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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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 (2nd edition) coming this spring

Posted by on Mar 5, 2015

coming soon mockup_EN_2We are currently in the very final stages of editing the second edition of the SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.1 Cookbook. We expect the book to be available in an eBook and paper edition in just a few weeks from now (April 2015).

For 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 will for example 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.

With 100 recipes and 470 pages of content (almost 150 pages more than the first edition) this will be thé ultimate and definite guide for SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.1 developers!

SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.1 Cookbook, by Xavier Hacking and David Lai, Packt Publishing, ISBN 9781784391959, 472 pages.

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eBook Bonanza: Get SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.0 Cookbook for only $5

Posted by on Dec 25, 2013

Just like last year Packt Publishing is having an eBook Bonanza. The coming two weeks you can get any of their eBooks for only $5! So this is a good time to pick up the SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.0 Cookbook if you haven’t done that already!

Packt Publishing also has some other interesting (SAP) BI books in its catalogue:


Packt eBooks are flexible and easy to use on any eBook reader or just on your Mac or PC:

  • Download any version, any time, from your account on
  • Available in 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 3 January 2014.


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