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Venn Diagrams in Xcelsius

Venn diagrams provide an elegant and powerful visual display of information. In essence, a Venn diagram compares the size of two or more groups while simultaneously presenting the level of overlap that exists among the groups. Just for the sake of review, let’s look at a simple business example. The ...

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Regional BO Crystal User Groups Alive and Thriving

In the last two months, I have attended three regional independent BusinessObjects and Crystal User Group Meetings that have simply been amazing both in terms of their content and user participation. One was in Pennsylvania, one in Michigan and one in Arizona. Each one had between 50 to 70 attendees, ...

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To Cache or not to Cache – Boosting performance in Xcelsius Tech Tip

I was recently asked this question on how best to handle a 13 month dataset when in the dashboard the goal is to only display monthly detail and summary data.  This is a good question and in my opinion worth sharing here because it is dealing with boosting Xcelsius backend ...

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Passing Flash Variables

Question: What is a Flash Variable connection and what is it used for?     Answer: Flash Variable connection is used to pass a variable from one dashboard or interface to the second dashboard.     Let us consider two dashboards here: a) Parent dashboard  – from which you will be passing a variable to ...

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How to Implement “BOUSER” Row-Level Security in Xcelsius QAAWS and Live Office Connections

Question: How can I get user-specific data results for Xcelsius dashboards viewed through BusinessObjects InfoView? Answer: There are a few application variables that BusinessObjects provides for use when a user logs into InfoView, one of which is BOUSER.  BOUser is the variable for the userId that is logged in and ...

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