Ideas Sat, 27 May 17 02:23:39 -0400 Ideas en-CA Idea: Display-Fixed color palette for changing field values? Wed, 14 Jan 2015 10:38:18 -0500 alexandervolk 2811@/discussions
For example, I would like to use Stephen Few's recommended color palette for data visualization ( for a pie chart that splits measures by field F. The different values of F being loaded into the dashboard change depending on the client and are impossible to anticipate.

I have managed to set these colors for every other view in my dashboard except the ones where colors apply to ever changing values. The settings available in Omniscope present a problem as neither continuous colors nor category colors offer a way of simply setting up a fixed palette.

My proposal/idea is to implement a "palette" setting with say, nine customizable colors and - when applied to a view - assign those colors in sequence from highest aggregated measure to lowest. Maybe even offer an option of assigning colors by sort (ascending, descending, alphabetical, etc.).

I feel like this is a crucial requirement for being able to recreate a client's or an agency's CI. ]]>
Idea: Variable column names and de-pivoting Fri, 02 Sep 2011 13:59:16 -0400 ygulla 968@/discussions
Input data is stored in a csv file, it has a daily changing number of columns (say 20-25), 10 of which have fixed names while the rest are named with dates. I want to de-pivot only the date-named columns.

The problem is that the number and names of the date columns change daily. Hence a simple de-pivot operation doesn't work once the data has been changed. Ideally I want a de-pivot option where it de-pivots all the columns apart from the selected ones.

Is it possible to achieve such de-pivoting in Omniscope some way? And if not would an option 'de-pivot everything apart from selected columns' be possible to include into de-pivot operation?

P.S. I tried every combination of operations I thought might lead me somewhere, and almost got the result, but in Summarise operation selecting "All fields" doesn't keep all the fields selected after the field names changed, the way that most other operations work. Is that intended?]]>
Moat connection Tue, 31 Jan 2017 11:05:24 -0500 JamesPC 3211@/discussions connection (like Integral) would be something I would be interested in. I have a contact who might be able to provide details on API connection]]> Connector: Integral Ad Science Mon, 12 Jan 2015 08:29:09 -0500 tjbate 2810@/discussions
We now have received some additional client interest in a Connector for Integral Ad Science ( )

Please indicate your own interest, and post any specific requirements for the API Connector you may have.]]>
File metadata: Counting data-manager blocks per file Thu, 26 Jan 2017 04:32:21 -0500 Alexander 3207@/discussions
We are making an inventory of all our datamanager workflows. We would like to take the next step in version management, weak spots, data load etc.
One of the items we are registering is the amount of datamanager blocks, as a derivative of the workflow complexity.
How can we (except for manual counting) easily find the number of blocks in a datamanager file?
If anyone has experience in this matter, please contact me.
Default Function for Data Fields Thu, 03 Nov 2016 06:25:55 -0400 bfromson1 3184@/discussions
If "mean" is chosen as the function, is there a way to specify a weighting field, as would be possible when directly applying a function to the field in a table. If not could this be added?



(using 3.0 b6569, but applies to 2.9 as well)]]>
Search in Data Manager Add block Tue, 18 Oct 2016 15:51:59 -0400 Mees 3181@/discussions Many thanks
Data sources: Bing Web/News/Image/Video search replaced by Microsoft Cognitive Services Search Fri, 16 Sep 2016 05:11:25 -0400 chris 3174@/discussions
In Omniscope 2.9 the Web, News, Image and Video search blocks currently use the Bing search service. On December 15th these will no longer work, as Microsoft has released a new API: Microsoft Cognitive Services Search.

If you are a user of any of these blocks please get in touch. We need to identify who needs these services in order to determine whether to develop a new suite of blocks in Omniscope 3.0. We also need to identify how these blocks are being used (what other blocks are in your workflow) to ensure a seamless migration.

Please email us directly to discuss this further.


