Readers: Today, I am blogging my interview with Ken Flerlage, one of the most creative creators of Tableau data visualizations in the industry today. Ken has worked in information technology for nearly twenty years, doing everything from application development to database and ERP administration. While he loves IT in general, Ken found his true passion about five […]

Readers: Around this time every year, friends and colleagues start e-mailing me images (see above) of the 2017 Gartner BI and Analytics Magic Quadrant (referred to as the MQ). In the past, when I worked extensively with MicroStrategy, my colleagues would complain how IBM (nee Cognos) was ranked ahead of it. For the last two years, my friends […]

Within the worldwide Cognos community, when you ask someone who to turn to about some special trick or complex feature you need to implement, the first name that comes out is Cognos Paul (Photo, right). Paul Mendelson, aka Cognos Paul, is a certified freelance Cognos developer. He has been working, tinkering, and playing with Cognos […]

Bryan Brandow (photo, right), a Data Engineering Manager for a large social media company, is one of my favorite bloggers out their in regards to thought leadership and digging deep into the technical aspects of Tableau and MicroStrategy. Bryan just blogged about triggering cubes and extracts on his blog. Here is a brief synopsis. One of […]

Readers: Bryan Brandow, has posted his second new post on his new blog, Bryan’s BI Blog and it is a doozy. Bryan does an in-depth comparison of MicroStrategy vs. Tableau. Here is a link to the MicroStrategy vs. Tableau post. Best Regards, Michael  

Introduction Starting with MicroStrategy Analytics Enterprise 9.4.1, Report Services documents can contain grids with objects coming from more than one dataset. Multiple Datasets in a Single Grid/Graph/Widget Object in MicroStrategy Web 9.4 [2] Users now have the ability to add attributes and/or metrics from multiple datasets to a single grid, graph, or widget. For example, […]

With the release of MicroStrategy Analytics Enterprise 9.4.1, the Analytical Engine logic has been enhanced with respect to joining data from multiple datasets in a Report Services Document. One of the features that is available with this release is the ability to use objects (e.g., attributes, metrics) from multiple datasets in a single grid in […]