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 …
  • Altek’s BI Wishlist for 2015
    January 6, 2015
    With the new year, we here at Altek are looking ahead to the future of SAP BusinessObjects.  I asked around the office and we came up with the list below.  We h …
  • 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 …

BI Happy

  • Change the order of execution of connections in Tableau
    May 13, 2015
    I recently ran into a situation where I had to change the order of refresh execution in a tableau dashboard that had multiple connections (extracts) that suppor …
  • Custom tabbed navigation in tableau
    March 29, 2015
    This example illustrates how a combination of images used as tableau shapes, with some careful positioning and action filters, can be used to create custom navi …
  • Tableau recalls dashboard using Extract API
    January 2, 2015
    In this recalls dashboard, I used custom shapes/symbols to represent each hazard and reflected the number of recalls through the size of the symbols. I also use …

The Crystal Reports® Underground

Dallas Marks

Dave Rathbun

Data Scientist Insights

David Taylor

Perpendulum

  • Number of reports in a WebI document
    July 17, 2013
    An interesting question was asked today on the BOB forum. Let me rephrase it slightly: How can I count reports (some call them tabs) within a single WebI docume …
  • Optional prompts in a universe
    April 1, 2013
    I have been wondering for years why engineers at SAP have not incorporated optional prompts into Business Objects universes. They are possible only in Web Intel …
  • Calendar table script for Oracle
    June 8, 2012
    One of the necessities in a properly designed DWH is a calendar table (aka date dimension). Usually, it’s one of the very first tables created in a DWH and it’s …

All Things BOBJ BI

Tech Notes

Michael’s BI Safari

  • 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 …
  • Returning After a Long Absence
    March 25, 2015
    It’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything on this blog, and for that, I apologize. For the last year, I’ve been involved in several projects that haven’t …
  • Optimizing Universe Lists of Values
    January 27, 2014
    Lately, I’ve seen a lot of heartache over universe Lists of Values (LOV). Lists of Values can be a great benefit to users, as well as your worst nightmare for d …

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

BI Platform

Web Intelligence

Semantic Layer

Crystal Reports

SAP Lumira

SAP Predictive Analysis

Data Services

  • Conditional execution of a job
    May 19, 2015
    Hi Team, It's a basic requirement but most common .So I wanted to share it for beginners.Purpose : Job should execute for a selected country .If there are …
  • Error handling and job scheduling without using Control tables on database
    May 4, 2015
    In BODS, we sometimes face requirements like executing Job1 upon successful completion of which, Job2 should be triggered and so on for Job3.(In data warehousin …
  • Data_Transfer
    April 26, 2015
    I am have doubt in DATA_TRANSFER transform Here transfer type is ( AUTOMATIC , FILE & DATABASE) . i selected FILE and providing required directory and requi …

SAP Information Steward

SAP BusinessObjects SDK

Business Intelligence Solution Architecture

Other BI Blogs

Information is Beautiful

Perceptual Edge

  • A World that Makes Sense
    April 11, 2015
    Sometimes in life the fates attack from all sides and leave us heaving for breath, overwhelmed. The last few months have been such a period for me. So much that …
  • TIBCO Spotfire Promotes an Insidious Myth
    March 18, 2015
    The number of viable visual data exploration and analysis tools can be counted on the fingers of one hand. TIBCO Spotfire is among them. The merits of this prod …
  • 2014: A Year to Surpass
    January 6, 2015
    Perhaps you’ve noticed that I didn’t write a year-in-review blog post about 2014, extolling the wonderful progress that we made and predicting the even-more-won …

FlowingData

  • Why buses bunch at single stops
    May 26, 2015
    Maybe you've waited at a bus stop for longer than usual, and your bus finally shows up. And then, immediately after, a second bus on the same route pulls u …
  • Statistics PhD ranked as best graduate degree
    May 25, 2015
    I usually don't read much into job and degree rankings. The criteria are often arbitrary based simply on data that happens to be available. Or, a bulk of t …
  • Every NBA team rated over several decades
    May 25, 2015
    Which NBA basketball team is the greatest ever? Instead of a circular debate at the bar, Reuben Fischer-Baum and Nate Silver at FiveThirtyEight used the Elo rat …

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 …