Thursday, May 28, 2015

Where did that join condition come from?

Being a consultant, I see many different MSTR implementations and the following issue pops up ever so often.

A report that always works, suddenly... doesn't.

After checking the change log (no changes were made to the report) and making sure there is data in the warehouse, I find an interesting addition to the report SQL.
Where it was always:

Fact a1
join LU_Date a2
on =

now it is...

Fact a1
join LU_Date a2
on = 
and a1.deliverydate =

Where did the additional join condition come from?

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

iPad Reset URL

I don't have to reset my MSTR iPad app often, but every time I do, I have to do a search for the reset url.

Open the link above on your mobile device and tap on the big blue button

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Enable Google Map Widget on Web

These steps are for getting Google Maps to work on DHTML 9.X

Although there are many blogs and posts on this topic, I have had to do this so often that I decided to post my steps anyway:

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Level Metric Formulas

When creating a level metric on the fly (Derived metric inside a report), there is some syntax you need to know for the different grouping and filtering options.
The table bellow shows the different options:

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Using Photo Uploader widget

After playing around with the photo uploader widget for a while, I decided to document the procedure I used for posterity...

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Trigger MicroStrategy Events from ETL

Use Case:

You have multiple MicroStrategy iCubes that you want to be able to refresh from your ETL process, which would allow you to refresh them only when certain criteria have been met (like after data load has been successfully completed)

Using the Command Manager tool you could refresh each cube separately, but it might be easier to have all cubes refresh when a specific Event is triggered.