DeltaMaster clicks! 09/2013

Check list for DeltaMaster applications – Part 1: General guidelines

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! 06/2010

Null values, 0 and null members – Much ado about nothing in analytical applications

Greetings, fellow data analysts! When the ancient Babylonians invented the number 0, they turned ‘nothing’ into something tangible. Giving ‘nothing’ a name and face was a fundamental requirement for progress. After all, our numerical, decimal, and almost all denominational number systems wouldn’t work without a 0. The alternative would be to do math using tally sheets or Roman numerals – which is really difficult to say the least. A common cliché says that the only thing that computer science needs Read More …