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Caution
Before you start the implementation, make sure you have the latest version of this document. You can find the
latest version at the following location:: service.sap.com/erp-inst SAP Business Suite Applications SAP Real
Estate Cockpit .
The following table provides an overview of the most important document changes.Die folgende Tabelle enthlt
eine bersicht der wichtigsten nderungen des Dokuments.
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Date

Description

1.0

2014-01-20

This is the initial version of the SAP Real Estate Cockpit Administrator's Guide 1.0 SPS 00.

1.1

2015-01-26

The 'Download and Installation of Product Versions' chapter has been updated as follows:
SAP Enterprise Dashboard is mentioned as a prerequisite.

1.2

2015-03-13

The 'URLs for Accessing the SAP Real Estate Cockpit and Configurator' chapter has been
added to the 'Installation of SAP Real Estate Cockpit' section.

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Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
SAP Real Estate Cockpit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
About this Document . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

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Setup of SAP Real Estate Cockpit System Landscape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Technical System Landscape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Browser Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SAP HANA Live Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pre-Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Installation Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Prerequisites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Download and Installation of Product Versions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Post-Installation Steps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Communication Channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
UI Integration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Users and Roles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Users and Roles in SAP Real Estate Cockpit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
URLs for Accessing the SAP Real Estate Cockpit and Configurator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Users and Roles in SAP HANA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

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4.4
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4.6
4.7

Configuration of SAP Real Estate Cockpit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Configuring Remote Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuring Data Sets Based on SAP HANA Views . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuring Data Sets Based on OData Collections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuring Semantics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuring Filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuring Hierarchies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuring Map Layers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Operations Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

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SAP Real Estate Cockpit

SAP Real Estate Cockpit enables corporate customers with large real estate portfolios to efficiently manage their
portfolios and to allow all responsible entities to realize building-related cost-saving potential, resulting in better
strategic and operative decisions.

1.2

About this Document

This document is the single source of information for the implementation and configuration of the SAP Real Estate
Cockpit.
It contains implementation information as well as security, operation, and configuration information, and is
divided into the following sections:

System Landscape

Installation

Configuration

Operations

Security

Related Information
For more information about implementation topics not covered in this guide, see the following content on SAP
Service Marketplace or SAP Help portal:
Table 2

Content

Location

Information about SAP Real Estate Cockpit

service.sap.com/erp-inst

Information about SAP HANA

hana.sap.com and service.sap.com/hana

Information about SAP Hana Live

help.sap.com/hba

Technical Operations Manual for SAP HANA

help.sap.com/hana_appliance

Information about SAP Smart Business

help.sap.com/ssb

SAP Real Estate Cockpit

Further Useful Links


The following table lists further useful links:
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Information about creating incidents (formerly known as

support.sap.com/kb-incidents.html

error messages)
SAP Notes search

service.sap.com/notes

SAP Software Distribution Center (software download and

support.sap.com/swdc

ordering of software)

Note
You can find the most current version of this document on SAP Service Marketplace at service.sap.com/erpinst SAP Real Estate Cockpit .
We strongly recommend that you use the document available there. The guide will be updated according to
updates of the software.

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Landscape

2.1

Technical System Landscape

The figure below provides an overview of the minimal system landscape for the SAP Real Estate Cockpit:

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2.2

Browser Requirements

To run SAP Real Estate Cockpit, a browser supporting HTML5 is required.


You can use one of the following browsers:

Google Chrome (recommended)


Stable release: 39.0.2171.71 (released on November 25, 2014)

Mozilla Firefox
Stable release: 33.1.1 (released on November 14, 2014)

Safari
Stable release: 8.0 for OS X v10.10 Yosemite (released on October 16, 2014)

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SAP HANA Live Components

SAP Real Estate Cockpit is powered by SAP HANA and uses the following SAP HANA components:

SAP HANA
SAP HANA is an in-memory database platform that you can use to analyze large volumes of data in real-time.

SAP HANA Extended Application Services (SAP HANA XS)


SAP HANA Extended Application Services (SAP HANA XS) is a lightweight application server in SAP HANA.

