For example, group related items together — again using colors, labels, and borders. See Figure 1. One of the features introduced in Xcelsius is the embedded Microsoft Excel spreadsheet at design time. The embedded spreadsheet means you can insert or remove rows or columns, and the components track the ranges they are bound to. See Figure 2.
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For example, group related items together — again using colors, labels, and borders. See Figure 1. One of the features introduced in Xcelsius is the embedded Microsoft Excel spreadsheet at design time.
The embedded spreadsheet means you can insert or remove rows or columns, and the components track the ranges they are bound to. See Figure 2. If you insert or remove rows in an external spreadsheet and import it, the components cannot track range changes. It is a good idea to place frequently used or common logic or data at the top-left of the tab in your spreadsheet. See Figure 3. Figure 3: Place Common Data and Logic at the Top of the Spreadsheet Use Multiple Tabs If you find that you have to keep scrolling your spreadsheet tab to see your logic or data, you may want to consider using multiple tabs or worksheets instead.
See Figure 4. Design On Paper Remove yourself from the data you want to visualize. Create a rough drawing on paper away from your computer. This can be useful to get a general idea for the visualization you want to create and also to use to sign off the basic design of your visualization.
Start With An Empty Spreadsheet Dashboards does not support using spreadsheets that have links to other spreadsheets or have macros in them.
So it is a good idea to start with the empty spreadsheet that is embedded within the designer. Using the empty spreadsheet will also reduce the risk that you use Microsoft Excel functions or plug-ins that are not suppoorted. Also, the more logic and nested functions and cell references you put in your spreadsheet, the longer it can take when the data changes, so the cell values and related cells values have to be recalculated.
If you have any data or logic that is not used within your visualization, get rid of it from your spreadsheet. If you have functions for values that do not change so are not dynamic or used by what-if scenarios , then to make sure your visualization is more efficient, convert the data to fixed hard-coded values using Copy and Paste Special as Values in the spreadsheet.
Add Components Using the design you created on paper earlier, mock up your visualization using components. At this point, there is no need to add data to your spreadsheet; you are just creating the basic visual layout for your visualization. However, it is a good idea to share your design at this point as a second stage of feedback before you start adding more complexity.
Add Some Dummy Data To Test Components And Interactivity Add in some dummy data to your spreadsheet — just enough so that you can test your components and interactivity. Again, share your design to get feedback before you add more complexity.
Show or Hide Components At Runtime With Dynamic Visibility Logic Optional Often you want to re-use the real estate within your dashboard by hiding and showing components based on user interactions or data changes. You can control when a component is shown or hidden by using Dynamic Visibility in the Behavior tab. When the value in the Dynamic Visibility Key cell matches the value in the Status cell the component will be shown, otherwise it is hidden.
Test the interactivity of hiding and showing components, and again, share your design to gather feedback. Remove Your Dummy Data Now it is time to replace your dummy data with actual data or data to be fed from outside of your dashboard. If the data in your dashboard is of a secure nature, it is a good idea to remove the dummy data from your spreadsheet but leave the cells and cell coloring as they were. Thus, before the data is retrieved and displayed, there is no data to see until the end user has successfully authenticated.
There are two optional advanced topics when you export your SWF into a Web page: Pass initial values using Flash Variables: Use the Flash Variables connection in your dashboard to define the Flash Variables names and where to place the values in the spreadsheet.
Because the Dashboards designer is an application, we choose not to apply the security restrictions — so you can query data from wherever you need to at design time or preview time. To run this SWF on your desktop, you need to make it trusted, so it can access Web sites or local data. Click Add Click Add Folder To fix this you need to add a cross domain policy file to the root folder of your web server.
It is a best practice to add a cross domain policy file to every web server that you want to access data from including the one that the SWF file runs from The root folder differs depending on which web server you are using. It allows any SWF on any domain to access data on the web server so it behaves in a similar way to if someone was running the SWF from the desktop. This is the default setting for a query.
If you have any queries or connections set to refresh before components are loaded the Initializing message phase stays up until they have all completed. Excel cells.
END TO END SCENARIOS WITH XCELSIUS 2008 PDF
After completing this unit, you will be able to:? To enable the SAP authentication 1. Log onto the Central Management Console. Navigate to Authentication. Double-Click SAP. If you configured the SAP landscape to leverage load balancing you need to enter the details on message server and logon group, otherwise you can use a particular application server. Enter Username, Password, and Language.
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Mukree January 8, 2 minute read. We look forward to working with you more closely next year. Using Xcelsius to build a scorecard view 6. Adding interactive Business Intelligence features to Xcelsius See what some of you have already built on the Xcelsius Add-on Marketpalce. Much of the success we have seen with the Xcelsius support would not have been possible without your continued support and commitment.