SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards

Idea session sunset plan for SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards (Former XCelsuis)

As a data visualization design tool, SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards (formerly Xcelsuis) has been one of the most innovative BI tools in last decades. It is the first and was foremost visualization and presentation tool. Thousands of businesses have benefited from its robust and award-winning visualization technology. Since 2007, SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards (former Xcelsuis) used SAP Idea Place as the main channel to collect product enhancement ideas from customers. There are …

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Implement an expiration date in an Xcelisus dashboard

Here is an Xcelsius/Excel trick that allows you, the developer, to set a validity period on a dashboard. This is great for sharing demos or giving a potential client an evaluation period. 1.Set up the excel as below Cell B1 enter your start date Cell B2 enter the Now() function to determine the current date Cell B3 use the Date() function to capture the year, month, and day. Then add …

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Floating tool-tip using SAP Dashboards

In all my Dash-boarding projects, I always try to use as less number of components as possible and also try to make the components do most of the work rather than using complex Excel formula. However, due to tool limitations, this is not always possible. One such example is to use a single label (text) component and to make it float around the canvas based on the mouse input/position from …

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Custom Reset in SAP Dashboards

There are times when users want to clear all selections and return to the default state on a Dashboard. In SAP Dashboards, this can be achieved by using the “Reset Button” component. Although the “Reset Button” is of great utility in many scenarios, it has its limitations when it comes to resetting just parts of a Dashboard. Here is a simple trick you can use to overcome this limitation using …

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How To Display Logged In User From BI Launchpad in SAP Dashboards

Some times user working in SAP Business Objects Enterprise system finds difficulties to display the logged In user in Xcelisus Dashboards. In Web Intelligence reports one can easily view the logged in User through =GetCurrentUser() variable. But the problem occurs in Xcelisus part where you cant display the user directly. In this article I will show you what are the steps required to display the user Id in a dummy dashboard. …

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SAP Business Objects Dashboard (BCO6181, VUT)

SAP Business Objects Dashboard (BCO6181, VUT) Definition A dashboard is a collection of information that improves performance of the business and individual as well as easily accessible. The collection of information comes from different sources and in different formats. “Dashboard design is a story-telling. A good story contains a beginning, an end and a point.” There is a 5-step process that one can follow to be successful in their dashboard …

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Testing Dashboard Designer Performance limits

Sub: To explore limits/boudaries of Dashboard Designer with respect to file size, performance and content volumes Dashboard designer as a tool is very efficient in delivering dashboard functionalities with a lower lead time as compared to similar solution on a Java application settings or a Design Studio. However this comes with certain limitation in flexibility of the tool. This document deals with helping users to overcome rigidity in the tool …

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Tips on developing mobile BI dashboards

I have recently been involved with lot of mobile dashboard development projects using SAP BusinessObjects Dashboard 4+ and I have hashed out really cool dashboards using the tool. However, I faced many challenges too. I have gathered my lessons learned in to this article and I hope this will help you all with your future projects. Design and Development Best Practices for Mobile Dashboards – InfoSol Blog Please share your …

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SAP BO4.0 & Design Studio 1.4 on top of HANA

Author: Angel Jeyarani Company: NTT DATA Global Delivery Services Limited Author Bio: Angel Jeyarani is a Principal Consultant at NTTDATA Global Delivery Services Limited from SAP Analytics Practice This SCN provides  SAP Notes to avoid the issues in SAP BO 4.0 and SAP Design Studio 1.4 after migration of BW system from 7.0 to 7.4 on top of HANA Problem Statement 1 Zero Suppression is not  working in the cross …

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How to identify the Bex Query Technical Names in Dashboard

Scenario: we have many SAP Dashboards which was built on BW BEx Query’s Using OLAP Connection. it is very difficult to Identity the BEx Query Technical Name, This feature is not included in official release. How to Identity ?? Create an OLAP connection: Open your Dashboard Tool & Go to Query Browser –> Click on Add Query Select Data Source –> BEx Select your OLAP Connection Select your BEx Query …

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