Virtual Data Model (VDM)


A Virtual Data Model (VDM) is a data provider and a generic interface to the SAP HANA database. This
interface consists of query views that are used to analyse key performance indicators (KPIs). The VDM is a
structured representation of SAP HANA database views used in the SAP HANA analytics framework for SAP
Business Suite, and is deployed with SAP HANA Live for SAP Business Suite.
You can use the VDMs provided by SAP or use them as templates. You can use, for example, the VDMs for
SAP for Flexible Real Estate Management or for SAP ERP. For more information, see help.sap.com/hba
Application Help .

2.4

Pre-Installation

Certificates for Single Sign-On


For single sign-on (SSO) using logon tickets, you require an SSL server certificate for each of the components
between which you want to use SSO

SAP HANA XS Engine


For more information, see the SAP HANA Security Guide at help.sap.com/hana_platform
Information SAP HANA Authentication and Single Sign-On .

Security

Roles and Authorizations


You have to decide how to set up the roles and authorizations for the SAP Real Estate Cockpit users.

Operating System Access for SAP HANA Database server


To configure HTTPS and SSO in the SAP HANA database, the administrator requires privileges to access SAP
HANA on the operating system level.
For more information, see the SAP HANA Administrator's Guide at SAP Help Portal at help.sap.com/
hana_platform System Administration and Maintenance Operating System User <sid>adm

Data Replication
Required if you use SAP HANA in a side-by-side scenario alongside any database that contains the SAP Business
Suite data.
Ensure that data replication between the database that contains the SAP Business Suite data and SAP HANA is
configured.
For more information, see the SAP HANA Live Administrator's Guide at help.sap.com/hba Installation, Security,
Configuration, and Operations Replicate Data and Creating and Configuring Remote Systems [page 15].

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Installation of SAP Real Estate Cockpit

This section describes the installation steps for SAP Real Estate Cockpit.

3.1

Installation Options

Internet-facing deployment requires additional security measures like network filter and reverse proxy. In
addition, the use of external oData services requires the SAP HANA server to be able to reach external HTTP(S)
destinations.

More Information
For more information, see the following sections of the SAP HANA Security Guide on SAP Help Portal at
help.sap.com/hana_platform Security Information SAP HANA Security Guide :

SAP HANA Network and Communication Security

Security for Other SAP HANA Platform Components


HANA XS)

3.2

SAP HANA Security Reference Information

SAP HANA Extended Application Services (SAP

Security Configuration Checklist

Prerequisites

The following components are required for SAP Real Estate Cockpit:
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Software Component

Minimum Release Required

Required or Optional

More Information

SAP HANA

SAP HANA Server: SAP

Required

See the documentation for

HANA 1.0 SPS 09 revision

SAP HANA Platform at

number 90

help.sap.com/hana_platform
Installation and Upgrade
Information

SAP HANA

Server Installation and


Update Guide
SAP HANA Live

SAP HANA Server: SAP

Required for data access

See the documentation for

HANA Live for SAP Business

through VDM, for example,

SAP HANA Live on Business

Suite SPS 09 revision

RE-FX data

Suite at help.sap.com/hba

number 90

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Administrators

Guide

3.3

Download and Installation of Product Versions

We recommend using Maintenance Optimizer in SAP Solution Manager to install and update product versions.
SAP Solution Manager calculates the required software components that have to be deployed on each server.
This allows you to deploy several product versions at once.
Alternatively, you can download the required files directly from SAP Service Marketplace and deploy them
manually. This allows you to deploy only single product versions.
For more information about Maintenance Optimizer, see SAP Help Portal at help.sap.com/
solutionmanager71 Application Help SAP Library SAP Solution Manager Maintenance Management
Maintenance Optimizer .
Before you install SAP Real Estate Cockpit, you must install SAP Enterprise Dashboard first (software component
ENTERPRISE DASHBOARD CORE 100).
For SAP Real Estate Cockpit, the following installation information is relevant:

Software component SAP REAL ESTATE COCKPIT 100

Software delivery units HCO_EAD_CORE and HCO_EAD_REC

Procedure
Note
For product versions on the SAP HANA server: Your SAP HANA database has to be registered in the System
Landscape Directory (SLD).
For more information about how to register in SLD, see SAP Help Portal at
Installation and Upgrade Information SAP HANA Update Guides .

help.sap.com/hana_platform

SAP Solution Manager


You can install and update product versions with SAP Solution Manager as follows:
1.

