Consider this mouthful: you have a file on a network server, that you want to put into SQL server, that you want to put into Spotfire! I’ll show you this process below along with the common issues that enjoin it.
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Consider this scenario, you have a calculation that necessitates the ability to pull a value from marked data. This is a complicated feedback system.
First, let’s setup the moving parts:
We had a quick question on how to wrap buttons in Spotfire. Usually buttons come out like this when you don’t specify the length of the button.
But! If you specify specific dimensions, you’ll find that your button label will trail off into the distance like the button below.
We can employ some simple tricks in Spotfire to get this label to wrap. You’ll need to have the ability to write CSS scripts using the <style> tag. Your Spotfire administrator can turn this on for you. To begin, you’ll need to do the following:
In the script below, you’ll want to add the <style> tag that I have listed below
The white-space property controls how text wraps inside the button. You’ll override this property to the “normal” way it works. The “!important” attribute overrides how Spotfire does this.
Presto! You’re all set.
Recently I needed to comb through the entire Exchange.ai library to see which templates had a certain set of Spotfire Extensions in them. This was a great application for Spotfire’ Application Profiler. Using the Application Profiler involves two IronPython scripts:
I’m embarrassed to say that I have telling people this wasn’t possible for the longest time but turns out, the Office Add-ins store had a plugin for HTML code in PowerPoint.
Go into PowerPoint, and from the top select Store. This opens the Office Add-ins for PowerPoint:
Search for HTML and select Office Apps Fiddle for PowerPoint.
Drop in your new add-in and select HTML.
Use the code listed here and replace it with the link to your Spotfire file. Serious caveat: You will need to log into the server every time, but that can simply be prep for your meeting.
Finished! The web player will be interactive inside the PowerPoint and works great. This presentation will stay current with your live data.
One of the first temptations in using an information link is to incorporate a Document Property that you set in the analysis. This allows the user to input a date, refresh the data, and receive a subset of the data. This is especially valuable when dealing with data sets with rows that number in the millions. These parameterized information links become very important and I wanted to share with you a quick “gotcha” in the process.
Just wanted to put up a shout out to Julie on her 100th blog. When we started DataShopTalk in Fall 2015, we had no idea how much traction and support we’d get from the community. DataShopTalk was always intended to fill the void of technical Spotfire/BI work in the oil and gas space and we are so surprised how well it’s done.
Especially from out contributors, among them Julie Schellberg now Sebby, started writing in August 2018, her first article was something about OVER commands. A consistently mysterious feature of Spotfire, Julie has tackled it and many others over the past two years.
This post is dedicated to Julie’s commitment to the Spotfire and BI community and we wish her happy writing and may her Spotfire never crash.
If you having some trouble logging in, that’s a good problem! We’ve updated the Exchange.ai server for security and now you will need to log in using a new address. Follow along and we’ll get you set back up.
This is the first error you would have encountered; we’ll update the server name so that you can log in again. Press Manage Servers to update the server location.
Change the server address to match above.
Once you login, you’ll update and then you should see this screen:
Congrats! You made it through.
For the DCA Wrangler, you’ll need to have your data organization into monthly values, which is tricky if you have daily production data that you’re working with. The conversion, however, is simple in Spotfire. Follow these steps to convert daily to monthly:
Before you press OK, we need to add some transformations:
You’re all set! Repeat the process to include GAS or NGLs.