I recently received several questions about a google maps in webi mashup post i published some time ago. So, i decided to redo the example, using SAP Business Intelligence Platform 4.0 and the latest version of webi.
The crux of this approach is as follow:
A webi report based on the e-Fashion sample universe was created, the report has store address info, and yearly sales numbers.
The webi report contains two blocks. The left block has hyperlinks with store addresses, and the right block contains the map. When you click a store on the left, the map updates with the address of that store and the map info window displays the store yearly revenues as a bar chart.
The map is created in webi using a small html code snippet that embeds the html file that contains the actual map parsing and creation code in an iframe inside a div.
The left block contains a formula that translates the store addresses and revenues to html hyperlink that targets the iframe, passing it different address and sales data so it reloads with the new store data as you click the hyperlinks.
That’s it in short. You can find the report .wid file, and the embedded html file in a zip here. Enjoy!