Common Report Performance Problems

June 13, 2016

Ahhh performance.  This topic can really be a can of worms!  I will try to touch on a few very common problems here and maybe follow up with more details depending on what anyone might like to see. I continue to see this pop up over and over in almost every different type of solution, […]

You Should Really Learn SQL

September 20, 2015

I have seen a trend over the last several years of more and more BI developers using SAP BusinessObjects who don’t know SQL. So I guess this is just a little PSA of sorts. 🙂 This applies to using SAP BusinessObjects with relational databases, and especially for those who are or desire to work with Universes […]

Conditional Symbols in Webi

August 20, 2014

I’ve been meaning to write about this for a while and have finally decided that tonight is the night. 🙂 Some of you may have found the symbols feature in Analysis for OLAP where you can use different symbol indicators with varying colors to add some visual cues to Analysis Workspaces.  This is also possible […]

Dynamic image from a URI in Webi

Dynamically displaying binary images from a database in Webi

April 18, 2014

I recently stumbled my way into this trick while helping another developer with a personnel reporting solution.  I found that it is possible to display images that are stored in a binary data column (such as an Oracle BLOB field or SQL Server Image or VARBINARY field) in a Webi block as long as you […]