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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


Data can be displayed and analyzed through tables of different types, as we saw in the previous chapter.

When we are required to visualize data, charts are considered to be a very good solution as they enable us to explore business insights that a flat table isn't suited for.

While a table displays data in a basic, straightforward way, charts can tell the story of the data.

Charts enable us to visualize the data and create an analysis in a very clear way. For example, analyzing a sales trend with a time axis will be much clearer than using a table since a chart can graphically show the trend of the increase or decrease of sales over time.

Charts and visualization components are more suited to aggregative type of data because the graphical effect is lost in the volume of data when using detailed data.

Web Intelligence provides a set of various chart types that can be easily and quickly used to address different types of data visualization requirements.

In this chapter, we will demonstrate...