SAP Lumira - Visualizing Data


Creating Charts

In SAP Lumira, a chart can be created by dragging measures and dimensions to the Chart Canvas in the central area in Visualize tab.

To create a chart, there should be at least one measure. When a dimension is added to the chart, it shows values based on the measures.

Adding a chart in Chart builder

To add a chart follow the steps given below.

Step 1 − In the Visualize tab, go to Chart Builder.

Step 2 − Select a chart type that you want to use in the Chart Builder. Bar Chart is the default chart type, but you can select any chart from the list.

Adding Chart Step2

Step 3 − The next step is to choose a measure and drag it to an axis on the Chart Canvas. You can check in chart where to add dimensions and measures. You can click on ‘+’ sign to add a dimension or measure to a chart.

Step 4 − Select a dimension and drag it to the Chart Canvas. Text in the chart body guides you to the correct axis for the dimension.

Adding Chart Step4

Step 5 − You can also add a filter to the chart by clicking the Filter option at the top.

Adding Chart Step5

Step 6 − Select the dimension to which you want to apply a filter and click OK.

Adding Chart Step6

Creating a Chart Directly using Chart Builder

In Lumira, you can quickly create a chart by dragging the objects directly to chart area. To create a chart, the dataset should contain at least one measure value.

When you create a chart in SAP Lumira, it can be used in compose and Share tab for the current session.

Step 1 − If you want to save the chart as document to use it permanently you have to go to File → Save.

Step 2 − Go to Visualize tab → Select a chart type from the list of available charts and add to chart builder.

Creating Chart Step2

Step 3 − Drag the Measures and Dimensions on axis of the chart. The text written in the chart helps you to find out which object is to be dragged to which axis.

Creating Chart Step3

Plotting Measures as a Dimension in a Chart

You can also add measures as a dimension in SAP Lumira. To do this, add two or more measures as dimensions in the chart. This can be used to check how data is spread over multiple axis in a single chart.

Step 1 − Go to Visualize tab → drag measure to measure panel.

Plotting Measures Step1

Step 2 − Go to Settings and click use Measures as dimensions option.

Plotting Measures Step2

Once you select this option, measures are displayed as new measure dimension in Dimension panel.

Plotting Measures Steps

Step 3 − Now you see the Dimension axis, measures will be added to the dimensions panel.

Plotting Measures Step3


Let us add a dimension to this chart and see how it works.

Visualize Chart

Now, if you go to settings and select measures as dimension option as mentioned above, it will divide the measures as per dimensions in separate charts.

Measures Dimensions