ProClarity and Reporting Services reports in a PPS Monitoring Dashboard

So I was going to do a post on displaying a reporting services report in a PPSM Dashboard but then realised then that the PPS team had already done that:


http://blogs.msdn.com/performancepoint/archive/2007/07/20/how-do-i-integrate-ssrs-reports-with-dashboard-filters.aspx


And then I was halfway through a post on how a Proclarity view works in PPSM when the PPS Team posted one on just that!


http://blogs.msdn.com/performancepoint/archive/2008/02/22/using-pas-views-in-performancepoint-monitoring-dashboards.aspx


Hey guys – leave some for us!! 😉 Just so you haven’t completely wasted your time reading this, here’s a couple of additional points:



  • Multi-select filters don’t work with multi-value parameters in RS. It only passes the first item selected through to RS.

  • There is no concept of cascading filters in PPSM v1 – The dev team know this is much requested feature. So far we’ve got around this by using a multi-select tree filter and the promise of a fix in the next version!!

  • Your don’t need to define anything particularly in your Proclarity to be able to connect a PPSM filter.  Just connect a filter that contains valid members from any dimension in your cube.  I know Alyson has mentioned this in her post but quite a neat feature I reckon

  • If you have a slicer on the background – this will still display within your PAS view as shown below:

Proclarity Slicer




  • Remember to consider RS/Proclarity security and kerberos related implications depending on your PPSM security config and environment (Another post coming here i think!)

Using these two report types lets you get around a few of the “still to come” features of the built-in analytic chart and grids such as:



  • Customise chart colors – (PC/RS)

  • Use a secondary Y axis on a chart (PC)

  • Use SQL stored procedures as a datasource (RS)

Lastly Nick B has just done a great post on how parameters work with a web page report. This opens up pretty much endless possibilities…

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