In SAP Solution Manager, run transaction lmdb. On the Product Systems tab, select your product system and
choose Display.

2.

In the navigation tree, click on the top node (Product System).

3.

On the Maintenance Transactions tab, under Maintenance Optimizer Transactions, choose Create
Transaction.

4.

Under Choose File Selection Mode, choose Calculate Files Automatically and then choose Continue.

5.

On the Operations tab, under Update Options, select the Maintenance change option and choose Continue.

6.

For product versions on the SAP HANA server: If you are not yet running the latest support package stack for
SAP HANA, set it as your target stack under Select Target and choose Continue. This will update your SAP
HANA database to the latest support package stack.

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For product versions on the ABAP server: If you are not yet running the relevant support package stack for
SAP NetWeaver, set it as your target stack under Select Target and choose Continue. This will update your
ABAP server to the chosen support package stack.
7.

Confirm the Major Target by choosing Continue.

8.

Select all product versions that you want to install.

9.

Confirm and add them to the download basket. If not all dependencies as given in the respective tables are
automatically resolved, you must select them manually.

10. Confirm the download basket by choosing Continue.


11. On the Stack Files tab, download the system-specific stack XML file:

In the SAP HANA system, for SAP Application Lifecycle Manager (ALM)

In the ABAP system, for the Software Update Manager (SUM)

12. Save and close the Maintenance Optimizer windows.


13. Download the calculated files using SAP Download Manager from SAP Service Marketplace. Make the
downloaded files and XML files available on your systems, which need to be updated.
14. Depending on the product versions that you want to install or update, do the following:
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Step

For Product Versions on the SAP

For Product Versions on the ABAP

HANA Server

Server

As a SYSTEM user in the SAP HANA

Start the SUM on the ABAP server.

studio, right-click on the server node


in the navigation pane, and select
Lifecycle Management.
2

Under Update SAP HANA System,

Connect from your local PC via

select Apply Support Package Stack.

browser.
A java web start application starts.

Choose Manually downloaded content, Configure the SUM, especially point to

then browse to find the content that

the downloaded xml file and execute

you downloaded in step 7 and run the

the installation and update procedure

installation and update procedure.

on your system.

SAP Service Marketplace

Note
For product versions on the SAP HANA server: You must have updated your SAP HANA platform to the latest
support package stack.
You can download the product versions from the SAP Service Marketplace as follows:
1.

Open the software download center at support.sap.com/swdc.

2.

Choose

3.

Enter the technical name of the software component.

4.

Download the component.

5.

Repeat steps 2 to 4 for each required component.

Search for Software Downloads

Click here .

After downloading the components, you can start the installation and update manually. Ensure that the
components that you install in your landscape have the latest support package level.

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3.4

Post-Installation Steps

Some steps are required in SAP HANA Studio after importing the software delivery units.

Prerequisites
You have imported the software delivery units HCO_EAD_CORE and HCO_EAD_REC.

Procedure
1.

Assign the role sap.ead.rec.roles::Deployer to the user who is responsible for the deployment
procedure. This role is only used for deployment purposes.

2.

With this role, open an SQL console in SAP HANA Studio and execute the following command:
Call "SAP_EAD"."sap.ead.rec.db.procedures::DEPLOY"

3.

Once you have completed this step, ensure that all SAP Real Estate Cockpit users are assigned one of the
following roles:

sap.ead.rec.roles::SystemAdmin

sap.ead.rec.roles::Admin

sap.ead.rec.roles::Modeller

sap.ead.rec.roles::Composer

sap.ead.rec.roles::Consumer

3.5

Communication Channels

You establish communication between the SAP HANA database and the SAP Real Estate Cockpit UI using the
HTTPS protocol.
For information about setting up communication encryption for SAP HANA, see the SAP Help Portal at
help.sap.com/hana_platform Security Information SAP HANA Security Guide SAP HANA Network and
Communication Security Securing Data Communication .

3.6

UI Integration

You can navigate to external systems from the SAP Real Estate Cockpit, for example, SAP Lumira, SAP Screen
Personas, and SAP business applications.

