Design Studio and Analysis for Office Read in In my last blog, I introduced you to BW Workspace and how to utilize it to your advantage. In this blog I will share my experiences working with BW Workspace and discuss its power and disadvantages. No data manipulation – so adjusting…