Axis labels formatting: Changing the number abbreviations - "M", "K" Wed, 07 Sep 2016 13:25:35 -0400 bernardpi 3170@/discussions
We find that this can vary depending on if the report is in desktop or in mobile but principally we have situations where we would like to control what labels based on the two following scenarios:

- A data set has some very large and small values that we wish to display but they are all abbreviated as 'millions' rather than millions and then K's (see attached image)
- A customer request to tweak 'M' to 'MM' for example (

Thanks for your time and consideration.]]>
Teradata Connection Thu, 08 Sep 2016 05:00:47 -0400 daniel 3172@/discussions
They have a jdbc here also some other things like ODBC, other software like Qlik and Tableau seems to have this source available too.]]>
Idea: Connectors-Microsoft Dynamics CRM Tue, 26 Apr 2016 08:08:41 -0400 tjbate 3122@/discussions Data subsets: Turning of selection brushing in mobile Mon, 20 Jun 2016 11:08:05 -0400 Matt_OR_PI 3142@/discussions
I tried turning off selection brushing, however this does not appear to work when viewing the mobile version of the file. I also tried de-querying by the splits used in the other views in the tab, but this also did not seem to work in mobile.

Is there currently a way to ensure that a view is affected by filtering but not by selection that works for mobile reports?]]>
Pivot View - % display Fri, 10 Jun 2016 05:09:12 -0400 Phillipa 3138@/discussions
I am interested in what happened to the idea of displaying % in the pivot view.

We could certainly use this and it was very highly voted as an idea
Am I missing something? Has there been an update on this idea?

Would be great to know if/when it will be implemented.

Vend Retail Epos System - Connector Development Tue, 10 May 2016 04:06:08 -0400 kpp1975 3125@/discussions Dial View: Persistent settings and second indicator? Wed, 13 Jul 2011 11:11:10 -0400 pkanther 859@/discussions
However, the moment we change the filter, the entire view is reset. It would be useful to have the dial view were we can keep the earlier settings to the zones and alarm and make small changes within.

Also, if we may have the option of adding another needle to the dial view so it is easy to compare the current value to the previous value, it would be useful.]]>
Adding mobile to publishing on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 04:56:45 -0500 daniel 3085@/discussions
Also could a note be added on the page regarding the webstart launch and that it may work due to default of Java being blocked on most browsers?

Scheduler file action: importing value order for Category fields Tue, 19 Jan 2016 15:52:16 -0500 Alexander 3079@/discussions
In some of our dashboards we import the order of values in a category field, but we have to do this manually. Is it possible to add this function to the file action in the scheduler?

Idea: Custom Warning On Failed Mobile Log In Wed, 09 Dec 2015 03:34:47 -0500 MatthewLiddle 3055@/discussions "The Server *** Requires a username and password"

It would be great if this could be customised to say something along the lines of
"If you are having issues logging in please email '' "

If the dialog box cant be customised could it possibly redirect them to another page after 3 failed log ins? and show a similar message (If they then refresh the page they get another 3 goes).

Thanks ]]>
Idea: Parameter passing -Dynamic queries for user drilldowns? Thu, 15 Jan 2015 09:41:22 -0500 acohen 2813@/discussions
However a user needs the functionality to be able to see further detail in some instances. If the user could trigger a parametrised SQL query to reload/refresh the data with one or more parameters set, it would enable an additional, more granular and personalised view of that data that would be ideal.

For instance, the user is looking at monthly data of some sort. Daily data would be unmanageable and unnecessary as the dataset would contain tens of millions of rows. The idea is the user can click on a particular record/set a parameter, say the month and then behind the scenes a dynamic query is done to bring up the daily data which can be viewed in a seperate view/file.]]>
Idea: Styling-Export Value order and colours Fri, 04 Dec 2015 07:03:15 -0500 Phillipa 3047@/discussions
It would be great to be able to export the value colours as well as the value order as a re-usable import file.

Idea: Disable Show Details right mouse click Fri, 12 Aug 2011 04:30:00 -0400 Mees 927@/discussions
Is there a way to disable the 'Show details' option under the right mouse click?
We are aware of the option to hide the Details button, but users are still able to get the details using right mouse click.

