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Break Boundaries with Custom Components

A commonly requested feature in SCDD custom components (formerly Xcelsius 2008) is the ability to share data between custom components, across separate SWF files. Usually, developers turn to Flash Vars or other methods of workaround, which present limitations and additional work. Fortunately, there is another more streamlined approach if you wish to share data between [...]

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The Slow Death of a Gauge

When I started educating customers on business intelligence dashboards in the early 2000s, we used a term “eye candy for executives.” This term was coined thanks to the flashy graphics and over the top shiny look and feel for Xcelsius. This emotional effect that Xcelsius has on customers is amazing and to this day I [...]

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Reportapalooza Challenge One Results!

Hi Folks, As winner of Challenge #1, and on behalf of not just myself but the other 4 experts, I just want to say THANKS to everyone for your ongoing support and participation in this Reportapalooza competition. It’s really YOU the community, (the partners, customers, fellow reporters)… who make this exciting for us! I can’t [...]

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NEWS: First FleXcelsius Bootcamp!!

Interested in learning how to use the Xcelsius SDK?  Then don’t miss this one time opportunity to learn from the best of best, none other than the FleXcelsius Gurus, as Centigon Solutions hosts the first ever FleXcelsius Bootcamp! In this is a one of a kind boot camp, you will learn how to transform Flex components [...]

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Introducing Reportapalooza – SAP 1st Virtual Reality Show!

If you are on twitter following the @XcelsiusGurus you’ve probably heard the new buzz word #Reportapalooza, SAP’s new virtual reality show where 5 Crystal Reports / Xcelsius experts will compete for prizes. The cool part?  All challenges will be judged by YOU, yes YOU the community who will also have the chance to participate and [...]

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Webinar Alert! “Dashboard Xtreme Makeover Part II”

UPDATE (8/15) – IF YOU ARE A NON-ASUG MEMBER AND WISH TO ATTEND PLEASE SEND US AN EMAIL AT GURUS@EVERYTHINGXCELSIUS.COM BEFORE MONDAY (8/16) AT 10AM EST AND WE WILL MAKE SURE YOU ARE INCLUDED. THANKS TO ASUG FOR RESPONDING TO THE COMMUNITY! Sorry for the late notice, but I wanted to be sure to invite [...]

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NEWS: Xcelsius PowerPoint & Adobe Flash 10.1 Issue

UPDATED: SAP JUST ANNOUNCED THAT ADOBE RELEASED THE FIX EARLY. CLICK HERE TO READ. If you are the average Xcelsius user who demos dashboards on a regular basis via PowerPoint you’ve probably encountered the issue seen below when you try to view your dashboards in PPT after updating to Adobe Flash Player 10.1  As you [...]

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Xcelsius Advanced Developer Workshop

    I wanted to drop a quick post to let our community know that due to an overwhelming request, we have decided to hold another session of our Xcelsius Advanced Developer Workshop.   Xcelsius Advanced Developer Workshop (Sep 22- Sep 23 | Dallas, TX) Mike Alexander (Author, Crystal Xcelsius For Dummies) and Loren Abdulezer(Author, Xcelsius Best [...]

Custom Component Style Preservation

During my time as a custom UI component developer for Xcelsius, I have encountered user interface styling and skinning loss at Xcelsius runtime and recently spoke to several developers who have experienced this issue as well. Fortunately, the workaround to preserve styles is fairly easy to apply. The problem: You may develop a button, canvas, [...]

“Dear aBI” Advice Column on SCN

It is such a pleasure to be the first SAP Mentor to kick off this new “Dear aBI” series on the SCN Network.  As a BusinessObjects reporting community evangelist, I was first humbled, but then excited about being asked to do this.  I’m always amazed at how many questions we get from the community.  The [...]