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If you’re building an Xcelsius dashboard, and connecting it to a database, you have three main options.

•Live Office. Live Office is a Business Objects tool that is installed as an add-on to Microsoft Office Excel. This allows you to connect the Excel spreadsheet
within your dashboard to a Webi or Crystal report, which in turn connects to your data source.

•Query as a Web Service. QaaWS is a Business Objects client tool that creates a web service, based on a query, that connects directly to a universe.

•BI Services. BI Services is the (relatively) new kid on the block. It creates a web service from a report block in a Webi report, which in turn connects to your data source.

Please find the below table which would provide clarity on when to go for which connection:

Xcelsius Connections Comparison.JPG

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