Dashboard Designer error when importing Excel workbook

You may see the following error when using the Import from Excel Workbook data source option in Dashboard Designer:   Excel Workbook Data Source can be created and edited on a x64 operating system only using x64 Excel 2010 and on a x86 operating system only using Excel 2007 or x86 Excel 2010. Please verify…

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Ribbon UI Elements “Greyed Out” on PerformancePoint Libraries in SharePoint 2016

There is currently an issue with UI elements in PerformancePoint Libraries in SharePoint 2016 that causes items to be greyed out (but still technically active). While the issue appears to be random, it is not. There is a product issue with the controls that is currently being addressed by the product team. Also, Dashboard Designer…

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PerformancePoint for SharePoint 2016 Decomposition Trees not rendering

There is currently an issue in SharePoint 2016 with PerformancePoint Dashboards where the Decomposition Tree Silverlight control will render, spin up to 100%, and then continue to spin forever. This is a known product issue and is scheduled to be fixed later this year (roughly scheduled for October release). This affects all relevant¬†PerformancePoint dashboards¬†for SharePoint…

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End of Support Business Scorecard Accelerator and Business Scorecard Manager

On January 12th, 2016, Microsoft will ended all support for Business Scorecard Manager 2005 and Business Scorecard Accelerator for SharePoint. Business Scorecard Manager and Business Scorecard Accelerator are tools that allow the user to create Scorecard and Dashboard in SharePoint 2003. For corporate scorecard and dashboard functionality, you should migrate your solution to PerformancePoint Services…


PerformancePoint Dashboard Designer filter error: "No filter data retrieved"

While attempting to create a filter in PerformancePoint Dashboard Designer, you may get the following error:    No filter data retrieved The error may happen when you have the Per-user Identity setting enabled in the data connection settings:     When using Per-user Identity, Kerberos authentication is used to connect to the data source. There…

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PerformancePoint 2013 grid lines and font color do not work right

Summary: You are using PerformancePoint 2013 and Dashboard Designer 2013 to make scorecards.  On those scorecards you want to not show grid lines and you want to change the default font color.  All works and looks fine in Dashboard Designer but when you upload to SharePoint 2013 the grid lines still show and the font…

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PerformancePoint Services 2010 dashboard page not displaying filter dropdown entirely when Internet Explorer zoom level is not set to 100%

Issue With Internet Explorer 10, when the zoom level is not set to 100%, and viewing PerformancePoint 2010 dashboard page with a large filter, the filter dropdown does not display entirely (cannot see or select some items that are in the filter list). We have seen this issue with SharePoint 2010, but you could encounter…

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Dashboard Designer for PerformancePoint Services 2010 will not launch if you go to the BI Center main page and select the "Start using PerformancePoint Services" link

Issue In some cases, Dashboard Designer for PerformancePoint Services 2010 will not launch if you go to the PerformancePoint Services page and click on “Run Dashboard Designer”. Cause In some cases, the cause of this is that the master page for both the Site Master Page and the System Master Page for the BI site…

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Create new Dashboard Designer data source to Analysis Services using per-user identity

Issue There are a number of different types of data sources that we can create in PerformancePoint Services Dashboard Designer, and a number of different ways of creating them. This article describes a way in which we can create a new Analysis Services data source in Dashboard Designer using per-user identity, and some steps for setting…

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PerformancePoint 2013 Dashboard Designer fails to start after October 2013 CU or December 2013 CU

Issue Small update on an earlier blog post by Warren around this PerformancePoint Services/Dashboard Designer issue.  After installing the October 2013 CU, or the December 2013 CU for SharePoint 2013, the Dashboard Designer fails to start for all users, and gives the error “Application cannot be started. Contact the application vendor.” Cause The dashboard designer files were not signed correctly…

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