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Procedure documentationSetting Up a Panel


A panel is a graphical display of one or more analytical key figure instances.

The following chart types are available:

  • Bar chart, stacked bar chart

  • Column chart, stacked column chart

  • Trend chart, trend chart with rating lines

  • Pie chart

  • Static rating table, dynamic rating table

A panel contains, for example, a title, a chart type, data labels, and one or more analytical key figure instances. One or more panels are assigned to a dashboard. A panel can be reused in several dashboards.

A panel can also contain a reference to another panel that is displayed as detail panel. A detail panel is a panel that displays values in more detail. You can reference a detail panel from a panel if both share the same category. To drill down the level of detail, a detail panel can also reference another panel. For example, you can display sales orders for sales organization, region, country, and site.


  1. In the Setup Panel tab, choose Add.

  2. To be able to reuse panels, enter a technical name and a meaningful description. You cannot change the technical name after saving. The description is displayed as panel title.

  3. Select the chart type.

  4. Depending on the chart type, enter the descriptions for the category and value axes.

  5. To enable auto refresh, enter a time interval per day and a period.

    The default is 00:00:00 to 00:00:00 with period 0, that is, auto refresh is not enabled.

  6. Define the displayed default measure unit (default measure unit or value).

  7. Specify whether the end user can switch between the display of the default measure unit and the (monetary) value, and whether they can change the displayed currency.

  8. Add one or more instances of an analytical key figure.

    To reference a detail panel, enter the technical name of the panel.

    Example Example

    To compare, in a line chart, the development of the deliveries created with the development of overdue deliveries through time, for example, aggregated by time attribute calendar day (CALDAY), do one of the following:

    • Add the analytical key figure instance, for example, Plant 1 – Outbound Deliveries (created) and Plant 1 – Outbound Deliveries (overdue).

      In the line diagram, two lines and a legend are displayed.

    • For both instances of the analytical key figures, in addition to the calendar day attribute, create the shipping point as drilldown characteristic. In addition, filter by shipping points A and B.

      In the line diagram, four lines are displayed that show the development of deliveries created and overdue deliveries for shipping points A and B.

    End of the example.
  9. Save your entries.

    The panel appears in the Panel Overview.

  10. To simulate how the panel is displayed in a dashboard, choose Preview.