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Flash support will end very soon. Any plan to update BO?

Nov 30, 2017 at 12:06 AM

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Chrome has announced that it will stop supporting Flash soon. Some mobile devices don't support Flash either. SAP BO exports Excel-based file to HTML/Flash for web application. Once Flash support ends, BO will no longer able to output file for web. Is there any plan to update BO to export files to different web comparable formats? Or are there any other solutions to convert Excel files/tools to web-based dashboard?

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Arijit Das Dec 20, 2017 at 08:52 AM
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SAP has stopped investment on SAP BO Dashboards. As an alternative to flash based dashboards, SAP now recommends to use Lumira 2.x Designer (aka SAP BO Design Studio) which is a tool to build HTML5 based dashboards.

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Former Member Jan 05 at 05:57 PM
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Thanks Arijit. Dashboards we are building require lots of calculations in Excel formulas. Can these formulas be easily carried into HTML5 by using Lumira 2.x Designer? Is there a trial version of Lumira 2.x designer I can download?

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Former Member Jan 05 at 08:21 PM
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I checked SAP trial web pages and did not find Lumira 2.x designer. I also checked SAP store (https://www.sapstore.com/search?text=Lumira+Designer) and found only SAP Lumira, Standard Edition which is a limited edition of Discovery according to blog (https://blogs.sap.com/2017/05/04/lumira-2.0-and-licensing/). Can you direct me to right place to have a trial version or purchase? Thanks

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I do not think there is any trial version available for Lumira 2.x designer.

In Lumira designer, you are supposed to push the calculations towards back end as much as possible. If you compare with dashboards, where we could leverage the power of excel, you may be a little disappointed because in Lumira Designer, you need to write scripts to do the calculations which may sound not as easy as using excel.

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