Though I don’t believe it is one of the top new features in Xcelsius 2008, I wanted to introduce the History Component. This is a nice feature used for real time trending of a single measure. When people ask me to describe what this does, I reference the Windows task manager performance chart. This history component can be utilized to create a real-time historical view for a single cell. To better illustrate this feature, I created an example below. A useful application of this component would be for companies that use Xcelsius dashboards to show real-time data on a screen that is always on.

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There are two fields within the properties sheet: The Data property is linked into a single cell, and the Data Destination is a range that will build a historical list as the Data property changes. In addition, the history component can refresh on a time-based interval. A call center would be a perfect use case for this component if a dashboard is displayed for real time monitoring. Let me know if you have any other cool ideas…


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