PacktLib: SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.0 Cookbook

SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.0 Cookbook

Credits

Foreword

About the Authors

Acknowledgement

Acknowledgement

About the Reviewers

www.PacktPub.com

Preface

Staying in Control

Introduction

Making the spreadsheet more readable with colors

Making the spreadsheet more readable with comments

Making the spreadsheet more readable using borders

Using named ranges

Selecting all worksheet cells with one click

Copying the formatting of one cell to another cell or range

Debugging your spreadsheets

Navigation between worksheets

Grouping the canvas components

Data Visualization

Introduction

Adding a line chart to your dashboard

Using the bullet chart

Using sparklines

Using the combination chart

Using the pie chart

Using the XY chart

Using the bubble chart

Using the radar chart

Using the OHLC chart and candlestick chart

Sorting series

Zooming in on charts

Scaling the y-axis

Using the tree map

Showing a trend without a chart

Displaying raw data

Illustrating single values

From a Static to an Interactive Dashboard

Introduction

Drilling down from a chart

Selecting your data from a list

Using the Filter Selector component for hierarchies

Alternative hierarchy selection method

Using Filtered Rows

Using maps to select data of an area or country

Adding a MacOSX loading dock to your dashboard

Resetting your data (reset button)

Making selections from a custom image (push button and image component)

Inputting data values

Using Play Selector/Play Control

Opening up a Web Intelligence report using dashboard parameters

Selecting calendar dates

Using sliders to create a what-if scenario

Dynamic Visibility

Introduction

Switching between different charts

Building a pop-up screen

Creating a mouse-over help text pop-up

Password protecting your dashboard

Using Alerts

Introduction

Adding alerts to a column chart

Using alerts in a gauge

Making alert ranges dynamic

Displaying alerts on a map

Displaying alerts of different thresholds on a map

Using bindable colors to control alert coloring from a central location

Using alerts in a scorecard

Advanced Components

Introduction

Printing your dashboard

Grouping and organizing components with the canvas container

Using dashboard scenarios

Using the grid component

Creating a slide show

Using the panel set component

Using the history component

Data insertion with the Source data component

Analyzing trends

Dashboard Look and Feel

Introduction

Changing the look of a chart

Adding a background to your dashboard

Using color schemes

Sharing a color scheme

Working with themes

Making component colors dynamic

Using the panel container

Using the tab set container

Making tables look pretty

Smart use of quadrants

Dashboard Connectivity

Introduction

Creating a news ticker with Excel XML Maps

Using Query as a WebService (QaaWS)

Using Live Office connection

Connecting to SAP BW

Using Universe queries

Passing values from dashboard to dashboard with Flash Variables

Accessing dashboards with live data outside of Infoview using CELogonToken

Exporting and Publishing

Introduction

Exporting to a standard SWF, PPT, PDF, and so on

Exporting to SAP Business Objects Enterprise

Publishing to SAP BW

Housing your dashboard in Dashboard Builder

Creating Adobe Air Applets from Dashboard Design dashboard

Top Third-Party Add-ons

Introduction

Managing add-ons in Dashboard Design

Connecting to CSV-files with the CSV-connector

Integrating Google Maps with the GMaps plugin

Connecting to Salesforce.com with DashConn

Transferring data between dashboards with Data Sharer

Presenting micro charts in a tree grid

Integrating Web Intelligence with Antivia XWIS

Real World Dashboard Case Studies

Real World Dashboard Case Studies

Real World Dashboard Case Studies

Additional Resources—Supported Excel Functions and System/Software Requirements

Additional Resources—Supported Excel Functions and System/Software Requirements

Additional Resources—Supported Excel Functions and System/Software Requirements

Additional Resources—Supported Excel Functions and System/Software Requirements

Index