Tag Archives: Analytics

Using Values Tables in Winter ’17 Dashboard Designer

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The Wave dashboard designer is a new tool that helps you build responsive dashboards quickly and easily - for any device. You can rapidly create dashboards with predefined layouts that follow best-practices or create customized layouts to optimize your dashboard for the needs of your business.  The designer tool provides features like drag-and-drop, snap-to-grid, and browser […]

Wave Funnel Powered by Custom SAQL

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Charts are used to compress large quantities of data and make relationships within data easier to comprehend. They can be read more quickly than raw data and are an essential part of storytelling using data. Wave Funnel is one such chart type; it succinctly communicates the health of any deal pipeline. Funnel Charts Funnel is one […]

Wave Security Predicates using Custom Permissions

Security predicates using custom permissions

In Wave, row-level security is enforced using predicates, and it works a bit like this: <dataset column> <operation> <value> You can go for simple comparisons or get sophisticated and apply security at a record owner, role-based or even team-based level.  For the skinny on that, see this post: http://explore.wave6.com/blog/how-security-is-applied-to-dashboards-of-salesforce-analytics-cloud But... once you go down that road, it […]

Tooling and Analytics APIs—What They Are and When to Use Them

The Tooling and Analytics APIs are new since my blog post Salesforce APIs – What They Are & When to Use Them. I sat down with Pat Patterson, Principal Developer Evangelist at Salesforce to learn more about these APIs.

Build Charts with History Tracking Data and the Analytics API

With the Spring’14 release the Salesforce Analytics API allows users to dynamically choose date and get historical data. Check out this sample on historical trending to learn how you can build historical reports and then create visualizations off of that report metadata.

What’s Hot in Summer 13

Summer '13 Webinar

It's always hot in the summertime, and Ryan and I tried to heat it up a notch by spreading the word on all the new things coming out in the Summer '13 release. If you missed it but you want to see the full show, you can find the recording on youtube. We covered a lot out of the release notes in a little less than an hour, but I'll give you the cliff's notes version here.

The Spring ’13 Preview Release Notes Are Out!

Spring is here!

The weather outside is frightful, but Spring is right around the corner. Spring '13, that is. Here are just a few things we'll be delivering in this release. User-Focused Help We broke up the huge 4000+ page "How to be Successful with Salesforce" user guide into 14 new downloadable guides, divided by role, Salesforce product […]

Watch and Learn: New Videos for Winter ’13

Making Your Reports Run Faster

Check out these seven new videos, created specifically for the Salesforce Winter '13 release. Learn tips and tricks for working in Chatter, Visual Workflow, reporting, and more!

Workbooks at Dreamforce – Come, Play, Learn.

It's Dreamforce week!  If you're one of the many planning to spend some time in the Developer Zone, be sure to take advantage of the great workbooks we've printed up just for you. Our workbooks are designed to take you through a feature step-by-step in tutorial style.  No prior experience with the feature is necessary. […]