2 Day(s)


This two day advanced course is aimed at delegates who are responsible for creating and designing universes using Universe Designer, using BusinessObjects XI 3.0/3.1

Delegates will be most successful in this course if they have experience in working with Business Objects Universe Designer

New features in this course that are not applicable to BusinessObjects XI R1/R2 users include:

  • Creating universes from stored procedures and JavaBeans
  • Creating, modifying, and updating universes from OLAP data sources using the enhanced OLAP functionality in Universe Designer

Skills Gained

The objectives of the course are

  • To give delegates the comprehensive skills and in-depth knowledge needed to design universes in BusinessObjects Universe Designer.
  • Delegates 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.


  • BusinessObjects XI R2: Universe Design, and/or BusinessObjects XI
  • 3.0/3.1: Universe Design
  • BusinessObjects (TM)Web Intelligence XI R2: Report Design, and/or
  • BusinessObjects (TM) Web Intelligence XI 3.0/3.1: Report Design
  • Familiarity with the metadata and logical structure of the databases in your organization
  • BusinessObjects Web Intelligence report building
  • Using BusinessObjects Universe Designer
  • Using and working with SQL and relational database management systems concepts and structures
  • Familiarity of the BusinessObjects Central Management Console

Course Specifics

Course Outline

Reviewing Universe Design Concepts

  • Use your universe design and BusinessObjects Universe Designer knowledge to solve business problems
  • Describe the course universe, database data, and structure

Working with Aggregate Awareness

  • Define aggregate awareness
  • Apply aggregate awareness to objects

Designing Advanced Objects

  • Combine database functions in objects
  • Construct relative date-time objects

Creating Complex Predefined Conditions, LOVs, and Joins

  • Create complex predefined conditions
  • Work with advanced LOVs
  • Work with advanced join syntaxes

Securing Universes

  • Define connection and user credential parameters
  • Work with Central Management Server (CMS) universe security
  • Work with table mapping

Implementing Universe Life Cycle Management

  • Move content from development to production

Maintaining and Optimizing Universes

  • Optimize universes
  • Apply foreign key index awareness
  • Apply best practices for universe design

Creating Universes from Other Data Sources

  • Create a universe from an XML metadata file
  • Create stored procedure and JavaBeans universes
  • Work with OLAP universes

Thinking about Onsite?

If you need training for 3 or more people, you should ask us about onsite training. Putting aside the obvious location benefit, content can be customised to better meet your business objectives and more can be covered than in a public classroom. It's a cost effective option.

Submit an enquiry from any page on this site, and let us know you are interested in the requirements box, or simply mention it when we contact you.

Upcoming Dates

Course Location Days Cost Date
2 1000 £1000 2018-09-12