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What to do when report design requirements call for customization beyond the default aggregation in Webi

So what do you do when the report design requirements for a webi report call for customizations beyond the default aggregation? Modifying Context to Customize Web Intelligence Calculations The default aggregation in Web Intelligence provides a dynamic way to transform data on the fly.  With simple drag, drop, and mouse ...

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Three Key Tips for Building Mobile Dashboards

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You walk into your office in the morning. You’ve double-checked your inbox and meeting schedule on your phone on your way in. You whip out your tablet and quickly go through the morning reports. Your everyday necessities are quickly becoming all available at the touch of your mobile devices. But ...

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Crystal Reports with Top N Based on a Date Dimension

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We have seen various ways to create reports like Top 10 Customers by Sales, Top 10 Cities by population, Top 5 countries by profit Margin etc. It’s usually Top N by a <Measure>. What if there’s a requirement Top N by a <Date> or Most Recent N by a <Date>? ...

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Crystal Reports with Dynamic Report Field Selection – Part 1

Crystal Reports are very good for printable reports, but what if you don’t need every single field on the report? What If you had to dynamically change the report fields. This blog will help you in designing a crystal report with dynamic report fields. Consider a crystal report with the ...

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Antivirus Software: Good or Bad for BO 4.1?

Having antivirus software is great to maintain the immunity of a system, but in certain cases these AV softwares can start to over work themselves and it can really take a toll on the machine and can also affect the overall performance of Business Objects. I have seen clients face issues ...

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Creating a Performance Optimized Dashboard Leveraging Derived Tables in IDT

In my previous blog, I talked about “5 Easy Steps for Designing a Dynamic Y-Axis Web Intelligence Report Leveraging Derived Tables in IDT”. In this post I am going to show how the same derived tables concept designed in IDT can be utilized to create a performance optimized dashboard. Consider ...

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