Category Archives: Data visualization

H+ Chronological Timeline Chart

The google visualization API latest release this August, added a new timeline chart to the impressive and robust html5 charts already available in this free API. This chart type allows the creation of timeline charts with ease. It can be … Continue reading

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Tableau On BO – Setting up live connection from SAP Webi report to Tableau

I recently received several questions about connecting Tableau to SAP BI (Business Objects) as a data source. Tableau already has direct connectivity to HANA, however many users out there are looking for ways to connect their existing webi (web intelligence) … Continue reading

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How to publish CONNECTED SAP Dashboard (Xcelsius) as HTML5 OUTSIDE the mobile app!

This is a fully functioning connected HTML5 version of an SAP dashboard that connects to the eFashion universe on State change and refreshes the data. Yes. You are not reading this wrong. No plugins used, no third party tools or … Continue reading

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BI Happiness with html5 charts animation

The other day, my colleague Rob Blackburn wrote a really cool and elegant function to animate html5 charts for our dashboards. It was so cool, that it even made my scatter charts smile…

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Infographic style crystal report

In a continued effort to demonstrate the capabilities of the various BusinessObjects reporting tools as adequate in the user interface area, i created this info graphic style crystal report. This report is modeled after my colleague’s Josh Tapley original InfoGraphic … Continue reading

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H + The Digital Series – animated interactive timeline chart

A colleague at work recently told me about the web series H +. It sounded interesting, so i went to check it out, and was instantly hooked! For me, this was a brand new genre, and one that fits the … Continue reading

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Recalls dashboard

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (http://www.cpsc.gov/) collects and publishes information about product recalls. The department made its database of recalls information available to the public as a web service, which means we can have fun with this data… Leveraging our … Continue reading

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Visualization for Unstructured Data

One of the most interesting data visualization and BI concepts these days is unstructured data analysis. To demonstrate one use case for visualization analysis of un-structured data, and digesting large amounts of information into a more palatable dish, i created … Continue reading

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HTML5 Animated bubble chart

Bubble charts are very powerful data visualization tool since they can encapsulate large amount of analysis aspects in a compact presentation. Color, position and size are used to deliver a message. They can also be quite beautiful, and in this … Continue reading

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Tag Cloud and Charts Integration

The following example uses a DataTable to populate a Tag Cloud and a Map chart. The tag cloud is interactive, and clicking the state will filter the map and column chart accordingly. Just another example of our html5 data visualization … Continue reading

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