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

  • Voice Controlled Tableau Dashboard
    June 11, 2016
    The way we interact with computer is changing and in the very near future we can expect our computers and electronic devices to become much better at understand …
  • Mine News Websites – Tableau Live Dashboard
    February 22, 2016
    Two years ago I wrote about setting up a process to scrape leading news websites home pages and storing them in HANA for text analysis. I hypothesized about the …
  • Audit Tableau Filters Application With the JS API
    November 8, 2015
    While Tableau Server provides good auditing capabilities in terms of logins and dashboard views, in some cases, you need very detailed and granular auditing of …

The Crystal Reports® Underground

  • Milestones
    August 28, 2016
    When I first started this blog I wondered how long it would be before I ran out of things to write about. The Internet is littered with abandoned blogs. But thi …
  • A very old way to find where a field is in use
    August 23, 2016
    Sometimes the location of a formula can change the way things work, especially with variables. So I sometimes spend a few minutes trying to find where a formula …
  • More ways to find where a field is in use
    August 23, 2016
    Since CR 2008(v12) we have been able to right-click on a field and check to see if it is used in any formula in the report. This is helpful if you are trying to …

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

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

  • 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

BI Platform

Web Intelligence

Semantic Layer

Crystal Reports

SAP Lumira

SAP Predictive Analysis

Data Services

SAP Information Steward

SAP BusinessObjects SDK

Business Intelligence Solution Architecture

Other BI Blogs

Information is Beautiful

Perceptual Edge

  • A Cauldron of Terminological Confusion
    August 31, 2016
    As a data sensemaker and communicator, and also as a teacher, I strive for clarity. However, the field in which I work—data visualization—is a cauldron of termi …
  • Statisticians, Remember Your Native Tongue
    August 25, 2016
    A common problem among many professions is the inability of expert practitioners to communicate with their clients. Attorneys are often guilty of speaking legal …
  • The Myth of Self-Service Analytics
    August 17, 2016
    Exploring and analyzing data is not at all like pumping your own gas. We should all be grateful that when gas stations made the transition from full service to …

FlowingData

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 …