Archive for November, 2007

How to launch customized Crystal Reports from your dashboards?

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Do business users at your company ever look at a dashboard and wonder where the data comes from? Would they like to be able to view a report with the detailed data? Good news—they can. Now you can launch a Crystal Report directly from your Crystal Xcelsius dashboard. In this article you’ll learn how to leverage Crystal Vision Server (which includes Crystal Reports Server and Crystal Xcelsius Workgroup) to provide a link from your dashboard to launch a Crystal Report, passing content and parameters along the way.

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How to Automatically trigger URL links in Xcelsius using the URL Component?

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Ever wondered how to open a link when clicked on an Image in Fish Eye component or a cell in the Table Componenet in Xcelsius, here is a quick trick. The URL link component has a very cool feature which will enable a user to do that. Many xcelsius users ignore this feature because it is hidden in the component properties tab. As you can see my english is pretty bad, and i recieved a lot of bad feedback i have decided to do something different Starting this post. For all issue related or feature related posts, I will be uploading a video file, so that users can easily understand what am i talking about. These video files are recorded in Camtasia (Screen Capture Software). Also i’m going to post some of the videos from Datapig technologies created by Mike Alexander. Click on the below image to launch the video.

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“Excel is busy” message when importing Excel spreadsheet

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The deadline is nearing, the boss is breathing down your neck and BANG pops up this error message on your screen. I understand how bad is that situation. I have seen many users encountering the same issue. All the tech support forums are stormed with this issue. I did face this issue sometime earlier, however i dont know how it was fixed, i woke up the other day and it was gone. Anyways, let me tell you what all i tried and failed and its not just me who tried without a fix.

  1. Tried creating a new Excel sheet and link it to the Dashboard-Negative
  2. Tried re-installing both Xcelsius and MS Office-Negative
  3. Killed all excel add-ins-Negative
  4. Shut down Anti-Virus-Negative
  5. Tried on various Office Versions (2000, XP, 2003 & 2007)-Negative
  6. Un-Installed all Excel related software-Negative
  7. Posted questions on various forums-Negative
  8. Asked theExperts in the technology-Negative

Guess what was left. Yup. Pray to God-Hell Negative. Also looks like there was no specific response from BO on this issue despite several attempts. Finally we had to do the ultimate solution for all issues, OS Re installation, which is the last thing i wanted to do. Yes it worked, but everyday while driving to work i just pray god it does not pop up again. Nevertheless, if you have faced the same issue and resolved it, then please leave a comment.

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