Frequently Asked Questions

Using Dundas BI

While designing, I minimized the Explore window. How do I get it back?

This also applies to other windows such as the Properties window. Go to your status bar at the bottom and click the icon representing the window to the left of the name of the file you're working on.


See also: Using dockable windows

Where is the Save button?

While editing items such as dashboards and metric sets, you won't see a Save button in the toolbar because your work is saved for you automatically. The next time you make a change, watch the status bar at the bottom, wait a few seconds, and you'll see a message telling you the current item has been 'Saved'. See this article for further reference.

What is the difference between Edit mode and View mode?

There isn't much of a difference, and you should keep in mind that changes you make in View mode can be saved if you then switch back to Edit mode. See this article for more details.

How do I embed or integrate the application into ours?

Dundas BI and Logi Symphony's Managed Dashboards & Reports provide multiple ways for you to embed or integrate its functionality into any type of application, including options for webpages with or without an iframe, and deep links with parameter value support. See Embedding for details.


What is the difference between Slicers and Columns in the Data Analysis Panel?

Data added to the Slicers field is generally not displayed anywhere in the visualization and used for filtering only. You can optionally display the filter values currently selected for a slicer as text, for example in a tooltip or label. See this article for more details.

How do I use the in-memory cube option?

Once you've designed your data cube (ETL process), you can choose the in-memory storage type which can significantly improve the performance of data retrieval.


Building the in-memory cube can take some time though, depending on the columns and default measures selected in your data cube. For this reason, the build can be scheduled to run periodically.


The in-memory cube is also persisted to the Dundas BI Warehouse database so that it can be reloaded back into memory in the event the server is restarted.


If you make changes to your data cube after the in-memory storage has been built, you should manually rebuild the in-memory storage.


See also: Data cube storage types

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