Slice and
Dice
Module 6
Modified, with permission, from Business Objects S.A. copyrighted materials - Introduction to Repo...
Slice and Dice Button

Hitting the Slice and Dice
Button brings up the . . .
Modified, with permission, from Business Obje...
Slice and Dice Panel
A pop-up window that
provides a graphical
representation of the
structure of the report
you are worki...
• Slice and Dice lets you do
many of the same things you
can do outside of slice and
Dice.
• Many of the graphic functions...
Slice and Dice Panel
a

b

(cont.)

c

a Shows or hides
the different
areas of the Slice
and Dice Panel.
b Apply breaks,
f...
Slice and Dice Panel
(cont.)

d

e

d Shows the
variables that
are available in
the data
provider.
e Shows the
variables
d...
Slice and Dice Panel
(cont.)

g Provides
information on the
tasks you perform.
You can rename,
transform, reset or
delete ...
Slice and Dice Panel (cont.)

By clicking this button
you can show or hide the
available variables
Modified, with permissi...
Aggregations
• Aggregation is a process that
adjusts and displays measurable
quantities at various requested
levels.
• Onl...
Applying Aggregations
This document
has 5 objects
selected. . .

When the query
is run you get . .

Modified, with permiss...
Applying Aggregations
(cont.)

Drag an object from the Block
Structure area over to the
Available Variables area.
Drag and...
Viewing Data In Different
Presentation Styles
• With slice and dice you can change the
block style in which you view the d...
Cross-tab
Where you have at least two
dimensions and a single
measure object in a block, it
is often easier to analyze the...
Converting to a Cross-tab (cont.)
Note: To convert
back to a table,
drag the object
back down to
where it was and
click Ap...
Converting to a Chart
Note:
Need at least 1 dimension

and 1 measure object in a
block.
Modified, with permission, from Bu...
Charts
• Pie charts show a few
dimensions well.
• Bar charts show more
dimensions better.
Modified, with permission, from ...
Converting to a Chart (cont.)

Right click the tab.
Modified, with permission, from Business Objects S.A. copyrighted mate...
Converting to a Chart (cont.)

Modified, with permission, from Business Objects S.A. copyrighted materials - Introduction ...
Converting to a Chart (cont.)

Modified, with permission, from Business Objects S.A. copyrighted materials - Introduction ...
Applying Functions
The Slice and Dice Panel Toolbar
makes some of the core features of
BOA easy to access.

Apply
Break

A...
Sorting Data
• With slice and dice you can re-sort
the rows of your data block.
• The sort function can order rows
alphabe...
Sorting Data (cont)

Modified, with permission, from Business Objects S.A. copyrighted materials - Introduction to Reporti...
Sorting Data (cont)
To sort in
descending
order, double
click the icon.

Modified, with permission, from Business Objects ...
Filtering Data
Sometimes you may want
to view only the data you
need and hide the data you
do not want to view.
Modified, ...
Filtering Data (cont)

Modified, with permission, from Business Objects S.A. copyrighted materials - Introduction to Repor...
Applying
Calculations to Data
You can insert calculated
values into your report
block.

Modified, with permission, from Bu...
Applying Calculations
to Data (cont)

Modified, with permission, from Business Objects S.A. copyrighted materials - Introd...
Applying Calculations
to Data (cont)

Sum
Count

Modified, with permission, from Business Objects S.A. copyrighted materia...
Applying Calculations
(cont)

Co
unt
All

Modified, with permission, from Business Objects S.A. copyrighted materials - In...
Applying Calculations
(cont)
To insert a calculation on a cross-tab:

Double click the button.
Modified, with permission, ...
Applying Calculations
(cont)

Modified, with permission, from Business Objects S.A. copyrighted materials - Introduction t...
Applying Breaks to Data
• With slice and dice you
can break your report
block into logical parts; or
according to selected...
Applying Breaks to Data
(cont)
Hi
tS
l ic
e&

Di
ce

Hit
Ru
n
Select Japan
Modified, with permission, from Business Object...
Applying Breaks to Data
(cont)

Modified, with permission, from Business Objects S.A. copyrighted materials - Introduction...
Ranking Data
• You may only want to show the extreme
ranges of the data (the largest numbers
and the smallest numbers in a...
Ranking Data (cont)

Modified, with permission, from Business Objects S.A. copyrighted materials - Introduction to Reporti...
Ranking Data (cont)
To total positions for the top 3 UICs of
each CPAC.

