Universe Design with SAP BusinessObjects BI – The Comprehensive Guide

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Universe Design with SAP BusinessObjects BI – The Comprehensive Guide

written by Christian Ah-Soon, Didier Mazoué, Pierpaolo Vezzosi
This is your comprehensive resource on IDT and universe design! From universe creation to universe publication, get the step-by-step instructions you need to create the building blocks of reports for Webi, Dashboards, and more. Learn to build single- and multisource data foundations and business layers, convert UNV to UNX, and more. This book will teach you everything you need to master the IDT and put intelligent report design within your grasp.
  • Everything you need to know about the new Information Design Tool and UNX universes
  • Explore step-by-step universe design, from connecting to different data sources, to creating data foundations, to building business layers
  • Compare and convert UNV to UNX universes

In this book, you will learn about:

  1. Information Design Tool

    Explore its interface and find tips to design and manage universes that fit your needs.

  2. The Semantic Layer

    Begin with a conversation on the fundamental role of the semantic layer and then move into the pillars of universe design: the data foundation and the business layer.

  3. Connecting to any Data Source and to SAP Systems

    Connect to any relational data source or OLAP cube with your universe, and make sure you’re using the right parameters and access methods to retrieve enterprise data from SAP systems.

  4. Comparing the Old with the New

    Differentiate between universes created with the Universe Design Tool and Information Design Tool, and learn how to convert UNV to UNX.

Highlights include:

  • Semantic layer
  • Information Design Tool
  • Multidimensional universes
  • Connections, data foundations, and business layers
  • Federating data with multisource universes
  • Query panels
  • Publishing and retrieving universes
  • Multilingual universes
  • Connecting with SAP ERP, SAP NetWeaver BW, and SAP HANA

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