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

  • RPT management for the enterprise level
    June 24, 2015
    Next month I will be reviewing all of the RPT management utilities, and there is one new product this year. Find it EZ has recently released Dev Surge Enterpris …
  • Date parameters when your dates are numeric
    June 21, 2015
    There are certain software vendors out there that like to store their dates in numeric fields. This includes several SAGE accounting and ERP products. This pose …
  • Crystal Reports versions over time (2015)
    June 11, 2015
    This is my annual chart showing the versions of Crystal Reports that my newsletter subscribers were using when they signed up. It gives you a sense for which ve …

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

SAP Information Steward

SAP BusinessObjects SDK

Business Intelligence Solution Architecture

Other BI Blogs

Information is Beautiful

  • Oil Well
    July 2, 2015
    Almond? Olive? Sunflower? Which is the ultimate cooking oil? Our graphic visualizes every single cooking oil and grades each for health, smoke point, flavour an …
  • Workshops are Beautiful San Francisco
    June 12, 2015
    Information is Beautiful founder David McCandless shares his method & process for great dataviz in San Francisco on Monday July 27th. Following sell-out ses …
  • What Makes A Good Data Visualization?
    May 13, 2015
    I’ve created a lot of data and information visualizations. Around 540 over six years. This graphic visualises the four elements I think are necessary for a succ …

Perceptual Edge

  • Shneiderman Wept
    June 22, 2015
    When you dedicate your life to the creation of useful knowledge and tools, as Ben Shneiderman has, it is painful to see your lessons or inventions perverted in …
  • Data Scientists Do Scale
    June 18, 2015
    I recently read an article by Stuart Frankel that appeared on HBR.org titled “Data Scientists Don’t Scale” (May 2, 2015). It began by pointing out that the rece …
  • Data Sensemaking Requires Time and Attention
    June 9, 2015
    Data sensemaking requires skill augmented by good technologies. Even though data sensemaking skills can be developed by almost anyone, they can only be acquired …

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 …