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SAP Lumira Essentials

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If you are a SAP user, business analyst, BI developer, or a junior data engineer who wants to use SAP Lumira to build creative visualizations, this book is for you. You should have a reasonable level of knowledge of SAP Business Objects and its components.
Lansat:
Sep 3, 2015
ISBN:
9781785285622
Format:
Carte

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Table of Contents

SAP Lumira Essentials

Credits

About the Author

About the Reviewers

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Preface

What this book covers

What you need for this book

Who this book is for

Conventions

Reader feedback

Customer support

Downloading the example code

Errata

Piracy

Questions

1. Meeting SAP Lumira

Big data analytics

Data discovery challenges

Data discovery versus business intelligence

The role of data discovery

Data discovery for your business

Data discovery best practices

Introducing SAP Lumira

Getting SAP Lumira

Installing SAP Lumira

The installation wizard

Silent installation

Getting familiar with the SAP Lumira interface

SAP Lumira preferences

Registering SAP Lumira

SAP Lumira license

Unicorn Fashion

Summary

2. Connecting to Data Sources

Data connectors

Microsoft spreadsheets

Text file

Relational data source

Operational datamart of Unicorn Fashion

Setting up the operational datamart

Setting up the MySQL database server

Load the Unicorn Fashion datamart

Configure the SAP Lumira connection to the database

Extract data using SQL

Manage connections and associated documents

Big data source

SAP applications

Summary

3. Preparing Data

Preparing a data tab

Preparing data

Cleaning and editing a dataset

Formatting dates

The split field

Renaming a column

Distinct values

Replacing data values

Connection between values

Enriching data

The time hierarchy

The geographical hierarchy

The custom hierarchy

Creating the calculated object

Summary

4. Visualizing Data and Telling Stories with It

The visualization data tab

Building visualization

Renaming fields

Creating the column chart

The sort order

Ranking dimensions

Creating the geographic chart

Filter dimensions

Creating the area chart

Creating the calculated dimension

Creating multiple charts

Creating a custom hierarchy

Creating trellis

Drilling down and up

Creating out-of-the-box charts

Creating a tag cloud

Creating a radar chart

Composing the data tab

Creating a Unicorn Fashion infographic

Adding pictures

Adding visualizations

Adding text

Summary

5. Rocking Your Data in the Sky – SAP Lumira Cloud

Getting started with SAP Lumira Cloud

System requirements

Supported types of files

Registering an account

The SAP Lumira Cloud settings

Introducing the SAP Lumira Cloud interface

Creating a new dataset

Uploading a document

Introducing the visualize tab

Composing the data visualization

Creating a public report

Teamwork in SAP Lumira Cloud

The roles of a team

Managing a team

The SAP Lumira Cloud mobile

Summary

6. Administrating and Customizing SAP Lumira

Introducing the SAP Lumira administration

Updating SAP Lumira

Uninstalling SAP Lumira

Sizing SAP Lumira

Adjusting memory settings

Multiuser sizing of SAP Lumira

Getting started with the SAP Lumira SDK

Meeting SAP Lumira's data visualization library

Deploying a custom extension

Creating a new extension

Creating a data access extension

Summary

7. Connecting to SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform and SAP HANA

Introducing the SAP BusinessObjects BI platform

Connecting to the SAP BO universe

Introducing the Unicorn Fashion universe

Import the universe to SAP BO

Supporting universes

Connecting to the Unicorn Fashion universe

Creating the bubble chart

Editing the data source

Publishing the dataset or story to SAP BI

Troubleshooting tips for a universe

Introducing SAP Explorer

Publishing the dataset in SAP Explorer

Restriction to publishing in SAP Explorer

Introducing SAP HANA

Connecting to SAP HANA

Restrictions for SAP HANA connections

Summary

Index

SAP Lumira Essentials


SAP Lumira Essentials

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Credits

Author

Dmitry Anoshin

Reviewers

Ahmad Abdel Mouti Assaf

Vitaliy Rudnytskiy

Arjun Srinivasan

Gang Tao

Commissioning Editor

Dipika Gaonkar

Acquisition Editor

Reshma Raman

Content Development Editor

Anish Sukumaran

Technical Editor

Siddhesh Patil

Copy Editors

Relin Hedly

Sonia Mathur

Project Coordinator

Izzat Contractor

Proofreader

Safis Editing

Indexer

Monica Ajmera Mehta

Graphics

Disha Haria

Production Coordinator

Conidon Miranda

Cover Work

Conidon Miranda

About the Author

Dmitry Anoshin is a data-centric technologist and a recognized expert in building and implementing business/digital analytics solutions. He has a successful track record when it comes to implementing business and digital intelligence projects in numerous industries, including retail, finance, marketing, and e-commerce.

Dmitry possesses in-depth knowledge of digital/business intelligence, ETL, data warehousing, and big data technologies. He has extensive experience in the data integration process and is proficient in using various data warehousing methodologies. Dmitry constantly exceeds project expectations when he works for financial, machine tool, and retail industries.

He has completed a number of multinational full BI/DI solution life cycle implementation projects. With expertise in data modeling, Dmitry also has a background and business experience in multiple relation databases, OLAP systems, and NoSQL databases.

He has a technical blog at http://techbusinessintelligence.blogspot.ru/ and publishes his presentations at http://www.slideshare.net/dimoobraznii.

In addition, he has reviewed the following books for Packt Publishing:

SAP BusinessObjects Reporting Cookbook

Creating Universes with SAP BusinessObjects

Learning SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards

I'd like to thank my wife, Svetlana, my daughter, Anna, and my son, Vasily, for their love and support. I love you all very much.

About the Reviewers

Ahmad Abdel Mouti Assaf holds a PhD degree in computer science and specializes in semantic web and information retrieval from Telecom ParisTech. Before moving on to start a new venture with a start-up in London, he worked with the business intelligence team of SAP Labs, France. His work revolved around enabling smart workflows and the semantic enrichment of data in SAP HANA and Lumira.

In his spare time, he likes to toy with web development technologies, such as Node.js (JavaScript), Python, PHP, and so on. You can find more information about Ahmad at http://ahmadassaf.com.

Vitaliy Rudnytskiy is a principal architect at SAP, where he is involved in building SAP Developer Center (http://developers.sap.com). His main interests lie in big data and fast data solutions, analytics, and data visualizations. Vitaliy graduated from the University of Technologies in Wrocław, Poland. Before joining SAP, he spent 10 years as a technology consultant in the U.S. and Europe. Vitaliy's work has been published in various industry magazines. He writes on his blog (Vital BI) and has been a speaker at multiple conferences on both sides of the Atlantic. In 2010, he was nominated and selected as a member of the prestigious group of SAP Mentors (http://sapmentors.sap.com), the community of top influencers in the SAP ecosystem. You can reach him on Twitter and GitHub at <@Sygyzmundovych>.

Arjun Srinivasan is a graduate student pursuing computer science at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA (USA). His primary research includes understanding how the techniques from visual analytics, information visualization, and machine learning can be leveraged effectively in the domains of business intelligence, product intelligence, and intelligence analysis. Arjun has previously worked at SAP Labs India. He has given multiple presentations on SAP Lumira and how it can be used by students in particular. To read more about his research and presentations, you can visit http://arjun010.github.io/.

Gang Tao is an experienced software architect with experience in the business intelligence, data visualization, and ERP domains. He

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