DeltaMaster clicks! 08/2016

Using variables to automatically publish reports for individual recipients

Greetings, fellow data analysts! If you want to send information or write a letter to more than one person, you inevitably come in contact with placeholders, fillers, or variables as they are called in the world of data processing. Letter drafts and templates, for example, often start with “Dear Mr. …,”. This ellipsis is also a variable because you want to replace it with the respective last name in the output. The Publisher or the Report­Server of DeltaMaster provide a Read More …

DeltaMaster clicks! 06/2013

Enhancing e-mail subject lines with values from reports

Greetings, fellow data analysts! How many times do you check and answer your e-mail every day? Many people respond every few minutes – always when a new message appears, usually when they have been away from their desks for a while, sometimes right after breakfast, and even at night from their smartphones. In fact, people monitor their e-mail more intensively than probably any other information channel. Subject lines in particular receive a great deal of attention. Yet some subject lines Read More …

DeltaMaster clicks! 11/2009

Naming reports variably

Greetings, fellow data analysts! Humans have always had a fascination for machines. The ancient Greeks, for example, already had automatic door openers and analog computers. Apparently, they even constructed mechanical puppets to entertain a crowd. In 1738, the French inventor Jacques de Vaucanson presented a life-sized mechanical flute player – whose repertoire consisted of an impressive 12 songs. The professors at the French Academy of Sciences stared in amazement. Eighty years later, E. T. A. Hoffmann wrote in his story “The Read More …