Category Archives: Web Intelligence

Dynamic visibility in webi

One of the features that webi was lacking for years was the ability to conditionally suppress columns. Especially when compared to Crystal that supported this kind of functionality from the get go, or Xcelsius with its dynamic visibility, webi report … Continue reading

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Magic Quadrant bubble chart in BI 4.0 Webi

SAP made some significant improvements in the Web Intelligence reporting tool with the release of the latest version of their BI stack, 4.0. One of the improvements is the addition of several new chart types, and overall improvements in the … Continue reading

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Create your own webi report part viewer using HTML DIVs

Very often i run into the need to embed a webi report part, such as a table block, in a separate application, outside of InfoView. There are many ways to accomplish this, from leveraging the webi REBean SDK to using … Continue reading

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Generate QR Codes in Webi or Crystal Reports

QR Codes are quickly becoming a standard method of communication. QR Codes are two dimensional bar codes that allow QR readers to translate the encoded data and take actions on it. Any camera equipped smart phone today can easily read … Continue reading

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Integrate Linkedin search in webi reports

In an older post i wrote about integrating linkedin searches with Xcelsius dashboards. The example i created used an EIC (external interface connection) to pass a value to a search section at the bottom of an html page, whereas the … Continue reading

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Migrating BusinessObjects Query as a Web Service

BusinessObjects Query as a Web Service started a few years ago as a lab project. It quickly gained traction and with the release of XI 3.x was integrated into the main product tree. This feature offers BusinessObjects metadata (universe) and … Continue reading

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Mashups are still cool! – Webi/Google mashup example

Mashups have been around as a concept for many year, and as a term for a few. The term mashup became very popular when google released its maps API. Suddenly, everyone had maps mashed up on their web sites. The … Continue reading

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