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The Configure KPI Tiles app allows you to create tile visualizations for an active evaluation.

The app also lets you configure the drill-down navigation path for the tile. This determines whether you navigate from the tile to the SAP Smart Business generic drill-down application or to a custom application when you click the tile at runtime.

Key Features
  • View the configured tiles for an active evaluation.

    In the Configured Tiles view, you can display the tiles that you have configured for the selected active evaluation.

  • Add a new tile configuration to an active evaluation.

    Select an active evaluation and choose Add Tile to add a new tile. You can choose from one of the following tile formats:

    Numeric Data is presented in a number format. The aggregate value of the KPI main measure of the evaluation is displayed on the tile. The color of the value indicates whether the value is in conformance with the threshold values defined for the evaluation.
    Note The virtual data model (VDM) must ensure that all the values for the KPI main measure column have the same Unit of Measure (UoM), else, the number displayed on the tile may not be the expected value. This is because when the aggregate value is fetched, it is grouped based on the UoM. If there are multiple UoMs for the backend values of the KPI main measure column, then grouping by UoM would result in multiple records being returned and Smart Business only picks up the first value that is returned.
    Comparison You select a dimension for which to show the top KPI values in comparison to each other. For example, if you select Customer as the dimension, you see a comparison of the values for the top customers contributing to this KPI.
    Trend Data is presented as a line chart illustrating the trend over time. You must enter a time dimension representing a duration (for example, month or week) to visualize this tile.
    Actual vs. Target Data is presented graphically in the form of a bullet chart that shows the current value of the KPI in relation to the target value and its thresholds.
    Comparison Tile Multiple Measures You select multiple measures to be displayed on the tile. You must select at least two measures. Only a maximum of three measures are allowed.You must select at least two measures or a maximum of three measures. The measures should be either the evaluation main measure or threshold measures or one of the additional measures defined for the evaluation using the Create Evaluation modeler app. You can associate semantic coloring with each of the measures that you choose.
    Dual Tile You can create a dual tile, which is a 2x1 tile. In the dual tile, the left part always shows the KPI measure in numeric format but the right part can show any one of the mini chart visualizations supported by Smart Business.
  • Define the drill-down navigation type.

    Choose whether the drill-down for this tile leads to the SAP Smart Business generic drill-down application or another application (for example, SAP Lumira or a custom application).

    If you choose the other drill-down, you must specify the semantic object and action (and application parameters if required) with which the SAP Fiori framework can start these applications.

    If the semantic object and the action are already specified for the evaluation of the tile that you are configuring, these values are carried over during tile configuration (if you have chosen Generic Drill-Down, the action is overwritten by the action for the generic drill-down).

    Example SAP Lumira as Other Drill-Down

    If you select SAP Lumira as the other drill-down, the semantic object and action are already prefilled and you only need to select the SAP Lumira story ID that you want to navigate to from your tile.

    Note You can only navigate to SAP Lumira stories that are available for the SAP HANA view that your KPI is based on (that is, only these story IDs are displayed in the value help and can be selected in the tile configuration.)
    Note You can create and activate a tile in one step by choosing Save and Activate. If there are any changes to the underlying evaluation after the tile is activated, you must recreate the tile and activate it again.

    Only active entities are available at runtime. If either the main measure or the threshold measures are displayed on the tile and if the scaling factor (defined using the Create Evaluation app) of the evaluation for which you have configured the tile is percentage-based (%) then the value returned from the VDM for the main measure or threshold measures in the backend is displayed as a percentage. For example, if the backend returns a value 0.70 then it is displayed as 70%.

  • Navigate to Configure KPI Drill-Down

    You can now configure a KPI drill-down directly from the Configure KPI Tiles application by choosing the Save and Configure Drilldown pushbutton.

    Note Save and Configure Drilldown pushbutton is not visible when the drill-down navigation from the tile is configured as a non-Smart Business generic drill-down. The exception to this is if you have chosen Others -> Analysis Path Framework as the drill-down navigation target.
  • Navigation from Smart Business Tiles

    Target mapping is done against the combination of a semantic object and an action, and this determines the navigation. Target mappings are effective for a user only if they belong to a catalog, that is, only if the PFCG role is assigned to the user.

    For more information about target mapping, see Start of the navigation path Adding or Removing Tiles or Target Mappings End of the navigation path under Start of the navigation path Next navigation step User Interface Add-On 1.0 for SAP NetWeaver Next navigation step Application Help Next navigation step SAP Fiori Launchpad Next navigation step Using the Launchpad Designer Next navigation step Setting Up Catalogs, Tiles, and Groups Next navigation step Catalogs and Tiles End of the navigation path.
    The semantic object and action are found in one of the following places (in the given order):
    • In the Configure KPI Tiles app
    • In the Create Evaluation app
    • In the Create KPI app

    In the absence of the above three, the KPI main measure is used as a default semantic object and analyzeSBKPIDetails is used as a default action.

    Fiori framework uses the target mapping configured for the semantic object and action thus identified, to determine where the click of the tile navigates to.

Related Apps
  • Create KPI
  • Create Evaluation
  • Configure KPI Drill-Down
  • Manage KPI Associations
  • Manage KPI Authorizations
  • KPI Workspace
  • Migration Tool
Component for Customer Incidents
For all design time issues CA-GTF-SB-SOH-DT
For all runtime issues CA-GTF-SB-SOH-RT
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