Business Objects Desktop Intelligence Advanced Reporter Course

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This course is intended for those who have been using Business Objects Desktop Intelligence for some time and are familiar with the content of the Introductory Reporter Course. Delegates attending this course will learn how to build queries using advanced report-writing techniques for in-depth analysis of business information. They will learn how to create flexible reports for use by “Explorers” – Business Objects users who don’t have access to the Query Panel and so are unable to build queries, but who are able to open documents created by others and manipulate, analyse and present the data in a variety of ways.
The course is suitable for users of Business Objects Desktop Intelligence XI, or earlier Business Objects versions 5, 6, and 6.5 (Full Client). It is not suitable for users of any version of Business Objects Web Intelligence.
Pre-Course Challenge:
“Refresher” Exercise testing Basic Skills
Revision of Basic Skills as required
Editing Reports:
Editing Blocks
Applying Filters
Formatting Filters
Applying Sorts
Formatting Sorts
Formatting Reports:
Using Templates
Page Formatting Options
Formatting Tables
Formatting Sections
Adding Page Breaks
Formatting Charts
Aligning Cells
Aligning Blocks
Saving Templates
Restricting Data with Conditions:
User Defined Single Value Conditions
Multi-Value Conditions
Using the Logical Operators (AND/OR)
Pre-Defined Conditions
Prompted Condition Queries
Using Wildcards in Queries
Building Sub-Queries
Using Multiple Data Providers:
Multiple Blocks from Single Queries
Naming Data Providers
Queries on Multiple Universes
Personal Data Files (Excel Spreadsheets) as Data Providers
Synchronising Data Providers by Linking
Numeric Data Format Issues
Defining and Using Variables:
Creating Variables
Resetting Calculations across Breaks
If..Then…Else Variables
The Group Function
Creating a Variable Using the Group Function
Understanding Hierarchies
Setting the Scope of Analysis
Pre-Defined Hierarchies
Drilling on Single Hierarchies
Drilling on Multiple Hierarchies
Creating Custom Hierarchies
Drilling on Charts
Displaying the Drill Information
Saving Snapshots