Prerequisites
You have defined the relevant URLs in the SAP Real Estate Cockpit Configurator.

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More Information

For more information about setting up SAP Lumira, see help.sap.com/lumira


Information SAP Lumira Server Installation Guide .

For more information about SAP screen personas, see help.sap.com/personas.

3.7

Installation and Upgrade

Users and Roles

SAP Business Suite User Synchronization


If you use SAP Real Estate Cockpit in combination with SAP Business Suite data (VDMs), you must ensure that
the users are synchronized, as the generation of analytic privileges is based on SAP ERP authorizations.
If you use SAP Fiori, SAP HANA, and SAP Smart Business in parallel, harmonized users apply.
For more information, see the SAP Smart Business Administrator's Guide on SAP Help Portal at
App Implementation for Analytical Apps Configuring Access for SAP HANA Data .
help.sap.com/ssb

User Management
For more information about user management in SAP HANA, see the SAP HANA Administration Guide System
Administration and Maintenance Information Security Administration Managing SAP HANA Users .

Creating Analytic Privileges


For more information about user synchronization, see the SAP Smart Business Administrator's Guide on SAP
Help Portal at help.sap.com/ssb App Implementation for Analytical Apps Configuring Access to SAP HANA
Data Creating Analytic Privileges .

3.8

Users and Roles in SAP Real Estate Cockpit

Application Privileges
To access the different applications, the following application privileges are required:

sap.ead.rec.roles:Admin or sap.ead.rec.roles:Modeller, to access both the Cockpit and the


Configurator

sap.ead.rec.roles::Composer or sap.ead.rec.roles::Consumer, to access the Cockpit

Roles
The following roles are available in SAP Real Estate Cockpit:

sap.ead.rec.roles::Systemadmin
With this role, you can access both the Cockpit and the Configurator. It allows you to add systems to use with
the OData connector.

sap.ead.rec.roles::Admin
With this role, you can access both the Cockpit and the Configurator. It allows you to perform system
administrator tasks and modelling. You can, for example edit semantics and dashboards. It doesnt allow
you, however, to add systems.

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sap.ead.rec.roles::Modeller
With this role, you can access both the Cockpit and the Configurator. It allows you to create and edit data
sets and semantics, including parameters, key figures, components, and anything you need to configure
tiles, including all composer rights.

sap.ead.rec.roles::Composer
This role allows you to create, edit, and delete dashboards.

sap.ead.rec.roles::Consumer
This role allows you to view all dashboards youre allowed to view. You can be granted authorizations by a
Composer, a Modeler, or an Administrator.

3.9

URLs for Accessing the SAP Real Estate Cockpit and


Configurator

You can access the SAP Real Estate Cockpit UI and the SAP Real Estate Cockpit Configurator using the following
URLs:

<server>:<port>/sap/ead/rec/cockpit

<server>:<port>/sap/ead/rec/conf

3.10 Users and Roles in SAP HANA


For more information about user synchronization, see the SAP HANA Administration Guide on SAP Help Portal at
help.sap.com/hana_platform System Administration and Maintenance Information Managing SAP HANA
Users .

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Configuration of SAP Real Estate Cockpit

This section describes the configuration steps for SAP Real Estate Cockpit in the SAP Real Estate Cockpit
Configurator.
For more information about the required privileges and roles, see Users and Roles in SAP Real Estate
Cockpit [page 13].

4.1

Configuring Remote Systems

You can create remote systems as data sources in SAP Real Estate Cockpit. Once you have created them, you
must configure them in the Administrator's panel in the SAP HANA system.

Note
Remote systems aren't related to the systems you can link to in the semantic configuration. These systems are
only linked to allow you to view data in, for example, business systems.

Procedure
1.

Click Systems.

2.

Click Add.

3.

On the popup that is displayed, enter the required information.

4.

Click Apply.

5.

Click Accept.

Result
An *.httpdest file is created under sap.ead.core.public_xsjs.destination.systems.

4.2

Configuring Data Sets Based on SAP HANA Views

You can create data sets based on SAP HANA views to retrieve data.

Procedure
1.

Click Data Sets.

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Enter a description.

3.

Click HANA View.

4.

