It happened again this week. I have internal business partners who are eager to move from tools like Excel, Power BI, and SSRS to Tableau Desktop. But, again, I would have a hard time doing so because the functionality they need is not currently natively supported by your product. What they want is the ability […]

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 […]

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 […]

Readers: To make it easier to find all of the MicroStrategy Interview Questions I posted, I have added a new page that contains a quick reference to all of them (see screenshot below). I will update this page after every five new interview questions have been added. Best Regards, Michael

Attribute Roles The support of attribute roles is among the most requested features in the schema/modeling area. It is the result of a common modeling practice where two or more attributes are defined using the same lookup table and column. When these attributes are placed on the same report, the result may return no data. […]

Readers: Here is another great post in the MicroStrategy Community from Jaime Perez (photo, right) and his team. A lot of work when into the preparation of this post and it shows some great ways to use the “R” integration with MicroStrategy. Contributors from Jaime’s team include:   ssonobe   Lili   Joanne A   Ohingst […]

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 […]