Blog Syndication

Aggregating entries from other blogs.

SAP BusinessObjects and SAP Data Services Blogs

Altek Solutions

BI Happy

  • Embedded Tableau Oscars Dashboard
    August 4, 2014
    A few months ago I published my Oscars dashboard ( Recently, I decided to produce a new version of it, leve …
  • Tableau connected Medicare enrollment dashboard
    July 22, 2014
    Our medicare enrollment database continues to grow and now contains over 9M enrollment records from across the country. I began collecting this information almo …
  • Using Webi 4.1 SDK to get Report SQL
    June 2, 2014
    When SAP introduced BusinessObjects 4.0, clients who were invested in the Webi REBEAN SDK got worried. The Webi SDK had been mostly deprecated and it was not cl …

The Crystal Reports® Underground

Dallas Marks

Dave Rathbun

Data Scientist Insights

David Taylor

  • SAP Discusses Latest BI Roadmap
    August 15, 2013
    Yesterday, many SAP BusinessObjects customers, mentors, partners and even a few competitors listened in as Steve Lucas as he unveiled SAP’s bold, new analytics …
  • Migrating BEx-based Information Spaces to BusinessObjects 4.0
    August 8, 2013
    Sometimes in software it can feel that you take two steps forward and one step back. One example of this is with BEx-based Explorer Information Spaces when migr …
  • HANA continues momentum in Utilities…
    July 12, 2013
    I believe HANA represents the most significant innovation in SAP’s history.  A year ago I wrote  a quick summary of some of the key value points that HANA bring …


  • 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

  • Where and If
    August 14, 2014
  • Infostore Page Query
    October 24, 2013
    Here is some code for paged querying InfoStore (BO XI 3.1): String uri = "path://InfoObjects/**[si_kind='Webi' and si_instance=0]"; PagingQu …
  • Export Webi to MHTML
    October 13, 2013
    To export Webi report to MHTML, the function HTMLView.getContent(Writer,String,String) should be used. // widoc is an instance of DocumentInstance Reports repor …

Michael’s BI Safari

  • 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 …
  • Simplified Date Prompts
    January 7, 2014
    I was recently on a project that involved a lot of work on existing universes. One thing that I noticed with these universes was that they incorporated a lot of …
  • Solving Aggregate Aggravation
    January 2, 2014
    The problem with Aggregate Awareness in a universe is that, when setting it up, you can’t skip any steps. Wouldn’t it be great if we could simplify it by skippi …

Dineshkumar’s BI Blog

  • T-SQL : Get count of all tables in a database
    April 16, 2013
    The following query will list the count of records in all tables of a database. These queries are based on CURSORS, Query 1: Query to get individual results, Qu …
  • T-SQL : List of scheduled reports in SSRS
    March 16, 2013
    The following query will list all the available report subscriptions in SSRS. The reportserver database basically holds all metadata information [reports, users …
  • T-SQL : How to get columns names of all tables
    February 12, 2013
    How to get columns names from all tables of a database ? The query should return all the columns of all tables in a particular database, in a order like how it …

SAP Community Network – Selected Blogs

BI General

BI Platform

Web Intelligence

Semantic Layer

  • Changing connection in the data foundation
    July 22, 2014
    Hi All I am explaining below step by step process for changing the connection in data foundation.Changing the connection in the data foundation, connection must …
  • Safety belt for SAP BW as data source
    July 6, 2014
    Hi All,I am explaining about safety belt and it's importance. Safety belt is used to restrict and protects against large result-set of data retrieval from …
  • Mapping of InfoProvider objects in a universe
    June 26, 2014
    Hi All, I am explaining how the BW objects are mapped in a universe. To build a universe on SAP NetWeaver BW, We must create a multisource-enabled data foundati …

Crystal Reports

SAP Lumira

SAP Predictive Analysis

Data Services

  • Calling RFC from BODS
    August 22, 2014
    Calling RFC from BODS Introduction:- In this scenario I am demonstrating about how to call Remote enabled Function Module from BODS. 1) Create SAP Application D …
  • Demo on Real time job and configuration in Data service
    August 1, 2014
    REAL TIME JOB DEMOA real-time job is created in the Designer and then configured in the Administrator as a real-time service associated with an Access Server in …
  • Demo on Real time job
    July 29, 2014
    REAL TIME JOB DEMO A real-time job is created in the Designer and then configured in the Administrator as a real-time service associated with an Access Server i …

SAP Information Steward

SAP BusinessObjects SDK

Business Intelligence Solution Architecture

Other BI Blogs

Information is Beautiful

Perceptual Edge

  • If Big Data Is Anything at All, This Is It
    August 18, 2014
    The first time that all but a few of us heard the term “Big Data,” we heard it in the context of a marketing campaign by information technology vendors to promo …
  • A Sure Path to Learning
    July 8, 2014
    Even though we all claim to value education, teaching and learning is rarely done well. To achieve good outcomes, teachers and students must understand how the …
  • Design vs. Art
    May 12, 2014
    I am writing these words in Amsterdam. Yesterday, when I arrived here, I visited the Stedelijk Museum of contemporary art and design. The featured exhibition wa …


  • Face tracking coupled with projection mapping
    August 26, 2014
    Projection mapping — the use of projected images onto physical objects to turn them into something else — continues to …Tags: face tracking, projection mapping …
  • Finding small villages in big cities
    August 25, 2014
    Daily life in cities tends to differ from daily life in small towns, especially by who we interact with. The …Tags: communication, MIT Senseable City Lab, mobil …
  • Introvert’s heart mapped
    August 22, 2014
    Cartoonist Gemma Correll mapped the introvert's heart, from recluse corner to the town of online ordering. Seems about right. It's …Tags: Gemma Correl …

Visual Complexity

  • Nuremberg Chronicle
    February 19, 2014
    As many readers might have noticed, from my first and most recent book, I’m slightly obsessed with medieval information design, and the remarkable work of many …
  • Cosmic Web
    January 28, 2014
    In the end of many of my talks, after going through a variety of compelling examples of network visualization, I wrap up with a bit of a quandary, asking the au …
  • The Book of Trees – available for pre-order
    January 8, 2014
    After many months of research, planning, and writing, I’m extremely happy to announce The Book of Trees: Visualizing Branches of Knowledge is now available for …