BI PUBLISHER – PART IV

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BI PUBLISHER – PART IV

In Part IV of our BI Publisher blog series, we will touch on adding drilling URL’s to the report. Step 1:  Add a drilling URL expression as a field on the query. Step 2:  Run the query to make sure the expression is a field. Step 3:  Add to the RTF template. Simply add a column

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BI PUBLISHER – PART III

In Part III of our BI Publisher blog series, we will walk through the steps of defining it as a report in PeopleSoft and setting it up to run. Step 1: Create a report definition under BI Publisher>Report Definition. Give the report a name. The Data Source is Query. The Source ID is the query name.  Click

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BI PUBLISHER – PART II

In Part II of our BI Publisher blog series, we will demonstrate how to make a functional and presentable report by leveraging Word. To add a header to the top of the report, open the header. Then, cut and paste the header into the report. To add conditional formatting, go to the BI Publisher tab

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BI Publisher – Part I

In this blog series, we will refresh and present BI Publisher again. We’ll walk through the generation of a BI Publisher report step-by-step. Step 1: To begin, create the query that you want to turn into a report. Utilize Query Manager just as you would any other query; name and save it. Step 2: Run

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Work-Life Balance: A Thing of the Past

Are you striving for work-life balance or is your company encouraging you to seek work-life balance? If so, you are probably on a mission doomed for failure. There appears to be several reasons why work-life balance is a thing of the past. For most people, the 40-hour work week no longer exists. Technology keeps us

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Why are Work Centers Important?

We have covered work centers before, namely what they are, and how they are part of end user experience improvements. But how does that really apply in the real world, outside overview blog posts? Let’s look at the Buyer Work Center.  In order to understand the value, we have to understand what a buyer does

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Business Intelligence Requirements Gathering: Ask the Right Questions!

We have discussed these things before: business intelligence requirements gathering, maintenance management, and even business intelligence for maintenance management. The following example dialog is intended as an easy way to understand how asking the right questions can lead to getting the right answers for your business when it comes to business intelligence requirements gathering. This is

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The Four Degrees of Understanding

If people are connected by six degrees of separation, then I contend that raw data and true IT wisdom are connected by four degrees of understanding.  Let me explain. (And this won’t involve Kevin Bacon at all. Promise.) For the past 25 years I have implemented ERP systems that essentially are a historical picture of

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