We are happy to announce availability of biExport version 2.3.0!
This blog post shall give you an overview of the new functions. Also, it informs you about
Let’s start with what you gain from the new version. Of course, there’s a lot more – for detailed release notes, please check the IMPORTANT RELEASE INFORMATION in the Export Plugin download package.
Our PDF exports have already been the best you have seen e.g. for SAP Design Studio / SAP Lumira Designer:
However, with the new version we produce even better quality to the very detail – especially when it comes to special styling of CROSSTABs.
Simply set Server Parameter EXPORT_ENGINE_PDF to WEBKIT to see the new results.
biExport has already supported scheduling and broadcasting e.g. from SAP Design Studio / SAP Lumira Designer for quite some time.
By the way, did you know that we even allow producing the same Design Studio application for different filter selections, and sending the results to different mail recipients (also referred to as Information Bursting)?
Broadcasting, Scheduling and Mailing now even supports:
We not only provide simple Export features, but enable you to create any complex document that your business users might require. Your users are able to export a whole tab strip or a whole page book with just one click. You can even enable them to export multiple applications or different filter selections at the same time.
Now, as a lot of our customers love this feature, they imagine more and more complex scenarios:
We have learnt that defining these complex URL parameter selections (we call them “dependent iterations”) via a JSON string in SAP Design Studio / SAP Lumira Designer script may become quite complex.
This is why we have enhanced our script API so you can create even complex iterations in a guided way.
In the following example, we want to execute the Alternative Export Application twice, once for Germany and once for France. For Germany, we want to show the NORTH and SOUTH sales regions. For France, we only show the overall result:
// Create value object for country FR without Dependent Parameter
var dependent_level1_value1 = OPENBIEXPORT_1.createUrlDependentValue("FR");
// start value object array
var dependent_level1_array = [dependent_level1_value1];
// Create Dependent Parameter for sales regions
var dependent_level2_value1 = OPENBIEXPORT_1.createUrlDependentParameter("XREGION", true, "NORTH;SOUTH");
// Create Dependent Parameter Array
var dependentParameterArray = [dependent_level2_value1];
// Create value object for country DE with Dependent Parameter
var dependent_level1_value2 = OPENBIEXPORT_1.createUrlDependentValueComplex("DE", dependentParameterArray);
// add to value object array
// Set Country Url Parameter with value object array
var param_region = OPENBIEXPORT_1.createUrlParameter2Complex("", "", "XCOUNTRY", true, dependent_level1_array);
// Create URL Parameter Array
var params = [param_region];
// set all URL parameters on export component
Here is an overview of the new script methods – for a detailed documentation, please do not forget to download our newest documentation:
|createUrlParameter2Complex||Use this method instead of “createUrlParameter2” in order to pass an array of Value Objects to the ivalues parameter.|
|createUrlDependentValueComplex||Use this method to create a single Value Object by passing an array of Dependent Parameter objects, as well as the values for which it is defined.|
|createUrlDependentValue||Use this method to create a single Value Object without a dependent parameter.|
|createUrlDependentParameter||Use this method to create a single Dependent Parameter Object by passing the parameter name, iterative indicator and a string of values.|
|createUrlDependentParameterComplex||Use this method to create a single Dependent Parameter Object, which itself contains dependent parameters.|
We have been supporting Lumira Designer 2.x for more than six months now. It was time also for our biExport for Lumira Desktop to support Lumira Discovery 2.x!
For technical reasons, Lumira Discovery does not work with our four existing Lumira Desktop extensions for Export to PowerPoint, Word, Excel and PDF. This is why you can download now a new Extension specialized for Lumira Discovery! Just as you know it from biExport for Design Studio, there is now only one component for all Export formats, and you can
easily switch between these Export formats.
Visit www.lumira-export.com for details – we will also start a blog series there to demonstrate the new extension in all detail!
Now you like the new functions and can’t wait to test and use them?
Here is what you have to do (check the IMPORTANT RELEASE INFORMATION in the Export Plugin download package for details!):
And enjoy the new release!