Does Crystal Xcelsius support Excel pivot tables?

No, currently, Crystal Xcelsius does not allow Xcelsius-generated .SWF (Shockwave Flash) files to have pivot table functionality. Xcelsius does allow you to import Microsoft Excel files that have pivot table data and use that data. For example, you can import an Excel workbook that has pivot tables and use a Table Selector component to visualize the range of cells that is […]

7 mistakes you don’t want to make while designing Business Dashboards

This is an extract from a White Paper, “Top 5 best practices for creating effective campaign dashboards and the 7 mistakes you don’t want to make” by Tableau Software. Starting off with too much complexity. It’s easy to get overly ambitious and want to provide highly detailed, real-time dashboards covering each and every marketing challenge […]

How to fix issues with Xcelsius 2008 on Windows Vista

Off late users with Xcelsius 2008 were complaining about the functionality of the application on Windows Vista. Below are some of them: Whenever the user exits the application, it pops up an error “Xcelsius has stopped working…” Xcelsius automatically exits without prompt when trying to access the Add-On Manager The fix for these kind of […]

Xcelsius Custom Component Wishlist!

One of the major benifits in CX 2008 is leverage the SDK and build custom components using Adobe Flex. This will enable users to create and use their own custom components in CX 2008. For example, many users wanted a Tree Component which is not an Out of Box component in CX 2008. However using […]

Crystal Xcelsius 4.5 on Windows Vista 64-bit Edition!

If you have noticed, according to the user documentaion of Xcelsius 4.5, Windows Vista 64-bit is not listed under the supporting Operating systems list. Xcelsius 4.5 is not alone, because many applications built for Windows Xp work on Vista 32 and 64 bit. Many Vista 64-bit users have claimed that they had no issues installing […]