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SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.0 Cookbook by Xavier Hacking, David Lai

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Connecting to CSV-files with the CSV-connector

In Chapter 8, Dashboard Connectivity, we discussed a number of data connectivity options for Dashboard Design dashboards. In addition to these standard data connections, Centigon Solutions developed an add-on that allows us to use Comma-Separated Value (CSV) files to grab data from. This recipe will give you a quick walkthrough of the features of this add-on.

Getting ready

Go to the Centigon Solutions website (http://www.centigonsolutions.com/) and browse for the CSV connector. Download the free trial and install it with the Add-On Manager. You also need a sample CSV file to use in this recipe.

How to do it...

  1. Open a new Dashboard Design file and go to the spreadsheet area. Enter the location of the ...

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