Creating Insights Using Live Data

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Analyze live data in a simple interface

Data Analyzer for Creating an Insight

Data analyzer is a predefined ready-to-run service for SAP Business Warehouse (SAP BW) queries, SAP HANA Live views, and SAP Analytics Cloud models for ad hoc analysis. It uses SAP BW live connections, SAP HANA views, and models created in SAP Analytics Cloud. All SAP BW queries, SAP HANA Live views, and models can be accessed directly in the Select Data Source dialog, and no additional model is created.

The steps to access the data analyzer are given below.

Data Analyzer - User Interface

Data analyzer provides a tabular view of your data, a filter area, and a builder panel with drag-and-drop capabilities to add and remove dimensions and measures from the table. In addition, you have a menu bar with a Refresh option and an Edit Prompts dialog (if your datasource is designed for setting prompts).

Table formulas are available but calculated measures are not.

After you have drilled down to the data details according to your needs and analyzed your data, you might want to save this insight. For this, choose Save in the upper left corner of data analyzer. In the Save Insight dialog, select the file location (public or private) for your insight and enter a name and description for it.

Use Data Analyzer to Create an Insight

Task 1: Use data analyzer to create an insight

Business example

You need to know how to access data from a source system without performing a data import. With the data analyzer, you have a quick and easy way to access data via live connections. The result can be captured in a data analyzer insight.

Task flow

In this practice exercise, you will perform the following tasks:

  • Create a data analyzer insight using SAP Business Warehouse data
  • Create a data analyzer insight using SAP HANA data

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