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Handle semi aggregate measures in universes

While relatively simple data marts can be designed as true simple stars, more often than we like, our reporting data models contains snowflakes. Whatever you want to call these entities, they┬árepresent one basic problem for your reporting tools: Cartesian products. … Continue reading

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Localize your global Xcelsius dashboard

If your dashboard is intended for a global audience, you may need to be able to localize it. By localization, most people refer to the ability to translate at minimum the labels and headers of the dashboard, based on the … Continue reading

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QaaWS vs LiveOffice

One of the first major decisions you will face when starting to design your SAP BusinessObjects Xcelsius dashboard is which connectivity option to choose. Xcelsius supports a myriad of connectivity options, and two of the most popular connections for BusinessObjects … Continue reading

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Google style search on your Xcelsius dashboard

Dashboard designers have long been concerned with design and usability, concepts typically foreign to IT development. Leveraging all types of selectors in the forms of combo boxes, list selectors, radio buttons and check boxes, they try to make information finding … Continue reading

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Handling the ALL level in Xcelsius selectors

Handling the ALL level in Xcelsius selectors is always a problematic proposition. If you tried using a selector to pass a value to your BusinessInteligence prompt, in order to retrieve filtered data from the database, you must have run into … Continue reading

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