Create and Edit Stories in SAP Lumira Cloud for BusinessObjects 4.1

  • by Adam Getz, Manager – Business Intelligence, CGI Federal
  • July 8, 2015
Learn how to construct a new story in SAP Lumira Cloud based on an existing dataset and existing visualizations. Also learn how to modify the page settings for the story, and how to add both static and dynamic text to the story.
Learning Objectives

Reading this article, you will learn how to:

  • Compose a story based on existing visualizations within SAP Lumira Cloud
  • Modify the page settings for the story
  • Add both static and dynamic text to the story
Key Concept

SAP Lumira Cloud, an end-user application within SAP BusinessObjects 4.1, provides enhanced data visualization and discovery capabilities. A major new feature of SAP Lumira Cloud is stories, which are groupings of visualizations that provide a way of connecting information in visualizations to one another. Stories are useful for analysis of visualizations and for sharing insights. Stories provide additional analytics capability over visualizations and allow for additional collaboration among users of the system.

SAP Lumira Cloud, part of the SAP BusinessObjects 4.1 application suite, offers data visualization and discovery capabilities. Fundamentally, SAP Lumira Cloud is a self-service user application that allows organizational analysts and decision makers to access, transform, explore, and visualize data in a highly-intuitive format.

Stories in SAP Lumira Cloud bring additional impact to the data and individual visualizations. Stories allow for guided flow through connected visualizations and enhance the conclusions that can be inferred from the visualizations. Individually visualization provides some understanding of the data. However, connected within a story, multiple visualizations can provide a greater amount of understanding, can provide additional insight and impact, and can elaborate on points that may otherwise be overlooked.

Following these step-by-step instructions, you’ll learn how to compose a story in SAP Lumira Cloud based on an existing dataset and existing visualizations. In addition, I show how to modify the page settings for the story and how to add both static and dynamic text to the story.

Compose a Story in SAP Lumira Cloud

In this section, I demonstrate how to compose a story within SAP Lumira Cloud from existing visualizations. The first step in composing a story is to log on to SAP Lumira Cloud and click Visualization from the list of visualizations and datasets.

Adam Getz

Adam Getz currently serves as a Manager, Business Intelligence for CGI Federal. In this position, he is leading a large business intelligence and data warehousing implementation for a federal client.  He is a thought leader in the field of information technology and an expert in the deployment of leading business intelligence, database management, and data integration products. He has presented at a variety of local, national, and international events, including the 2006 BusinessObjects International Conference, 2007 Oracle BIWA Summit, 2008 Oracle Open World, and 2010 and 2011 ASUG SAP BusinessObjects User Conferences. In addition, Adam is the creator and main author of bi-insider.com, a website, portfolio, and blog that provides rich technical and functional content to business intelligence and data warehousing professionals. He has also published numerous technology white papers that have focused on various topics within business intelligence and data warehousing. Adam currently serves as the chairperson of the Washington DC Business Objects User Group.

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