2437847 - How to repoint Lumira documents at a different data source type?

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2437847 - How to repoint Lumira documents at a different data source type?


  • How to point an existing Lumira document, based on a given data source A, to a different type of data source B
  • Example: how to modify a Lumira document created with 'Query with SQL' extension to refresh data from HANA or BW


  • SAP Lumira Desktop 1.31
  • SAP Lumira Server for BI Platform 1.31
  • SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform (BI) 4.1
  • SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform (BI) 4.2

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Create a new Lumira document using 'Query with SQL' data access extension
  2. Modify the connection pointing it to BW/HANAso that the document refreshes against BW/HANA


It is not possible to port documents across data types - this functionality is not provided as of Lumira 1.31.


  • Lumira documents can only be repointed to data sources of the same type - 'See Also' section below points to relevant articles
  • Recommendation is to use SAP Idea Place to request and vote for this functionality per referenced Knowledge Base Article 1515837 - How To: Enhancement Request Process - "Idea Place"

See Also

KBA 1984961 - How to change connection details Query with SQL in Lumira Desktop?
KBA 2337153 - How to convert SAP Lumira documents using local HANA connection to Managed HANA connection?
KBA 2206522 - How do I point my SAP Lumira document at a different Business Warehouse system?



Existing dashboard, connection, change, set location, dataset, different server, modify, datasource, data source, database, point, repoint, story, visualisation, refresh, promotion, details , KBA , BI-LUM-DIS , Lumira Desktop/Discovery , Product Enhancement


SAP Lumira, desktop edition 1.0