Xcelsius 2008 Refresh on Load

October 9, 2008 by: David Lai

One of the major issues I’ve encountered with Xcelsius 2008 was refreshing too many Live Office components on load from the Data Manager. This would cause the browser to crash when loading the swf.

I’m not sure if it’s a bug but a workaround I discovered was to use a Reporting Services Button to perform the refresh on load. You can find the button in the Web Connectivity components category.

When dealing with a lot of live office objects here are some simple rules to follow.

1. Only use the Refresh on Load from the Data Manager to refresh cells that contain data for objects such as dropdown selectors.

2. Chart data for example that needs to be refreshed on load should be done through the Reporting Services Button

I’ve also attached a Whitepaper from Business Objects that talks about the Refresh on Load from Xcelsius 2008.

Download White Paper

In short, when refreshing on load from the data manager, data is refreshed while the objects are rendering which may cause an overload on the flash player. Whereas refresh on load from the Reporting Services button will occur after all the components have been rendered.


4 Responses to “Xcelsius 2008 Refresh on Load”
  1. kailas kurup says:

    Hi David,
    The information regarding the reporting services button was helpful.
    But i could not find the whitepaper you were talking about.

    Could you please let me know if i can use the reporting services button to open a WwbI report?
    If i can, how do i do it. The component asks for some server URLs and stuffs, which i could not figure out.

    Plese share your thoughts.


  2. David Lai says:

    Hi Kailas,
    Sorry I’m not sure why the whitepaper file wasn’t downloading properly.
    Anyhow you should be able to download it now.


  3. kailas kurup says:

    Hey David,
    Now I’m able to download the white paper.

    Got stuck somewhere. What is this “Xcelsius for Reporting services URL”?
    Do i have to install some connector or something or does this come with BOE or Xcelsius?

    Could you please help.


  4. Mike says:

    Hi David,

    Interesting article. As Kailas mentions, how do you configure the Reporting Services component? I have read that it requres the Xcelsius XRS, but where does this component come from? I have search my installl and it does not appear anywhere.

    Many thanks