This three-day instructor-led course is designed to give you the comprehensive skills needed to
design, build and maintain BusinessObjects™6.5 and BusinessObjects XI R1/XI R2 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 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.
Cost: Price on application
Duration: 3 days
This course is not available as part of our public schedule but can be provided on a customised client specific basis.
To be successful, you must have working knowledge of:
• SQL and relational database management systems concepts and structures
• Familiarity with the type of data and the logical structure of the databases in their organization
• Familiarity with BusinessObjects Web Intelligence report building
Understanding BusinessObjects Universes:
Understanding how universes allow users to query databases using their everyday business terms
Creating the Course Universe:
The course database and universe
Creating a universe
Building the Universe Structure:
Populating the universe structure
Defining joins in a universe
Creating Dimension Objects:
Understanding classes and objects
Creating classes and objects