SAP BusinessObjects Universe Designer XI 3.0/3.1: Advanced Universe Design

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SAP BusinessObjects Universe Designer XI 3.0/3.1: Advanced Universe Design

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  • This two-day instructor-led advanced course is designed to give you the comprehensive skills and in-depth knowledge needed to design universes in BusinessObjects™ Universe Designer.
  • The business benefit of this course is that you will learn best- practice 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.


  • The target audience for this course is anyone responsible for creating and designing universes using Universe Designer, using BusinessObjects XI 3.0/3.1.
  • The learners who attend the course will be most successful if they have experience in working with Business Objects Universe Designer.
  • New features covered in the XI 3.0/3.1 course that are not applicable to BusinessObjects XI R1/R2 learners include:
    • Creating universes from stored procedures and JavaBeans
    • Creating, modifying, and updating universes from OLAP data sources using the enhanced OLAP functionality in Universe Designer



  • * Prerequisite Education
  • BusinessObjects XI R2: Universe Design, and/or BusinessObjects XI 3.0/3.1: Universe Design
  • BusinessObjects™ Web Intelligence XI R2: Report Design, and/or BusinessObjects™ Web Intelligence XI 3.0/3.1: Report Design * Prerequisite Knowledge/Experience (To be successful, you must be familiar with:)
  • The metadata and logical structure of the databases in your organization
  • BusinessObjects Web Intelligence report building
  • Using BusinessObjects Universe Designer
  • Using and working with SQL and relational database management systems concepts and structures
  • The BusinessObjects Central Management Console


  • Reviewing Universe Design Concepts
    • Use your universe design and BusinessObjects Universe Designer knowledge to solve business problems
    • Describe the course universe, database data, and structure
  • Working with Aggregate Awareness
    • Define aggregate awareness
    • Apply aggregate awareness to objects
  • Designing Advanced Objects
    • Combine database functions in objects
    • Construct relative date-time objects
  • Creating Complex Predefined Conditions, LOVs, and Joins
    • Create complex predefined conditions
    • Work with advanced LOVs
    • Work with advanced join syntaxes
  • Securing Universes
    • Define connection and user credential parameters
    • Work with Central Management Server (CMS) universe security
    • Work with table mapping
  • Implementing Universe Life Cycle Management
    • Move content from development to production
  • Maintaining and Optimizing Universes
    • Optimize universes
    • Apply foreign key index awareness
    • Apply best practices for universe design
  • Creating Universes from Other Data Sources
    • Create a universe from an XML metadata file
    • Create stored procedure and JavaBeans universes
    • Work with OLAP universes


  • 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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