Designing high performance Crystal Reports

I have worked on various Crystal reports version starting with Crystal Reports 7.5 back in year 1999 to latest Crystal Reports 2016 & Crystal reports for Enterprise. It is one of the best tool to design pixel perfect reports. When it comes to performance, lot of developers think that it is NOT up to the

SAP Crystal Reports against HANA on SAP BI Platform

Video demo of SAP Crystal Reports against SAP HANA. Getting started & knowing the details is the biggest challenge when you start working with something new or with technologies you have very little experience with. I have tried to simplify for users on how to get started with creating Crystal reports for Enterprise against the

Good Interview questions to ask for SAP Business Objects Admin

I was asked by a colleague to list some of the questions “I” would ask if I am interviewing a person for SAP Business Objects (SAP BI Platform) admin. Their team is trying to hire a candidate and he wants some Q&A to judge the candidate. It has been 16 years when I first got

SAP BI Platform 4.2 SP5 – Issue Charting on 2nd Dimension in Explorer

If your company uses SBOP Explorer 4.2, you need to read this. There is a potential showstopper in SAP 4.2 SP5. The error we see on the charts is “It was not possible to generate the chart.” The knowledge base which documents this issue is can be found on the link below. (2558269) This particular

Advancements in AI (Artificial Intelligence) – Blessing or Curse ?

The information being fed to a normal person in today’s world is unprecedented. There is so much to consume & make sense of this information in daily routine that we often find ourselves in complex dilemmas. We often tend to change our position and stands we took once that information really sinks in to us.

Demo – Steps of Loading Data in HANA, Creating reports on HANA

This video contains steps on how to use raw data and load it using “Data Services” into SAP HANA. Once the data is loaded into HANA, this video shows on how to create Universe(s) using Information Design Tool (IDT) connecting to SAP HANA. This also covers creation of Information spaces and exploration views connecting directly

Integration of SAP Dashboard Design (Xcelsius) with SAP Crystal Reports

This video demonstrate integration of Dashboards designed in SAP Dashboards (Xcelsius) into SAP Crystal reports. Some of the advantages of doing this includes Utilizing the richness & interactive dashboard as part of Crystal Report which provides Advanced Charts & Graphics Sliders, Scorecards, switching between different tabs/canvas within report. Once integrated in SAP Crystal Reports, this

My first attempt at doing a Video Blog

This is my first attempt at giving video blogging a try. I had this idea for too long now to start creating video blogs which are less time consuming and more interactive in things we want to share with the world. For now, I have collected some topics which I want to focus on for

Summary of Session I will be Speaking at SAPTechEd 2016

This will be more of a real-time demo with massaged development data.  The team has used health analytics data to analyze the effectiveness of drug therapies. With the marketing exploration view, the team can track the effectiveness of liaisons in getting network provider referrals. We will also discuss personalization of explorer based on user roles, dashboards

Book I have reviewed – Reporting with Visual Studio & Crystal Reports is on Sale Now

This book is written by author Mahmoud Elkaoush for novice to intermediate developers who have just started creating “Crsytal Reports” using Microsoft Visual Studio. The chapters  are well equipped with examples and screenshots which helps you undertstand it in really easy way. I have personally done review of this book and expect that the users to benefit from

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