Question Which of the following issues can result from many-to-many relationships? A. Exclusion of some attribute elements when drilling B. Multiple join paths to fact tables C. Missing values on reports including all attributes from the hierarchy D. Multiple counting when aggregating data from base fact tables E. Lost analytical capability Answer Both D. Multiple counting […]

Readers: Matt Shaw, recently posted this blog on the Architizer web site. Mr. Shaw is an architecture writer, editor, etc. interested in political aesthetics, interaction design and comedy as formal generator. Matt is the founder and co-editor of Mockitecture, a half-manifesto/half-satire collection of architectural debauchery. He has worked for the Columbia Laboratory for Architectural Broadcasting […]

MicroStrategy Analytics Platform received top scores for the features technology professionals need to enable business user business intelligence (BI) self-service, as well as for the effectiveness of its advanced data visualization (ADV) functionality in the recently published Forrester Wave: Agile Business Intelligence Report for Q2, 2014. According to the report, “Forrester also scored MicroStrategy highly […]

Readers: In the past, I have encouraged you to submit your data visualizations on subjects that are important to you as well as would provide awareness to the rest of us. Anna Kukelhaus Dynan, from The National Geographic Society, sent me an important graphic that National Geographic magazine has put together. It is a very insightful […]

Readers: This infographic is from Bill Gates’ blog from back in April of this year. It is probably more disturbing to see we are the second most dangerous animal in the world. The mosquito, which is very small, kills the most. Here is part of what Bill notes.   What would you say is the most […]

Readers: The other day on Twitter, Albert Cairo tweeted about a great visual map he found in a 1938 issue of Fortune Magazine at Steve Heller’s Moving Sale on Saturday, June 28th, 2014 in New York City. Steve Heller Steven Heller wears many hats (in addition to the New York Yankees): For 33 years he […]

Readers: The other day on Twitter, Albert Cairo tweeted about a great visual map he found in a 1938 issue of Fortune Magazine at Steve Heller’s Moving Sale on Saturday, June 28th, 2014 in New York City. Steve Heller Steven Heller wears many hats (in addition to the New York Yankees): For 33 years he […]

The Issue Each report and document has a URL path that could be used to directly execute the object when pasted in the browser address bar. The URL path can be found in the properties section when a user right-clicks on the object. The expected view of that window is as follows: The view observed by some […]

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, if Dataset #1 […]

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 […]