Information Design Tool (IDT)


Course Number: BO-108

Duration: 2 days (13 hours)

Format: Live, hands-on

Information Design Tool Training Overview

This SAP® BusinessObjectsTM Information Design Tool (IDT) training teaches attendees Universe creation and how to implement relational database connections, Data Foundations, Business Layers, Folders, objects, and more. Students also learn how to publish, secure, and maintain Universes.

Location and Pricing

Accelebrate offers instructor-led enterprise training for groups of 3 or more online or at your site. Most Accelebrate classes can be flexibly scheduled for your group, including delivery in half-day segments across a week or set of weeks. To receive a customized proposal and price quote for private corporate training on-site or online, please contact us.

Objectives

  • Create Single and Multi-Connection Universes
  • Incorporate Data Foundations
  • Create Business Layer Views
  • Add Folders and Objects
  • Create Dimensions, Attributes, and Measures
  • Implement Filters within the different layers
  • Implement Aggregate Awareness
  • Use Queries to test the Model

Prerequisites

No prior experience is presumed.

Outline

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IDT Overview
  • Basic Architecture
  • Infrastructure
  • Defining Layers
  • Definitions Review
  • Universe Development Process
Getting Started
  • Defining Connections
  • Using the Connection Editor
  • Setting Connection Parameters
  • Creating Local Projects
Building Data Foundation Layer
  • Creating the Data Foundation
  • Using Data Foundation Editor
  • Inserting Database Tables
  • Viewing data in Table/Column
  • Detecting/Setting Keys
  • Profiling Column values
  • Inserting/Deleting Comments
Data Foundation Details
  • Defining Joins
  • Aliasing Tables
  • Setting/Deleting Column Filters
  • Creating Calculated Columns
  • Inserting Derived Tables
  • Creating Time Calculated Columns
Business Layer Basics
  • What is a Business Layer View
  • Creating Business Layers
  • Selecting Data Foundation
  • Building Folders and Dimensions
Attributes and Measures
  • What are Attributes?
  • Building Attributes in the Business Layer
  • What are Measures?
  • Building Measures in the Business Layer
Aggregate Awareness
  • Adding Summary tables into Data Foundation
  • Using @AggregateAware function
  • Detecting incompatible objects
  • Defining Aggregate Navigation
Query Objects and Testing
  • Building Query Objects
  • Testing the Business Layer
  • Integrity checking
Filters
  • Creating Filters
  • Object vs Universe Business Level Filters
  • Optional and mandatory filter settings
  • Filter testing
LOV’s, Parameters and @Functions
  • Creating and Implementing Custom List’s of Values
  • Creating and Implementing Parameters
  • Using @Prompt, @Select, @Where
  • Overview of @DerivedTable and @Variable
Publishing and Securing Universes
  • Publishing Universe
  • Understanding Security Profiles
  • Building Data Security Profiles
  • Building Business View Security Profiles
  • Profile Aggregation and Net Profiles
  • Testing, Editing and Deleting Profiles
Converting 3.x Universes
  • How to use Conversion Wizard
  • Reviewing changes to the Universe after conversion
  • Testing Universe after Conversion
Addendum
  • Resolving Loops
  • Contexts in Business Layers and reasons for usage
  • Universes based on OLAP Cubes (SAP BW)
  • Testing Universes after Conversion
  • Using Shared Projects
Conclusion

Training Materials:

All BusinessObjects training students receive comprehensive courseware.

Software Requirements:

Class files and instructions for setting them up on your BusinessObjects server are provided. All attendees and the instructor will need access to the server during the training.



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