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Product updates every 2 weeks

* Does not include Smart Predict Features

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Ability to link prompts - supported for HANA to HANA, BW

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Expand hierarchies

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Ability to show time by the second

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Calculation between ships, aggregation types

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Calculate new dimensions  - a popular request

Return length of a string

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Add a column, transform

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Linked analysis improvements

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More control, more granularity over input controls

 

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Page input controls are available

 

Responsive and mobile

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Pay attention to responsive layouts, better reflow

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Support for hyperlinks, more parity between desktop and mobile

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Landscape mode is available.

 

Geospatial

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Fine leveled geospatial

See a + sign next to locations, show those locations sharing lat/long

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Change Chloropleth layer

Drill down, zoom in on map focused on

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Create own custom region with Live HANA

 

 

Other

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Dynamic variance (this is interesting)

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Histogram charts - this is a native chart type

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R scripting - now works for live data models

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No notes on this one

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Breaks

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Shortcuts - some are familiar such as CTRL-S

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Snap to grid

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Lazy Loading; prioritize and load (love the term, lazy loading)

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Build auto-refresh into the application

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story notifications

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Customize homescreen

 

So many features to check out.  Join us in person October 1 for Going to SAP TechEd 2018 Las Vegas, and looking for SAP Analytics Cloud & App Design Enablement?

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What is it?

Data Visualization and Dashboards with SAP Analytics Cloud  and SAP Analytics Cloud App Design

 

This full day hands-on workshop will provide customers with an overview on SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP Analytics Cloud App Building capabilities.

 

Attendees will lean which role SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP Analytics Cloud App Building can play as part of their overall SAP Landscape and how they can integrate with their existing on-premise and cloud based data sources.

 

You will have the opportunity to directly work with SAP Cloud Analytics and SAP Cloud Analytics App Building in combination with SAP BW and SAP HANA and create live a variety of dashboards.

 

Title : Data Visualization and Dashboards with SAP Analytics Cloud and App Design with SAP Analytics Cloud

 

Date : Monday, October 1, 2018

 

Time : 8:00 am – 5:00 pm PDT

 

Room : Lando 4201 AB & 4202

 

 

To register, follow this link and you can add this seminar to your existing SAP TechEd registration.

 

 

Why attend?

You don’t want to miss this seminar – if you are new to SAP Analytics Cloud and application building, and would like to learn a comprehensive end-to-end introduction as a beginner; this seminar is the right place to start.

 

You don’t want to miss this seminar – if you are an experienced SAP Analytics Cloud user, and have previously participated ASUG Pre-conference; you don’t want to miss all new features that will be introduced here.

 

You don’t want to miss this seminar – if you are looking for new solutions to solve your business problems, come to meet SAP Analytics Cloud Product experts in person to discuss your requirements and challenges, extend network to connect with peers and other experts who will be sharing their inside expertise and best practices for solving problems.

 

You don’t want to miss this seminar – In this full day hands on seminar, SAP will cover:

 

 

- How to integrate SAP Cloud Analytics and SAP Analytics Cloud App Building into their existing SAP Landscape

- How to leverage on-premise and cloud based data sources

- How to use SAP Cloud Analytics and SAP Analytics Cloud App Building  to create compelling visual stories

- How to use advanced options in SAP Analytics Cloud

 

Please come to join us on Monday, October 1, 2018 at SAP TechEd Las Vegas to meet with the SAP Analytics Cloud team, share your SAP Analytics Cloud experience, ask complex and interactive questions, and learn why SAP Analytics Cloud is the platform for next-generation applications and analytics.

 

 

The seats are limited, please register now at : https://events.sap.com/teched-2018-usa/en/preconference

 

Speakers:

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SAP Technology Ambassador Ingo Hilgefort is leading

 

Assisted by:

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David Stocker SAP Product Manager

 

We are looking forward to meeting you all at the SAP TechEd Pre-Conference in Las Vegas.

Are you ready to Influence SAP?  Join ASUG at SAP TechEd Las Vegas for these ASUG Influence sessions

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SAP and ASUG Volunteers invite your input at these ASUG Influence Sessions at SAP TechEd (October 2-5, Las Vegas).   ASUG SAP Point of Contact Ingo Hilgefort spoke about the power of one voice, something that Influence Councils provide, in this blog.

