This weeks blog is for the more technically minded among our user base and our partner network – not for everyone, but highlights some potentially very powerful capabilities!
We will be looking at using MDX: and MDXSet: along with Query Generators to create sub-cubes, meaning we can develop advanced reports that would otherwise be difficult to achieve.
Continue reading “Advanced Grid Reporting – MDX:”
As we’ve seen in the past, XL3Link is a flexible formula that is really worth knowing about to help easily build interlinked reports. To some extent it’s like a Swiss army knife – multi-purpose! From highlighting a series on a chart to hosting a tooltip, XL3Link is a flexible formula that can help make your reporting more interactive at multiple levels.
In this post we’ll be discussing a few more novel ways to use XL3Link.
Continue reading “Linking it all together”
XLCubed is a great tool when it comes to member searching: it allows you to quickly and easily find members as well as dynamically update a report based on search parameters. Take a read of our last post to get started with this functionality.
The example in this post uses these searching methods to create a product search page. The left side provides search functionality for all the products contained in the cube, with a link to select the product which displays the full details on the right side.
Continue reading “Member Searching To Create A Product Details Page”
Did you know how easy it is to search for members within XLCubed?
Continue reading “Member Searching”
We previously briefly covered the updates to XLCubedWeb to support single sign-on using SAML 2.0, in this blog we will go through the process needed to setup SSO in XLCubedWeb using Okta and the steps required to map the users through to cube-defined roles in Analysis Services.
Continue reading “Okta and SAML 2.0 SSO support in Analysis Services with XLCubedWeb”
With the upcoming maintenance release of V9.2 we are introducing support for Single sign-on in XLCubedWeb, this can be configured to use any SAML 2.0 identity provider and provides some useful functionality for integrated user-level data access in Analysis Services.
For the moment Analysis Services only supports windows-based authentication, and many of our customers are using single-sign on providers to authenticate users and provide application access. As part of our single-sign on solution we give the ability to define the Analysis Services access level for the users in the identity provider (or via a custom SQL lookup if access level mapping is stored outside of the provider).
This allows customers to setup SSO and still allow different users to have different access to different cube levels. To do this XLCubed makes use of the “EffectiveUser” and “Roles” connection properties, these properties allow the connection to run as a particular user or in the context of a cube-define role.
The following gives an overview of the process when using role mappings stored in the identity provider:
Or if using SQL to provide the user to role mapping:
You can see more about the setup process on the following page:
We will also look at a practical example of setting up single sign with role mapping in a future blog
Last week’s post looked at the fundamentals of formatting XLCubed grids. A lot can be done with these techniques but sometimes more interactive formatting is desired. Within an XLCubed grid you can set Interaction Options to track which cell has been selected and output the selection and/or format it. In this post, we will look at how to apply this to highlight a row across multiple grids.
Continue reading “Common Row Highlighting”
Most formatting in XLCubed can be handled though the formatting options available on the right-click menu, and today’s blog will cover some of the common use cases.
Continue reading “Grid Formatting 101”
Dashboard cards are a great way to group related data and make key information more accessible. The flexibility of Excel and XLCubed means there are a number of ways you might choose the incorporate a card-based design into your dashboards. In this blog we will consider one way to do this using XLCubed dashboard sheets and paged viewports.
Continue reading “Dashboard Designs: Dynamic Cards”
XLCubed has lots of options for Ranking, Sorting and Filtering (And Searching. And Grouping. And, and and … 😉)
As well as all of these, one often overlooked aspect of the Advanced member selector is the member combination mode.
This enables lots of interesting scenarios, especially as you can run more advanced selections on the results of these.
Continue reading “Combining Sets”