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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:

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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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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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