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SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.0 Cookbook by Xavier Hacking, David Lai

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Using sliders to create a what-if scenario

What-if scenarios are very important as they allows users to project what future values will look like, depending on one or more variables.

In our recipe, we will reuse the simple what-if scenario from the recipe Inputting data values. The only difference here is that we will use a horizontal slider instead of inputting the values with text.

Using sliders to create a what-if scenario

Getting ready

Set up the sales data, as shown circled in red in the following screenshot, and have a column chart ready on the canvas:

Getting ready

How to do it...

  1. Insert a Horizontal ...

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