Using SAP Lumira with SAP NetWeaver BW and SAP NetWeaver BW on SAP HANA

  • by Ingo Hilgefort, Vice President of Product Management, Visual BI Solutions
  • April 11, 2014
SAP Lumira and SAP Lumira Cloud are SAP’s offerings focused on business analysts and enabling them to create their own reports and analytics. In this article, learn how to use SAP Lumira and SAP Lumira Cloud in combination with data from SAP NetWeaver BW and SAP NetWeaver BW on SAP HANA.
Learning Objectives

Reading this article, you will learn how to:

  • Establish a data connectivity to your SAP NetWeaver BW data using SAP Lumira
  • Publish data from SAP NetWeaver BW to SAP HANA
  • Connect to your SAP NetWeaver BW information in SAP HANA using SAP Lumira
Key Concept

SAP Lumira allows you to connect to your SAP NetWeaver BW system by using a relational Universe (UNX). SAP Lumira is able to leverage the generated SAP HANA models when using SAP NetWeaver BW on SAP HANA.

Sample Data
For the exercises in this article, I am using the SAP NetWeaver demo model. You can find details about the SAP NetWeaver demo model by following this link:

SAP Lumira and SAP NetWeaver BW Data Connectivity

In two of my previous BI Expert articles, I reviewed the different data connectivity options for SAP Lumira with SAP ERP and SAP NetWeaver BW and offered details about the connectivity for SAP ERP. In this article I cover the details of the connectivity of SAP Lumira to SAP BW and SAP BW on SAP HANA.

Ingo Hilgefort

Ingo Hilgefort started his career in 1999 with Seagate Software/Crystal Decisions as a trainer and consultant. He moved to Walldorf for Crystal Decisions at the end of 2000, and worked with the SAP NetWeaver BW development team integrating Crystal Reports with SAP NetWeaver BW. He then relocated to Vancouver in 2004, and worked as a product manager/program manager (in engineering) on the integration of BusinessObjects products with SAP products. Ingo's focus is now on the integration of the SAP BusinessObjects BI suite with  SAP landscapes, such as SAP BW and SAP BW on SAP HANA, focusing on end-to-end integration scenarios. In addition to his experience as a product manager and in his engineering roles, Ingo has been involved in architecting and delivering deployments of SAP BusinessObjects software in combination with SAP software for a number of global customers, and has been recognized by the SAP Community as an SAP Mentor for SAP BusinessObjects- and SAP integration-related topics. Currently, Ingo is the Vice President of Product Management and Product Strategy at Visual BI Solutions, working on extensions to SAP’s product offering such as SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio and SAP Lumira. You may follow him on Twitter at @ihilgefort.

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