Author: bryan

Dashboards as a Platform 0

Dashboards as a Platform

A look back … feel free to skip this part if you don’t care about my life story I originally started this blog as a way to share MicroStrategy hacks and knowledge that I...

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Getting Started with the Tableau Javascript API

Tableau offers an API that lets you embed visualizations on the web and then control them via javascript functions.  This handy utility can be used to do all kinds of cool things which I will...

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Triggering Cubes & Extracts

One of the functions that never seems to be included in BI tools is an easy way to kick off an application cache job once your ETL is finished.  MicroStrategy’s Cubes and Tableau’s Extracts...

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Facebook Jeopardy: Hack Edition

The presentation that Andy Kriebel and I did at the 2014 Tableau Conference is now available on YouTube.  Unfortunately, there isn’t video of us so you won’t be able to see our stage antics, but...

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MicroStrategy vs Tableau

**DISCLAIMER** This post was written in May 2014, and so as it should be obvious, some parts of it are outdated.  I actually don’t use MicroStrategy or Tableau any more on a daily basis,...

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How to Write a Resume

I’ve interviewed over 100 candidates over the last 2 years, and so I see a lot of different kinds of resumes.  A resume is supposed to be a written pitch for why you are the...

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Presenting at Tableau’s Customer Conference 2014!

Update: The video is now available As previously mentioned when rebranding this blog about more general BI topics, I’m excited to announce that I’ll be presenting at Tableau’s Customer Conference this September with my...

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Evolving BI

It’s been almost a year since I’ve written a new post.  The main reason for that is that things have been changing very fast for me personally and professionally.  I’ve always had a particular...

Creating Metrics in Bulk 21

Creating Metrics in Bulk

Here’s a quick Command Manager script I wrote this morning when I had to create 60 metrics off of 60 Facts.  They were all simple Sum(Fact) Metrics.   //list all metrics in the project...

Moving Cubes 13

Moving Cubes

This is a hack, so proceed at your own risk!  I haven’t tested this or used it in a production environment, so things may break/crash/catch on fire. Say that you have built a really...