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SAP Business Objects 4.0

Course Content

BO 4.0 Contents

  • Introduction to Datawarehousing
  • Introduction to SAP BW/BI
  • Introduction to SAP BO
  • Comparison between SAP BO XI 3.1 – SAP BO 4.0

Dashboard Design
Introduction to Dashboard Design

  • About Dashboard Design and Presentation Design
  • Product editions
  • File formats and object types
  • About this document
  • Sample models
  • To view the sample models
  • Importing files created in earlier versions of the software
  • To import XLF files created in Xcelsius 4.5 or Xcelsius 2008

Working in Dashboard Design and Presentation Design

  • Understanding the workspace
  • Toolbars and buttons
  • Using the context menu
  • Setting document properties
  • Using the Components Browser
  • Using the Canvas
  • Using the Object Browser
  • Using the Query Browser
  • Using Quick Views
  • Using Auto Hide
  • Docking and undocking panels
  • Customizing with add-ons
  • To download add-ons
  • To install add-ons
  • To remove add-ons

Working with Components

  • Using the Properties panel
  • Setting properties for multiple components
  • Setting colors for component elements
  • Formatting text for component elements
  • Using components
  • Using Chart components
  • Using Container components
  • Using Selector components
  • Using the Single Value components
  • Using Map components
  • Using the Text components
  • Using the Other components
  • Using Art and Background components
  • Using the Web Connectivity components
  • Using Universe Connectivity components
  • Deleting components
  • Understanding Alerts
  • Managing the visibility of components
  • Disabling User Input

Working with Models

  • Using templates
  • To open templates
  • To create a template
  • Using themes
  • To set the default theme
  • To apply a theme
  • Using color schemes
  • To set a default color scheme
  • To change the color scheme
  • To create a custom color scheme
  • Previewing models
  • To preview models
  • To export model previews
  • To take snapshots of models

Working with Data

  • Understanding the embedded spreadsheet
  • Preparing Excel spreadsheets
  • To set preferences for the embedded spreadsheet
  • Synchronizing data between Excel and the embedded spreadsheet
  • Linking components and spreadsheet data
  • To export data to Excel
  • Supported Excel functions
  • Using external data sources
  • Managing data connections
  • Using Universe queries

Integrating with the SAP Data Sources

  • Integrating with SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise
  • Using Live Office Data Connections
  • Embedding Flash objects and Dashboard Design objects in models
  • Embedding SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise documents in models
  • Storing models in SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise systems
  • Translating and globalizing models on SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise
  • Integrating with SAP NetWeaver BW
  • Before connecting to SAP NetWeaver BW systems
  • To connect to SAP NetWeaver BW systems
  • To disconnect from the SAP NetWeaver BW system
  • To configure SAP NetWeaver BW connections
  • To publish models to SAP NetWeaver BW systems
  • To preview Dashboard Design models with SAP NetWeaver BW data
  • To open XLF files from SAP NetWeaver BW servers
  • Translating and globalizing Dashboard Design models on SAP NetWeaver BW systems

Exporting and Deploying Models

  • Adobe Flash Player Security Restrictions
  • Running models locally
  • Running models from a web server
  • FS Command restrictions
  • Flash Player Error Numbers and Messages
  • Exporting models
  • To export models
  • To setup your system for Adobe AIR

Some special features (tricks)like

  • Glittering icon
  • Making use of slider to show the data in charts
  • How to make use of What if analysis?
  • Filtered rows

Universe Content
Understanding Business Objects Universes

  • Define Business Objects universe concepts
  • Use the universe development cycle

Creating the Course Universe

  • Describe the course database and universe
  • Create the course universes

Building the Universe Structure

  • Populate the universe structure
  • Define joins in a universe

Creating Dimension Objects

  • Describe classes and objects
  • Create classes and objects

Creating Measure Objects

  • Define measure object concepts
  • Create measure objects
  • Create delegated measure objects

Resolving Loops in a Universe

  • Understand loops
  • Resolve loops using aliases
  • Resolve loops using contexts

Resolving SQL Traps

  • Understand SQL traps and universes
  • Resolve fan traps
  • Resolve chasm traps

Applying Restrictions on Objects

  • Restrict the data returned by objects

Using @functions with Objects

  • Use @functions

Using Hierarchies

  • Understand hierarchies and universes
  • Work with hierarchies

Using Lists of Values

  • Create a list of values
  • Work with LOVs in Universe Designer
  • Create a cascading LOV

Creating Derived Tables and Indexes

  • Use derived tables
  • Apply index awareness

Applying Universe Access Restrictions

  • Set access restrictions on a universe

Managing Universes

  • Document universes
  • Deploy universes

Maintain universes


  • Create a connection with the SAP system.
  • Try to replicate the data form SAP system to BO system
  • Creating an OLAP universe on top of the SAP system.
  • Exporting the universe to the cmc server.
  • Importing the OLAP universe form the cmc and generate some reports in Web Intelligence

Information Design Tool

  • Getting started with the information design tool
  • Working with projects
  • Converting .unv universes
  • Working with connections
  • Working with data foundations
  • Working with business layers
  • Using the Query Panel
  • Checking integrity
  • Publishing resources
  • Working with repository resources
  • Managing security
  • @Function reference

Information Analysis Tool

  • Performing interactive analysis from the BI launch pad
  • Creating and editing documents
  • Working with documents
  • Returning data using queries
  • Filtering data using query filters
  • Filtering data using prompts
  • Using combined queries
  • Filtering data using subqueries
  • Ranking data using database ranking
  • Working with reports
  • Displaying data in tables
  • Displaying data in free-standing cells
  • Organizing data with sections, breaks and sorts
  • Displaying data in charts.
  • Formatting numbers and dates
  • Highlighting data using conditional formatting
  • Filtering report data
  • Filtering data with prompts
  • Filtering data using input controls
  • Enhancing reports with calculations, formulas and variables
  • Drilling on report data
  • Merging data from dimensions and hierarchies
  • Ranking report data
  • Tracking changes in data
  • Sharing content with other web applications
  • Linking to other documents

Crystal Reports
Give you an overview of what exactly crystal Reports and tell you how to connect to diff source systems and generate simple report.

Administration and Security
What is BusinessObjects Enterprise?

  • Describe BusinessObjects Enterprise
  • Use InfoView and the Central Management Console to view content
  • Configure the Central Management Console
  • Describe the BusinessObjects Enterprise Architecture

Managing BusinessObjects Enterprise Content

  • Add objects to the Repository
  • Manipulate objects in BusinessObjects Enterprise

Securing BusinessObjects Enterprise Content

  • Create users, groups, folders and categories
  • Understand the BusinessObjects Enterprise security model
  • Describe guidelines for planning security

Application Security

  • Secure BusinessObjects Enterprise applications

Scheduling Content

  • Schedule objects
  • Schedule with business calendars
  • Manage instances

Publishing and Publications

  • Publish personalized reports and documents to multiple recipients
  • Describe the process of publishing personalized reports to dynamic recipients
  • Manage profiles

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