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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Get SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.0 Cookbook for only $5/€4

Posted by on Dec 27, 2012

Packt Publishing is having a holiday ebook sale this week. The offer is that you can get any ebook from their catalog for only $5/€4 when you buy 2 or more. So this is a good time to pick up the SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.0 Cookbook if you haven’t done that already!

Looking for a nice second book to complete the deal? Packt also has ebooks on Data Visualization, SAP HANA, SAP ABAP and some non-SAP Business Intelligence Tools (Cognos, Pentaho, Qlikview, Oracle BI etc.).


Packt eBooks are flexible and easy to use on any ebook reader or just on your computer:

  • Download any version, any time, from your account on
  •  Available PDF, ePub [Android, Kobo], Mobi [Kindle] – You can email it right onto your Kindle from your account
  •  No DRM, meaning you can copy to any device, as often as you like
  •  You can print, and copy and paste from the eBook directly.

This offer is available until Thursday 3rd Jan 2013.



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Get SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.0 cookbook for FREE

Posted by on Sep 28, 2012

Packt Publishing – the publisher of the SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.0 Cookbook I co-authored last year- is celebrating its 1000th book release this weekend. They have a very cool promotion that let’s you download one of their ebooks for free!

So if you haven’t picked up the SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.0 cookbook yet, go to the Packt Publishing website, create an account and get the free ebook! This promotion ends on the 30th of September 2012, so make sure you don’t miss it!

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Cookbook Tweetaway Winners

Cookbook Tweetaway Winners
Posted by on Jul 27, 2011

I want to thank everyone who participated in the SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.0 Cookbook Tweetaway contest over the last 2 weeks! Over 100 tweets have been sent.

Congrats to the 2 lucky tweeps who have won an eBook copy of the SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.0 Cookbook! The winners are @rodri_m_d and @montoyainigo. We’ll be contacting you guys shortly to give you your copies of the Cookbook.

Have fun baking!

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SAP BO Dashboards cookbook Tweetaway

SAP BO Dashboards cookbook Tweetaway
Posted by on Jul 6, 2011

Okay guys, it is time to give some stuff away. On behalf of Packt Publishing we can give away two eBook copies of the SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards cookbook we released a few weeks ago.

Joining this giveaway Tweetaway is easy: Just send out a tweet with a link to the SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards’ cookbook page on in it. You can use the share buttons on the cookbook page itself, or just click this link. Retweeting other tweeps is also allowed and you can tweet as much as you want.

On monday 25th July we will pick the two winners and grant them access to their free eBooks. Good luck!

Join the Tweetaway!

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