SAP BusinessObjects: Universe Design

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SAP BusinessObjects: Universe Design

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Goals

  • This three-day instructor-led course is designed to give you the comprehensive skills needed to design, build and maintain BusinessObjects™6.5 and BusinessObjects XI R1/XI R2 universes.
  • You should attend this course to understand universe design concepts and terminology, as well as the role of universes in relation to BusinessObjects reporting tools.
  • The course provides an overview of the process for planning, designing and creating a universe and then walks you through the process of designing a universe that responds to identified requirements.
  • The business benefit of this course is that you will learn best-practi methodology for creating universes that respond to your reporting req…

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Goals

  • This three-day instructor-led course is designed to give you the comprehensive skills needed to design, build and maintain BusinessObjects™6.5 and BusinessObjects XI R1/XI R2 universes.
  • You should attend this course to understand universe design concepts and terminology, as well as the role of universes in relation to BusinessObjects reporting tools.
  • The course provides an overview of the process for planning, designing and creating a universe and then walks you through the process of designing a universe that responds to identified requirements.
  • The business benefit of this course is that you will learn best-practi methodology for creating universes that respond to your reporting requirements. Through well-designed universes, report designers and business users will be able to create reports without having to know anything about the underlying data source or structure.

Audience

  • The target audience for this course is universe designers.

Prerequisites

Essential
  • If you want to increase your skill level and knowledge of BusinessObjects™Desktop Intelligence™ XI reporting skills and concepts, this course is recommended:
  • BusinessObjects Desktop Intelligence XI R2: Report Design
  • If you want to increase your skill level and knowledge of BusinessObjects™Web Intelligence® XI reporting skills and concepts, this course is recommended:
  • BusinessObjects Web Intelligence XI R1/R2: Report Design
Recommended
  • To be successful, you must have working knowledge of:
  • SQL and relational database management systems concepts and structures
  • Familiarity with the type of data and the logical structure of the databases in their organization
  • Familiarity with BusinessObjects Web Intelligence report building

Content

  • Understanding BusinessObjects Universes
    • Understanding how universes allow users to query databases using their everyday business terms
  • Creating the Course Universe
    • The course database and universe
    • Creating a universe
  • Building the Universe Structure
    • Populating the universe structure
    • Defining joins in a universe
  • Creating Dimension Objects
    • Understanding classes and objects
    • Creating classes and objects
  • Creating Measure Objects
    • Understanding measure objects
    • Creating measure objects
  • Using Lists of Values
    • Working with LOVs in Designer
    • Creating a cascading LOV
  • Resolving Loops in a Universe
    • Resolving loops using aliases
    • Resolving loops using shortcut joins
    • Resolving loops using contexts
  • Resolving SQL Traps
    • Resolving chasm traps
    • Resolving fan traps
  • Applying Restrictions on Objects
    • Restricting the data returned by objects
  • Using Functions with Objects
    • Using @ Functions
  • Using Hierarchies
    • Working with hierarchies
  • Aggregate Awareness
    • Applying aggregate awareness to objects
  • Derived Tables and Indexes
    • Using derived tables
    • Applying index awareness
  • Linking Universes
    • Creating links between universes
  • Securing Universes
    • Setting access restrictions on a universe
  • Managing Universes
    • Documenting universes
    • Deploying & maintaining universes
  • Creating Universes from Metadata
    • Creating a universe from an XML metadata file

Notes

  • Prerequisite Education:
  • If you want to increase your skill level and knowledge of BusinessObjects™Desktop Intelligence™ XI reporting skills and concepts, this course is recommended:
    • BusinessObjects Desktop Intelligence XI R2: Report Design
  • If you want to increase your skill level and knowledge of BusinessObjects™Web Intelligence® XI reporting skills and concepts, this course is recommended:
    • BusinessObjects Web Intelligence XI R1/R2: Report Design Prerequisite Knowledge/Experience:
  • To be successful, you must have working knowledge of:
    • SQL and relational database management systems concepts and structures
    • Familiarity with the type of data and the logical structure of the databases in their organization
    • Familiarity with BusinessObjects Web Intelligence report building Additional Education:
  • If you want to maximize your skill level and knowledge of Universe Designer and apply it to designing question domains for use with BusinessObjects™Intelligent Question™ XI , this course is recommended:
    • BusinessObjects Intelligent Question XI R2: Question Designer Basics

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