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SAP Business Objects XIR3.0/3.1, BI 4.0 & 4.1 Course Content

SAP Business Objects Web Intelligence and BI Launch Pad 4.0

Introducing Web Intelligence
BI launch pad: What's new in 4.0
Customizing BI launch pad
Creating Web Intelligence Documents with Queries
Restricting Data Returned by a Query
Report Design in the Java Report Panel
Enhancing the Presentation of Reports
Formatting Reports
Creating Formulas and Variables
Synchronizing Data
Analyzing Data
Drilling
Filtering data
Alerts
Input Control
Scheduling (email)
Data Refresh introduction
Sharing Web Intelligence Documents

 SAP Business Objects BI Information Design Tool 4.0

Create a project
Create a connection to a relational database
Create a data foundation based on a single source relational database
Create a business layer based on a single relational data source
Publish a new universe file based on a single data source
Retrieve a universe from a repository location
Publish a universe to a local folder
Retrieve a universe from a local folder
Open a local project
Delete a local project
Convert a repository universe from a UNV to a UNX
Convert a local universe from a UNV to a UNX

 Connecting to Data Sources

Create a connection shortcut
View and filter data source values in the connection editor
Create a connection to an OLAP data source
Create a BICS connection to SAP BW for client tools
Create a relational connection to SQL Server using OLEDB providers

Building the Structure of a Universe
Arrange tables in a data foundation
View table values in a data foundation
View values from multiple tables in a data foundation
Filter table values in a data foundation
Filter values from multiple tables in a data foundation
Apply a wildcard to filter table values in a data foundation
Apply a wildcard to filter values from multiple tables in a data foundation
Sort and re-order table columns in a data foundation
Edit table values in a data foundation
Create an equi-join, theta join, outer join, shortcut join
Create a self-restricting join using a column filter
Modify and remove a column filter
Detect join cardinalities in a data foundation
Manually set join cardinalities in a data foundation
Refresh the structure of a universe

 Creating the Business Layer of a Universe

Create business layer folders and subfolders
Create a business layer folder and objects automatically from a table
Create a business layer subfolder and objects automatically from a table
Create dimension objects automatically from a table
Create a dimension, attribute , measure
Hide folders and objects in a business layer
Organize folders and subfolders in a business layer
View table and object dependencies
Create a custom navigation path
Create a dimensional business layer from an OLAP data source
Copy and paste folders and objects in a business layer

 Filtering Data in Objects

Create a pre-defined native filter
Create a pre-defined business filter
Create a pre-defined native filter using multiple objects
Create a pre-defined business filter using multiple objects
Working with Derived Tables
Visualizing Data in a Universe
Building a Multi-Source Universe
Working with Parameters and Lists of Values
Resolving Loops in a Universe
Managing and Deploying Universes
SAP Crystal Reports

  • Planning a Report
  •  Define database concepts
  •  Plan and develop a report prototype
  • Creating a Report
  • Create a report
  • Add tables
  • Describe the design environment
  • Insert objects on a report
  • Preview a report
  •  Save a report
  •  Position and size objects
  •  Format objects
  • Selecting Records
  •  Define the Select Expert
  •  Determine the criteria for record selection
  •  Understanding saved and refreshed data
  •  Apply record selection
  • Apply additional record selection criteria
  •  Modify record selection
  •  Apply time-based record selection
  • Organizing Data on a Report
  •  Sort records
  •  Group records
  •  Summarize data
  • Formatting a Report
  • Add graphical elements
  • Combine text objects with database fields
  • Apply specialized formatting
  • Insert fields with pre-built functions
  • Applying Section Formatting
  • Format sections
  • Create a summary report
  • Creating Basic Formulas
  •  Define a formula and its purpose
  • Create formulas
  • Apply Boolean formulas
  • Apply If-Then-Else formulas
  •  Apply date calculations
  •  Apply number calculations
  •  Apply string manipulation
  • Applying Conditional Reporting
  • Determine trends in data
  • Format data conditionally
  • Representing Data Visually
  •  Create a chart
  • Distributing a Report
  • Export a report
  • Save a report to BusinessObjects™ Enterprise
  • b): Crystal Reports - Business Reporting Solutions
  • Using the Repository
  • Use the repository
  • Create a report from a repository data source
  • Creating Formulas
  • Use functions and operators
  • Managing Reports
  •  Use the Workbench
  •  Publish reports to Business Objects Enterprise
  • Using Variables and Arrays
  •  Use variables
  •  Use arrays
  • Using Report Templates
  •  Apply report templates
  •  Build a template without a data source
  •  Remove a template
  • Building Parameterized Reports
  •  Define and create parameters
  •  Build a report with multiple parameters
  •  Use edit masks and descriptions
  •  Create a date range parameter
  •  Group using parameters
  • Summarizing Data with Crosstabs
  •  Build a basic crosstab
  •  Format a crosstab
  • Using Report Sections
  •  Use sections
  •  Use group related functions to format sections
  •  Use section underlay
  •  Use multiple-column reporting
  • Building Specialized Reports
  •  Use the Running Total Expert
  • Create a form letter
  •  Add a hyperlink to a report
  •  Use Dynamic Graphic Locations
  •  Build a report with alerts
  •  Build a top N report
  • c) Crystal Reports: Report processing strategies:
  • Report Processing
  •  Use multi-pass reporting
  •  Use evaluation time functions
  •  Use a dynamic array
  • Using Subreports
  •  Define subreports
  •  Create an unlinked subreport
  •  Create a linked subreport
  •  Create an on-demand subreport
  •  Use shared variables with subreports
  •  Link “unlinkable” data with subreports
  •  Describe alternate solutions to using subreports

SAP Business Objects Dashboards 4.0
What's new in SAP Business Objects Dashboards 4.0
Creating a Visualization
Producing interactive visualizations
Getting around in Xcelsius
Working with your Excel workbook
Visualizing data with charts
Using Xcelsius Components
Formatting a Visualization
Applying formatting options
Using themes and templates to apply formatting
Adding Interactivity to a Visualization
Using selectors
Adding dynamic visibility
Troubleshooting interactivity
Creating a Connected Visualization
Using live data sources
Connecting to XML Data
Connecting to BO Universes using Query as a Web Service
Using Live Office data
Working with Business Requirements

 SAP Business Objects BI 4.0 CMC (Central Management Console)

Setting up groups and users
Organizing and changing Folders & Categories
Time Out sessions
Authentication
Managing Servers
Connections
Controlling Universes
Scheduling through CMC
Publication
User Security
Database Configuration
Modify Settings for Applications
Access Levels
Security

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