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SAP BusinessObjects Reporting Cookbook

By : Yoav Yohav
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SAP BusinessObjects Reporting Cookbook

By: Yoav Yohav

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (21 chapters)
SAP BusinessObjects Reporting Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Working with local data providers

One of the greatest options Web Intelligence Rich Client holds is the ability to work with local data providers such as Excel and text files regardless of whether we have the SAP BI server environment. This option of using Excel can be also found in the latest version of SAP BI4 (from SP2), but it's extremely useful as we actually work locally with local files.

This option is great when we require analyzing or using external data sources that are not stored in our main database or data warehouse.

We have already demonstrated in Chapter 8, Merging Data, that we can use local and external data providers as well; the main difference in our next example would be that we will be using a local text file in offline mode without actually connecting to the repository.

Getting ready

We want to analyze our local text file containing sales figures of sales persons; this data will be transformed into a Web Intelligence document to be shared with the rest of the sales team...