Select the relevant SAP HANA view.

5.

Click Apply.

6.

Click Accept.

4.3

Configuring Data Sets Based on OData Collections

You can create data sets as Web services to retrieve data from OData services.

Prerequisites

You have created an OData service in the system that can be accessed from the SAP Real Estate Cockpit
system.

You have configured the system in which the OData service is available in the SAP Real Estate Cockpit
system.

You have configured credentials and proxy settings for the .xhttpdest file on the XS Admin page.

Procedure
1.

Click Data Sets.

2.

Enter a description.

3.

Click OData.

4.

Select the system in which the OData service is available.

5.

Either select the OData service or define a new one.

6.

Select the relevant collection.

7.

Click Apply.

8.

Click Accept.

4.4

Configuring Semantics

Semantics allow you to represent data from a business point of view.

Prerequisites
You have created the relevant data set. For more information, see Creating Data Sets [page 15].

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Procedure
1.

Click Semantic.

2.

Click Add.

3.

Click Edit to configure the semantic: the Semantic Configuration menu is displayed.

4.

Click Apply, then Accept.

Example
To get an overview of the room reservations for a range of buildings of your real estate portfolio, you can create a
semantic with the following components:

Key figures:
Duration in hours

Dimensions:

Building name and room size


To get an overview of the gross rent and gross charges for a range of buildings of your real estate portfolio, you
can create a semantic with the following components:

Key figures:
Gross rent and gross charges

Dimension:
Building name

In addition, you can configure links to external systems for information purposes, for example, business
applications.

4.5

Configuring Filters

SAP Real Estate Cockpit components can be filtered on the dashboard in different ways. With filters, you can
influence the parameters, dimensions, and hierarchies of a semantic. Each filter is associated with a filter type
that allows you to filter components from different semantics on one dashboard at the same time.
The display of filter options on a dashboard is determined as follows:

All dashboard components are retrieved

All semantic components are retrieved

All filterable parameters, filterable dimensions, and filterable hierarchies of the semantics are retrieved

All possible values of the filterable parameters and filterable dimensions are retrieved

All values by filter type are grouped and displayed as filters on the dashboard

Filter Types
Filterable parameters, filterable dimensions, and filterable hierarchies are always associated with a filter type. For
each filter type, the following categories are available:

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Filter Type Category

Description

Selectable for

Value

Used for distinct values. For

Parameters and dimensions

dimensions, it is visualized through a


multi-selection list (checkboxes), for
parameters through a single-selection
list (radio buttons).
Range

Used for (continuous) numerical values

Parameters and dimensions

and visualized through a slider.


Date

Used for dates. SAP Real Estate Cockpit Parameters and dimensions
provides a time frame visualization.

Hierarchy

Used for hierarchies, visualized through

Parameters and hierarchies

a tree.
Unit

Used for units and currencies,

Parameters and hierarchies

visualization is currently identical to the


one for values.

The main purpose of a filter type is to allow tiles from different semantics to be filtered by the same filter in SAP
Real Estate Cockpit. For example, both semantic A and semantic B might have a building, but specified in different
fields, BID and BuildingID, for example. Normally this would show up as two filters on the UI, but if they share
the same set of IDs, they can be combined by mapping them to the same filter type "Building". The user will only
see this filter type as a filter, but when he sets a value for the filter, in the background, both semantics receive the
value in their respective fields through the mapping between the field and the filter type.

Filterable Parameters
For each parameter of a semantic, you can select whether it is filterable and you can associate it with a filter type.
For parameters, all filter types are available.
If no user-specific filters are set, the default values of the parameters are used to retrieve data from the SAP
HANA view or OData service of the semantic. For parameters that are not filterable or without user-specific filters,
the default values are used.

Filterable Dimensions
For each dimension of a semantic, you can select whether it is filterable and you can associate it with a filter type.
For dimensions, all filter types except the hierarchy type are available.
If a user-specific filter is set, the retrieved data is filtered by the filter value or filter values, the selection returns
only data where the specified dimension has these filter values.

Filterable Hierarchies
For each hierarchy of a semantic, you can select whether it is filterable and you can associate it with a filter type.
For hierarchies, only the hierarchy filter type is available.
If a user-specific filter is set, only the data items that are part of the selected part of the hierarchy are retrieved.

