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Mar 26, 2009 at 05:44 PM

Your help with xml please


Hello. I asked for help to get started before but did not get very far. I am now feeling quite at ease doing my dashboards and it is time to try to connect to remote data. I have absolutely no experience or understanding of this, though I am reading bits and pieces I find.

I do't use any other bo product so for the time being I am only looking to use xml. I gather I need to create an xml map from my excel sheet. Then I obviously need to put that xml map online. Could you give me some tips and point me to current ressources to allow me to try this out? Do I need to set up what I now know is called a web service (I know waht it's called but I don't know what it is...) or do I just upload my xml (I don't have web space so it would be good to hear if there is an open chunk of a server somewhere where I can try this out). Then I just have to declare the xml as my data source in xcelsius?

Thank you for your help. I really want to get going on this...