Blog Syndication

Aggregating entries from other blogs.

SAP BusinessObjects and SAP Data Services Blogs

Altek Solutions

  • BI4 Content Promotion Options
    January 13, 2015
    One of the first things that an SAP BusinessObjects administrator will notice after an upgrade to BI4 is that the Import Wizard, the best option for moving BI c …
  • SAP BusinessObjects and Poodlebleed
    October 31, 2014
    Following the infamous Heartbleed bug earlier this year comes another security issue with SSL known as Poodlebleed. Unfortunately, this one can affect out of th …
  • Batch Promotions with LCMCLI
    October 13, 2014
    Anyone that has used the Promotion Management tool included in BusinessObjects Lifecycle Management knows that promoting large amounts of content can be an extr …

BI Happy

  • Explore US Spend Data With Tableau Extract API
    June 20, 2017
    As published on Cleartelligence blog first Tableau can connect to a huge number of data sources out-of-the-box. This includes pretty much any database, flat fil …
  • Tableau Dashboards as text messages
    March 6, 2017
    –Originally posted on blog   The addition of conditional subscriptions in Tableau server version 10.1 opened up the door for easily operatio …
  • Tableau Piano Chart
    September 28, 2016
    Ever since I got to wait for my son during some of his piano classes, I became fascinated by the relationship between music and math. There are so many mathemat …

The Crystal Reports® Underground

Dallas Marks

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Dave Rathbun

  • Visualize Whirled Peas
    May 19, 2016
    Keeping with the food them from my prior blog post, I present to you: 40 Maps That Explain Food in America. In fact, it was this article that lead me to the Waf …
  • What Is Your Waffle House?
    March 16, 2016
    With “reporting tools” we have become extremely good at letting people see things they already know. At some companies it can be very difficult to break out of …
  • When Charts Go Bad…
    February 22, 2016
    I was reading about the FBI versus Apple issue earlier today and came across this graphic: Pie charts are viewed with anything from disdain to downright hatred …

Data Scientist Insights

David Taylor

  • Fun At Work…
    June 5, 2017
    After having worked for software companies for over 25 years, I’ve seen it all.  In that time I’ve also come across some hilariously funny videos that allow us …
  • Embracing the Cloud for Analytics – Part 3
    May 19, 2017
    In the first two blogs we were introduced to SAP Leonardo with: Embracing the Cloud Part 1 – Creating an SAP Cloud Platform trial account and creating our first …
  • Embracing the Cloud for Analytics – Part 2
    May 18, 2017
    In the other two blogs related to this post series are here: Embracing the Cloud for Analytics – Part 1 – Creating an SAP Cloud Platform trial account and creat …


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All Things BOBJ BI

Tech Notes

Michael’s BI Safari

  • Universe Design Best Practices
    February 2, 2016
    I’ve always avoided writing a blog on universe best practices, primarily because there have been many others who have written some excellent blogs on the topic. …
  • Review of Information Design Tool 4.1
    November 5, 2015
    It’s been a while since I wrote my initial review on Information Design Tool (IDT) in SAP BusinessObjects 4.0. If you’ve read that post, you know that I was fru …
  • Impact of a Database Migration
    April 29, 2015
    For the past few years I’ve been involved in quite a few “forklift” projects. What is a forklift project? I’m glad you asked. When a company decides to move the …

Dineshkumar’s BI Blog

  • SSRS : Multivalued Parameters
    October 26, 2013
    I am creating a simple SSRS report to demonstrate the workarounds available to pass multivalue parameter to Stored Procedures. Stored procedures are capable of …
  • SSAS : Cube Metadata – Documentation
    September 20, 2013
    We all are seeing a continuous importance for documentation in any project work that we do. I can see a common factor in developers that they all hate to do doc …
  • T-SQL : Gaps and Islands Problem – 2
    August 2, 2013
    There are lot of ways to find the gaps in a sequential numbers, and some of them are listed below. I have posted some 3 methods to achieve the expected. The goa …

SAP Community Network – Selected Blogs

BI General

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BI Platform

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Web Intelligence

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Semantic Layer

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Crystal Reports

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SAP Lumira

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SAP Predictive Analysis

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Data Services

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SAP Information Steward

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SAP BusinessObjects SDK

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Business Intelligence Solution Architecture

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Other BI Blogs

Information is Beautiful

Perceptual Edge

  • Minimally Viable Data Visualization
    May 22, 2018
    I received an email a few days ago from the founder and CEO of a new analytics software company that led to an interesting revelation. In his email, this fellow …
  • So Far, VR-Enabled Data Visuailzation is Nonsense
    May 14, 2018
    Few data technologies are subject to more hype these days than VR-enabled data visualization. I have never seen a single example that adds value and therefore m …
  • Logarithmic Confusion
    March 21, 2018
    We typically think of quantitative scales as linear, with equal quantities from one labeled value to the next. For example, a quantitative scale ranging from 0 …


Visual Complexity

  • Visual Complexity: Alive and Kicking
    November 26, 2014
    As some attentive users of Visual Complexity might have noticed, the number of projects featured on the website has slowly come to a halt, with the perpetual gr …
  • The Book of Trees – Structure & Timeline of Characters
    October 30, 2014
    The Book of Trees: Visualizing Branches of Knowledge has been out for six months and during this time it has received a great number of positive reviews from pu …
  • The Book of Trees in Japanese
    October 22, 2014
    During a sumptuous dinner last February in Shibuya, Tokyo, following a long visualization workshop, my welcoming hosts presented me with a gift: an exceptional …