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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 2:22 am 
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There's lots of talk at the moment of Firefox blocking flash due to a security issue. The techies seem to be calling for Adobe to kill it off completely - "Flash is dead," they cry. "Put it out of its misery!"
What then for the future of Xcelsius, for those of us who create HTML pages from our dashboards? eek.gif

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 3:06 am 
Post subject: Re: Flash

But that ain't really news now...

Xcelsius can generate HTML instead of Flash.
As an Alternative use Webi or.. DesignStudio or.. Lumira.. or..

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 8:31 am 
Post subject: Re: Flash

What? Are you telling me that my xlf dashboards wont work in firefox anymore? eek.gif
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 9:54 am 
Post subject: Re: Flash

Andreas wrote:
Xcelsius can generate HTML instead of Flash.

But isn't HTML just a wrapper for the flash? Or am I missing something somewhere?

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 3:59 pm 
Post subject: Re: Flash

Nope..no wrapper!
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So I've obviously not had enough coffee yet and am struggling with this. If I open up my Xcelsius-generated HTML file for my dashboard, I just get basic web code which calls a flash file:
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<HTML>
<HEAD>
<TITLE>XXX.swf</TITLE>
</HEAD>
<BODY>
<OBJECT classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000"
codebase="http://fpdownload.adobe.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=9,0,0,0"
WIDTH="1236" HEIGHT="835" id="myMovieName">
<PARAM NAME="movie" VALUE="XDashboardCrime.swf">
<PARAM NAME="quality" VALUE="high">
<PARAM NAME="bgcolor" VALUE="#FFFFFF">
<PARAM NAME="play" VALUE="true">
<PARAM NAME="loop" VALUE="true">
<PARAM NAME=bgcolor VALUE="#FFFFFF">
<EMBED src="XXX.swf" quality=high bgcolor=#FFFFFF WIDTH="1236" HEIGHT="835"
NAME="myMovieName" ALIGN="" TYPE="application/x-shockwave-flash"
play="true" loop="true"
PLUGINSPAGE="http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/index.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash">
</EMBED>
</OBJECT>
</BODY>
</HTML>


Sorry if I'm being thick here. I've done basic web coding, but I'm very much a beginner at web design.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2015 11:50 am 
Post subject: Re: Flash

Just to confirm, our dashboards are not working in new firefox now cryin.gif
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2015 12:55 pm 
Post subject: Re: Flash

I am assuming some workaround (aside from "use Chrome") will be coming.

Has anyone tried a "mobile" dashboard in the new Firefox? Those are supposed to be able to work on iOS devices, which also block Flash.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2015 1:51 pm 
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Apparently the workaround is there, download the latest flash player version 18.0.0.209. However, when i access my dashboards it now throws the cross domain policy error. Why is firefox doing this to us? icon_sad.gif
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2015 3:58 pm 
Post subject: Re: Flash

@Debbie
Which exact Xcelsius version are you using, please?
And exactly how is your workflow for saving as HTML?

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 2:41 am 
Post subject: Re: Flash

Xcelsius 2008 5.5.0.0

And I'm just using the Export to HTML option. Which generates a SWF file and an HTML file.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 10:29 am 
Post subject: Re: Flash

I think to the HTML5 you have to "Save to Platform" or "Save to Platform As" and choose the Mobile Only option in Dashboard Design.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 4:13 pm 
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and 2008 is kinda old.. Debbie..
You should have the option of VIEW | MOBILE COMPATIBILITY.
If you do not have that your XC version is just too old.

With a recent XC Version you can then do a FILE | SAVE TO PLATFORM | MOBILE ONLY
Note, this will require the SAP BI 4.x platform/Server and SAP BI Mobile app, still the output is HTML5.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 3:05 am 
Post subject: Re: Flash

This isn't for mobile deployment - just for loading pages via our intranet.

And I know 2008 is old. I have SAP Dashboards on my pc. Loaded up a simple XLF to have a look and nothing worked properly! I'm UK public sector and with the savage cuts we've all had, I'm running just to stand still at the moment, let alone do any development and move forwards!

Having said that - this is what I am trying to find out. As I said, I don't particularly care about mobile. I just want to be able to host an HTML file and have my users be able to open it from the intranet. If this SWF/HTML combination really is going to be dead sooner rather than later, then I need to seriously rethink our dashboard strategies and pass the message upwards that unless we act fast, nothing is going to work! icon_smile.gif

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 3:17 am 
Post subject: Re: Flash

Well you gotta look at the mobile XC stuff as it generates an HTML5 file; I do not have any SAP BI 4.1 system right now to publish the HTML5/Mobile XC dashboard and look at the generated code, which might be usable as a stand-alone solution as you require.

On a side note:
And yeah, everyone is almost always complaining about the Money icon_wink.gif
But hey I even gotta pay for a mandatory passport for my little one, 6 months old ..

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