Monthly Archives: April 2018

Interviews

Hello there,

I’ve been doing a lot os screenings and I have some tips to share with you guys.

People have a lot of experience in MicroStrategy, but when I ask simple things, they just can’t answer them correctly. It’s bad when we have such a great resume but don’t know the basics. So, the first tip is:

1. Study harder

There are a so many good material that can be read for free that explains the basics of MicroStrategy and all terminologies. Spend more time reading those manuals. They are gold.

2. If you don’t know the answer, it’s not bad to say that you don’t know

If you don’t know the answer, you can ask for a hint, maybe you will remember, if not, don’t try to answer with other things or anything else. Go direct to the point, don’t spend too much time answering a question. Sometimes I want to ask more things, but the person simple doesn’t allow me to do, since they don’t stop speaking.

3. Don’t try to learn things while you are in the interview

Another common situation is when I ask a specific thing, the person doesn’t know the answer and ask me how to do it and keep asking examples of it. You are not there to learn, but to be tested. I think it’s ok to ask straight questions, but don’t spend too much time trying to learn new things.

4. Don’t ask for help

Maybe you don’t know, but whispering can be heard… I already caught people asking others if what she said was ok. Please, don’t do that. Don’t ask the questions to someone else.

Please, let me know what are your thoughts about that. Do you have some tips? Leave the tips in the comments below.

Hope it helps.

God bless you!

Showing the execution date and time for the datasets and Cubes

Hello there,

Have you ever wanted to show the last execution time or the last refreshed time for a cube in a document?

To do that you just need to:

  1. Create a text;
  2. Add this auto-text: {&REPORTNAME:EXECUTIONTIME}

Where REPORTNAME will be the name of your report or Cube. For example, if you have a report with the name: Report Analysis, the auto-text will be {&[Report Analysis]:EXECUTIONTIME}

God bless you!

Hiding menu options in a document

Hello there,

Have you ever wanted to hide a specific item from the document menu so the users won’t be able to use a specific feature? Some of the options can be removed at a user level, but what if you want to remove for a specific dashboard?

To do that, we can use a custom CSS code. In our example we will be removing the Export option. Let’s go!

  1. Open the document in web and add a HTML container to your document;
  2. Click on on the HTML container -> properties and formatting -> select HTML TEXT from the general menu;
  3. Double click on the HTML container and type this code:

<style type=”text/css”> .mstrmojo-Popup.mstrShortcutsListPopup .export, .mstrmojo-Popup.mstrShortcutsListPopup .zoom{display:none !important;}</style>

Voilà! The export button is no longer there.

If you want to remove other buttons, you just need to add the classes for the button inside of the <style> </style> tags and make sure to use the display:none !important.

To get the classes for the other buttons, you just need to use Chrome, for example, and inspect the button to get the classes.

Please, let you know if you need help inspecting elements.

God bless you!

MicroStrategy 10.11

Hello there,

Microstrategy has released a new version: MicroStrategy 10.11

If you want to check what’s new, you can use this link for that:

https://www.microstrategy.com/us/company/press/microstrategy-further-transforms-visual-data-discovery-with-microstrategy-1011

God bless you!