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SAP BusinessObjects Information Design Tool

  • Tuition USD $4,090 GSA  $3,037.78
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 329 Ratings
  • Course Code BOID10-v017
  • Duration 5 days
  • Available Formats Classroom, Virtual

Skills Gained

  • This course is designed to give you the comprehensive skills needed to work with the Information Design Tool. The Information Design Tool enables designers to extract, define, and manipulate metadata from relational and OLAP sources to create and deploy SAP BusinessObjects universes.
  • In this course you learn how to use data from different source systems (SAP and non-SAP) with the SAP BusinessObjects BI client tools.

Who Can Benefit

  • Application Consultant
  • Data Consultant / Manager
  • Database Administrator
  • Developer
  • Developer Consultant
  • System Administrator
  • System Architect
  • Technology Consultant


  • Essential:
       -Working knowledge of SQL and relational, also OLAP database management systems, concepts, and structures.
       -OLAP database management concepts, systems and structures"
  • Recommended:
       -Basic knowledge of reporting with SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence or equivalent knowledge of how universes are used by the various SAP BusinessObjects analytics tools

Course Details

Course Content

  • Basic SAP BusinessObjects Universe Design
       -Describing Universes
       -Working with Local Projects
  • Data Connections
       -Defining Connections
  • Data Foundations
       -Creating Data Foundations
       -Using Joins
  • Business Layers
       -Accessing Data through the Business Layer
       -Integrating the Business Layer Components
       -Validating Objects
       -Creating Measure Objects
  • Shared Projects
       -Using Shared Projects
       -Manipulating Other Designers' Resources
  • Universe Deployment
       -Deploying a Universe
  • Loops in a Data Foundation
       -Creating Loops on the Data Foundation
       -Resolving Loops Using Aliases
       -Resolving Recursive Loops
       -Resolving Loops Using Contexts
  • Data Restrictions
       -Defining Data Restrictions
       -Applying Mandatory Data Restrictions
       -Applying Optional Data Restrictions
  • Lists of Values (LOVs)
       -Defining a List of Values
       -Associating a List of Values to a Business Layer Object
  • Parameters
       -Creating and Using a Parameter
  • Navigation Paths
       -Defining and Creating Navigation Paths
  • SQL Traps
       -Defining SQL Traps
       -Identifying a Chasm Trap
       -Resolving a Chasm Trap
       -Identifying a Fan Trap
       -Resolving a Fan Trap
  • Object @Functions
       -Using @Functions in SQL
       -Using the @AggregateAware function
       -Using the @Select Function
       -Using the @Where Function
       -Using the @Execute Function
       -Using the @Variable Function
  • Extending the Data Foundation with Derived Tables and Calculated Columns
       -Creating and Using Derived Tables
       -Creating and Using Calculated Columns
  • Universe Optimization
       -Optimzing Universes
  • Universe Management with Data Foundation and Business Layer Views
       -Managing the Data Foundation Using Views
       -Managing the Business Layer Using Views
  • Universe Security
       -Securing a Deployed Universe with Security Profiles
       -Creating and Assigning Universe Security Profiles
       -Identifying the Priority of Security Settings
       -Updating a Deployed Universe
  • Ambiguous Outer Join Resolution
       -Resolving an Ambiguous Outer Join
  • Universe Creation with Different Data Sources
       -Identifying Different Data Sources
       -Creating an OLAP Universe
       -Creating a Universe from a BEx Query
       -Creating a Multisource Universe
       -Creating and Using Federated Tables
  • Linked Universes
       -Defining and Creating a Linked Universe
       -Special Considerations of Linked Universes
       -Managing Core Universes
       -Prioritizing the Display of Tables Common to Multiple Core Data Foundations
       -Including a Core Universe
  • Universe Conversion
       -Converting Existing .unv Universes
  • Universe Translation
       -Deploying a Universe in Different Lanugages
  • Advanced Data Manipuliation in the Business Layer
       -Using SQL to Manipulate Data

Course based on software release

  • SBOP BI Platform 4.2

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When does class start/end?

Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.


Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.

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What languages are used to deliver training?

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Great Class and Chris was a very knowledgeable instructor. Hoping it prepped me well enough for upcoming exam!

Instructor was engaging, very knowledgeable, and explained things clearly. Labs were helpful in getting used to the tools that were being taught. Course location (Atlanta Microtek facility) was very comfortably set up. I'd definitely recommend this to anyone learning a new skill. (I took the 3-day AWS Big Data training).

Awesome instructor with in-depth knowledge and the ability to present in a meaningful & understandable way. This course will provide a solid foundation within DataStage that can be used immediately. I highly recommend this course.

Really nice and helpful staff! Office has well thought out interior design and plenty of snacks and drinks and coffee.

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