Category: Front end

Calculation before aggregation: A big NO in BW7.4

I believe all of us have been using the “calculation before aggregation” option multiple times working with (calculated) keyfigures when creating queries/reports. Even though SAP doesn’t want us to keep on using the “calculation before aggregation” option (see warning message below when using it in a SAP BW 7.3 system),...

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Getting out of my comfort zone: SAP Business Objects Dashboards

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I’ve been a ‘back end’ consultant for most of my professional life. I started out with (back end) ABAP development and gradually moved over to (back end) BW development…and later on to Project Management, but that’s less relevant for this blog post. Even though I’m aware of the fact that...

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Visual Intelligence at work: Charting culture

The animation, to be seen in the YouTube video below, distils hundreds of years of culture into just five minutes. A team of historians and scientists wanted to map cultural mobility so they tracked the births and deaths of notable individuals like David, King of Israel, and Leonardo da Vinci,...

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