User-Interface Pattern

Use

User Interface Patterns standardize and simplify the development process and development tools. User Interface Patters are generic user interface components that can be used to develop business applications efficiently and uniformly.

As a content developer, you use UI patterns to provide the end user with standardized interfaces for the user’s various reports from various sources.

The following patterns are provided:

  • Casual User (available from BI Content 3.5.3)

This pattern is designated for occasional viewing of data, thus it provides fewer integration options. The following functions are available:

o        Switching back and forth with buttons (max. 3-4)

o        Minimal interaction options: Info link, switching from chart to table view

o        Sorting and scrolling in tables.

This pattern is intended for experts that require their specially customized data for their operational tasks. The following functions are available:

o        Switching back and forth with the dropdown box (no restrictions on entries)

o        Interaction options: such as casual user, enhanced with advanced analysis (corresponds to Web Analyzer, where you have the option of saving new local views), personalizing and variable link

o        Ad-hoc filter options

o        RRI navigation using the context menu.

  • Knowledge Worker (available from BI Content 3.5.3)

This pattern uses preset analysis paths with the option of analyzing data you have aggregated yourself in more detail. The following functions are available:

o        Similar to Information Consumer Pattern, enhances with simple drilldown options and broadcasting.

  • Analyst  

This pattern uses advanced analysis functions and corresponds to the Web Analyzer. It provides an extensive range of BW functions. You can find more information in the documentation on BEx WebAnalyzer.

Prerequisites

Activation of templates and Web items involved, including the role SAP_BW_BCT_GENERIC_TEMPLATES and the item library 0LIB_BAP.