Author Archive | Tom Meers

Webinar Recording: Simplifying Visual Analytics, BI Self-Service, and Reporting

Please contact us for more information about how we can help with Data Warehouse Design/Development, Business Intelligence and Analytics related services: 614-505-0770 or email us at sales@resultdata.com. About the Webinar: A one-hour Webinar that was presented on April 25th, 2017 about the challenges and options associated with implementing a unified data analytics and reporting platform. This […]

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Qlik Custom Calendars (for Qlik Sense & QlikView)

Qlik Sense and QlikView both handle dates via list boxes (or Filter Panes in Sense). The conventional approach to providing users with date selectors is to create a master calendar and create list boxes in the application to select things such as “Year”, “Month” and “Quarter”. This works well enough, and it addresses issues with missing dates […]

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A Few Thoughts about Big Data

Big Data is a trend that will, as with all meaningful data trends, become a core element of the business analytics and business intelligence (BI) landscape. It has been around long enough and resonated well enough to survive the “fad” stage. With Big Data comes big opportunities and big problems. The current cultural state of […]

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Excel: Underutilized Ubiquity

If you follow the Gartner magic quadrant report for business intelligence (BI), you’ve likely noted that Microsoft consistently ranks among the top BI vendors in the industry. The primary reason for this is the combination of ubiquity and advanced analytical features found in Microsoft Excel. In days past, those of us who have sold, implemented, […]

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VB.Net Form Close Error

if you get an error similar to the following when closing a form from a button: Unable to cast object of type ‘System.Windows.Forms.MouseEventArgs’ to type It’s because there are two click events for the button. Make sure there’s only one by reviewing all of the code in the form, don’t just assume that deleting the […]

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Using build configurations in Winform Development to controll App.Config

Updating the app.config by using build configurations Original Link: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/vsto/archive/2010/03/09/tricks-with-app-config-and-clickonce-deployment-saurabh-bhatia.aspx There are some tricks you could use so that a different file with the values to the production server get picked up during publish. You can have two separate config files one for local deployment/debugging and one for a real published or production version of […]

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