DeltaMaster clicks! 08/2014

Concise labels – Making long names short and sweet

Greetings, fellow data analysts! When you are striving to standardize reporting, you will have to address the topic of terminology sooner or later. In other words, things with the same meaning should have the same name. Tech­nical requirements also play a role. Very long labels and terms, for example, consume unnecessary space in reports. In this case, it sometimes helps to use alternative short forms. The sports sections of German newspapers do this regularly. When the day’s soccer matches are Read More …

DeltaMaster clicks! 10/2013

Check list for DeltaMaster applications – Part 2: Pivot tables/graphical tables

Greetings, fellow data analysts! Companies spend a great deal of time and effort collecting, saving, preparing, and consolidating data – and, ultimately, making reports. But if a report is read and understood or even triggers a reaction doesn’t just have to do with the quality of the underlying data. The design plays a key role as well. When it comes to designing reports, DeltaMaster already answers many open questions and takes over a range of tasks, for example, through reasonable Read More …

DeltaMaster clicks! 03/2011

Nested axes in pivot tables

Greetings, fellow data analysts! As the old saying goes, there is a time and place for everything. In good literature, for example, highly elaborate and intricate styles of writing are often a pleasure – or sometimes a pain – to read. Yet, if you have to communicate a message that people should understand quickly, it is probably best to use clear, simple language.When you analyze data from multiple dimensions, you also need a certain level of complexity. Yet, that can Read More …

DeltaMaster clicks! 04/2009

Selecting Members in the View or Pivot Table

Greetings, fellow data analysts! Mr View says, “I determine what this report reports.” – “I beg to differ, I can handle my views on my own. After all, I have my own axis definition!” Mr Report contradicts. With this imaginary dialogue, we have assigned a voice to two DeltaMaster components that go hand in hand whenever pivot tables are asked for: the View and the Report or Cockpit windows. And even if it sounds like a little dispute: In perfect Read More …