Xcelsius 2008 and SAP NetWeaver BW (SAP Mentor Webinar)

Here is a recorded webinar on Xcelsius 2008 and SAP NetWeaver BW. Ingo Hilgefort is the presenter and you don’t want to miss this.

Recorder Presentation


Conditional Formatting yet again!

Thanks Srinivas and David for posting some alternatives on Conditional formatting. Sounds like good options. Here is a quick trick that can help you in situations where you don’t have dynamic targets which keep changing frequently. For example, if you have a measure that you want to show the RAG (Red, Amber and Green) status based on the value (Negative-Red, 0-Amber and Positive-Green) or based on a set specific target, then I would suggest the following approach demonstrated by Mike Alexander of the Xcelsius Gurus Network.

TED: Pattie Maes and Pranav Mistry demo SixthSense

Can’t stop posting this one. I’m sure you will all like it.

This demo — from Pattie Maes’ lab at MIT, spearheaded by Pranav Mistry — was the buzz of TED. It’s a wearable device with a projector that paves the way for profound interaction with our environment. Imagine “Minority Report” and then some.

At the MIT Media Lab’s new Fluid Interfaces Group, Pattie Maes researches the tools we use to work with information and connect with one another. Full bio and more links

Pranav Mistry is the genius behind SixthSense, a wearable device that enables new interactions between the real world and the world of data. Full bio and more links

SAP GBN Xcelsius Gurus Event!


They are going to be there to answer all your questions. Come this October 20th for the first time the Gurus are getting together in Dallas TX for the Global BusinessObjects Network Conference. As an attendee of the GBN conference, you are also invited to attend this event, you can also meet other Developers and enthusiasts from the Xcelsius Community. It is a great opportunity for you to interact with the Gurus, Developers, Bloggers etc. Also, you will have an opportunity to meet the Xcelsius Product Team from SAP and get all your questions answered.

They are going to share a number of dashboards built both by the Gurus and members of the community. The fun part is that they are giving away some great gifts too. Click on the image above or the link below for more details.

Please note that this in an Invitation only event. Click here for more details.

Simulated Conditional Formatting part 2

Thanks again to Srinivas Dandamudi for posting the previous example on Simulating Conditional Formatting! 🙂

It works great as a brute force method, however we would need to have a total of 3 objects per cell (100 cells = 300 objects). In addition, we would have to replicate the the behaviour of each cell and carefully place them which would take a long time even for 10 cells.

Instead of using a seperate rectangle for each cell, we can use a grid and enable alerts on the grid. To simulate the table selector, you can just overlay a spreadsheet table object on top of the grid. The key here is to choose an empty display area for the table so that we don’t have overlapping text.

Here are the steps to accomplish the trick

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