Spotfire

Using Slider Property Controls in Spotfire Text Areas

This post concludes my series on learning how to use Spotfire property controls. Yay! We will end the series with a tutorial on how to use slider property controls in Spotfire text areas. This post will feature three use cases, two involving numbers and one with strings. Read on to learn more about using label property controls in Spotfire.

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Using Label Property Controls in Spotfire

I am almost done with my series on learning how to use Spotfire property controls. We only have 2 controls left — labels and sliders. In this post, I’ll show you several different ways to use label property controls, and if you are registered for the TIBCO Analytics Forum, tune in to my breakout session for a look at using labels and IronPython scripts together. Read on to learn more about using label property controls in Spotfire.

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Using Input (multiple lines) Property Controls in Spotfire Text Areas

Welcome to week five of learning to use property controls. So far, I have covered drop-downs, list boxes, list box (multiple select), and input property controls. This week, I’ll cover input (multiple lines) property controls in Spotfire text areas. This particular property control performs well when users want to copy and paste identifiers (ex. well name, API, customer ID) and see only the data for those identifiers. Read on to learn more.

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How to Use Input Property Controls in Spotfire Text Areas

Welcome to week four of learning to use property controls. So far, I have covered drop-downs, list boxes, and list box (multiple select). Today we cover two different ways to use input property controls. If you’re in oil and gas, input property controls will be your go-to for creating type curves in reservoir engineering workflows. Read on to learn more about creating input property controls in Spotfire text areas.

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How to Use List Box (multiple select) in Spotfire Text Areas

This is week three in my series on learning to use all of the Spotfire property controls. I started with drop-downs and list boxes. Today we hit list box (multiple select), which is really where we dig into the inner workings of custom expression syntax for property controls. Read on to learn how to use list box (multiple select) in Spotfire text areas.

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Error – Spotfire Could Not Publish

Our Spotfire admin is on PTO this week, so I am walking in my old shoes this week. A user reached out when he received the error message “Spotfire could not publish”, and he was unable to save in the Spotfire library. Nine times out of ten, this error is related to temp files being deleted while Spotfire is open. But that wasn’t what happened in this case. This time, the user was trying to save a DXP that was larger than the library limit, which only became a problem when he added on-demand controls to his project. Read on to learn why on-demand caused the problem and how we fixed it.

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Use IronPython to Navigate Spotfire Pages

A user reached out to me on LinkedIn last week with questions about an IronPython script he found in the TIBCO Community. The script attaches to a drop-down property control and helps users jump from page to page. Buttons are usually my go-to navigation medium, but if you have a lot of pages, they take up a lot of space. Using a drop-down maximizes real estate while giving full navigation capabilities. Read on to learn how to use IronPython to navigate Spotfire pages.

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How To Create Drop Downs in Spotfire Text Areas

After 5 years of blogging about Spotfire, I’ve written very little about using property controls, which is a shame because they are one of Spotfire’s best features. It’s time to fix that with a 7 part series on how to create each of the different types of property controls. This week, we’ll start with what is perhaps the most used property control, the dropdown. Read on to learn how to create drop downs in Spotfire text areas.

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Why Do Counts Aggregate Differently in Spotfire?

Last week, I wrote a post on using Axis Names on Cross Tables. My examples calculated the difference in Amounts between two scenarios on a cross table. I also needed to know the difference in well counts between scenarios, this time on a bar chart. But, when I changed the aggregation from a Sum to a CountDistinct, the calculations didn’t work anymore. That is because counts aggregate differently than the other aggregation methods. Read on if you want to get your counts right!

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