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1.1 BO XI Reporter ........................................................................................................................... 3
1.2 BO XI Designer ........................................................................................................................... 5
1.3 BO XI Administration ................................................................................................................. 8
Modules Coverage

Modules Duration

Proficiency Level Target Audience
Business Objects XI
Reporter
2 days

Intermediate /
Power User
Programmers involved in creating simple
and advanced analytical reports (ad hoc
reporting)
Business Objects XI
Developer
2 days Developer

Analyst/ Designers having understanding of
business and Information Systems
Business Objects XI
Administration
1 day BOXI Administrator System Administrators responsible for Server
administration, Installation and
configuration, Architecture, licensing etc.






1.1 BO XI Reporter

Module wise breakup

Module Goals
BusinessObjects XI Reporter
Session 1:
Overview of Data warehousing concepts
 Types of systems
 Operational
 Informational
 What is a Data warehouse
 Dimension modeling – Star schema
 Extract Transform & Load
 OLAP features and Operations
Understanding the concept of universe
 Universe: A Symantec Layer
 Types of Data Sources

Creating Simple reports
 Wizard
 How BO generates SQL
 Concept of Inference Engine
 Applying formatting
 Sorting the data

Applying conditions at Document Level
 Pre-defined conditions
 User-defined conditions
 Operands
 Operators
 Working with tables
 Inserting Tables from Report Manager
 Rotating tables
 Re-organizing data in tables
 Adding / Removing / Replacing data

Using Slice and dice option for arranging fields
Master detail report
 Re-organizing
 Managing sections
 Undoing the master detail report

Breaks
 Inserting and removing breaks
 Formatting breaks
 Multiple value based break
Cross tab reports
 Inserting a cross tab
 Turning table to cross tab

Formulas and Functions
 Why formulas
 Creating and using formulas
 Using functions

Overview of Data warehousing
concepts
Understand universe concept
Know the existing environment
Create ad-hoc BO reports using
existing universes
Create various type of reports
Perform advanced analysis
using drill mechanism








































Module wise breakup

Module Goals
 Charts
 Types of charts
 Creating and Organizing chart data
 Formatting charts
Lab session:
Report Demos and Lab Assignments
 Creating a Simple Report
 Conditional Reporting
 Formulas and Functions
 Report Formatting
 Table Presentation Styles and Manipulations
 Working with Charts





Lab sessions aim at enhancing
the learning using assignments
and case studies


Session 2:
Local variables
 Why use local variables
 Creating and using local variable
 Grouping values
User Objects
 Why to create user objects
 Creating user objects
 Sharing user objects with other users
Ranking
 Using ranking to view top and bottom values
 Applying ranking in cross tab
Data highlighting
 Creating an Alerter
Analyzing the data
 Hierarchies and scope of Analysis
 Using Drill Mode
 Switching to drill mode
 Drilling up, down, by
 Drilling on multiple hierarchies
 Extending the scope of analysis
Sending report to user
Lab session:
Demos and Lab Assignments
 Defining and Using the Variables
 Ranking and Alters
 Data Analysis

























Lab assignments aims at
covering report analysis





1.2 BO XI Designer

Module wise breakup Module Goals
BusinessObjects XI Designer:
Session 1:
Introducing Designer
 The metadata layer
 The universe development process
 The Development Lifecycle
 Planning
 Analysis
 Design
 Implementation
 Maintenance
Universe creation process
 Connecting to the Designer tool
 Using Quick design wizard
 The Designer Interface
 Table Browser
 Structure pane
 Universe pane
 Setting designer options
Manually creating the Universe
 Defining the Universe parameters
 Universe description
 Build-in Strategies
 Setting controls on system resources
 Setting controls on Queries
 Links
 Defining the database connection
 Creating a new connection
 Types of connections
 Setting the connection parameters
 Using an already existing connection
Selecting the Tables and Columns
 Viewing the values of tables & columns

Joins
 What is a join
 Types of join supported
 Equi join
 Theta join
 Outer join
 Creating and editing joins
 Cardinalities of a join
 Testing the Integrity of your Universe
Defining classes and objects
 Creating and editing classes
 Creating and editing objects
 Dimension objects
 Detail objects
 Measure objects


Understand the various
components in Designer
Understand the lifecycle of
Universe Development and
Deployment
Develop Universes to facilitate
reporting for the end user
Resolve the common problems
that occur in the development
phase
Lab sessions aim at enhancing
the learning using assignments
and case studies


Module wise breakup Module Goals
 Testing the Universe
 Multidimensional Analysis
 Spotting Hierarchies
 Using hierarchies editor
 Types of hierarchies
 Default hierarchies
 Custom hierarchies
Applying restrictions
 Where clause in SQL
 Influencing where clause
 Free floating condition object
 Where clause on measure objects
 Flexible restrictions

Lab session:
Universe creation demo and Practice sessions
 Universe Creation
 Detecting Joins and Cardinalities.
 Defining classes and objects
 Applying Restrictions
 Developing Hierarchies
 Testing the Universe

















Understanding your
requirements and creating
Universe using BO designer
Session 2:
Loops
 What is a loop
 How to deal with loops
 Alias method
 Concept and usability
 Contexts method
 Concept and usability
 When to use context and aliases
 Explaining Fan trap
 Explaining Chasm trap
Object Oriented techniques in universe design
 @select
 @where
 @variable















Module wise breakup Module Goals
Managing universes
 Saving a universe
 Distributing a universe
 Using File system
 Using BO Repository
 Exporting
 Importing
Linking of universes
 Kernel approach
 Master approach
 Component approach
 Working with linked universes
 Including Universes













Lab session:
Demonstration and Practice sessions
 Detecting Loop
 Object Reusability
 Universe Distribution



Working with Universe objects
Distributing the universe


1.3 BO XI Administration


Module wise breakup Module Goals

BusinessObjects XI Administration
Session 1
 Understanding BusinessObjects Enterprise
 Define Business Intelligence and how
BusinessObjects provides it
 Describe how BusinessObjects Enterprise fits in to
the BusinessObjects solution
 Describe the responsibilities of a BusinessObjects
Enterprise system administrator
 Describe the main BusinessObjects Enterprise
interfaces for administrating users and content
Understand BusinessObjects Enterprise architecture
 The BusinessObjects enterprise architecture
 Information process flows in BusinessObjects
enterprise

Session 2

Create folders, users and groups
 Creating folders, new users, and groups
 Mapping third party accounts to BusinessObjects
Enterprise
 Applying security

Publish and configure content
 Describe publishing methods
 Publishing crystal report
 Publish Web Intelligence document using Save As
 Publish reports through the Publishing Wizard
 Describe other objects you can publish and
configure
 Describe the process flow for publishing Crystal
Reports
 Explain how you would publish in a real world
environment

Understand scheduling
 Describe the benefits of scheduling reports
 List scheduling options
 Schedule a crystal report file
 Schedule a web intelligence document
 Described the benefits of scheduling a list of values
 Describe the benefits of scheduling program objects

Schedule a program object
 Describe the benefits of scheduling object packages
 Schedule an object package


BusinessObjects Enterprise
Architecture
Planning
Managing
Publishing
Scheduling
Module wise breakup Module Goals
 Define and create event
 Schedule objects with events
 Define and create a business calendar
 Schedule objects with business calendar
 Define and set instance limits


Lab session
Server installation and configuration
Security, user creation, folder creation
Services management