Modified, with permission, from Business Objects ...
Sectioning a Report
Is a way of breaking a table
affecting the entire report
rather than only a data
block.
Modified, with...
Creating a Sectioned
Report

Modified, with permission, from Business Objects S.A. copyrighted materials - Introduction to...
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    1. 1. Slice and Dice Module 6 Modified, with permission, from Business Objects S.A. copyrighted materials - Introduction to Reporting 1
    2. 2. Slice and Dice Button Hitting the Slice and Dice Button brings up the . . . Modified, with permission, from Business Objects S.A. copyrighted materials - Introduction to Reporting 2
    3. 3. Slice and Dice Panel A pop-up window that provides a graphical representation of the structure of the report you are working on. Modified, with permission, from Business Objects S.A. copyrighted materials - Introduction to Reporting 3
    4. 4. • Slice and Dice lets you do many of the same things you can do outside of slice and Dice. • Many of the graphic functions are collected here to help you with your report structure. Modified, with permission, from Business Objects S.A. copyrighted materials - Introduction to Reporting 4
    5. 5. Slice and Dice Panel a b (cont.) c a Shows or hides the different areas of the Slice and Dice Panel. b Apply breaks, filters, sorts, rankings and calculations. c Lets you Apply (accept), Reset (resets all formatting to the original default style), or Undo (cancel operations you performed). Modified, with permission, from Business Objects S.A. copyrighted materials - Introduction to Reporting 5
    6. 6. Slice and Dice Panel (cont.) d e d Shows the variables that are available in the data provider. e Shows the variables displayed and the structure of the active table, chart, or cross-tab. f f Shows the name and type (table, chart, or cross-tab) of each block in the report. Modified, with permission, from Business Objects S.A. copyrighted materials - Introduction to Reporting 6
    7. 7. Slice and Dice Panel (cont.) g Provides information on the tasks you perform. You can rename, transform, reset or delete a block by clicking its tab with the right mouse button, then clicking a command on the pop-up menu that appears. g Modified, with permission, from Business Objects S.A. copyrighted materials - Introduction to Reporting 7
    8. 8. Slice and Dice Panel (cont.) By clicking this button you can show or hide the available variables Modified, with permission, from Business Objects S.A. copyrighted materials - Introduction to Reporting 8
    9. 9. Aggregations • Aggregation is a process that adjusts and displays measurable quantities at various requested levels. • Only objects that measure quantities can be aggregated. Modified, with permission, from Business Objects S.A. copyrighted materials - Introduction to Reporting 9
    10. 10. Applying Aggregations This document has 5 objects selected. . . When the query is run you get . . Modified, with permission, from Business Objects S.A. copyrighted materials - Introduction to Reporting 10
    11. 11. Applying Aggregations (cont.) Drag an object from the Block Structure area over to the Available Variables area. Drag and drop Modified, with permission, from Business Objects S.A. copyrighted materials - Introduction to Reporting 11
    12. 12. Viewing Data In Different Presentation Styles • With slice and dice you can change the block style in which you view the data. • By dragging and dropping icons in the Block Structure box of the Slice and Dice Panel, you can convert between the block types: Tables; Charts; Cross-tabs; & Financial blocks. Modified, with permission, from Business Objects S.A. copyrighted materials - Introduction to Reporting 12
    13. 13. Cross-tab Where you have at least two dimensions and a single measure object in a block, it is often easier to analyze the data in a cross-tab. Modified, with permission, from Business Objects S.A. copyrighted materials - Introduction to Reporting 13
    14. 14. Converting to a Cross-tab (cont.) Note: To convert back to a table, drag the object back down to where it was and click Apply. Modified, with permission, from Business Objects S.A. copyrighted materials - Introduction to Reporting 14
    15. 15. Converting to a Chart Note: Need at least 1 dimension and 1 measure object in a block. Modified, with permission, from Business Objects S.A. copyrighted materials - Introduction to Reporting 15
    16. 16. Charts • Pie charts show a few dimensions well. • Bar charts show more dimensions better. Modified, with permission, from Business Objects S.A. copyrighted materials - Introduction to Reporting 16
