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How to Work With Dates in Cognos Insight 1

Dealing with dates in Cognos can sometimes be a daunting task.  Dates should be straightforward, but sometimes they take extra work to get what you want.  Your data is designed to list the date of the transaction, but maybe you only care about data on a per week, per month, or per quarter basis.  Obviously, […]

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Using XMLA in Pentaho Reporting 2

Anyone who has ever actually attempted it may have noticed that Pentaho Report Designer does not natively accept XMLA as a datasource.  It is still possible, and this little guide will step you through how to do this.  We used MSSQL 2008R2 with the standard Adventure Works example data loaded.  We used the Pentaho BI […]


How to Use MySQL and Microsoft PowerPivot Together 9

Overview This document shows how an Open Source Database like MySQL can be used with Microsoft’s popular Excel plugin PoweverPivot.  Many clients enjoy the familiarity of Excel and ease of use that PowerPivot brings but the clients do not want to married with any one particular vendor in their Business Intelligence process.  Consumers should have […]