Author: Lucas Wood

Technical Director at Ruths.ai

How to insert a live Spotfire in a PowerPoint

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.

Setting up the Add-on

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.

Adding the script

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.

For some further improvements, you can use JavaScript mashup to integrate it a little better.

Regards,

Lucas

Technical Director at Ruths.ai

Comparing Dates in Spotfire Information Links

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.

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Technical Director at Ruths.ai

Happy 100th Blog, Julie Schellberg/Sebby

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.

Technical Director at Ruths.ai

Updating your Exchange.ai Desktop

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.

Click Edit.

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.

Technical Director at Ruths.ai

Turning Daily Data in Monthly

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:

  1. Select File > Add Data Tables…
  2. Select Source and choose your existing Daily production data from the current analysis

Before you press OK, we need to add some transformations:

  1. First, we need to Calculate new column, we need something to aggregate by and in this case it’s ProductionMonth. Use the expression: Date(Year([Date]),Month([Date]),1)
  2. Now add the Pivot:
    1. for your Row identifiers choose your newly created ProductionMonth.
    2. for your Value columns and aggregation methods select Sum(BOPD)
    3. set your Column naming pattern to %V
    4. if you have metadata to pass through such as well name or API add it to your Transfer columns and aggregation methods
  3. Review the data and press OK.

You’re all set! Repeat the process to include GAS or NGLs.

Best,
Lucas

Technical Director at Ruths.ai

Creating Well Sticks using the Spotfire Map Visualization

In this blog, I’m going to show you how to create well sticks as a layer in your map chart visualization. The only table that you will need are your well headers that has both surface and bottom hole locations.

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Technical Director at Ruths.ai