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Hi friends,

This is a post to help you guys work on the third party components provided by antivia softwares. These are called X-components. This can be used as in Xcelsius and all its later versions. Certain components like hierarchical data cannot be displayed using normal components provided by dashboards. X-components are made using Flex programming. The components can be downloaded from the below link http://www.antivia.com/xcomponents.php. There are many components available like X-Tree, X-Harvey Balls, X-Score card, X-Progress Image, X-reflector, X-sparkline, X-Bullet Chart, X-tree grid and x-globe and many more.

I’ll try to help you understand these components better.

X-Tree

This is a tree component to allow selection of hierarchical data. It can update other parts of the dashboards as the user clicks on it. This was a new feature altogether in xcelsius.

Example:

Given the data of World as a hierarchy of countries, States and districts

World Countries
Countries Country1
Countries Country2
Countries Country3
Countries Country4
Country1 State1
Country1 State2
Country2 State1
Country2 State2
Country3 State1
Country4 State1
State1 District1
State1 District2
State2 District1
State2 District2

the data will be shown as

X-tree.png

Properties mapping

Drawbacks

1. This is a third party component and hence SAP doesn’t provide any support to these.

2. When there is a duplicate entry in the second level ie

Country1 State1
Country1 State2
Country2 State1
Country2 State2
Country3 State1
Country4 State1
State1 District1
State1 District2
State2 District1
State2 District2

State1 is the child of Country 1 and Country2, so the childs of state1 cannot be identified by the tree and they will map district1 and district2 in the 1st occurance of state1 which is under country1.

3. you should know the length of your hierarachy, otherwise the scroll bar will appear.

About X-tree grid in my next blog 🙂 . Hope this helps.

Thanks,

Meera

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