    17. 17. Converting to a Chart (cont.) Right click the tab. Modified, with permission, from Business Objects S.A. copyrighted materials - Introduction to Reporting 17
    18. 18. Converting to a Chart (cont.) Modified, with permission, from Business Objects S.A. copyrighted materials - Introduction to Reporting 18
    19. 19. Converting to a Chart (cont.) Modified, with permission, from Business Objects S.A. copyrighted materials - Introduction to Reporting 19
    20. 20. Applying Functions The Slice and Dice Panel Toolbar makes some of the core features of BOA easy to access. Apply Break Apply Filter Apply Sort Apply Ranking Insert Calculation Modified, with permission, from Business Objects S.A. copyrighted materials - Introduction to Reporting 20
    21. 21. Sorting Data • With slice and dice you can re-sort the rows of your data block. • The sort function can order rows alphabetically or numerically and can be ascending or descending. Modified, with permission, from Business Objects S.A. copyrighted materials - Introduction to Reporting 21
    22. 22. Sorting Data (cont) Modified, with permission, from Business Objects S.A. copyrighted materials - Introduction to Reporting 22
    23. 23. Sorting Data (cont) To sort in descending order, double click the icon. Modified, with permission, from Business Objects S.A. copyrighted materials - Introduction to Reporting 23
    24. 24. Filtering Data Sometimes you may want to view only the data you need and hide the data you do not want to view. Modified, with permission, from Business Objects S.A. copyrighted materials - Introduction to Reporting 24
    25. 25. Filtering Data (cont) Modified, with permission, from Business Objects S.A. copyrighted materials - Introduction to Reporting 25
    26. 26. Applying Calculations to Data You can insert calculated values into your report block. Modified, with permission, from Business Objects S.A. copyrighted materials - Introduction to Reporting 26
    27. 27. Applying Calculations to Data (cont) Modified, with permission, from Business Objects S.A. copyrighted materials - Introduction to Reporting 27
    28. 28. Applying Calculations to Data (cont) Sum Count Modified, with permission, from Business Objects S.A. copyrighted materials - Introduction to Reporting 28
    29. 29. Applying Calculations (cont) Co unt All Modified, with permission, from Business Objects S.A. copyrighted materials - Introduction to Reporting 29
    30. 30. Applying Calculations (cont) To insert a calculation on a cross-tab: Double click the button. Modified, with permission, from Business Objects S.A. copyrighted materials - Introduction to Reporting 30
    31. 31. Applying Calculations (cont) Modified, with permission, from Business Objects S.A. copyrighted materials - Introduction to Reporting 31
    32. 32. Applying Breaks to Data • With slice and dice you can break your report block into logical parts; or according to selected data and values. • This function displays subtotals. Modified, with permission, from Business Objects S.A. copyrighted materials - Introduction to Reporting 32
    33. 33. Applying Breaks to Data (cont) Hi tS l ic e& Di ce Hit Ru n Select Japan Modified, with permission, from Business Objects S.A. copyrighted materials - Introduction to Reporting 33
    34. 34. Applying Breaks to Data (cont) Modified, with permission, from Business Objects S.A. copyrighted materials - Introduction to Reporting 34
    35. 35. Ranking Data • You may only want to show the extreme ranges of the data (the largest numbers and the smallest numbers in a report). Like filtering, it hides the data you do not want to display. • You can rank data contained in tables, cross-tabs or master cells in master/detail reports. Modified, with permission, from Business Objects S.A. copyrighted materials - Introduction to Reporting 35
    36. 36. Ranking Data (cont) Modified, with permission, from Business Objects S.A. copyrighted materials - Introduction to Reporting 36
    37. 37. Ranking Data (cont) To total positions for the top 3 UICs of each CPAC. Modified, with permission, from Business Objects S.A. copyrighted materials - Introduction to Reporting 37
    38. 38. Sectioning a Report Is a way of breaking a table affecting the entire report rather than only a data block. Modified, with permission, from Business Objects S.A. copyrighted materials - Introduction to Reporting 38
    39. 39. Creating a Sectioned Report Modified, with permission, from Business Objects S.A. copyrighted materials - Introduction to Reporting 39

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