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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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Why won’t my Xcelsius Dashboard USA Map show alerts?

Using the maps provided in Xcelsius/Dashboards 4.x is not difficult, but I have often seen developers forget how to set them up properly to get them to display the data and alerts because it is not the most obvious/intuitive component and also not frequently used. I finally made this cheat sheet ...

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5 Easy Steps in Designing a Dynamic Y-Axis Web Intelligence Report Leveraging Derived Tables in IDT

“Create a sales report by state, by city, by store, by year, by quarter, by month…” and the list goes on. This is a very common report requirement from a business. The usual procedure for designing this report in Web Intelligence is to create different reports for each dimension or ...

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Customizing Selection & De-selection in Dashboard Data Hierarchies

Being able to “bind” the selected item in a Selector has really allowed Dashboard designers to do more with the magic of moving data behind the scenes.  However, there are times when we want more control … like when we want to “unselect” a selection that has been made. An ...

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