 

 

The ASUG Influence sessions are planned to be interactive and discussion-oriented, and some will include presentations from SAP about future product and roadmap direction. This is a unique opportunity for you to give feedback to SAP about current product development and help SAP shape a strategy for the future. SAP welcomes input from all users at these sessions, so make your voice heard and attend. Please consider adding these sessions to your agenda:

  

Session IDTitle
AIN225Interactive Influence: Application Building with SAP Analytics Cloud
AIN227SAP Analytics Cloud Influence Session
AIN308Interactive Influence: SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform
AIN401Interactive Influence: SAP Analysis for Microsoft Office
AIN402ASUG Influence Council: SAP Lumira, Designer Edition
AIN403Interactive Influence: SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
CGE104ASUG Influence Council: User Experience and User Interface for SAP Software
CNA230ASUG Influence Council:  SAP S/4HANA Migration
DAT220ASUG Influence Council: Test Data Provisioning for SAP Solutions
DAT401ASUG Influence Council: Enterprise Data Warehouse
EXP207ASUG Influence Council:  SAP Solution Manager
DAT217 Interactive Influence: Review and Influence the SAP HANA Platform Strategy
AIN114 Interactive Influence: Review and Influence SAP Mobile Analytics Strategy

As you are completing your SAP TechEd agenda filled with the many great educational sessions, consider including one or more of the above ASUG Influence Council sessions in your schedule. Not to be missed!

Register now for  BI: How to deliver self-service reporting via the Web Intelligence Shared Elements

 

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Hosted by Business Intelligence SIG

Learn how the Shared Elements, which are Web Intelligence report parts, can empower your end-users with self-service report creation and easy documents update.

Speakers:

Christian Ah-Soon, SAP

Pascal Gaulin, SAP

 

Date:  Wednesday, September 26,  2018

Time:  8:30 a.m. PT | 11:30 AM  Eastern

Duration: 60 minutes

Register now for  Dip Your Toe Into SAP Leonardo: Industry Innovation Kits as the Key to the Intelligent Enterprise

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Hosted by Business Intelligence SIG

Industry Innovation Kits accelerate solving critical industry problems across 12 lines of business.  Eliminate waste with daily demand forecasting to maximize margin.  Manage the risk of a pay-for-outcome business model with machine learning.  Assess asset health with IoT from afar or gain instant on-site insights to make your live events as seamless as possible.  Explore our portfolio and see how we can collaborate together to dip your toe into what Leonardo has to offer.

Speaker:

Thomas Tibbett, SAP

 

Date:  Tuesday, September 25,  2018

Time:  8:00 a.m. PT | 11:00 AM  Eastern

Duration: 60 minutes

Register now for  BI: Flexible conversion possibilities to SAP BW/4HANA

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Hosted by Business Intelligence SIG

With the In place – and Remote Conversion we offer our BW customers flexible possibilities to convert their existing BW system to BW/4.

Speaker:

Marc Bernard, SAP

 

Date:  Tuesday, September 18,  2018

Time:  10:00 a.m. PT | 1:00 PM  Eastern

Duration: 60 minutes

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ASUG BI August Newsletter

Posted by Tammy Powlas Aug 17, 2018

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ASUG BI Community Newsflash

We are planning for ASUG at SAP TechEd Las Vegas.  We also just finished 50 webcasts this year with almost 10K registered and more are planned.   Please let us know what else you’d like to see our group do for you.

SAP TechEd Las Vegas: October 2-5

Learn from other SAP Users just like you at SAP TechEd Las Vegas.

October 1st ASUG SAP TechEd Preconference Sessions are open for Registration!

Jumpstart your conference experience by attending an ASUG pre-conference seminar.  Join the best minds in the industry, in a unique configuration to foster face-to-face networking and knowledge sharing.

Register today!

Data Visualization and Dashboards with SAP Analytics Cloud and App Design with SAP Analytics Cloud

Date: October 1, 2018

Hands-On | Full Day, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Fee: $745 ASUG Member | $845 ASUG Nonmember

This full day, hands-on workshop provides an overview of SAP Analytics Cloud and of its app-building capabilities. Attendees will learn what role SAP Analytics Cloud and its app-building capabilities can play as part of the overall SAP landscape and how these can integrate with existing on-premise and cloud-based data sources. You will have the opportunity to work directly with SAP Analytics Cloud and app-building features, in combination with SAP Business Warehouse and SAP HANA, to create a variety of dashboards.

