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Yellowfin just makes a noob feel welcome

One of the things you often hear is people discussing how sexy or easy to use a BI tool is. I remember when I was at Oracle and for my (future) sins was trying to sell Oracle Applications up against Peoplesoft.  We constantly got our arses whipped and one of the...

Customising Login Page for Yellowfin

OVERVIEW We use Yellowfin as the reporting layer for our MagnumBI platform for many reasons, one of them is customisation. Yellowfin have designed their product so you can change it to match your own style and brand it. By changing colours and pictures we've...

Overcoming BI barriers with Yellowfin

There are a few considerations when starting a journey to effective Business Intelligence: GETTING YOUR DATA REPORT READY One of the hardest things about BI is getting your data from operational systems into a format you can report on. There are a few main ways you...

Yellowfin Guides

I've spent time going through the content available for Yellowfin on YouTube and it's pretty comprehensive. I've put together a list of videos worth watching to understand Yellowfin a bit better. The first section is a quick overview of each, the second is more...

Creating and Sorting a Month field in Yellowfin 7

I recently created a report in Yellowfin 7 that I wanted to break down by months. The month was a calculated field based on the date, which I did via the views in the admin console but the issue I had was the sort was alphabetical. After a bit of reading I found that...

Embedding a Yellowfin Report

This week I've been working on a website to showcase the power of our MagnumBI platform - the demo isn't quite live yet but all will be revealed soon. As part of it I've learnt how to embed reports from Yellowfin onto a web page which turns out is quite easy, once...

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...

Uploading a CSV file into Yellowfin

So you've decided to have a play with Yellowfin – that’s great! If you've trialled products before, you’ll know that it’s nice to be able to use your own data. If your data is sitting in a CSV file and you’re wondering how to get it into Yellowfin, there are a few...