Crystal Xcelsius: Data Connectivity

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Description

Goals

  • This one-day instructor-led course is designed to provide you with an understanding of how to create models that are linked to live data sources.
  • By the end of the course, you will understand what methods for connectivity are available within Crystal Xcelsius ®and which connectivity method to use in specific situations.
  • You will have the opportunity to practice creating different types of models through a series of workshops.
  • The business benefit of this course is that you will be able to create models that can act as dashboards, scorecards, and live reports for a full range of interactivity and maximum benefit.

Audience

  • The target audience for this course is the technical user who …

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Goals

  • This one-day instructor-led course is designed to provide you with an understanding of how to create models that are linked to live data sources.
  • By the end of the course, you will understand what methods for connectivity are available within Crystal Xcelsius ®and which connectivity method to use in specific situations.
  • You will have the opportunity to practice creating different types of models through a series of workshops.
  • The business benefit of this course is that you will be able to create models that can act as dashboards, scorecards, and live reports for a full range of interactivity and maximum benefit.

Audience

  • The target audience for this course is the technical user who will connect existing models to live data sources.

Prerequisites

Essential
  • * Prerequisite Education (To be successful, you should have attended the following offering:):
  • Crystal Xcelsius 4 .5: Designing Interactive Presentations * Prerequisite Knowledge/Experience (While not required for this course, experience with these products or technologies will be helpful:):
  • Working knowledge of databases, XML, Flash, Live Office and Excel 2003 XML maps

Content

  • Overview
    • Define the overall process for creating interactive models using Crystal Xcelsius Designer
    • Define the different methods available for connecting data from liv data sources to your models
    • Identify the components that can be linked to live data sources
  • Using XML and the Use Web Services Option
    • Define how and why the Use Web Service option is used for connectivity
    • Describe the process of configuring a Crystal Xcelsius model to replace a range of data with XML data
    • Understand the correct structure for the source XML file
  • Using Excel 2003 XML Maps
    • Define what Excel 2003 XML maps are, and describe the process involved in configuring Crystal Xcelsius to update a model using Excel 2003 XML maps
    • Import an XML file into Excel 2003 and configure XML maps
    • Leverage XML maps from the Excel 2003 file to connect a Crystal Xcelsius model to an XML file as a live data source
  • Using the XML Data Button
    • Define what the XML Data Button is
    • Describe the process involved in configuring Crystal Xcelsius to update a model by using the XML Data Button to connect to a custom middle tier
    • Link a model to a live data source using the XML Data Button
  • Using Flash Variables
    • Define what Flash Variables are, and the process involved in updating a model using Flash Variables
    • Understand how Flash Variables link to a model
    • Pass data from one model to another on the same HTML page using FSCommand
  • Using the SOAP Web Services Connector
    • Define what the SOAP Web Services Connector is
    • Describe the process involved in updating a model using the SOAP Web Services Connector
    • Link a model to a live data source using the SOAP Web Services Connector
  • Using the Live Office Connector
    • Define the Live Office Connector
    • Use a Live Office-enabled Excel spreadsheet as a data source

Notes

  • Additional Education
    • Not applicable for this offering.
  • Applicable Certification
    • Not applicable for this offering.

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