Create a Region Map in SAP Web Intelligence

Inside of SAP Web Intelligence you can create a number of administrative area maps with boundaries right out of the box.

Create the Map

STEP 1: With the Webi Report in Design mode, go to the “Chart” ribbon, click on “More”

STEP 2: Click on “All Charts”


STEP 3: Select the CMaps Analytics chart. Though we recommend using CMaps Analytics, your admin can change the category.

Step 4: Select CMaps Admin Areas

DON’T SEE CMAPS?: Please review the administrator guide

Add Data to your Map

Step 5 Select the data fields to populate the map.

NOTE: To view a map on the canvas you must define a Location at minimum.

Regions (required)

CMaps Analytics supports a number of standard administrative areas including but not limited to:

Dynamic geocode 

  • Country
  • Province / state (global coverage)
  • US Zip

Other included administrative Areas

  • Canadian FMA
  • US Urban Areas (cities)
  • Congressional Districts
  • Custom Regions (coming soon)


Labels are displayed on the map when you select a pin or region.


Values are numeric measures, utilized for the analysis and visualization options available in CMaps Analytics. You will bind this to a measure column.


Color codes to dynamically using color codes. Example: #00FFF

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Step 6: Press OK

Your map will now appear

NOTE: To view a map with data your Webi must be in Design mode “with Data”. Otherwise when the map is set to “Structure Only” your map will be hidden as shown in the image below:

Change the Map Appearance Properties

STEP 7: Move your mouse to the outer edge of the visualization until the mouse cursor changes and right click. OR change the Webi design mode to “Structure Only.” This will allow you to move the mouse anywhere on the map so you can right click.


STEP 8:  When right clicking, click “Format Custom Element


Step 9: In the Format Custom Element window, select area “CMaps Properties

STEP 10: If your Region data property contains an administrative area that is not supported by the Dynamic Geocode feature documented in step 5, select the correct Administrative Area.

Feel free to explore other properties, and behavior options in using the following tutorials: