The Folders tile in the Home tab displays the reports that you have access to. The SAP BI platform supports both public and personal folders.
Public folders are typically created by a system administrator. Depending on your access rights, you can create personal folders in the BI Launch Pad.
On expanding the tree view, sub folders and child folders are shown, if any. When you select a folder in the tree view, the folder gets highlighted, and its content is displayed.
The Categories tile in the Home tab displays the categories that you have access to.
The BI Launch Pad supports both Corporate and Personal categories:
- Corporate categories are accessible to all users and are typically created by a system administrator or by users who have appropriate access rights.
- Personal categories allow you to organize your content objects.
- Hub Asset is a new corporate category in which the BOE Documents mapped to it are automatically pushed to SAP Analytics Hub as assets, which contain only document links.
The Documents tile in the Home tab shows all the content objects (such as reports and documents) present in the BI Launch Pad.
Home: BI Inbox
The BI Inbox in the Home tab lets you view and manage system alerts and administrator notifications.
In the BI Launch Pad, you can send the required report to recipient's BI Inbox. You can share the report to a single user or user group.
You can schedule an object to run automatically at specified times. When a scheduled object runs successfully, an instance is created. An instance is a version of the object that contains data when an object is run.
For more information, please refer Lesson 3: Publishing and Scheduling Documents.
Home: Recycle Bin
The Recycle Bin tile in the Home tab lists the deleted content objects.
When you delete a content object from the system, it is moved to the Recycle Bin, where it is temporarily stored until the Recycle Bin is emptied. This helps you to recover the accidentally deleted objects and restore them to their original locations.
The Favorites tab lists the content objects as favorites for easy accessibility.
When you mark an object as favorite, it is displayed in the Favorites tab flagged with the Favorite icon. You can deselect the Favorite icon to remove an object from the favorites.
The Recent Documents tab lists the recent documents that you have viewed.
The Recently Run tab allows you to view the recent document instances created for the scheduled content objects.
You can work with the following default Applications available inside the BI Launch Pad:
- SAP Analytics Cloud
- Crystal Reports for Enterprise
- BI Workspace
- Web Intelligence