Agenda Overview:

  • Introduction to SAP Analytics Cloud and app building with SAP Analytics Cloud
  • Data connectivity to on-premise and cloud-based data sources
  • Detailed hands-on exercises with SAP Analytics Cloud
  • Detailed hands-on exercises on app building with SAP Analytics Cloud
  •   Learn how to leverage on-premise and cloud-based data sources.
  • Learn how to use SAP Analytics Cloud and its app-building capabilities to create compelling visual stories both on premise and in the cloud.
  • Learn how to use advanced options in SAP Analytics Cloud.

Add these ASUG SAP TechEd Sessions to your agenda:

AIN114 - Interactive Influence: Review and Influence SAP Mobile Analytics Strategy
AIN115 - Quicken Implementations: Cloud ERP Using Seamless and Integrated Analytics
AIN116 - How to Accelerate Implementations of SAP S/4HANA Cloud
AIN117 - AI and NLP Techniques in Real-World Advanced Manufacturing
AIN225 - Interactive Influence: Application Building with SAP Analytics Cloud
AIN226 - 360° View of Your Business with SAP Fiori Launchpad KPI Tiles Dashboard
AIN227 - SAP Analytics Cloud Influence Session
AIN228 - How ArcelorMittal Analyzes Custom ABAP and Prepares for SAP S/4HANA
AIN229 - Best Practices from Loblaw for Accelerating Innovation and Testing
AIN308 - Interactive Influence: SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform
AIN309 - Learn How to Build a Huge Analytics Platform with SAP Analytics
AIN401 - Interactive Influence: SAP Analysis for Microsoft Office
AIN402 - ASUG Influence Council: SAP Lumira, Designer Edition
AIN403 - Interactive Influence: SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
DAT216 - VSP Global: Reporting and Analytics Journey with SAP Software
DAT217 - Interactive Influence: Review and Influence the SAP HANA Platform Strategy
DAT221 - Integrate Enterprise Analytics Using Azure Data Lake on Cloud at Microsoft
DAT312 - How American Hotel Register uses SAP HANA based EDW for next gen analytics

Opportunities to Influence

If you are interested in joining the ASUG Analysis Office Influence Council please register for our September BI: ASUG Analysis Influence Council Relaunch webcast.  This is a unique value offering that only ASUG has.

BI+A Analytics Conference

It's a great time to start planning your analytics journey with BI+Analytics 2019, today's premier event for SAP Business Intelligence and SAP Analytics Cloud.

Here's everything you need to know to get started!

We're back and even better than ever. Save the date and make sure you're able to attend the premier event for SAP Business Intelligence and Analytics Cloud.

Keep checking the website and get involved by becoming a speaker, shaping the research, and planning your journey with BI+Analytics. Plus, follow along by joining us on Twitter!

We're excited about Dallas, are you?

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ASUG Annual Conference 2019

Save the date for ASUG Annual Conference 2019, May 7-9th.  Call for proposals is tentatively planned for November 1.

Continue the conversation and follow @ASUG_BI on Twitter, participate in ongoing discussions here.

Upcoming Webcasts

  More are being planned

More are being planned

For a list of our 2018 webinar recordings/replays please see this link.

Your ASUG BI Volunteers

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Register now for  BI: SAP BusinessObjects BI Solutions in a Cloud Environment - The Options Available

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Hosted by Business Intelligence SIG

While the transition to the cloud is a reality, more and more businesses are looking into options to have their traditional on-premise-hosted SAP BusinessObjects business intelligence solutions hosted on infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) solutions. Be guided in the available options for IaaS hosting and the path to move from your local infrastructure to an IaaS solution.

Speakers:

Neil Goodman, SAP

Merlijn Ekkel, SAP

 

Date:  Tuesday, September 4,  2018

Time:  09:00 a.m. PT | Noon PM  Eastern

Duration: 60 minutes

Register now for  BI: Effective Data Visualization Dos and Don’ts

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Hosted by Dashboarding SIG

Learn the best practices of dashboard design and data visualization in this practical, step-by-step session. The focus is on a common set of dashboard design rules, such as the use of different visualizations, colors, and text, as part of an overall dashboard design process.

