All installed add-ons are available under Components -> Add-Ons. Drag the Timeline Chart add-on onto Xcelsius canvas, resize and position it as you see fit. Double clicking on it will bring up the component interface allowing you to skin it and specify chart source data.
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Probably the most important thing to be mentioned is that custom flex components designed to be used as Xcelsius add-ons require to be compiled against Flex 2 SDK, latest being Flex 2.0.1 SDK with HotFix 3. You can’t use Flex 3/4 SDK and this haven’t changed with the latest Xcelsius 2008 SP3 version. I have no idea when this will change… Also Flex 2 SDK is not supported in the upcoming Flash Builder replacing Flex Builder.
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Loading dynamic query data via web services in an ABAP stack is not an option for the online environment this site is hosted under. But loading data via static XML files is always an option no matter the environment. Xcelsius needs to have the xml data formatted in a certain way and because of this Xcelsius itself was used to transform the web service query data into compatible xml data. The end result is a static xml file that gets loaded every time you view the online report.
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Once the BEx query data is loaded into Xcelsius, an interactive list box gets initialized with possible airline options from a series of spreadsheet cells. List box data insertion functionality allows us to update a given spreadsheet cell with the current selected list box entry. All interactive elements from this report are based in one way or another to this single spreadsheet cell containing the current selected airline.
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The starting point is represented by a BEx query similar to the one described in the first airline report. A remote function module is created to load the query data. Based on it, a web service is generated. This web service will be used by Xcelsius to load the query data into an Excel spreadsheet.
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