With the new release of SAP Lumira Designer, enterprises using analytical applications built using the older SAP Design Studio version 1.6 need to follow a few a quick series of steps to migrate their dashboards to the latest version.
The steps involved are as follows:
Step 1: Ensure that your application is in SAP Design Studio version 1.6 m mode
If you are running a version of SAP Design Studio 1.5 or earlier, you need to upgrade your applications to 1.6 first.
If you have an application in version 1.6 but not in the m-mode, open the application in SAP Design Studio 1.6, and select Tools -> ‘Migrate to SAP UI5 m Mode’.
Note: When switching from SAPUI5 to SAPUI5m mode, you may experience CSS based on components and existing classes breaking – this is because components in SAP Design Studio 1.6 such as Buttons, Crosstabs etc. make use of different classes internally, depending on the selected mode.
The final step for preparation is to export the legacy application using File -> Export and save the .zip file created. This file will be used later in the migration process.
Step 2: Create a SAP BusinessObjects Lumira Document in SAP Lumira Designer 2.0
Open SAP Lumira Designer. Go to Tools -> Preferences -> Application Design and change the startup mode of application to “SAP BusinessObjects Lumira Documents”
Restart SAP Lumira Designer now to proceed with the rest of the migration process.
Now create a SAP BusinessObjects Lumira Document (.lumx file) for your application. In SAP Lumira Designer, a document is a container that can hold one or multiple analytical applications.
You can create a document locally, or in the BI platform. In our case, let us proceed with the BI platform option.
Step 3: Import the legacy 1.6x application
Right click on the document, and select “Import Application…”.
In the file explorer window that opens, upload the zip file created in Step 1. Save the file.
Note: When importing the application, if the previous application used a HANA OLAP Connection, this will have to be remapped to an HTTP connection to the same HANA System. This is because with SAP Lumira Designer, support for HANA OLAP Connections have been deprecated
Step 4: Synchronize with BI Platform
Saving the file only creates a local copy. To push the changes to the repository, you need to right click on the document, and synchronize the application with the BI platform. (Note: If you created a document in step #2 locally, you will see the option ‘Upload to BI Platform’ instead)
With this final step, the migration is complete.
Note: If the legacy application used features incompatible with SAP Lumira Designer 2.0 (due to some changes in features such as bookmarking, conditional formatting, etc.), you may see some items in the error log window. This may require further adjustments to configuration, design & scripting to make the application compatible with SAP Lumira Designer 2.0.
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