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SAP BusinessObjects Reporting Cookbook

By : Yoav Yohav
Book Image

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 tracking

Data tracking follows the theme of formatting rules with a difference, that is, its formatting results are determined by comparing two different results.

Data tracking is used to compare two different result sets returned by the query; a basic comparing scenario would be the current results set compared to the previous results set.

With data tracking, we can analyze changes over time and are able to track increments and decrements of changes along measures and dimension values.

A classical business question can be delivered by a weekly sales report checking whether there was a decrease or an increase in the current week's sales compared to the previous week.

Getting ready

We want to compare the sales results growth and number of cars sold from last year to the current year by analyzing the measures per car maker and quarter.

How to do it...

After getting last year's data, we will first adjust the data tracking options so that we can easily analyze the current year results.

By navigating...