SAP BusinessObjects 4.2: Universe Design Tool (UDT)

PT8662
Summary
This class is a combination of instructor-led lecture, discussions, and demonstrations with a heavy emphasis on hands-on workshops to teach BusinessObjects 4.2 Universe Design Tool concepts. Topics to be covered include universe creation, creating database connections, joins, classes and objects, hierarchies, loop resolution, contexts, table aliases, aggregate awareness, viewing table keys, creating predefined conditions, restrictions, index awareness, universe maintenance, and universe distribution/documentation.
Prerequisites
Before taking this course, students should have basic Windows skills, some database background and SQL skills. Students should also have Desktop Reporting 4.2 or WebIntelligence 4.2 Basic Reporting (Recommended)
Duration
2 Days/Lecture & Lab
Audience
This class is designed for technical analysts who are required to create the BusinessObjects 4.2 semantic layer as an interface to the data in a data warehouse, data mart, or database.
Topics
  • Universes (Semantic Layer)
  • Classes and Objects
  • Dimensions/Details/Measures
  • Equi/Outer/Theta Joins Lists of Values
  • @Functions
  • Loop Resolutions
  • Join Cardinality
  • Fan/Chasm Traps
  • Predefined Conditions
  • Aggregate Awareness
  • Contexts and Aliases
  • Hierarchies
  • Restrictions
  • Security Restrictions
  • Saving Documentation to PDF
  • Index Awareness

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