Wednesday, April 4, 2012
SoftArtisans have approached me to write a review about OfficeWriter v8 integration with SSRS. Your first question would be: what's OfficeWriter? :)
OfficeWriter is an application that works with Reporting Services in two ways:
1. It Allows you to design a report in Word or Excel and render it to an RDL
2. It allows you to take data from an RDL report and use it in a Word or Excel document
I believe just those two point hold within them quite a lot, but we'll get to that shortly.
I decided to try my hand at creating a report on Adventure Works data:
Thursday, October 6, 2011
I found myself needing to define Model Item Security on a Report Builder 1.0 Model I did some time ago. I followed the guidelines detailed in the Model Item Security page (you can read more also about Securing Models). First of all, I would like to call to your attention that Model Item Security works only if your user isn't a Content Manager or Publisher (as noted in this article about Security in Report Builder 1.0. Please note that it describes the process in the way it worked in SQL Server 2005, which has changed for SQL Server 2008...
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Mr. Amir Netz, Distinguished Engineer at Microsoft, came to lecture about Self - Service BI and Panorama, along with Kobi Averbuch, VP of R&D at Panorama. These are a few of the major points in their lecture:
IT cannot meet all demands. People will try to find a solution themselves.We need a technology to bridge the gap.
How to build a PowerPivot application
We start by installing the PowerPivot add - in. PowerPivot runs in - memory using the Vertipaq engine that ensures quick time response.All this is without indexing and caching.
We connect to the various data sources and bring the data...
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Well I thought today we'd go over visual totals in MDX and also see how they may have an impact on how you assign role based security in you SSAS project.
Visual Totals in MDX are there to give you just what they describe – a sum on the children in a certain set. Child members which are not in the specified set will be ignored during the calculation. For instance, if I have a set that consists of: USA, New York, Washington and California, when I look at the total for USA, I will only see it's sum...
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Panorama Nova View Analytics is a viewer on a cube which enables you to drag and drop attributes and measures onto a grid, so as to study the influences different slicers and dicers have on a measure. Each combination of slicers and dicers with a certain measure, can be saved as a presentation (the name in Panorama for a dynamic report). The presentation is dynamic, as you can change not only the filters on the existing attributes (as in Reporting Services), but also add new attributes and remove the old ones, creating a new presentation altogether from the one...