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Filtering Multiple Datasets in Yellowfin

I was recently tasked with creating a chart in Yellowfin with a graph at the top and a couple of charts underneath showing the current value and the value from last month. This meant we needed different datasets for each chart within the same report. I started by...

BEAM and the Agile BA

A while back we had a problem, a disconnect between what people were asking for and what they really wanted. At Optimal we're all about data but more importantly how people get insight from it, if a customer doesn't get value from what we've provided then we're not...

Importing Agile Stories into JIRA

We've started using JIRA to manage our projects. This is how we got our data into JIRA. We wanted to get our data in without lots of manual intervention, so we put it into a CSV and imported it - here's the details if you're looking to do the same thing. It seems that...

Setting up Yellowfin on iOS and Android

We've been working on a demo to showcase our MagnumBI platform, using data we'd taken through Optimal Data Flow and surfaced it in Yellowfin. As part of the demo we want to showcase the power of the iPad app for viewing content and as usual, decided to share my...

Yellowfin Permissions for CSV Uploads

We've been experimenting with Yellowfin and came across something which we found a little unusual so we contacted their support and they sorted us out. We wanted to control who was able to upload CSV files, specifically making it so you didn't have to be an...

Yellowfin Webinar – Reporting

    A couple of days ago I sat through a webinar on reporting in Yellowfin. I really enjoyed it, there was good feedback as questions came through and the host showed great knowledge of the product. I'm completely new to Yellowfin and I thought it was a...

When do we need rules?

I've just completed my first week at OptimalBI and my main focus was to understand the business, people and culture. Until now my working life has been predominantly public sector, so I'm pretty familiar with hierarchies, policies and the reasons they exist. With...