DeltaMaster clicks! 12/2015

Analyzing, modeling, and automating with member properties

Greetings, fellow data analysts! In The BI Survey 15, DeltaMaster ranked first within its peer group in five categories. One of them was project success, where users measured their ability to complete projects on time and on budget. The high implementation speed of DeltaMaster projects is possible, in part, because you can modify and extend DeltaMaster applica­tions quickly – oftentimes without even having to change the underlying database. To create new structures and KPIs, you simply reuse what is already Read More …

DeltaMaster clicks! 06/2012

Cleaning up analysis sessions by deleting unused cockpits and measures

Greetings, fellow data analysts! Good things sometimes fall through the cracks – even in reporting. For example, you might create cockpits that were never used in a standard report because they were only intended for testing purposes or you simply forgot to add them. A user-defined measure, too, can become obsolete if you only created it to answer a specific question or you found the answer some other way (e.g. using a pre-defined analysis module). These are just a few Read More …

DeltaMaster clicks! 02/2009

Hierarchical relationships between measures

Greetings, fellow data analysts! There are certain words in a foreign language that are just difficult to translate. The German word “schadenfreude,” for example, simply has no punchy English equivalent. Most people, therefore, prefer to use the original term instead of paraphrasing it into ‘the pleasure taken from observing the misery of others’. In an artificial language such as MDX – the standard query language for OLAP databases – that can be a bit more challenging. Defining a measure like Read More …