Big discounts on SAP Dashboards 4.1 Cookbook

Posted by on Feb 15, 2016

Hey guys, I got a nice promotional offer from my publisher: Until the end of this month (February 2016) you can get the SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.1 Cookbook with some big discounts.

Simply go to, order the book and at check-out use coupon code SABDC5 for a 50% discount on the eBook version or coupon code SBDCE3 for a 30% discount on the printed edition (free shipping). If you want both versions, just choose the printed edition; the eBook is included.

Have fun with the book!

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Get SAP Dashboards 4.1 Cookbook for $5 now!

Posted by on Dec 25, 2015

Packt Publishing is having its yearly SALE where all the eBooks are only $5. $5!!! Somehow this is €5,54 in euro, but still a very good deal to get our SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.1 Cookbook that was released earlier this year!

So hurry up to before it’s too late (sale runs until 8 January 2016)!


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SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.1 Cookbook 20% Discount Code

Posted by on Apr 27, 2015

To celebrate the release of the new cookbook we got a nice offer for all readers of this blog. You can now get the book with a 20% discount, on the paperback, eBook or both editions of SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.1 Cookbook. The only thing you have to do is enter the Promo Code sap20 and hit the Apply 20discountbutton before you check out.

So go to the book page at, add the book version(s) you want, go to checkout, enter promo code sap20, apply and check out! Easy right?

Enjoy the book!


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SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.1 Cookbook Sample Chapter

Posted by on Apr 8, 2015

We uploaded a free sample of the SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.1 Cookbook containing the first chapter of the book. It will give you a good idea of how the step-by-step cookbook/recipe structure, supported with lots of screenshots works and looks like.

Check it at or just browse through the Slideshare below.

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SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.1 Cookbook now available

Posted by on Apr 2, 2015

1959ENI’m very happy to announce the release of the SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.1 Cookbook. The book is available right now in both eBook and paperback editions and can be ordered by most major online book vendors. It will also be available on several online book libraries.

As I blogged last month co-author David Lai and I decided to go for another run to update and improve the original SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.0 Cookbook to make this the ultimate resource for SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards (Xcelsius). We worked on this second edition for the past 10 months and are very content with the final result. With about 100 recipes and over 450 pages of content (100 pages more than the first edition) this is thé ultimate and definite guide for SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.1 developers!

In this updated version of the cookbook we broadened the scope a bit for the beginning SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards developer as well for the more experienced user. We now provide some more introduction to the SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards tool itself before diving into the practical step-by-step recipes right from the start. For the more seasoned users we added chapters about dashboard performance tuning and development productivity, plus a bunch of new tips & tricks throughout the book.

The original cookbook was released almost five years ago and covered version 4.0 of SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards. The second edition is updated up to the latest version of SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.1. Together with a team of technical reviewers, existing of some world class SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards developers, we checked the existing content from the first cookbook on its relevance, correctness and completeness. Most recipes have been updated, some a bit more than others, and we decided to keep a few of them out of the new book.

Of course we also added a lot of new recipes to feature the new 4.1 features and include more tips & tricks. We discuss all the new components, the new mobile dashboards concept and the new connectivity options, complemented with new chapters on performance tuning and development productivity. At the end of the book the other dashboarding solution by SAP (Design Studio) is introduced.

For more information on the book you can check this page on my site. You can also go to the SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.1 Cookbook page at Packt Publishing, where you can also download a sample and buy the book.

SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.1 Cookbook, by Xavier Hacking and David Lai, Packt Publishing, ISBN 9781784391959, 452 pages.

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