SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio 1.6 SP04

SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio enables application designers to create analysis applications and dashboards – based on SAP NetWeaver BW, SAP HANA and universe data sources – for browsers and mobile devices (iPads, for example). It is the product of choice when full support for SAP NetWeaver BW and SAP HANA data models and engine capabilities is required. The product offers a design tool that allows you to create applications easily and intuitively without the need for native HTML and iPad UI programming skills. SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio can be used locally and integrated in the following platforms:

  • SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI platform)

  • SAP NetWeaver


Besides analysis applications, application designers can also create planning applications that support both manual and automated data entry and changes to data.

In addition to the standard palette of components in Design Studio, which are used to visualize data and enable user interaction, you can develop 3rd party components with the Design Studio SDK and enhance your analysis applications with custom components. Besides SDK components that visualize data from a data source, you can also create SDK components that act as data sources for SDK components themselves. This enables SDK components to access a broad range of data sources such as local files, Web services, or new types of back-end system. You can store and provide access to the analysis applications containing the 3rd party components on any of the supported platforms.

Note: On this page you will find the links to the documentation for the latest release. The documentation for all releases can be found on the All Products page.

What’s New – Release Notes

What’s New Guide

Information about what is new and what has changed since the last release

Installation, Configuration, Security and Administration Information

Administrator’s Guide

Information on how to install, configure, manage, maintain, and optimize SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio. Information on security is also included in this guide.

Separate versions of the Administrator Guide are provided for each platform:

  • SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI platform)

  • SAP NetWeaver


Development Information

Developer Guide: Design Studio SDK

Information on how to develop 3rd party components, known as SDK extensions.

Design Studio SDK Templates and Samples

File with templates and samples created with the Design Studio SDK that help you develop SDK extensions on your own.

Application Help

Application Designer Guide

Information on how to use SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio to create analysis applications.

End-User Information

End User Guide

Information on how to work with analysis applications on desktop browser and mobile devices.

Additional Information

SCN Forums

A wide range of technical and business guidance from a community of experts

Product Availability Matrix

Detailed information on availability dates, maintenance end dates and upgrade paths, as well as technical release information (supported databases, operating systems, browsers, languages, etc.) for this product

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