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Smart questions and answers in SAC

April 8, 2021

Ask business questions in the smart “Search to Insight” feature of SAP Analytics Cloud and get instant insights in the form of data visualizations.

You can ask questions to data models in a story , as well as directly from the login page or via the light bulb icon that you reach in the main menu no matter where you are in SAP Analytics Cloud.

If you do not know how to formulate your question, suggestions are available based on recently used models and stories.

All metrics and dimensions for the selected model are also displayed in a list, from which you can easily select the content of your question. SAP Analytics Cloud gives you the answer in the form of a visualization, which you can include in a story via a menu selection. The underlying data of the visualization can also be exported as a CSV file.

The questions you ask are saved, which means that you do not have to recreate the questions at a later time.

If you have any questions or concerns about this, or in general about SAP Analytics Cloud, you can contact me at

About the Author

Ulf Arbstig
Expert in BI Analytics at Insights & Data, Capgemini

Ulf Arbstig is a senior Business Intelligence consultant at Advectas, part of Capgemini in Stockholm. He has many years of experience in implementing and managing various front-end BI solutions, mainly within SAP. He likes challenges, is goal-oriented and works systematically. When he is not working he spends time with his two teenage sons, or on the running track where the Midnight Race is the highlight of the year.