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BOB has retired moved! Our current platform (the one you are reading right now) is over 18 years old. Rather than continue here, the community has moved to a new software platform! We are excited about the move and hope that you'll come with us.

The new community URL is https://bobj-board.org/.

User accounts have not been converted. In order to participate on the new platform you will need to create a new account. Existing posts have been retroactively assigned to your user name, but are associated with an anonymous account. No personal information (email address and so on) has been transferred to the new platform.

If you have any questions, the "About BOB" forum will remain open for the remainder of 2020, at which point it will be replaced by a static page directing folks to the new community.

Thank you for your support and participation for the past 18 years.

BOB is Retiring

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RickOShay
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:36 pm 
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I would seriously be interested in opening a new forum to this to keep it going, even with limited users. I just found this site a few months ago and this has been a great help to me.

Are there others who would want to try to keep this going through a new forum?

Seriously, if people are interested in this, please let me know. I would be willing to build/host a new one, but I want to know there is some support so that it would be worth my time.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:51 am 
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RickOShay wrote:
I would seriously be interested in opening a new forum to this to keep it going, even with limited users. I just found this site a few months ago and this has been a great help to me.

Are there others who would want to try to keep this going through a new forum?

Seriously, if people are interested in this, please let me know. I would be willing to build/host a new one, but I want to know there is some support so that it would be worth my time.


I think Bob 2 is already in the throes of birth in another thread! icon_lol.gif

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:38 am 
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Debbie wrote:
I think Bob 2 is already in the throes of birth in another thread! icon_lol.gif

Debbie

Indeed it is here:
http://www.forumtopics.com/busobj/viewtopic.php?t=254765

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JPritch
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:50 am 
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Sad to see this go...but all good things eventually come to an end.

I signed up here my second day on the job 15 years ago. I didn't know jack then, still don't know a whole lot now, but this board helped me solve some problems that have kept my head above water!

Thanks to everyone who has contributed!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 4:34 pm 
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I'm with Debbie ...

I'm still supporting our legacy reporting in WebI. Our IT staff has "washed their hands" of all things BusObj. Anyone who knew anything (except for a few of us dinosaurs) has left or been shoved out the door. Not everything we use BusObj for will convert well to PowerBI or Tableau.

This board has been a fabulous resource over many years. I'll miss it so much when BOB does retire.

Thanks to the entire community for all the years (yeah, I go back to the ListServe ...). I was never a frequent poster, but I lurked a lot!

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:33 am 
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I have found BOB to be immensely helpful as I learned WebI starting 4 years ago.

This was my go-to forum for WebI, the SAP Community was ok but this place was more active and responsive. I still get timely and helpful responses. And I'm posting a question today.

I used Microsoft SSRS a bit (8 years ago), but when I learned WebI I found (and still find) it to a fantastic tool. I think it's user friendly and does everything (more or less) that I need it to.

I consider WebI to be my "canvas" as I build data things for users. It's my "workshop".

Now we are using Salesforce ... icon_rolleyes.gif banghead.gif nopity.gif
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:59 am 
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Like so many others, I have been using the Bob board since the very early days, with the occasional gap depending on the contract of the day.

I sort of understand the retirement, if it is an effort to maintain. What I don't understand is why this valuable (then static) reference resource then has to be taken down.

All in all though, thank you very much. It's been great.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:50 pm 
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egb wrote:
What I don't understand is why this valuable (then static) reference resource then has to be taken down.

Please see the BOB 2.0 topic in this same forum for discussions related to options for preserving the content.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2019 6:45 am 
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This site is like home to me whenever I need help or just wanted to see help what other users are looking for...it's going to be very sad this site going away... can't thanks enough for the wonderful BOBJ community people , who constantly try to help and reply voluntarily .... I would be happy to see if anyone can carry on this site
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Prabir Maulik
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:58 am 
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Where do I go now to get my fix. Not code ...... mad.gif mad.gif banghead.gif banghead.gif
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rvrsarma.1982
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:32 am 
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where should i check issues if i got doubt..
kindly for reference keep it in off-line usage rather than closing the site. it will help full to all many others and your importance of this site... it will be like qa library

I am missing BOB very sad ti here....
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:14 am 
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Goodbye BOB.
Thanks to everyone, for all the help, ideas, and humor, over the years.
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Mike Murray
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:51 pm 
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After 16 years of being a Bobj developer and Admin I too am retiring this Friday. I have found this site to be a very valuable tool. It will be missed.
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MikeMcErlain
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:58 pm 
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I know there are a few of us around who pre-dated BOB with the AOL Listserv which prompted the beginnings of BOB as AOL abandoned it's listserv service!
BOB has always has been a community of givers! Thanks to all. seeya.gif

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:41 am 
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This is sad but it's a long time coming. BB has helped me during my first years of working with BI and after 10 years, this is still my first go to site for BOBJ questions.

I'm looking forward for BOB2.0!

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