Xcelsius 2008 SP3

Just in time for Christmas, Xcelsius 2008 SP3 arrived this week. Timo Elliott has an excellent summary of its new features and Ryan Goodman picks his top 10 enhancements.  Service Pack 3 is intended to keep everyone sated until the next major release of Xcelsius arrives next year, presumably with the rest of the BusinessObjects Enterprise suite.  The software is a full build, meaning that either you or the installation program will uninstall the previous version before installing the new one.  I encountered a minor known issue with the Xcelsius.msi but was able to resolve it after reading the release notes.

UPDATE: I found the documentation (including the files missing on the SAP Help Portal) in C:\TEMP\Documentation\en.

Hopefully I’ll be able to do some clever things with the new sparkline and bullet charts before January comes around.

Happy holidays, everyone!

Dallas Marks

Dallas Marks

I am an analytics and cloud architect, author, and trainer. An AWS certified blogger, SAP Mentor Alumni and co-author of the SAP Press book SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence: The Comprehensive Guide, I prefer piano keyboards over computer keyboards when not blogging or tweeting.