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Configuring Hierarchies

You can use hierarchies to display structured data.


If the selected hierarchy element is not used as a parameter but the hierarchy has been defined in the semantic, a
SELECT statement is created. This statement is based on a join between the data view, for example, a VDM query
view, and the hierarchy view. From the hierarchy view the items below the selected element are retrieved,
including the selected one. The data view should return only the leafs, for example, buildings.
If the selected hierarchy element is used as a parameter and the hierarchy has been defined in the semantic, a
SELECT statement is created. This statement is based on a join between the data view and the hierarchy view.
From the hierarchy view, the items below the selected element are retrieved, including the selected one. The data
view should only return the leafs, for example, buildings.
If the selected hierarchy element is used as a parameter but no hierarchy has been defined in the semantic, a
SELECT statement is created. This statement selects the data from the data view. The data view may return data
on every level, including pre-aggregated values.

Note
Please note that only geographical hierarchies are supported. In the SAP Real Estate Cockpit, the hierarchy
filter values are only displayed if the dashboard contains a component from a semantic for which the hierarchy
has been defined.

Procedure
1.

Select a semantic.

2.

Click Add to create a new hierarchy or select an existing one.

3.

Enter a description.

4.

Select a hierarchy view. Ensure that the hierarchy view is compatible with the SAP HANA view that you use
for the data set on which the semantic is based.

5.

Enter a key and a reference to map the hierarchy and the SAP HANA view. The key identifies the objects in
the hierarchy, whereas the reference is the field in the semantic.

6.

You can use readable texts to identify the elements of a hierarchy, as hierarchies use technical IDs.

7.

You can use hierarchies as filters on the SAP Real Estate Cockpit user interface. To enable this, set the Filter
option to Filterable. In addition, you must specify a filter type.

4.7

Configuring Map Layers

Map layers are used on the geographical map on the SAP Real Estate Cockpit UI to filter the data displayed on the
map. You can use either marker layers or bubble layers.

Prerequisites

You have created an SAP HANA view with coordinates.

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You have configured the relevant semantic and data set.

Procedure
1.

Select a semantic.

2.

Click Edit.

3.

In the Semantic Configuration menu, choose Map Layers.

4.

Click Add.

5.

Enter a description.

6.

Specify the folder in which you want to save the layer.

7.

Select either the Marker or the Bubble layer type. You can change the color and size of markers and bubbles
by clicking them.

8.

Select the geo coordinates for the longitude and latitude.

9.

Specify what you want to measure and what to you want to have displayed on the map.

10. You can use the default marker or bubble and define additional settings, such as fly-out properties, tooltips,
and links to external systems. Fly- out properties are displayed on the popup when you click the marker.
11. Click Apply, then Accept.

Example
Building capacity marker that displays the available workspace for each building on the map.
Energy consumption bubble that displays the energy consumption for each building on the map.

More Information
Using Maps [external document]

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For more information about Monitoring, see the SAP HANA Technical Operations Manual on SAP Help Portal at
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Typographic Conventions

Table 7

Example

Description

<Example>

Angle brackets indicate that you replace these words or characters with appropriate entries
to make entries in the system, for example, Enter your <User Name>.

Example

Example

Arrows separating the parts of a navigation path, for example, menu options

Example

Emphasized words or expressions

Example

Words or characters that you enter in the system exactly as they appear in the
documentation

www.sap.com

Textual cross-references to an internet address

/example

Quicklinks added to the internet address of a homepage to enable quick access to specific
content on the Web

123456
Example

Hyperlink to an SAP Note, for example, SAP Note 123456

Words or characters quoted from the screen. These include field labels, screen titles,
pushbutton labels, menu names, and menu options.

Example

Cross-references to other documentation or published works

Output on the screen following a user action, for example, messages

Source code or syntax quoted directly from a program

File and directory names and their paths, names of variables and parameters, and
names of installation, upgrade, and database tools

EXAMPLE

Technical names of system objects. These include report names, program names,
transaction codes, database table names, and key concepts of a programming language
when they are surrounded by body text, for example, SELECT and INCLUDE

EXAMPLE

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