Femke Kooij is a dashboard and report designer, developer and educator specializing in SAP | BusinessObjects Dashboards (better known as Xcelsius) and Crystal Reports. She has also a lot of experience with other SAP | BusinessObjects toolings like, Web Intelligence (WebI), Information Design Tool (Universe Designer), BusinessObjects Data Services (BODS) and the overall server platform BusinessObjects Enterprise (Launchpad, CMC). She spends a lot of her time thinking about and sharing her knowledge of Xcelsius to others through her own blog. Lately she is exploring other visualization tools like Qlikview and Tableau. On the later she is also posting some experiences. Currently she is in the employment of Cognizant Technology Solutions. Her blog only contains her personal views, thoughts and opinions. It is not endorsed by Cognizant Technology Solutions nor does it constitute any official communication of Cognizant Technology Solutions.

How to get a Sharepoint List in Xcelsius and publish outside Sharepoint

If eg. Treasury is maintaining a Tax Rate by country list in the Corporate Sharepoint directory, you can import that list into Xcelsius for use in your dashboard without setting up a portal provider as you do not want to … Continue reading

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Suppressing BEx Variable pop-up screen when opening dashboard in SAP portal

When the dashboard is published in SAP portal and it is based on a BEx query connected with a Netweaver dataconnection and that BEx has mandatory variables without default values, the variabele screen is always displayed before actually loading the … Continue reading

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“Empty” value in optional prompt in Bex query

I finally found the solution for the issue with the optional prompts and the empty value string when connecting through BICS to a Bex query. Unfortunately BW does not view the Excel formula =”” as an empty string as thus … Continue reading

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19 Beer Infographics To Make You See Double

It is just that my current project is at a beer company that I would like to share this post with you by by Drew Skau. He created 19 Infographics about the topic of beer. http://blog.visual.ly/best-beer-infographics-and-data-visualizations/

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XComponent and Combobox without drop down triangle

It took me the better part of a day to fix the following error: When I added any one of the XComponents provided by Antivia and I previewed my dashboard, the combo boxes were not rendered proberly anymore. The drill … Continue reading

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Maximum character output size limit reached

If you come across the following error in Xcelsius with either with QaaWS or BIWS (WebI): Maximum character output size limit reached. Contact your BusinessObjects administrator. (Error: ERR_WIS_30272) 2 things you might try to solve it: 1. This error can … Continue reading

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