Can people without Zebra BI see Zebra BI charts in their Excel?

If you send the (original) reports made with Zebra BI to users that don't have Zebra BI installed, they will be able to see the reports, but they won't be able to change the values. Depending on the version, Excel might also pop up a formula error message.

However, there are plenty of options for you to efficiently share your reports, dashboards or presentations with other users.
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Can I build dynamic charts, reports and dashboards by using Pivot Tables and slicers?


Zebra BI is designed so that all charts and reports are dynamic. Just click on your Pivot table and select a Zebra chart. Zebra BI will insert and link the chart directly from your pivot table. If you then for example change a filter value of your Pivot table, Zebra charts will update accordingly.

Zebra BI works with all major Excel data extraction and analysis technologies:

  1. Pivot tables (can be linked to external relational databases or OLAP databases)
  2. Power Pivot tables
  3. Excel tables, connected to external databases
  4. SAP BO Analysis for Office (this is a great combination!)
  5. Other 3rd Party Excel Add-ins like SAP Bex, Jedox, IBM Insight for Excel, etc.

Please read this short tutorial on How to use pivot tables and slicers.

Why aren’t the comment signs exported to PowerPoint?

Make sure you select and export the range of cells behind the chart, comment signs and other elements!

If you exported a Zebra BI chart to PowerPoint using Zebra BI "Export" function and don't see the other elements, such as comment signs in PowerPoint, chances are you had just the chart selected when you did the export.

Zebra can export (1) single chart objects, (2) chart groups/multiples or (3) a whole range of cells or a whole page. If you want to export the chart, the comments, the text boxes and any other elements as well, the correct way is to select a range behind the chart (and other elements) and export the range.

See this article for more details, with images (see Option 1 from the section 2. Exporting multiple objects):

Can I change the names of business scenarios (AC, BU, FC, PY) or add my own?

Yes, of course.

Labels AC, BU, FC and PY are standard abbreviations for business scenarios, recommended by the International Business Communication Standards (IBCS). They represent different types of business data, such as "Actual", "Budget", "Forecast" and "Previous year".

But if you want to use your own labels for business scenarios, translate them into your local language or add a few more labels for a scenario, you can do that in the Zebra BI Style editor:


You'll find how to do this in the article below (see chapter Scenarios):