Date: Sat, 18 Jan 1997 00:37:51 GMT
Reply-To: John Bauer <bauer@SPSS.COM>
Sender: "SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: John Bauer <bauer@SPSS.COM>
Organization: SPSS Inc.
Subject: Re: Anyone doing development with Business Objects
One resource which you should consider is the SPSS Script eXchange:
Business Objects and SPSS have made available a Business Objects script
which performs a query in Business Objects, then makes the data available
to SPSS for further analysis. Presumably, this script is to be modified to
specify some analysis which SPSS is to perform to supplement the Business
SPSS provides an OLE Automation interface to any application (including
Business Objects) which is able to use it. Typically,
Set SPSS = CreateObject("spss.application")
makes SPSS accessible. After that, the controlling application, whether
Business Objects, Excel, Word, or anything else, can invoke any of the
methods available in the SPSS Scripting language, which is similar to
Visual Basic for Applications. The rest is up to the imagination of the
person writing the Script.
For an overview of Scripting, see
To facilitate the development of Scripts and Scripting, SPSS is providing
the Script eXchange I mentioned at the beginning. We hope that as people
develop Scripts, they will be willing to share their experience with others
through the eXchange, and will be able to find useful ideas for Scripting
by examining what others have done.
SPSS Technical Support /OLE Automation
Bill Kossack <email@example.com> wrote in article
> I am trying to write scripts to interface SPSS and Business Objects. The
> documentation is naturally lacking and it would help to communicate with
> others attempting to work with the OLE interface between Business Objects
> and SPSS 7.5.
> Never sneak up
> behind a cubicle warrior
> when he has his mouse
> in his hand ready to
> point and click.
> William S. Kossack
> Lakewood, Colorado