Tagged: VisSDK

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A Better Way To Zoom Your Custom Widgets

One common issue I’ve had when deploying widgets and visualizations is handling scaling for different resolutions.  I wrote a post a long time ago (one of my first) about the subject in which I detected the size change, cleared the screen and just redrew everything based on the new scale.  This worked fined when my widgets were simple, but as they’ve grown more and more...

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Connecting Flex Mobile to MicroStrategy

Starting with Flex SDK 4.5, Adobe began supporting compiling your application to natively run on iOS and Android.  This presented a great opportunity to write code one time and then have it functional on several platforms.  Unfortunately, MicroStrategy Visualization SDK currently only supports Flex SDK 4.1, just missing out on all of the Mobile goodness.  That got me thinking though, that I personally only use...

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Saving Settings in Custom Visualizations

I had an interesting problem the other day while working on a custom visualization.  The requirement was for the user to be able to enter some custom text into a box to annotate some data, but the end usage was to export this to interactive PDF.  This meant that upon export, any text entered would be lost, so I needed a way to persist that...

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Conditionally Showing Widget Properties By Domain

Here’s a quick tip for the Flex developers out there.  In my environment, we commonly export visualizations to Flash PDF and send them externally to clients.  While we may want to add some flexibility to the visualization to allow for some customization by the user, we don’t always want the same options to be available to the client in the exported version. Here’s a very...

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MicroStrategy Administrator iPhone App: Part 1

Since I first started in MicroStrategy, I really wanted the ability to administer the system from my mobile phone.  I’ve built applications to intelligently start/stop subscriptions based on system resources, ETL status, data integrity and monitor system availability, but no matter what I could do, it would inevitably lead to me having to email myself to take action.  And if I’m away from my desk...

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Google Map Widget

One of the eagerly anticipated features added to 9.2 was the addition of an out of the box Google Map Widget.  Well, not technically out of the box, but at least a provided plugin with easy to follow instructions for setting it up.  While the steps seem straight forward, I often see a lot of questions surrounding it.  There’s also a surprise waiting for you...

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Running Custom MicroStrategy Visualizations on the iPad: Part 2

Last month, I posted about some exciting new features in Flash Builder 4.5 that allowed us to port existing Flash visualizations directly to the iPad without any major code modifications.  One of the issues I previously hadn’t worked out (and admittedly, the most important feature) was the ability for the iPad version of the visualization to pull data directly from MicroStrategy at runtime. I’m happy...

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Integrating the Properties Viewer in Your Widget

One of the nicest features of the MicroStrategy Visualization Framework is that widget default properties are stored in the metadata along with the report.  The framework comes with a very easy to use Properties editor automatically saves the current settings with the report when it’s saved.  This allows you to use the widget in multiple locations, provide flexible configurations that users can change, but also...

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Exporting Flash Dashboards to PDF

Since the introduction of Flash Dashboards in 8.1, the only method of exporting them has been MHT.  This format is a container for a web page that keeps all of the files necessary for playing the animation (including the data to feed the dashboard).  The problem is that it’s only supported by Internet Explorer for reading, causes lots of security warnings or could even be...

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Running Custom MicroStrategy Visualizations on the iPad: Part 1

The very first question I received after showing people my first custom visualization was “Can I run it on my iPad?“.  Surely, Mobile Business Intelligence is the hot item right now, and the fancier the visualization, the more it seems at home on an iPad for an equally fancy demo.  The feud between Apple and Adobe is legendary, and it seemed that as developers we...