Speaker:

Ingo Hilgefort, SAP

Date:  Thursday, August 30,  2018

Time:  10:00 a.m. PT | 1:00 PM  Eastern

Duration: 60 minutes

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It’s the middle of August and this only means one thing: SAP TechEd is coming and it’s coming fast. This blog will cover why you should not miss out on this opportunity to strengthen your knowledgeand advance your career.

With just two months left, you shouldn’t lose the chance to get your ticket for SAP TechEd 2018 and meet up in Las Vegas, Barcelona or Bangalore. Read this article to find out why you should attend SAP TechEd 2018 and what SAP Analytics has to offer for you.

Table of contents

  1. Why should I attend SAP TechEd?
  2. What is a learning journey?
  3. Analytics learning journeys: How to…
    1. Fuel your enterprise with SAP Analytics
    2. Extend and Embed SAP Analytics
    3. Unleash your Data’s Potential with Predictive Analytics
    4. Do Holistic Planning with SAP Analytics
    5. Build and Manage your Data Warehouse
  4. How to register and further information

 

1. Why should I attend SAP TechEd?

You will hear about SAP TechEd very often amongst your colleagues, customers and partners. And although everybody remembers a lot of interesting sessions, workshops and exciting parties, you may ask yourself: Why should I attend?That question is easy to answer: because there is no better way to learn and get the latest on SAP’s solutions, strategy and development. SAP TechEd offers lectures, hands-on sessions, talks, codejams and other sessions to make sure you get the easiest and most direct access to the latest and most valuable information that help you strengthen your knowledge and career.On top of that, you will meet a lot of interesting people at SAP TechEd which allows you direct and face-to-face knowledge exchange and building up a great network.Still not convinced? Check out the official webpage to find out more on why you should attend SAP TechEd.

2. What is a learning journey?

This year, SAP TechEd is changing massively to improve your experience and provide you the best learning experience you can get. To make sure, you get the content which fits your needs, we introduce learning journeys. Check out Ric Rogers’ explanation on what learning journeys are:

What makes this year’s learning journey approach so special is that it’s personal and goal-oriented to each participant. People can choose their personal learning journey, then personalize it even more for themselves. They’ll build the skills they need to further their individual careers using the latest technologies.

Learning journeys will not only consolidate all topic-related sessions for you but will also give you fast access to the information you need and supports you in creating your perfect individual agenda.Follow this video to find out more on learning journeys and why they will make your TechEd experience just greater.

3. Analytics learning journeys

As we have now learned what learning journeys are and why SAP TechEd will offer you the perfect learning experience, it is time to find out what Analytics at SAP TechEd has to offer for you.We prepared various learning journeys for you to make sure you get all the content you need to build up your knowledge and expertise. In the following, this blog will shortly discuss which learning journeys are offered by SAP in the area of Analytics and what you can expect from attending them.All Analytics journeys are part of the Applied Intelligence track. On top of that, this blog will feature a cross-journey that also covers the topic of data warehousing. To get an overview on all SAP TechEd learning journeys, follow the link listed in the bottom of this blog.

3.1. How to fuel your enterprise with SAP Analytics

You are new to SAP Analytics or you just want to know what SAP Analytics has to offer for you? Then this learning journey is just perfect for you.It combines various lectures which not only introduce and describe the current SAP Analytics strategy but also feature our most recent product offerings and why they will help your company run better. Get the latest insights about our portfolio and visit detailed sessions to have the full picture drawn to you. Learn more about SAP Analytics Cloud, SAP Lumira and SAP BusinessObjects solutions.Want to find out more? Check out the official session catalog for AIN3 – How to fuel your enterprise with SAP Analytics.

3.2. How to Extend and Embed SAP Analytics

Building up reliable Analytics is one important aspect to get out the most out of your data. But bringing Analytics to the right stakeholders and meeting their individual demands is also very important.Check out this learning journey to find out how you can easily embed SAP Analytics into other SAP solutions and build up your individual Analytics framework. Several lectures and hands-on sessions will show you how you can easily extend SAP Analytics with your own individual developments to fully meet your demands.Want to see what the journey has to offer for you? Follow this link to access the session catalog for AIN4 – How to Extend and Embed SAP Analytics.

