About this Course

Code TPBOX310
Duration 2 Days

This three-day instructor-led course is designed to provide an understanding of how to create interactive visualisations based on Microsoft Excel workbooks using BusinessObjects Xcelsius Enterprise 2008.
A series of interactive content, demonstrations, examples and review quizzes will help you better understand how to use Xcelsius. The business benefit of this course is that users with data in Microsoft Excel workbooks will be able to quickly create visualisations and dashboards with minimal effort.

Who should attend?

  • The course is intended for in-experienced BusinessObjects Xcelsius Enterprise 2008 users who need to acquire proficiency with building interactive visualisations based on Microsoft Excel workbooks.


  • To be successful, delegates should have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel.

Delegates will learn how to

  • Use data in Microsoft Excel workbooks to quickly create visualisations and dashboards with minimal effort.


Creating a Model

  • Producing interactive visualisations of your data
  • Getting around in Xcelsius
  • Working with your Excel workbook
  • Visualizing data with charts
  • Using Xcelsius Components
  • Distributing your Xcelsius Visualiation
  • Applying best practices for designing models

Formatting a Model

  • Applying formatting options
  • Using themes and templates to apply formatting

Adding Interactivity to a Model

  • Using selectors
  • Adding dynamic visibility
  • Troubleshooting

Creating a Connected Model

  • Using live data sources
  • Connecting to XML Data
  • Connecting to data using an existing Web Service
  • Connecting to Crystal Reports data
  • Connecting to SAP BusinessObjects Universes using Query as a Web Service
  • Using Live Office data
  • Using other connectivity components

2 Days


This is a QA approved partner course

Delivery Method

Delivery method


Face-to-face learning in the comfort of our quality nationwide centres, with free refreshments and Wi-Fi.

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Online booking is currently not available for this course, to find out more please call us on 0113 220 7150 or email us at info@qa.com to discuss how we can help.

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