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Business Objects

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By using Business Objects, you can have powerful reporting capabilities at your command.

This two-day instructor-led course will bring the most powerful aspects into clear focus, so you can effectively use its tools to:

  • present and analyze information
  • distribute documents and reports throughout your business
  • use the major reporting features of Business Objects with remarkable ease and proficiency.

In just two days, you will gain valuable input that you can apply immediately at work. A must-attend course designed for those users who are predominately responsible for editing or creating reports for Business Objects end users, and recipients of corporate reports.

The Business Objects Environment

  • Documents
  • Reports
  • Blocks
  • Universes, Classes and Objects
  • Data Providers

The User Interface

  • Toolbars and Menus
  • Help
  • The Report Manager
  • The Status Bar

Opening and Retrieving Documents

  • Opening, Saving and Closing Documents
  • Retrieving Documents
  • Sharing Documents

Modifying Reports and Analysing Data

  • Editing Blocks to Manipulate Data
  • Adding Blocks to an Existing Report
  • Master/Detail Reports
  • Adding New Reports to a Document
  • Editing Blocks
  • Applying and Formatting Filters
  • Applying and Formatting Sorts

Formatting Reports

  • Page Formatting Options
  • Formatting Tables
  • Formatting Sections
  • Adding Page Breaks
  • Formatting Charts
  • Aligning Cells
  • Aligning Blocks

Creating and Editing Queries

  • Using the Query Panel
  • Editing a Query
  • Building a Query
  • Running a Query
  • Saving Queries

Restricting Data With Conditions

  • Simple Conditions
  • User Defined Single Value Conditions
  • Pre-Defined Conditions
  • Multi-Value Conditions
  • Understanding the use of Logical Operators (AND/OR)
  • Pre-Defined Conditions
  • Prompted Condition Queries
  • Using Wildcards in Prompted Condition Queries
  • Displaying Prompt Criteria in Reports

Using Functions

  • Filtering Data
  • Ranking Data
  • Using Alerters
  • Uing Simple Calculations

Creating Variables

  • Resetting Calculations across Breaks
  • If..Then?€?Else Variables
  • The Group Function
  • Creating a Variable Using the Group Function

Using Slice and Dice

  • The Slice and Dice View
  • Converting Tables to Crosstabs
  • Converting Table Blocks to Charts
  • Adding Breaks, Totals, Filters and other Functions


  • 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

Presentation Styles

  • Tables, Crosstabs and Charts
  • Using/Applying Templates
  • Formatting Blocks
  • Formatting Pages
  • Formatting Breaks
  • Special Fields
  • Using Headers and Footers
  • Adding Logos and Pictures
  • Creating Templates

Using Multiple Data Providers

  • Multiple Blocks from Single Queries
  • Naming Data Providers
  • Queries on Multiple Universes
  • Personal Data Files as Data Providers
  • Synchronising Data Providers by Linking
  • Numeric Data Format Issues

Exporting Data

  • Exporting Data from a Block
  • Exporting Data from a Data Provider

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Business Objects - 2 Day

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