Business Objects 4.0


SAP Business Objects is SAP’s object strategy is business-oriented. As part of an ongoing effort to bring business benefit to its customers, SAP provides an evolutionary introduction of object technology.Business Objects is part of SAP AG since 2007, specializing in Business Intelligence (BI) functionality that can empower users to make effective, informed decisions based on solid data and analysis. All users have access to the information they need with minimal dependence on IT resources and developers.

With these powerful solutions, users throughout your enterprise can access, format, analyze, navigate, and share information across the organization. After taking this course, participant will be able to efficiently and effectively manage the integration of SAP Business Objects business intelligence solutions with SAP ERP and design your own reports and analyses.

Using SAP Business object tools such as SAP Business Objects web intelligence (SAP Business Objects Web Intelligence) software and crystal reports software can extend business intelligence capabilities deeper into your organization and provide immediate data access .

In this course student will learn about the understanding of Business Objects universes, creating and building the universe structure,Resolving SQL Traps, Advanced Query & Reporting Techniques and to create formulas and variable etc.


  1. Please note that VPN is used for SAP Server Connectivity. This VPN has been tested on Apple and Windows OS (Operating Systems). IIBS will help you to troubleshoot but IIBS does not guarantee to fix all of your computer problems. Your virus protection, your computer internal policies need to be changed by you.
  2. Apple computers and Operating System generally works but IIBS support mainly Windows Operating Systems. Please note Windows XP generally works but is no longer in the supported platform.

Course Content:

Information Design Tool(IDT) 4.1

  • Introduction to IDT
  • Creating Projects
  • 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
  • Creating Data Foundations
  • Overview of OLAP Connections
  • Overview of SAP BW Connections
  • Overview of a Query on an OLAP Universe
  • Creating Business Layers
  • Publishing Business Layers on CMS
  • Query Panel in Business Layer
  • Consistency Checks

Introduction to Web Intelligence Reporting

  • Introduction to Business Objects (Reporter) Module (Part 1)
  • What’s New in Web Intelligence
  • Introduction to Java Launch Pad
  • Launching Web Intelligence
  • Setting Web Intelligence Preferences
  • Navigate the Web Intelligence Interface
  • Creating Documents with Queries
  • Components of a Universe
  • Create a query using a universe as the data source
  • Modify a document’s query
  • Changing Data Sources
  • Work with query properties
  • Exploring the Query Panel toolbar
  • Exploring the Result Objects Pane
  • Exploring the Query Filters Pane
  • Viewing the Query Script
  • Create a query using a BEx query and an Analysis View
  • Restricting Data with Query Filters
  • Components of a Query Filter
  • Adding a Predefined Query Filter
  • Creating a Single-Value Query Filter
  • Creating a Prompted Query Filter
  • Setting Prompt Properties
  • Creating Complex Query Filters
  • Prioritizing Operators and Grouping Filters
  • Creating a Subquery

Continuation to Web Intelligence Module (Part II)

  • Designing Web Intelligence Documents
  • Components of a Web Intelligence Document
  • Customize Document Preferences
  • Displaying Data in Tables
  • Displaying Data in Charts
  • Displaying Data in Free-Standing Cells
  • Inserting Free-Standing Cells
  • Organizing Document Data
  • Grouping and Calculating Data
  • Applying Breaks to Group Data
  • Calculating Data
  • Applying Sorts to Data
  • Editing Break Properties
  • Adding Sections to a Report
  • Filtering Report Data
  • Applying Report Filters
  • Selecting a Report Filter
  • Filtering Data with Input Controls
  • Organizing Data
  • Ranking Data to See Top or Bottom Values
  • Folding and Unfolding Report Data
  • Hiding and Unhiding Report Data
  • Copying Data Blocks
  • Highlighting Data
  • Tracking Data Changes
  • Highlighting Data with Formatting Rules
  • Applying Multiple Conditions to Formatting Rules

Continuation to Web Intelligence Module (Part III)

  • Formatting Documents
  • Viewing Reports in Different Modes
  • Modifying Report Properties
  • Formatting Tables, Cells, and Sections
  • Formatting Cross Tables
  • Formatting Charts
  • Calculating Data with Formulas and Variables
  • Creating Formulas and Variables
  • Adding Formulas to a Document
  • Creating Variables in a Document
  • Creating a Formula from a Prompt Response
  • Creating a Variable to Calculate Data
  • Creating a Variable Using Document Functions
  • Modifying Data with Character and Date String Functions
  • Using Character String Functions
  • Using Date Functions
  • Calculating Data with Conditional Logic
  • Grouping Data Values with the If() Function
  • Synchronizing Data from Multiple Data Providers
  • Working with Multiple Data Providers
  • Projecting Data from a Single Query in Multiple Blocks
  • Projecting Data from Multiple Queries Using a Single Universe
  • Projecting Data Using Multiple Universes
  • Synchronizing Data with Merged Dimensions
  • Merging Dimensions to Link Two Data Sources
  • Analyzing Data in Drill Mode
  • Setting General Drill Options
  • Setting the Scope of Analysis
  • Drilling in a Document
  • Drilling in a Data Hierarchy
  • Drilling in Charts

Demo of Rich Client & Webi intelligence with Features Highlighted

SAP Business Objects Dashboards 4.1

  • Xcelsius Dashboard Overview
  • Creating Dashboards using Query As A Web Service (QAAWS) and Live Office
  • Create Drill Down dashboard reports
  • What’s new in SAP Business Objects Dashboards 4.1
  • 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
  • Using live data sources
  • Connecting to BO Universes using Query as a Web Service
  • Using Live Office data
  • Creating Complex dashboards

SAP Lumira

  • Intro: SAP Lumira and its place in the analysis environment
  • Part 1 – Data Import, Preparation, Manipulation
  • Data import options
  • Measures and dimensions
  • Semantic enrichments
  • Data manipulation using predefined tools and formulas
  • Integrating data from multiple sources
  • Part 2 – Data Discovery and Visualization
  • Which chart type to use when
  • Navigating through data in a visual way using charts
  • Advanced chart features for multidimensional data
  • Creating your own data
  • Part 3 – Sharing options and next steps
  • Data storytelling
  • Sharing options
  • Lumira cloud

Analysis and Design Studio

  • Components and Data Sources for Analysis
  • Using Analysis Components and Data Sources
  • Customization for Workbook Data Analysis
  • Using the Basic Components of Analysis
  • Sorting and Filtering Workbook Members
  • Filtering Selected Workbook Members by Measure for Enhanced Analysis
  • Using Hierarchies for Data Analysis in Workbooks
  • Using Inserted Components to Add Workbook Functionality
  • Configuring Filter Components Using Formulas to Enhance the Workbook Layout
  • Defining Conditional Formatting Options for Workbooks
  • Using a Prompting Dialog in Workbook Queries
  • Extending Workbook Display Options with Functions and Microsoft Excel VBA
  • Using Styles to Customize Workbook Appearance
  • Setting Preferences to Control Workbook Behavior
  • Publishing Analysis Documents to the BI Platform Server
  • Presentation of Workbook Analysis Data
  • Presenting Analysis Data for Business Users
  • Understand the positioning of SAP Business Objects Design Studio
  • Understand the different deployment types and architecture
  • Learn how to design generic analytical applications
  • Learn how to use the different layout features to adapt the look and feel to your needs
  • Learn how to design “dashboard-like” applications
  • Learn how to use the embedded scripting environment to apply your business logic to an application and its components
  • Learn how to optimize applications for mobile consumption
  • Run a case study

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