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The Magic of Breaks

by Michael Ward on May 11, 2021 No comments

This presentation provides an in-depth look at applying breaks to report blocks. Topics include:

  • Adding Single/Multiple Breaks
  • Adding Group Breaks
  • Managing Your Breaks
  • Removing redundant headers and footers
  • Value based breaks
  • Automatic subtotals when applying breaks
  • Other Break format options
  • Tips and tricks to get the most out of the Analysis Toolbar
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Michael WardThe Magic of Breaks

Recreating SQL "Partition By" with Web Intelligence to Display Detail Row and Aggregates Together

by Runali Ghosh on April 13, 2021 No comments
Calculating aggregation at different levels to slice and dice data is a frequent requirement in the world of BI. Web Intelligence provides a very efficient method to perform aggregate calculations against not only different levels of granularity but also display them together. A very simple example will be to show the Revenue by City and by Country in the same table side by side in the same row.
In this session, we will explore the different scopes and ways this capability can be utilized. This will also offer an alternate way to obtain the same result as “PARTITION BY” – a clause frequently used in SQL to achieve complex calculations related to aggregation. This clause divides a query's result set into partitions. Although an option, Custom SQL is often not accessible to many WebI users and brings other challenges. Knowing the WebI technique will be a great addition to eliminate those limitations and extend your options for complex analytical calculations.
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Runali GhoshRecreating SQL "Partition By" with Web Intelligence to Display Detail Row and Aggregates Together

Creating Webi Dashboards that Blow Your Socks Off! Part 2

by Amy ONeel on March 30, 2021 No comments

You ask for it, you got it! In response to requests for more Dashboarding tips, we’ve put together some detail on some of the other methods we often use in creating “Socks-off!” dashboards in Webi. We’ll cover a plethora of details on images and symbols as well as usage and limitations of the new Time Dimension feature. We’ll finish up the presentation with some lesser known chart formatting options in Webi to get to the final look and maximum meaning we want in our dashboards.

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Amy ONeelCreating Webi Dashboards that Blow Your Socks Off! Part 2

Compare and Contrast Charts - WebI Vs Tableau

by Rajesh Ponnurangam on March 16, 2021 No comments

A chart transforms your data into Actionable insights. Do you want to know how Web Intelligence charts compare against Tableau? Join this webinar where Rajesh Ponnurangam from Infosol will compare the charting engines in Web Intelligence and Tableau.

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Rajesh PonnurangamCompare and Contrast Charts - WebI Vs Tableau

Intuitive Report Filtering with Element Linking

by Roxanne Pittman on February 2, 2021 No comments

Setting up Element Linking in Webi Reports is easy and can greatly expand your on-report filtering options. From “dashboard” like menu selectors to chart “drilling”, this often overlooked functionality in Webi is a cool tool for the Webi report developer. This session will show creative ways of using Element Linking to drive decisions and expand insights in Web Intelligence.

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Roxanne PittmanIntuitive Report Filtering with Element Linking

Anything You Can Do in Webi 4.2, You can Do Better in Webi 4.3

by Samuel Polichouk on November 24, 2020 No comments

While you may have seen the dramatically different Webi 4.3 User Interface, you may not have seen or realized all the amazing things you can do with it.

This exciting, all-demo session will feature Samuel Polichouk from SAP France creating a really cool Webi report/dashboard in the latest Webi 4.2 and then creating the same report/dashboard in the all new Webi 4.3 so you can not only see how easy in can be done but also see the power of the new Webi 4.3.

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Samuel PolichoukAnything You Can Do in Webi 4.2, You can Do Better in Webi 4.3

Creating Webi Dashboards that Blow Your Socks off!

by Amy ONeel on October 13, 2020 2 comments

Taking inspiration from the 2020 Most Valuable Dashboard award winning dashboard, we will show some amazing techniques to creating dashboards in Web Intelligence.  This session will cover out the box Webi features as well as some third-party add-on components to make stunning visual dashboards.

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Amy ONeelCreating Webi Dashboards that Blow Your Socks off!

WAAD (Webi as a Dashboard)

by Alan Anolik on September 29, 2020 No comments

While Web Intelligence has been traditionally seen as a BI reporting tool, more and more organizations are using it to create amazing and effective dashboards.

This eye-opening session will take you on a step by step journey on how to take existing Web Intelligence reports and transform them into beautiful, intricate, and interactive dashboards using many of the new features and capabilities available in the latest BI 4.2 release. Including integration of data viz.

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Alan AnolikWAAD (Webi as a Dashboard)

The Dashboard Effect – Influencing Tomorrow’s Change

by John Zbyszinski on July 21, 2020 No comments

We have all seen dashboards built with Xcelsius, Custom Code, Webi, and even Tableau. We also have the resources to learn how to construct dashboards with these tools, but why should we build these dashboards? In this session, previous year IBIS Dashboard winners dashboards will be showcased explaining not how the dashboards were made, but how the dashboards actually promote Business Intelligence and make a difference. There will be a strong discussion using these examples to show the impact dashboards make in multiple settings.

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John ZbyszinskiThe Dashboard Effect – Influencing Tomorrow’s Change

Improving the User Experience with Copy in Your BI projects

by Claire Harris on July 7, 2020 No comments

Getting your copy/text right for your dashboards and reports is more important than you might think! choosing an effective visual is only half the battle. You need clear, concise communications to support your data and help convey your message/tell a story.

In this session we take a look at tips and tricks for clear communications, we show you when and where incorporating a tone of voice is important, and we call-out the key information you should include in your chart annotations. You will come away from this session with a better understanding of the level of control you have over how your information is consumed.

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Claire HarrisImproving the User Experience with Copy in Your BI projects