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Creating Dashboards with SAP BusinessObjects (SAP Press)

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en Limba Engleză Carte Hardback – April 2012

Impress your audience with eye-catching, informative, and easy-to-navigate dashboards with SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards (formerly known as Xcelsius)! In this book, you’ll quickly learn the basics of building your own business intelligence dashboard and move on to customize your creations with themes, data connections, and other essential features.

1. SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards Basics Build a strong foundation by understanding the features, options, themes, and commands at your disposal, and benefit from comprehensive examples and practical exercises.

2. Visualize the Process Benefit from numerous screenshots that show how different features will look in a dashboard (and view them in color in the online version!).

3. Custom Options Tailor and enhance your dashboard by using SDK tools, data connectivity with options like SAP Crystal Reports and SAP BusinessObjects Live Office, and both SAP and non-SAP tools.

4. Bonus Online Information Download source code from all examples and find color figure downloads at www.sap-press.com.

5. Updated and Revised for Release 4.0 Find all changes in the move to SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.0, from small menu changes and what they mean, to new developments in location intelligence and more.

Highlights: 

 

  • Buttons, tools, and menus
  • UI components
  • Data connectivity
  • Drill-down
  • Dynamic visibility
  • Location Intelligence
  • SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards SDK
  • Custom components
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9781592294107
ISBN-10: 1592294103
Pagini: 679
Dimensiuni: 184 x 239 x 45 mm
Greutate: 1.41 kg
Ediția: 2. Auflage.
Editura: Rheinwerk Verlag GmbH
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Notă biografică

Ray Li is a passionate business intelligence professional currentlyworking for Lodestone Management Consultants,providing BI consulting services in the retail, pharmaceutical,manufacturing, and insurance industries. He previouslyworked for SAP BusinessObjects as a software engineerwhere he developed the integration kit for SAP Solutionsand designed and delivered dashboards in several projects.In his spare time he enjoys music and badminton.


Cuprins

 


... Foreword ... 17

1 ... Introduction to SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards ... 19
... 1.1 ... What Is SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards? ... 19
... 1.2 ... What Can SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards Do? ... 22
... 1.3 ... SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards in the SAP BusinessObjects Portfolio ... 33
... 1.4 ... Summary ... 34

2 ... Becoming Familiar with SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards ... 35
... 2.1 ... Menu ... 36
... 2.2 ... Toolbar ... 77
... 2.3 ... Components Browser ... 82
... 2.4 ... Canvas ... 84
... 2.5 ... Embedded Excel Spreadsheet ... 85
... 2.6 ... Property Panel ... 85
... 2.7 ... Object Browser ... 88
... 2.8 ... Query Browser ... 89
... 2.9 ... Summary ... 93

3 ... Dashboard Tutorial ... 95
... 3.1 ... Introduction ... 95
... 3.2 ... Choose the Right UI Components ... 96
... 3.3 ... Bind Data ... 98
... 3.4 ... Connect to External Data ... 103
... 3.5 ... Formatting ... 104
... 3.6 ... Distribute the Output ... 106
... 3.7 ... Summary ... 108

4 ... UI Component Basics ... 109
... 4.1 ... Working with Charts ... 110
... 4.2 ... Selectors ... 174
... 4.3 ... Represent a Single Value ... 194
... 4.4 ... Use Containers to Wrap Several Components ... 206
... 4.5 ... Build Backgrounds to Assist Layout ... 210
... 4.6 ... Universe Connectivity ... 214
... 4.7 ... Summary ... 219

5 ... Advanced UI Components ... 221
... 5.1 ... Advanced Charts ... 221
... 5.2 ... Advanced Selectors ... 255
... 5.3 ... Advanced Single-Value Components ... 273
... 5.4 ... Displaying Data in a Table ... 280
... 5.5 ... Using Art ... 292
... 5.6 ... Use Maps for Geographical Representation ... 299
... 5.7 ... Web Connectivity ... 304
... 5.8 ... Others ... 315
... 5.9 ... Summary ... 333

6 ... Data Connectivity Basics ... 335
... 6.1 ... Embedded Excel Spreadsheet ... 336
... 6.2 ... Import Data from an Excel File ... 340
... 6.3 ... Security Issues Related to Accessing External Data ... 341
... 6.4 ... XML Data ... 343
... 6.5 ... Web Service Connection ... 364
... 6.6 ... Excel XML Map ... 369
... 6.7 ... Summary ... 373

7 ... Advanced Data Connectivity ... 375
... 7.1 ... Query as a Web Service ... 376
... 7.2 ... SAP NetWeaver BW Connection ... 385
... 7.3 ... Live Office Connection ... 388
... 7.4 ... Crystal Reports Data Consumer ... 399
... 7.5 ... Flash Variables ... 411
... 7.6 ... FS Command ... 417
... 7.7 ... External Interface Connection ... 424
... 7.8 ... LCDS Connection ... 431
... 7.9 ... Portal Data ... 435
... 7.10 ... Summary ... 440

8 ... Special Features ... 441
... 8.1 ... Drill-Down ... 441
... 8.2 ... Make Smart Use of Dynamic Visibility ... 452
... 8.3 ... Alerts ... 464
... 8.4 ... Direct Data Binding ... 472
... 8.5 ... Export ... 474
... 8.6 ... Themes and Colors ... 479
... 8.7 ... Summary ... 488

9 ... A Comprehensive Hands-On Example ... 489
... 9.1 ... Planning the Dashboard ... 491
... 9.2 ... Preparing Data ... 493
... 9.3 ... Organizing Data in Excel ... 501
... 9.4 ... Designing the Dashboard ... 505
... 9.5 ... Summary ... 510

10 ... Introduction to the SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards SDK ... 511
... 10.1 ... About the SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards SDK ... 511
... 10.2 ... About Flex ... 512
... 10.3 ... When to Use the SDK ... 513
... 10.4 ... How to Use the SDK ... 515
... 10.5 ... What Can I Do with the SDK? ... 518
... 10.6 ... SDK Best Practices ... 521
... 10.7 ... SDK Pitfalls ... 524
... 10.8 ... Summary ... 525

11 ... Get Started with Custom Component Basics ... 527
... 11.1 ... Developing Basic Add-On Property Sheets ... 527
... 11.2 ... Developing Basic Add-On Components ... 543
... 11.3 ... Creating Basic Component Packages ... 552
... 11.4 ... Summary ... 555

12 ... Implement Advanced Custom Add-On Component Features ... 557
... 12.1 ... Implementing Advanced Property Sheet Features ... 557
... 12.2 ... Where to Go from Here: Tips, Tricks, and Resources ... 579
... 12.3 ... Summary ... 579

13 ... Hands-On: Develop Your Custom Add-On Component ... 581
... 13.1 ... Creating the Chart ... 581
... 13.2 ... Creating the Flex Component and Property Sheet Project ... 582
... 13.3 ... Creating the Flex Test Container ... 597
... 13.4 ... Creating the Packager and SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards XLX Add-On ... 597
... 13.5 ... Creating the Data Sharing Component ... 598
... 13.6 ... Summary ... 608

... Appendices ... 609
... A ... Location Intelligence ... 611
... B ... Tips for Using SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards ... 635
... C ... The Authors ... 669

... Index ... 671