Custom RESET in SAP Dashboards

There are times when users want to clear all selections and return to the default state on a Dashboard. In SAP Dashboards, this can be achieved by using the “Reset Button” component. Although the “Reset Button” is of great utility in many scenarios, it has its limitations when it comes to resetting just parts of a Dashboard. Here is a simple trick you can use to overcome this limitation using the “Push Button” component.

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Multi-Colored Column Charts

When looking at dashboards produced by other data visualization tools, we often see multi-colored column charts. While this technique can be reproduced in SAP Dashboards, it doesn’t always make sense to do. Below are a couple examples of the effect, and you can see how the second instance is far more appropriate.

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Ranking in SAP Dashboards

I was recently working on a Personal Finance Dashboard and had to rank the returning data in descending order based on spending. I know this can be done on the query side using the sort functionality, however, I was trying to apply ranking on a subset of data returning from a main query, which was not in the desired sort order. In the end it was pretty straight forward.

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Mobile Supported Components: Dashboards SP05

As most of you already know that Dashboards SP05 comes with “Export to Mobile” option (HTML5), what is not widely known is the fact that not all existing components will be available to make use of this feature. The product team has worked on some of the most commonly used components and made them available for the initial version. I’m sure the rest of the components will join this list in the future releases. This is a great start towards a common interface/platform strategy.

Here is the list of components that are available starting Dashboards 4.0 SP05 to create mobile based dashboards (HTML5) that can be rendered on iOS platform.

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How to export to HTML5 locally in SAP Dashboards

SP05 was kind of a milestone upgrade to SAP Dashboards. One of the most prominent and my personal favorite is the ability to export the dashboard to HTML5. However there is a small caveat to this. You can not export the HTML5 version locally to your computer, that is, you can only export it to a BOE server and then access it using the SAP Mobile BI app for iOS and Android on Tablets. Although there is no straight forward procedure to export the HTML5 version locally, here is a little trick that will allow you to do that.

1. Preview the dashboard in Mobile mode. Make sure to leave it in preview mode until you finish steps 2 and 3

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