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SAP Lumira Essentials

Book Description

Discover how to make your business data more interactive and engaging with SAP Lumira

About This Book

  • Create a powerful data discovery experience with the advanced capabilities of SAP Lumira

  • Find business insights in your data through data blending, wrangling, transformation, and visualization

  • A fast-paced guide packed with hands-on practical examples, real-world solutions, and best practices to get you started with SAP Lumira

  • Who This Book Is For

    If you are a SAP user, business analyst, BI developer, or a junior data engineer who wants to use SAP Lumira to build creative visualizations, this book is for you. You should have a reasonable level of knowledge of SAP Business Objects and its components.

    What You Will Learn

  • Deploy SAP Lumira on your computer and learn more about the SAP Lumira interface

  • Extract data from different sources using SAP Lumira’s data connecters

  • Prepare, filter, clean, and format your data

  • Discover visualization techniques and data discovery methods

  • Administrate and customize SAP Lumira to get basic knowledge of its SDK

  • Create various charts to deliver fantastic data visualizations

  • Connect to SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform and SAP HANA to extract, prepare, and visualize data

  • In Detail

    SAP Lumira allows you to combine data from multiple sources into a single view and create engaging visualizations quickly and easily. It is a reporting platform that helps users access data and independently perform analysis. With the increasing interest in data discovery, self-service BI, and visualization around the world, tools like SAP Lumira help to eliminate the complexities of analyzing and discovering data.

    Learn data discovery techniques, build amazing visualizations, create fantastic stories, and share your visualizations through an electronic medium with one of the most powerful tools around—SAP Lumira.

    You will begin with an overview of the SAP Lumira family of products. You will then go through various data discovery techniques using real-world scenarios of an online e-commerce retailer through detailed recipes on the installation, administration, and customization of SAP Lumira. Next, you will work with data, starting from acquiring data from various data sources, then preparing and visualizing it using the rich functionality of SAP Lumira. Finally, you will present data via a data story or infographic and publish it across your organization or on the World Wide Web.

    Style and approach

    This is a step-by-step guide to learning SAP Lumira essentials packed with examples on real-world problems and solutions.

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    Table of Contents

    1. SAP Lumira Essentials
      1. Table of Contents
      2. SAP Lumira Essentials
      3. Credits
      4. About the Author
      5. About the Reviewers
        1. Support files, eBooks, discount offers, and more
          1. Why subscribe?
          2. Free access for Packt account holders
      7. Preface
        1. What this book covers
        2. What you need for this book
        3. Who this book is for
        4. Conventions
        5. Reader feedback
        6. Customer support
          1. Downloading the example code
          2. Errata
          3. Piracy
          4. Questions
      8. 1. Meeting SAP Lumira
        1. Big data analytics
        2. Data discovery challenges
        3. Data discovery versus business intelligence
        4. The role of data discovery
        5. Data discovery for your business
        6. Data discovery best practices
        7. Introducing SAP Lumira
        8. Getting SAP Lumira
        9. Installing SAP Lumira
          1. The installation wizard
          2. Silent installation
        10. Getting familiar with the SAP Lumira interface
        11. SAP Lumira preferences
          1. Registering SAP Lumira
        12. SAP Lumira license
        13. Unicorn Fashion
        14. Summary
      9. 2. Connecting to Data Sources
        1. Data connectors
        2. Microsoft spreadsheets
        3. Text file
        4. Relational data source
          1. Operational datamart of Unicorn Fashion
          2. Setting up the operational datamart
          3. Setting up the MySQL database server
            1. Load the Unicorn Fashion datamart
          4. Configure the SAP Lumira connection to the database
          5. Extract data using SQL
        5. Manage connections and associated documents
        6. Big data source
        7. SAP applications
        8. Summary
      10. 3. Preparing Data
        1. Preparing a data tab
        2. Preparing data
          1. Cleaning and editing a dataset
          2. Formatting dates
          3. The split field
          4. Renaming a column
          5. Distinct values
          6. Replacing data values
          7. Connection between values
        3. Enriching data
          1. The time hierarchy
          2. The geographical hierarchy
          3. The custom hierarchy
        4. Creating the calculated object
        5. Summary
      11. 4. Visualizing Data and Telling Stories with It
        1. The visualization data tab
          1. Building visualization
            1. Renaming fields
            2. Creating the column chart
              1. The sort order
              2. Ranking dimensions
            3. Creating the geographic chart
            4. Filter dimensions
            5. Creating the area chart
              1. Creating the calculated dimension
            6. Creating multiple charts
              1. Creating a custom hierarchy
              2. Creating trellis
              3. Drilling down and up
          2. Creating out-of-the-box charts
            1. Creating a tag cloud
            2. Creating a radar chart
        2. Composing the data tab
          1. Creating a Unicorn Fashion infographic
            1. Adding pictures
            2. Adding visualizations
            3. Adding text
        3. Summary
      12. 5. Rocking Your Data in the Sky – SAP Lumira Cloud
        1. Getting started with SAP Lumira Cloud
          1. System requirements
          2. Supported types of files
          3. Registering an account
            1. The SAP Lumira Cloud settings
          4. Introducing the SAP Lumira Cloud interface
          5. Creating a new dataset
            1. Uploading a document
            2. Introducing the visualize tab
            3. Composing the data visualization
          6. Creating a public report
        2. Teamwork in SAP Lumira Cloud
          1. The roles of a team
          2. Managing a team
        3. The SAP Lumira Cloud mobile
        4. Summary
      13. 6. Administrating and Customizing SAP Lumira
        1. Introducing the SAP Lumira administration
          1. Updating SAP Lumira
          2. Uninstalling SAP Lumira
          3. Sizing SAP Lumira
            1. Adjusting memory settings
            2. Multiuser sizing of SAP Lumira
        2. Getting started with the SAP Lumira SDK
          1. Meeting SAP Lumira's data visualization library
          2. Deploying a custom extension
          3. Creating a new extension
          4. Creating a data access extension
        3. Summary
      14. 7. Connecting to SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform and SAP HANA
        1. Introducing the SAP BusinessObjects BI platform
          1. Connecting to the SAP BO universe
            1. Introducing the Unicorn Fashion universe
            2. Import the universe to SAP BO
              1. Supporting universes
            3. Connecting to the Unicorn Fashion universe
              1. Creating the bubble chart
              2. Editing the data source
            4. Publishing the dataset or story to SAP BI
            5. Troubleshooting tips for a universe
          2. Introducing SAP Explorer
            1. Publishing the dataset in SAP Explorer
            2. Restriction to publishing in SAP Explorer
          3. Introducing SAP HANA
            1. Connecting to SAP HANA
            2. Restrictions for SAP HANA connections
        2. Summary
      15. Index