Sources: Connecting to SSAS tabular model Tue, 29 Sep 2015 09:16:02 -0400 esmith01 3007@/discussions
The error message we’re getting is “no cubes found on the selected OLAP server” – we have a few tabular models deployed on the server and have been able to verify the connection to the cubes in excel, so it seems something isn’t picking them up in Omniscope.
Idea: New Connector - AdForm Tue, 06 Oct 2015 06:31:39 -0400 alexandervolk 3010@/discussions
We ourselves are using AdForm, as well as GroupM all across Scandinavia and Germany and other big agency networks. They’re currently moving into the US market as well.

Would anyone else be interested in having an AdForm connector in Omniscope?]]>
Pivot View: Styling not expressed in browser versions? Wed, 01 Apr 2015 03:59:08 -0400 alexandervolk 2899@/discussions Idea: Pivot View-Colour formatting difference columns/rows? Tue, 08 Dec 2009 10:20:39 -0500 Steve_Randall 187@/discussions Thanks, Steve]]> Pivot View: Manually adjusting aspects of the display? Thu, 01 Sep 2011 08:04:57 -0400 johnurry 966@/discussions 1. It would be helpful it were possible to manually adjust the column widths, including the row headers column width. Then if one Pivot View is positioned above another, the columns could be made to align. This would also solve an issue I have on some PCs (but not on others) where long row headers are not fully displayed.
2. The column headers are text and align to the left, whereas the column data being numbers align to the right. Would it be possible to manually adjust the alignment.
Idea: Kenshoo API Connector Tue, 15 Apr 2014 05:42:56 -0400 chris 2519@/discussions
If a Kenshoo connector is of interest we would be interested in identifying the key requirements. How do you see the connector working? What options would you like? Please provide us with as much detail as possible. It might be useful to describe the connector functionality int terms of which options you would like to see, for example if I was describing the Atlas connector I might say:

- An option to select the Agency/Branch/Client/Advertiser.
- Optional filtering by Action tag/Media plan/Buy/Cost package/Placement.
- An option to select the date range.
- Dimension/metric selection.

Any information you provide will be forwarded to Kenshoo and will also be used when the connector is developed.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Idea: Personalised User Data based on Field Filters Mon, 10 Aug 2015 08:30:22 -0400 OliverB 2983@/discussions
One of our clients is looking at the possibility of opening up access to Omniscope Mobile reports to a wider group of users. Their business is split into a number of different Business Areas, and every report has the ability to filter to just show data for a specified Business Area.

The current users are all authorised to view data for the entire business. However, the users that they want to open the reports up to will only be authorised to see the data for the business area that they belong to. All access is currently via the Liferay Omniscope portlet. Has anyone done anything similar before, and what would be the best way to go about implementing this?]]>
Idea: Data Validation Tue, 21 Jul 2015 12:25:52 -0400 benjamin 2974@/discussions
I'm a using the data validation block in omniscope and it would be useful for the following:

1.To have the ability to have more than one custom rule
2.To be able to link rules broken or custom rules defined to specific reports emailed.

For instance currently (unless you use Error,Success and warning as separate flags for email reports then you have three) you cannot trigger a certain email report by a specific custom/schema/rules failed.It would be useful to say for instance if you have two column a list of names and values, if values >1000 and names is blank to be emailed separately

Of course i can add in multiple validation blocks however if you are doing 10+ validation this makes data manager look messy

My idea would be to have either a numbering scheme or name for each of the custom rules, rules, schema and then in the reporting each email categorized could specify which numbered or named custom rule or schema it should be triggered by


Idea: Global Thousands Separator Removal Fri, 17 Jul 2015 08:06:35 -0400 acdewinter 2972@/discussions
I have looked around for an application wide setting that would allow me to turn off "Thousand Separator" by default for numbers instead of having it on by default. 90% of the time we don't require it and it can cause some annoyance when trying to merge data sets together if you don't realise one side has the thousand separator and one side does not.

So I just want to know if I am just not seeing the setting or is it that it isn't possible to turn this off as yet?

Kind regards,