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SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.1 Cookbook by David Lai, Xavier Hacking

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Creating a news ticker with Excel XML Maps

In this recipe, we will show you how to integrate a real-time news ticker into your dashboard. The user will then be able to click on a news article and the website will automatically pop up. To set up this connection to an online news website, we will use the Excel XML Maps connection.

Getting ready

Make sure the spreadsheet has a DEVELOPER tab, and that you are connected to the Internet.

Getting ready

If you do not see the DEVELOPER tab, please follow these instructions:

  1. Click on FILE.
  2. Click on Options.
  3. Click on Customize Ribbon.
  4. Check the DEVELOPER box.

How to do it...

  1. Go to http://www.cnn.com/. At the bottom of this page, ...

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