Training videos on specific topics

Here we have gathered video recordings from past eazyBI Community Days, prepared by eazyBI support consultants and developers.
Use them for shaping your eazyBI skills. Most of the training sessions are based on data from Jira; however, the concepts remain the same for other data sources.

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Jira Admin’s Journey to eazyBI

Time required: 20 minutes

When Jira admin becomes an eazyBI team member, it is so obvious to look at everything through the Jira admin “eyes”. Find out how did it go and what happened next on the journey. SMARTEN UP

Slides: Jira Admin’s journey to eazyBI.pdf


DEMO: How to Create Smart Reports without MDX

Time required: 30 minutes

When you are a master of MDX, no report is impossible. Now, using eazyBI new features, smart reports with trends, averages, and other seemingly hard calculations are just a few clicks away! Get familiar with eazyBI hidden gems - standard calculations, drilling into measures and others. SMARTEN UP

Slides: How to create smart reports without MDX.pdf


DEMO: eazyBI + Confluence: The First Date

Time required: 20 minutes

Get to know the new member of the eazyBI family. Did you know that collaboration could be measured? You will have a date with eazyBI for Confluence and a few use-cases for dinner. SMARTEN UP

Slides: eazyBI for Confluence the first date.pdf

Create Reports and Charts

Don’t Re-Invent the Wheel! Discover Sample Reports

Time required: 20 minutes

Have a quick start with eazyBI by re-using sample reports. Import reports from eazyBI demo accounts and save time. Learn more about key features for easy reporting. SMARTEN UP

Slides: Dont-re-invent-the-wheel.pdf

Paint With Your Data in eazyBI

Time required: 20 minutes

Create nice-looking and insightful reports in eazyBI using improved features–cell formatting, sparklines, and others. Use them wisely and your reports may become pieces of art with different layers of information. SMARTEN UP

Slides: Paint-With-Your-Data-in-eazyBI.pdf

Help, My Reports Are Too Slow!

Time required: 30 minutes

There are different ways to build eazyBI reports. While it gives you flexibility, some of the methods tend to be better optimized for performance than others. We’ll share the ways how to reduce report performance problemsSMARTEN UP

Slides: Help-My-Reports-Are-Slow.pdf

It’s About Time

Time required: 30 minutes

Without time, everything would happen at once. Witness how you may integrate the Time dimension in your everyday reporting. SMARTEN UP

Slides: eazybi-about-time.pdf

Data visualization: How to pick the right chart type

Time required: 30 minutes

How to turn your numbers into knowledge? Your job is not only to separate noise from the data but also to present it the right way. How do you choose the right chart type and how to use different charts effectively? The do’s and don’ts or data visualization. SMARTEN UP

See also a blog post on this topic: How to Pick the Right Chart Type?

Slides: 21-data-visualization.pdf


Things to Know about the Burn-Down Chart

Time required: 30 minutes

The burn-down looks like the trend in progress tracking. A lot of different variations of this chart appear. Let us have a look at how those can be covered with eazyBI and dig deeper into how to make your burn-down charts even more flexible. SMARTEN UP

Slides: Things_to_know_about_burn-down_charts.pdf


Calculations with MDX

MDX ABC: Let’s start at the very beginning

Time required: 30 minutes

How to wrap a head around MDX calculations if you are not born as a developer? Start by recognizing MDX building blocks — sets, expressions, aggregations, and take time to understand eazyBI default measures. SMARTEN UP

Slides: 14-mdx-abcs.pdf


MDX debugging: How to see through calculated measure

Time required: 30 minutes

Do you ever wonder how calculated measure works and gets to the result? You will learn principles on how to disassemble the calculation to see the results of each step and how to find a faulty part in a formula to fix it. SMARTEN UP

Slides: 26-how-to-debug-mdx.pdf

MDX: Understanding tuples

Time required: 30 minutes

A tuple is one of the calculated measure cornerstones. What exactly is Tuple in a multidimensional cube? How and when to use tuples in MDX formulas? Come to see some real-life examples in eazyBI. DIG DEEPER

Slides: 25-understanding-tuples.pdf

MDX: Handling sets in calculated measures

Time required: 30 minutes

Writing custom MDX calculations that work requires knowledge of basic concepts. A "SET" is one of them. Have you ever wondered what is inside the curly brackets, what means Members and Descendants? The presentation will explain how to construct and use sets in MDX formulas. DIG DEEPER

Slides: 23-handling-sets.pdf

Journeying with an MDX

Time required: 30 minutes

Do you ever get that feeling of confusion - seeing your measure returning one result while expecting a different one? Getting lost in the multi-dimensional cube is as easy as in real life! Let’s learn principles on how to disassemble the calculation to see the results of each step, so you know where you are and can get to the desired destination. DIG DEEPER

Slides: Journeying_with_MDX.pdf


Hidden Gems of MDX

Time required: 20 minutes

When it comes to writing MDX calculations, knowing your data and understanding measures and dimensions is crucial. However, some of those measures and dimensions are nowhere to be seen. Let me show you the hidden side of the data cube. DIG DEEPER

Slides: Hidden-gems-of-MDX.pdf


MDX vs JavaScript: Behind Complex Filters

Time required: 30 minutes

There might be different ways how you set up each project in Jira. And yet you still would like to see those projects side by side and analyze their performance. In Jira, you reach out to some complex JQL queries. In this session, I will talk about how eazyBI can help you analyze those cases. DIG DEEPER

Slides: Behind complex filters.pdf


Data Mapping from Other Data Sources

Power-Up Reports With Additional Data Import

Time required: 30 minutes

Calculated members can be used for grouping and reorganizing data, but it may be easily overused. There’s a way to power up your reports, improve performance and save a lot of time and effort by adding a bit of external data from Google Sheets, Excel files, or Rest API. DIG DEEPER

Slides: Power-up-reports-with-additional-data-import.pdf


Building Reports on Different Data Sources

Time required: 20 minutes

The presentation covers an introduction to how to get three separate data sources working together to create a joint perspective for your reports. DIG DEEPER

Slides: Building_reports_on_different_data_sources.pdf



Planning and maintaining eazyBI accounts

Time required: 40 minutes

How many accounts do you have? Are there too many or not enough? Right account setup is a cornerstone to get smooth reports for the right users. And did you know that you can analyze eazyBI with eazyBI? SMARTEN UP

Slides: 24-eazybi-account-management.pdf

Administration of eazyBI for Jira Server

Time required: 30 minutes

Overview of eazyBI infrastructure and configuration options. Built-in monitoring features and good-to-know things for running eazyBI. Some advice for configuration. SMARTEN UP

Slides: Administration of eazyBI for Jira Server JBA.pdf


eazyBI for Jira Cloud, Server, or Data Center: Where’s The Difference

Time required: 20 minutes

eazyBI works on all platforms–Cloud, Server, and Data Center. What can you expect when migrating from one platform to another? While the core functionality is identical on all platforms, there are some differences. Let’s compare them side to side. SMARTEN UP

Slides: eazyBI-for-Cloud-Server-DC.pdf