3.3. How to Unleash your Data’s potential with Predictive Analytics

It’s often said that data is the new gold. As it doesn’t just offer valuable and transparent insights it can also tell you a lot about the future. Finding patterns, building models and creating forecastswill allow your company to safely steer your business into the future.The session offering includes introduction lectures as well as hands-on sessions that let you learn more about the value of Predictive Analytics and how you can utilize it within your company. Experts from SAP will attend and make sure to answer all your questions and help you in entering the path into this trending topic.Sparked your interest? Then check out AIN5 – How to Unleash your Data’s potential with Predictive Analytics.

3.4. How to Execute Holistic Planning with SAP Analytics

A key element in every company’s business is preparing and planning for the future. Although Predictive Analytics already offers strong ways to predict the future, the task of planning is very important and crucial to your company’s success.With SAP Analytics you can easily establish a full planning framework within your organization and make sure that your processes are well defined. Visit our sessions to find out more on that and how SAP can support you in successfully establishing a planning workflow.Ready to plan your TechEd visit? Click here to learn more about AIN6 – How to Execute Holistic Planning with SAP Analytics.

3.5. How to Build and Manage your Data Warehouse

Analytics is not possible without data. And where to better store data than in a data warehouse? To combine both fields, we built a cross-journey for you which covers essential topics in data warehousing and how Analytics can be built on top of that.Visit this learning journey to get the best of both worlds and find out how easy and tight the integration between a data warehouse and your Analytics framework can be. Various lectures and hands-on sessions will not only examine the importance of having a well-built data warehouse but also the power of having Analytics on top of it.Ready to build up your personal lecture database? Then DAT6 – How to Build and Manage your Data Warehouse is the perfect learning journey for you.

4. How to register and further information

Ready to visit SAP TechEd 2018? Then don’t forget to get your ticket today by registering and securing your spot.Follow the links below to register for SAP TechEd 2018 in each location:

Also, don’t forget to plan your visit by checking out the following links. Explore the session catalog and follow our social media channels to get the most current updates.

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It's a great time to start planning your analytics journey with BI+Analytics 2019, today's premier event for SAP Business Intelligence and SAP Analytics Cloud.

Here's everything you need to know to get started!

 

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COMMUNITY

 

Your BI & Analytics Community

See who attends or flip through last year's agenda to see the community that is home to hundreds of top-tier organizations.

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Keep checking the website and get involved by becoming a speaker, shaping the conference research, and planning your journey with BI+Analytics.

 

We're excited about Dallas, are you?

Who: You

When: September 10

Time: 3:00 pm Eastern (New York Time) Noon Pacific

Abstract:

Whether it’s your first or 20th time attending SAP TechEd conferences, join this session to learn about the highlights this year including new elements for SAP’s premier educational conference.  You’ll hear from veteran attendees their tips and tricks for getting the most value while attending the conference. Also, learn about new online missions to help SAP Community members build their reputation and have even more fun at SAP TechEd.

 

Register here

Webinar link: https://sap.na.pgiconnect.com/community/

Dial-in: Either have the system dial your phone (free); or find a dial-in number here.

Presenting:

Cathy Neergard ,Global Events Lead, SAP TechEd

Caroleigh Deneen will cover some fun missions for SAP TechEd

Chris Kernaghan will moderate

Jason Cao is our producer

Getting Ready:

This year there are 35 journeys – see below:

Here is a link to the learning journeys.

Top 10 Tips to Get Ready

From previous years:

  1. Create your personal schedule via session agenda builder
  2. Register for the hands-on sessions
  3. Plan your meetings with the SAP experts
  4. Prepare your questions to challenge SAP experts
  5. Join the conversation via social media channels with hashtag #SAPTechEd
  6. Share your feedback and impressions on SAP Community
  7. Don’t stay in one track, branch out a little (Michelle Crapo)
  8. Take advantage of waiting in line – the person next to you could be a great contact
  9. Meet people at lunch and unwind
  10. Attend the ASUG sessions, customer driven education

 

 

What tips do you have?  Please comment below.

 

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