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Analytics Designer – Q2 2019

Fully flexible navigation to Stories, Explorer and smart functions

  • Support Explorer via context menu and with additional scripting capabilities (e.g. set default dimensions)
  • Hyperlink support for image and shape widgets
  • Create story from application
  • Leverage Smart Assist functionalities:
  • Time-series forecasting
  • Smart Grouping
  • Smart Insights
  • Smart Discovery

Seamless Integration with Business Applications

  • Support bi-directional communications via scripting APIs:
  • Analytical applications embedded into other business applications
  • Analytical applications host and communicate with other web pages

Capabilities for closed-loop scenarios

  • OData calls to call into transactional system
  • Programmatic access to OData

Designer friendly creation environment

  • Powerful scripting capabilities with content assistance
  • Script variables
  • Script Objects for modularizing and reusing code for enterprise applications
  • Design-time UI
    • Layout outline with context menu to add and edit scripts
    • Design area
    • Properties and script editor
    • Where-used-list, error panel


  • Translation of texts in applications
  • Adding analytical applications to recently used list on the home page


The full plans for Q2 2019 are shown here:

  • Planning support (Part II): Provides scripting capability to trigger version management, publish, revert and version management history
  • OData Calls
    • OData function calls in the context of an App Design script
    • Programmatic access to OData
  • Create story from widget
  • Dynamic text enhancements
  • Global variable enhancements
  • Text input widget, slider and range slider widget
  • Adding analytical applications to recently used list on home page
  • Scripting value help enhancements
  • API enhancements
    • E.g  getUserID, DataSource APIs, Prompt APIs, Navigate to APIs, Result Set APIs


SAP’s strategy and possible future developments are subject to change and may be changed by SAP at any time for any reason without notice. This document is provided without a warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement.

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