Posts Tagged ‘ Building Business Intelligence ’

Web Report Studio: Changing a Style to Your Colors

July 25, 2012
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Web Report Studio: Changing a Style to Your Colors

On a recent project, we needed to change the colors of the bars to match the customer’s website style.  I had heard this was a daunting task requiring lots of white magic and prayer. Turns out what is difficult is if you want to completely re-do a style but it’s fairly simple if you...
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Web Report Studio: Recognize these 2 Gotchas?

July 23, 2012
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Web Report Studio: Recognize these 2 Gotchas?

If you aren’t paying close attention to the messages in Web Report Studio, you may run into some puzzling issues.  The messages that SAS produces may not be obvious enough if you are expecting a different behavior, thus making troubleshooting a bit difficult. Gotcha 1: Why Won’t My Changes Save? This reminder comes from...
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Quick HTML Guide for SAS Programmers

June 25, 2012
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Quick HTML Guide for SAS Programmers

The SAS BI web clients each have their own link (or URL).  When working across many customer sites or even just using my own demo sites –  there can be a lot of links to track (BI Dashboard, Portal, WRS, etc). Certainly I can add bookmarks to my browser –  but when moving to...
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Business Intelligence: Good Things to Share!

June 22, 2012
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Business Intelligence: Good Things to Share!

I have been very busy in the past month writing guest post for some of the different blogs that I follow and find interesting.  I’ve also been reading some books that I wanted to share with you! Blogging! Blogging! and More Blogging! Here’s some of the guest posts that I have contributed around the...
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SAS Enterprise Guide: Import Odd Spreadsheet Data

May 30, 2012
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SAS Enterprise Guide: Import Odd Spreadsheet Data

Perhaps you took my advise a few weeks back and took advantage of the amazing (trumps blare!) SAS Enterprise Guide ability to import MS Excel spreadsheets.  However, if your spreadsheet is a little different – then you may run into some issue when you go to import it.  For instance, look at this import: ...
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Web Report Studio: Adding Drill-Down Filter Based on a Date

May 21, 2012
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Web Report Studio: Adding Drill-Down Filter Based on a Date

When I was creating the Summary and Detailed reports for the SAS Global Forum paper, I was demonstrating how to link from the weekly chart to the detailed report about the week.  On my first try with my Week Filter based on the date value – it just would not work.  Eeek!  To fix the problem...
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SAS BI: Does Your Organization Have a BI Strategy?

May 18, 2012
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SAS BI: Does Your Organization Have a BI Strategy?

One of the best things about attending the SAS Global Forum is all the brilliant people you get to meet.  Guy Garrett’s presentation about planning a BI strategy was quiet popular and I have to say he was very witty.  Turns out implementing a BI strategy is similar to dating – who knew?  Anyway...
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SAS Stored Processes: 3 Tips to Improve Your Prompts

May 16, 2012
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SAS Stored Processes: 3 Tips to Improve Your Prompts

SAS stored processes are similar to SAS programs in that they use the same programming language.  Many of my SAS programs I created early on were only used by me, so I could live with  a little uncertainty and it was easy enough to check the logs for any issues.  If anything went wrong...
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