Part 1 is here.  Part 2 covers core capabilities

Gregory Botticchio and Sylvain Riboud provided this ASUG webcast

The usual legal disclaimer applies that planned improvements are subject to change.


Developer Support

Core Capabilities Enhancements

Data Source Support Enhancements

Desktop Intelligence to Web Intelligence

Core Capabilities Enhancements

Figure 1: Source: SAP

Figure 1 shows new features in core capabilities coming in BI4.1

Figure 2: Source: SAP

Freeze header was a request from customers, Gregory said.

In reading mode, you will see Freeze, if you select, you will be able to select the number of rows/lines to freeze.

Figure 3: Source: SAP

Figure 3 shows the Freeze Header in action – by default it will freeze the header

Figure 4: Source: SAP

You can create one or more Custom palettes

Figure 5: Source: SAP

Figure 5 shows how to assign color to chart and in BI 4.1 it is possible to assign for a series colors

Figure 6: Source: SAP

When creating a report and the measures and change the context of aggregation and you get the refresh message.  With BI4.1 you have the possibility to perform an automatic refresh.

Figure 7: Source: SAP

#Unavailable you get with database delegated measure

Figure 7 shows some improvements in BI4.1 to avoid #unavailable

Figure 8: Source: SAP

Figure 8 shows change workflows when you want to create a merged dimension or when you want to add an object to a merged dimension or remove an object

In the past you had to select all dimensions needed or you had to unmerge, relesect & merge again

Figure 9: Source: SAP

Report header/footer will have its own set of properties as shown in Figure 9

Figure 10: Source: SAP

Figure 10 shows the formula editor

Today you need the values manually; the LOV will be available in BI4.1 so you can add them to your formula

Figure 11: Source: SAP

Edit query is available in the quick access toolbar without going through the Data tab as shown in Figure 11.

Part 3 will cover data source enhancements.

Gregory provided the following links during the webcast:

Customer Connect for Web Intelligence

Register for BI4.1 Hands on Training – includes Web Intelligence (ASUG Annual Conference Pre-Conference Session)

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