February 17, 2017

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by: GregSuk

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Categories: Tableau, Tips

We have seen recently how easily false narratives get picked up and repeated so many times that eventually it is believed as true. Perhaps this is an idea that was borrowed from cooking. Cooking has long been rife with traditions and ideas that have been passed down from generation to generation that while the original […]

November 16, 2016

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by: GregSuk

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Categories: Analytics, OBIEE, Oracle, Repositories, SQL

Recently I had a couple of interesting situations pop up in OBIEE 11g regarding dates. No not the edible kind, but the calendar kind. Specifically where it involves fact measures that are valid for a period of time beyond what the date id(s) on the rows in the table allow. The first scenario I will […]

October 31, 2016

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by: GregSuk

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Categories: Business Intelligence, Data Visualization, Excel, Tableau

Tableau has been around for awhile now and is sort of the “name brand” when referring to new cloud and lightweight BI platforms. Given its stature I thought I would download the newest version (Tableau 10), kick the tires, and see what it’s all about. You can download a free trial and test it for [...]

October 17, 2016

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by: GregSuk

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Categories: BICS, Cloud, Oracle, SQL

In this series I have been exploring various cloud Buisness Intelligence product offerings from companies like Domo and Tableau. Now it is time to review Oracle’s newish offering Business Intelligence Cloud Service (BICS). First of all, if you are going to combine data sources for your analysis, versus having, say, a single spreadsheet to load, the easiest [...]

October 5, 2016

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by: GregSuk

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Categories: Data Visualization, Excel

I’ll address the title of this right at the top, in short, it depends. The long answer, which I will discuss as I go through this article, is it depends on how you intend to use it. If you are a small company or team with fairly simple data needs, and you are using it […]

May 19, 2016

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by: GregSuk

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Categories: Direct Database Request, OBIEE, Tips

The other day I was playing around with the Direct Database Request (DDR) feature within OBIEE. The reason I did this is I wanted to create a report that utilized columns from the database that were not exposed in OBIEE, yet still utilize the functionality of OBIEE. Why else would you use this and how […]

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