This tutorial is your typical “Hello World” approach where you get to explore the basic features in CMaps Plugin for SAP BusinessObjects Dashobards (formerly Xcelsius).
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1. Install CMaps Plugin in SAP Dashboards
2. Open the included blank template:
3. Locate CMaps Plugin / GMaps Plugin Component
From the components window locate CMaps Plugin (formerly GMaps Plugin) located at the end of the “Maps” category.
4. Drag and drop CMaps Plugin / GMaps Plugin onto the canvas.
Build your first map layer
5. Bind Locations
For your first map layer, you will create points on a map from locations. Bind the Address Lat/Long Range property to range: Data Points’!B9:B14
6. View the results
7. Bind Labels:
Labels will appear for end users when points are selected by end users. You will have 1 label per location. Bind the Labels property to range: Data Points’!D9:D14
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8. Bind Values
Values are critical to dictate map point visuals like dynamic sizing, alert colors, and other visual cues to indicate to end users the relative values. Bind the Values property to ‘Data Points’!H10:H14
9. Modify Icon Appearance
Go to the Appearance Tab and scroll down to Style and Color picker, where you can change the visual appearance of your icons. You can also explore other appearance capabilities to transform the map styling.
10. Press Preview
Now you have your first interactive map in 10 simple steps. In later modules you will dive deeper into these properties to learn best practices, tips, and common use cases. Moving forward you will expand from the basic concepts covered above to transform a basic map with pins into a robust location analytics tool.