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Web Service Generator as a part of Xcelsius Engage

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This presentation by Mark Bain details the working of Web Service Generator as a part of Xcelsius Engage.

Mark explores the Various connecting sources of Flynet Web Service Generator which comes with Xcelsius Engage.

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Business Objects QAWS and Crystal Xcelsius

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In this Video demonstration you will learn how to use the QAWS (Query as a Web Service) feature of Business Objects and build Dynamic and Live Dashboard using Crystal Xcelsius.

Connecting Crystal Reports Data to Xcelsius Charts

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In this video demonstration Robert Horne from Business Objects is going to talk about Connecting Crystal Report Data to Xcelsius Charts. He builds a Crystal Xcelsius What-If Visual Model for Crystal Reports. The following are the Tasks:

  1. Exporting Crystal reports Data to Excel
  2. Creating a simple Xcelsius visual model
  3. Embedding the Visual Model inside Crystal reports and linking it to Crystal Reports data.

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Aligning and Positioning in Crystal Xcelsius

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In Crystal Xcelsius, you can easily get sucked into spending hours lining up the edges of the components in a visual model. Avoid the meticulous adjusting of components by using the built-in alignment and position functions found under Format in the main menu. These functions are Align, Make Same Size, Space Evenly, and Center in Document.

The Align functions

Use the Align functions to automatically align the boundaries of a selected group of components, helping you achieve symmetry and flushness without burning out your eyes (a side effect of doing this manually!). You can get to these functions by choosing Format –> Align from the main menu.

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Connecting Crystal Xcelsius Dashboards to OLAP Data Sources using MDX, ASP and XML

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Here is a small article on “Connecting Crystal Xcelsius Dashboards to OLAP Data Sources using MDX, ASP and XML” By James Wakefield, Senior Consultant, Cortell New Zealand Ltd. This article is featured in the Xcelsius Newsletter.

This article will show you how to connect to real-time OLAP data via MDX from your Crystal Xcelsius dashboard. Our script will return OLAP data via MDX statements, ADOMD, ASP and XML.

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Video: XML Map Refresh Component in Xcelsius

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Did you know you can update your source data without re-importing a spreadsheet into Crystal Xcelsius?

Extensible Markup Language (XML) defines a format for sharing data across platforms. Because Excel 2003 and Crystal Xcelsius both offer built-in XML capabilities, you can use the XML format to feed data dynamically into your Crystal Xcelsius-built model or dashboard. The advantage is, once you have built an XML-enabled model, you can forgo the re-import process. Sound good? Watch the Videos:

Part I

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Part II

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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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