BOID10 096
3 Day(s)


This course is designed to give you the comprehensive skills needed to work with the Information Design Tool. The Information Design Tool enables designers to extract, define, and manipulate metadata from relational and OLAP sources to create and deploy SAP BusinessObjects universes

In this course you learn how to use data from different source systems (SAP and non-SAP) with the SAP BusinessObjects BI client tools

Course Based on Software Release: SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence 4.0, SAP BusinessObjects Information Design Tool BI 4.0, SAP NetWeaver BW 7.3


  • Data Managers
  • Project managers
  • Report Designers
  • BI Platform / SAP NetWeaver BW System Administrators
  • SAP Netweaver BW / SAP BusinessObjects Consultants



  • Working knowledge of SQL and relational, also OLAP database management systems concepts and structures
  • Basic knowledge of in reporting with SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence


  • Basic knowledge of the SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse platform and BEx Query Designer

Course Specifics

Course Outline

  • What is the information design tool?
  • Work with Projects
  • Create a local project
  • About shared projects
  • Create a local project and retrieving a published Universe
  • Create the data foundation
  • Create a database connection
  • Create a data foundation
  • Define joins in a data foundation
  • Create a business layer
  • Create folders and objects
  • Create measure objects
  • Resolve Loops Use aliases
  • Resolve Loops Use contexts
  • Define data restrictions
  • Work with LOVs
  • Use Parameters restrict data
  • Use @functions also Aggregate Awareness
  • Create Derived Tables and Index Awareness
  • Maintain universes
  • Deploy and manage and maintain universes
  • Document 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.

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Upcoming Dates

Course Location Days Cost Date
3 1560 £1560 2018-07-16
3 1500 £1500 2017-11-13
3 1500 £1500 2017-10-27
3 1500 £1500 2017-10-12
3 1500 £1500 2017-08-18
3 1500 £1500 2017-08-07
3 1500 £1500 2017-08-01
3 1500 £1500 2017-07-24
3 1500 £1500 2017-07-21