Monthly Archives: December 2011

Sorting out Oracle connectivity on BusinessObjects 4.0

The new BusinessObjects 4.0 platform runs on 64bit OS. In an oracle based environment, this can be the source of much confusion.  While the platform itself (the CMS and Audit databases connections) support 64bit oracle driver connectivity, other BO tools … Continue reading

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What’s cooler than 500 rows in Xcelsius? 50,000 rows in Xcelsius!

Sap Dashboards (Xcelsius) certainly has its limitations. I will be the last one to argue otherwise. However, i often run into misconceptions about what those are exactly. A good example if the 500 rows limit. By default, Xcelsius is preconfigured … Continue reading

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Webi enhancements in 4.0: dynamic chart titles and formula wildcard name searching

Web Intelligence has a lot of new features and capabilities that make life a lot easier for report developers. A couple that i ran across and thought were very useful are the ability to use a formula as a chart … Continue reading

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Using EIC and z-index to coordinate and layer multiple SAP Dashboards (Xcelsius) swf files

Every Xcelsius developer who has any significant real life experience with the tool, knows that one of the greatest challenges of this technology is its scalability. As users get excited about the speed in which new developments can be incorporated … Continue reading

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