There is a wealth of information out there on the internet for Xcelsius and I wanted to share one useful tip that I use within my dashboards, but I do not see widely used.
It’s called a switching circuit and I first encountered this in Xcelsius 2008 Dashboard Best Practices by Loren Adbulezer. If you have not read this book I strongly recommend you get hold of a copy, because it’s full of useful information.
Typically, a dashboard will involve dynamic visibility and this tends to be driven by a label based menu, and based on the chosen option, some components will be displayed and others will be hidden. Now we all know how to enable this type of functionality, but the switch circuit is designed to consolidate this in a single worksheet and on more complex dashboards helps with improving the maintainability of the dashboard.
Here is the link to the article: http://resources.businessobjects.com/support/cx/samples/learning/articles/article11.asp