SAP Lumira Designer is the inheritor of the ubiquitous SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio. Actually, it encompasses the capabilities of Design Studio as well as the visual effects of SAP Lumira. Additionally, SAP BusinessObjects Lumira Designer also brings in new features to make the solution match up to competing software and the rising demands for advanced analytics and visualization.
We will look at some of the biggest features added into SAP Lumira Designer 2.0
SAP BusinessObjects Lumira Designer now gives developers the ability to build reusable components. Additionally, these can be added to different applications without the need to resort to scripting. Indeed, users can group multiple components with properties and script events and save them as Composites, thus giving them the means to “create” their own components.
Several capabilities have been added into what are called Technical Components. These are components that affect certain functionality elements in the dashboard, such as Bookmarking, Exporting, Conditional Formatting and so on. In fact, these are made to reduce the amount of low-level scripting required to code the functionality of these components.
Bookmarks are already a component present in SAP Design Studio but have been refined since the release of SAP Lumira Designer 2.0. Indeed, gone are the Fragment Galleries, replaced by 1 new Bookmark Technical Component (see above). This must be created and defined in the application and allows developers to identify, for example, the access type, which folders the bookmarks are saved in and the components on the dashboard to be saved.
End users can now define their own formatting at runtime. As a result, this allows them to add insights on the go and to personalize their dashboards the way they see fit.
Adaptive Containers are a new type of Container Components in Lumira that allows for responsive layout. This means that the dashboard layout adapts to different resolutions and screen sizes. For instance, gone is the tedious implementation of CSS @media blocks. In other words, this is replaced by a simple drag and drop component that does the job for you!
In conclusion, Enhancements are made to Chart and Map components.
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