SAP BusinessObjects Universe Designer XI 3.0/3.1: Universe Design

BOU310 3 days


SAP BusinessObjects Universe Designer XI 3.0/3.1: Universe Design

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  • This core three-day instructor-led course is designed to give you the comprehensive skills needed to design, build and maintain BusinessObjects 6.5, BusinessObjects XI R1/R2, and BusinessObjects XI 3.0/3.1 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 learn best-practice methodology for creating universes that respond to your reporting requirements.
  • Through well-designed universes, report designers and business users are able to create reports without having to know anything about the underlying data source or structure.


  • This course is designed to teach you how to design BusinessObjects universes using Universe Designer; using BusinessObjects 6.5, BusinessObjects XI R1/R2, or BusinessObjects XI 3.0/3.1.
  • New features covered in the XI 3.0/3.1 course that are not applicable to BusinessObjects 6.5 or XI R1/R2 learners include:
    • Creating a cascading list of values associated with a hierarchy of objects in a universe
    • Creating delegated measures
    • Creating nested derived tables
    • Using Translation Manager
    • Testing universe results in Web Intelligence Rich Client
  • The target audience for this course is anyone responsible for creating and designing universes using Universe Designer, using BusinessObjects XI 3.0/3.1.



  • SQL and relational database concepts & structures


  • BOW310 SBO Web Intelligence XI 3.0/3.1: Report Design
  • BOW320 SBO Web Intelligence XI 3.0/3.1: Advanced Report Design


  • Understanding BusinessObjects Universes
    • Define BusinessObjects 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
  • Linking Universes
    • Understand linked universes
    • Create links between universes
  • Applying Universe Access Restrictions
    • Set access restrictions on a universe
  • Managing Universes
    • Document universes
    • Deploy universes
    • Maintain universes
    • Deploy universes in multiple languages


  • Additional Education
    • Not applicable for this offering.
  • Applicable Certification
    • This course is not applicable to any Business Objects Certified Professional programs.
  • Additional Information
    • Contact your SAP Education Representative.

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