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Tableau 2018.1 : Vol 10 : Tableau Prep

Tableau has just released a new product named Tableau Prep .  Tableau Prep can be considered a built-in ETL ( E xtract T ransform and L oad) utility that can save the data extract output (.hyper or .tde) files to a local folder, network sha...
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IBIS 2018

I'm happy once again to be speaking at IBIS - The Best BusinessObjects Educational and Knowledge Exchange Conference of the Year .  This year, however, the focus of my sessions will be Tableau .  This conference has long had a reputation fo...
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Tableau 10 : Vol 9 : Version 10.5 Viz in Tooltip

One of the most awaited features in the last few years has been Viz in Viz or Viz in Tooltip .  That functionality has finally arrived in version 10.5.  Watch my new video to see how it works! I've also uploaded the completed workbook ...
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Tableau 10 : Vol 8 : Donut Charts

Learn how to create Donut Charts in Tableau 10!   The ​ twbx ​ file available for download below was created using Tableau 10.3.2 File Name: Donut-Charts File Size: 871 kb Download File
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Tableau 10 : Vol 7 : Dynamic Dimensions and Measures

Learn how to create worksheets and dashboards in Tableau 10 with Dynamic Dimensions and Measures. File Name: Dynamic-Dimensions-and-Measures File Size: 1.6 mb Download File
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Tableau 10 : Vol 6 : Level of Detail Expressions

Learn about Level of Detail (LOD) Expressions with Tableau 10. The video shows examples of using LOD Expressions with Tableau 10. Tableau LOD expressions are a method used to compute aggregations that are not at the level of detail of the visualizati...
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Tableau 10 : Vol 5 : Leveraging SAP BusinessObjects

This video shows how companies with an investment in SAP BusinessObjects and Tableau can leverage the work performed in creating Universes and Web Intelligence reports by using a product called InfoBurst from InfoSol . 
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Tableau 10 : Vol 4 : Grouping and Sets

A tutorial on Groups and Sets in Tableau 10.  To work through the examples in the video, download the file below. File Name: Grouping-and-Sets File Size: 936 kb Download File
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Tableau 10 : Vol 3 : Folders, Hierarchies and Drill Down

Learn how to organize your data into Folders in Tableau 10.  Find out how hierarchies work and create custom hierarchies to drill-down to your data in Tableau 10.  To work through the examples in the video, download the file below. File Nam...
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Tableau 10 : Vol 2 : Data Blending

Tutorial on Data Blending in Tableau 10.  To work through the examples in the video, download the file below. File Name: Data-Blending-Tutorial File Size: 83 kb Download File
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Tableau 10 : Vol 1 : Introduction and Connecting to Data

This video contains an introduction to Tableau 10 and illustrates how to connect to multiple data sources.  To work through the examples in the video, download the file below. File Name: Intro-and-Data File Size: 826 kb Download File
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Business Objects 4x - Report Bursting with Dynamic Recipients

Part 2 of a 2 part series on Report Bursting and Distribution in Business Objects 4x. This video focuses on Dynamic Recipients - functionality that allows you to distribute reports outside of your Business Objects infrastructure. 
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Joomla! 3x - Custom JCE Editor Profiles

Learn how to create custom editor profiles for your Joomla website using the JCE Editor. This Joomla! extension is available at: https://www.joomlacontenteditor.net/ 
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Business Objects 4x - Free-hand SQL with Web Intelligence

Learn how to use free-hand SQL and execute Stored Procedures with Web Intelligence instead of using a Universe as your report data source. 
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Build a Joomla 3.4 Website in 2015

Build a Joomla! website from scratch using a combination of free and paid extensions and templates. Update January 2016. Due to a very busy schedule and not enough time to dedicate to the learnjoomla.info website, I have decided to disable the site. ...
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Business Objects 4.1 - Web Intelligence Tables and Sections

Learn about Tables and Sections in Web Intelligence. 
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Business Objects 4x - InfoBurst Enterprise Review and Tutorial

 In this video, I review a product called InfoBurst Enterprise from Infosol: http://www.infosol.com/solutions/infoburst/ InfoBurst offers report bursting, distribution and scheduling functionality above and beyond the core functionality offered ...
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Business Objects 4x - Report Bursting and Distribution

Part 1 of a 2 part series on Report Bursting and Distribution with Business Objects 4x. This tutorial illustrating techniques for Report Bursting and Distribution using Business Objects 4x. This video shows how to configure Profiles and Publications ...
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Business Objects 4x - Web Intelligence Document Linking

 Learn how to link documents in Business Objects 4 with Web Intelligence... Create a summary report and link to one or more detail reports. This tutorial links to two detail reports containing data and charts.
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Business Objects 4x - Web Intelligence Calculation Contexts

Explanation of Calculation Contexts in Web Intelligence including descriptions of context operators and keywords. This video tutorial includes an example of using calculation contexts and report formatting in Web Intelligence to achieve functionality...
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