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InfoSol News: Keeping You in the Loop – Volume 1, Issue 7


Go Forth and Webify the World

webify-the-world-260x103Ever wonder how SAP’s BusinessObjects Web Intelligence software got to where it is today? Paul Grill shares his experience with BusiessObjects and Web Intelligence and talks about how far the product has come since the early 1990’s.  LEARN MORE


SABOC Is Around the Corner, Visit InfoSol at Booth #200

Newsletter-V1-I6-SABOC-2014-Booth-200-v2InfoSol will be a Diamond Sponsor at this year’s SABOC hosted by ASUG in Fort Worth, TX Sept. 22-24 and will be participating in many of the key features of the event: Hands-On Training, Education Sessions, and the Developer Wars.

Make sure to visit the InfoSol team at Booth #200, we will be raffling off an Ipad Air!  READ MORE

Xcelsius Tech Tip: Overcoming Checkbox Shortcomings

tech-tip-image-260x103The checkbox is one of the most common UI elements that allows its userse to have binary choices and it is available out-of-the-box in Xcelsius/SAP Dashboards. However, the Xcelsius component is limited due to the inability to control the selection or reset to its default state in run-time programmatically. In this tech tip InfoSol’s dashboarding guru Runali Ghosh will describe how she altered her design to overcome this challenge.   MASTER XCELSIUS

Yellowfin 7.1 Webinar: The GeoPack Feature

YF-GeoPack-Feature-WebinarThis webinar will explore the latest feature addition to the Yellowfin BI solution: the ability to assign non-GIS data to location elements with the Yellowfin GeoPack.  Reserve your seat today, space is limited!

Date: Thursday, October 16, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM MST


InfoSol’s Virtual Training Offerings

Newsletter-V1-I6-InfoSol-Education-GTRLooking for training for BusinessObjects, Yellowfin BI, or InfoBurst without the hassle of traveling to receive it? InfoSol has you covered with our virtual training offerings! (On-site training is also available upon request)



Check Out This Month’s Highlighted Courses:

Paul’s Tech Term of the Month

issue-2-tech-term-monthReport Bursting – When I entered the term “report bursting” into Wikipedia it says it does not exist as an entry but the first related search it suggests is “Exploding trousers”. This takes you to an article about farmers in New Zealand in the 1930’s who were having trouble with the pants bursting into flames at random times. It was later found to be due to a weed killer they were using.

Report bursting in the I.T. world was well known in the day of legacy mainframes as multi-part reports were produced on impact printers.  They would first have to be decollated to remove the carbon paper in between and separated into single parts and then “bursted” into sub-reports that would be mailed to different individuals. In the world of Business Intelligence, report bursting is very popular as the majority of recipients wish to receive their reports in either Excel or PDF format.  A BI reporting tool may produce a report for all clients and then an automated bursting function can be applied to split the report by client and intelligently distribute the individual client report in the preferred format to the required destination. Some BI bursting tools can also regroup the content from different reports and burst dashboards.

About jshields

John Shields started working for InfoSol in the summer of 2012 after graduating from Arizona State University with his bachelors degree in Computer Information Systems. He is passionate about web development and data visualization and has taken over the reigns as InfoSol's Champion of Web Presence. Outside of work he enjoys the outdoors and is an avid mountain biker and snowboarder.

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