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1508180 - How to create custom themes or templates in Xcelsius/Dashboards 4?


How to create custom themes or templates in Xcelsius/Dashboards 4?


  • Xcelsius 4.5 (all versions)
  • Xcelsius 2008 (all versions)
  • Dashboards 4.0


We cannot create custom themes in Xcelsius. This functionality does not currently exist in the product; however we can create custom templates.

Following are the steps to create custom templates:

  1. Create a sample dashboard using the desired color code.
  2. Save the dashboard and also export it as a flash (swf) file.
  3. Now create a new folder under the Xcelsius template directory (C:\Program Files\Business Objects\Xcelsius\assets\template) and place both these files in this new folder.
  4. With this you can now open the Xcelsius designer and use this newly created template.


Custom themes, Custom templates. , KBA , BI-RA-XL , Obsolete: BusinessObjects Dashboards and Presentation Design , How To


SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.0 ; SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.0, feature pack 3 ; SAP BusinessObjects Xcelsius Enterprise 2008