Access the Datasets menu option from the SAP Analytics Cloud navigation bar. From there, you can create standalone datasets based on a file or an import data source.
Standalone (Public) Datasets
Standalone datasets are data sources that can be used in multiple stories by any users who have access to them. They can be created directly from the vertical toolbar and are also be used for Smart Predict.
Embedded (Private) Datasets
Embedded datasets are created in and exist in only a single story and cannot be shared or used in other stories or with Smart Predict. However, if you need others to be able to use this dataset, you can convert it to a standalone dataset.
A shareable live dataset can be created for SAP HANA. Live datasets can also be created from a story based on SAP Datasphere.
Datasets are intended to supplement models and be used only for ad-hoc, ungoverned data analysis.
Datasets versus Models
|Characteristics||Datasets||Live Models||Import Models|
|Purpose||Ad-hoc/Smart predict||Planning (BPC Embedded only)||Planning and Analysis|
|Scheduled imports available||No||No||Yes|
|Standalone or embedded||Both||Standalone||Standalone|
|Table||1 data table||Dimensions and data table||Dimensions and data table|
|Data Security in SAP Anlaytics Cloud||No||No||Yes|