Live Office Connections

The SAP BusinessObjects Live Office add-in for Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint) allows you to insert data into Microsoft Office from Crystal Reports reports, Web Intelligence reports, and universe queries. Before SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.0 allowed for data to be queried directly from a universe or BEx query, the data in the embedded spreadsheet was kept fresh by using Live Office.

Creating the Live Office Object

The embedded spreadsheet can contain many Live Office objects. These Live Office objects have several advantages over other data connection methods:

• The Live Office objects can use data from a scheduled Crystal Reports or Web Intelligence report. Therefore, the scheduled instance ...

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