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Business Intelligence and the COVID-19 Pandemic

With news, social media and conversation completely dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic, I was hesitant to write a blog that even mentions it. At the same time because I am so passionate about Business Intelligence and can see how it is being both used and abused in this situation, I ...

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Celebrating BusinessObjects for the Next Decade

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Wow – here we are in a brand-new decade and it’s the 2020’s. Now if this decade turns out anything like its predecessor 100 years ago – the 1920’s – then we are in for a fun time! The “roaring 20’s”, as they were known, was a time in Western ...

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Migration — What to expect

This blog is aimed at Xcelsius users who want to migrate their .xlfs into Squirrel. To everyone else — don’t let this put you off, it’s still an interesting read and you might pick up a few hints and tips along the way. The first thing to know is Our ...

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Tech Tip: How to use System Configurations

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Tip : How to use System Configurations A system configuration defines a set of datastore configurations that can be used at job runtime. System configurations are used to execute the same logic against different datastore environments. Migration is faster between environments. Steps: Right click an existing data store and click ...

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Dashboards Everywhere and Along Comes Squirrel

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In just the last three days I received three fascinating dashboards. The first was from Microsoft, called MyAnalytics, showing my work habits for the last week based on my Microsoft Outlook usage. It showed I had spent almost 80% of my time in email activities and 20% in meetings (not ...

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How to unblock Adobe Flash on Chrome

You might have noticed that since Chrome’s last update you are now unable to use Adobe Flash. However, there is a way to unblock Flash on Chrome. To unblock Flash from Google Chrome, follow these steps: Open the menu in chrome, select Settings, scroll to the bottom of the page and ...

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Tech Tip: Dashboard Design Like a Pro Using Design Software

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I have been designing dashboards with Xcelsius and Custom Code (HTML5) the past couple of years and I wanted to share how you can design dashboards like a pro. Personally, I am an advocate for designing dashboards with Adobe Illustrator. I found it the easiest to learn.  You can choose ...

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The end of support for SAP Products on Windows 2008

Have you been forced to buy a new cell phone because there are no new app updates available? And whenever you see someone else’s phones, they operate faster than yours does and have all the latest features? The average life of a handset in the U.S. is about 21 months, ...

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The BusinessObjects Hell Freezes Over Tour

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Twenty-five years ago on July 13, 1994 I went to see the legendary band, The Eagles, play at the old Tiger Stadium in Detroit. The Tour was called the Hell Freezes Over Tour, since the band had broken up many years before they said they would only ever play together ...

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Using an Input Control to Sort in Web Intelligence

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In Design mode of Web Intelligence, you can change the sort order of columns in a block.  However, this option is not available in Reading mode.  We can accomplish some basic sorting tasks using an input control and the steps below will detail how this is done. We’ll start off ...

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Tech Tip: Controlling Break Dimension Using Input Control

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In this tech tip, you will learn how to dynamically switch a break dimension using an input control.  We will start with a cross table that was created in the Alternate Break Value Highlighting tech tip, but you can substitute any 2 dimensions you would like to work with.  This ...

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