Monthly Archives: August 2011

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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SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.0 Cookbook review

I was recently asked by Packt Publishing to review Xavier Hacking and David Lai “SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.0 Cookbook”. I just finished reading the book, and wanted to share some thoughts. This is a tremendous resource for Xcelsius developers. The … Continue reading

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Use Crystal Reports Data Consumer and subreports to burst complex Xcelsius dashboards

More often than not Xcelsius dashboard developers are being asked to come up with ways to burst the dashboard. It makes perfect sense. Dashboards are typically high level executive summaries, designed for management consumption, and managers typically prefer to have … 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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Xcelsius Count Down Clock

Not much to say about this one, just decided to do a count down clock in xcelsius. You can download the XLF HERE and modify the end date and text as you please…

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