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Training References for SAP Analytics Cloud Stories Objects

Dec 21, 2017 at 09:13 AM


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I am teaching myself SAC Story Writing and need access to good references relating to SAC Story objects e.g. Cross Calculations, Dynamic Date Ranges etc., I need the background on these objects not just how to build an example but rather to understand the purpose, application and uses of Cross Calculations and many others.

When I search the SAC Help for "Cross Calculation" I will get a specific hit for "Cross Calculations with Multiple MODELS" but nothing about the functionality in STORIES?

Is there a comprehensive User Reference on-line resource that I can access??

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Hi Alan,

Have a look at this video as well that discusses the use of the cross calculations dimension to support Asymmetrical / Asymmetric report:


Many Thanks!

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Alan Baker Jan 30 at 11:15 PM

Hi Tammy

Many thanks for your assistance but I am still struggling to find a clear description and understanding of the SAC term "Cross Calculation" I followed the link: (I couldn't see a "Resources" Link but did take the "Learning" link and searched for "Cross Calculations" with zero hits?

Searches without the Quotation Marks will gather 4 results but none specific to Cross Calculations?

You Tube Provides a similar empty results set....



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Hi Alan,

You're right the "Cross Calculations dimension" can be defined / described a bit further.

In the end you can have a calculation associated with your account/measure dimension (those are account specific) or you can have multi-spanning formula's that apply to all your account/measures.

Think of having a YoY percentage applied only to 1 account (account/measure specific) or a having it apply to all accounts (Cross Calculations dimension).

This searches all occurrences of "Cross Calculations dimension":


Tammy Powlas
Dec 21, 2017 at 09:17 AM

Alan - there is a good resource list at - scroll down to the bottom and click the Resources link

Also there is a great SAP Analytics Training YouTube channel at

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Henry Banks
Feb 05 at 09:27 AM


You are in the correct place. the Help guide is the definitive place to search.

As you've come to know, a cross model calculation is a formula that include values from multiple models (i.e. a story page that has multiple models)

How you chose to use that calculation in your Story/Canvas/Responsive/Chart/Grid is up to you.

Regards, H

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