What is Business Objects

Business Objects is a strategic business intelligence platform and integrated toolset that lets users access, analyze, and share information both within and beyond the enterprise. It is designed to be easy to use and architected to be secure, scaleable, and extensible

Tools That BO Provides

Knowledge Sharing Plan ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Designer BusinessObjects Supervisor WebIntelligence BroadcastAgent Server .

Designer ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Introduction Defining connections Selecting and viewing tables and columns Creating joins Resolving loops Creating classes and objects Managing universes .

the semantic layer that isolates end users from the technical issues of the database structure. Universes can be dedicated to specific groups of end users in your company or organization. you can create universes.Introducing Designer DESIGNER is a BUSINESSOBJECTS product intended specifically for you the universe designer. . With DESIGNER.

Phases In Universe Design ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Planning Analysis Design Implementation Maintenance .

. a universe can relate to a department in a company such as marketing or accounting. or group of users. system. etc. columns.Universe A universe is a business-oriented mapping of the data structure found in databases: tables. For example. A universe can represent any specific application. joins.

In general. the name of a class reflects a business concept that conveys the category or type of objects.Classes A class is a logical grouping of objects within a universe. .

It maps to data or a derivation of data in the database. Object Categories ‡Dimension ‡Detail ‡Measure .Objects An object is the most refined component in a universe.

Defining Connection .




Selecting And Viewing Tables And Column .


Resolving Loops ‡Using contexts ‡Using aliases .

Detecting Loops .


Using Contexts .



Attaching Contexts To Loops .


Creating Classes And Objects .


Inserting Objects In Class Types of objects ‡Dimension ‡Detail ‡Measure .


Defining Hierarchy


Managing Universes ‡ Import ‡ Export ‡Universes created with secured connection can be exported only .

BusinessObjects Analysis. Reporting & Query Tool .

. reporting and analysis solution for business professionals that allows you to access the data in your corporate databases directly from your desktop and present and analyze this information in a BUSINESSOBJECTS (BO) document.What Is BUSSINESSOBJECTS BUSINESSOBJECTS is an integrated query.

Microsoft SQL Server. Informix and IBM DB2. and ORACLE Express. such as ORACLE. Hyperion Essbase.What data sources are available? ‡ Relational databases (RDBMS). such as Microsoft OLAP Services. . ‡ Multidimensional (OLAP) databases.

. .Contd.. ‡ Text files and spreadsheets ‡ Packaged applications such as SAP ‡ Virtually any data source using Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) procedures.

Creating Reports .






Power Of BusinessObjects .

We Can... ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Define scope of analysis Define conditions Create Master/Detail reports Break up tables and display calculations Add Formulas. Local variables and Functions ‡ Create Charts .

. ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Analyze data in Drill mode Use Slice and Dice Format the reports Export report results .We Can..

Defining Scope of Analysis .

Defining Conditions .

Creating Master/Detail Report .


Breaking Up Tables .


Displaying Calculations Step 1 .

Step 2 .

Step 3 .


Local Variables And Functions Formula Assigns calculation results to a particular cell Local Variable Assigns calculation results to a particular varible Functions Functions supported by BO like Numeric. Date.Formulas. Aggregate etc. .

Creating Charts Step 1 .

Step 2 .


Analyzing Data In Drill Mode .



Using Slice And Dice Mode .



Formatting Tables & Charts .


Exporting Report Results .


Supervisor .

. This information is centralized through relational data accounts called repositories.What Is Supervisor SUPERVISOR is the product you need in order to set up and maintain a secure environment for BUSINESSOBJECTS. It also provides you with a powerful and easy-to-use structure for distributing information to be shared by all users.

in addition to a second. . The first time you launch SUPERVISOR. the wizard helps you create a repository as general supervisor.When You Use It First Time SUPERVISOR features the Administration Setup wizard. a user-friendly tool which helps you create the repositories needed for resource-sharing. As general supervisor you then create a series of supervisors who are to define the various user profiles. ³backup´ general supervisor for security purposes. Users are then granted access to repository domains via a special key file that contains the address of the repository they are to work with.

Types Of Users ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ General Supervisor Supervisor Supervisor-Designer Designer End User Versatile User .

Resources ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ BUSINESSOBJECTS Products Universes Documents Repository Domain Stored Procedures .

Repository Domains ‡ Security Domain ‡ Universe Domain ‡ Document Domain .

When a domain is created.Security Domain The security domain is a set of data structures created with the Administration Setup wizard whenever a repository is created Each domain of a repository is identified in its security domain. . The security domain also contains information on the identification of the various BUSINESSOBJECTS users. its reference is automatically stored in the security domain. and on the management of the different products.

Universe Domain The universe domain is a set of data structures containing the characteristics of the universes created with DESIGNER. it must be exported to the universe domain by the designer or supervisor. . In order for a universe to be shared.

. end users must send them to the document domain. In order to share documents or cause themto be refreshed during scheduled processing.Document Domain The document domain is a set of data structures containing the documents created by end users with the BUSINESSOBJECTS End-user modules.

Types Of Repository Installations ‡ Default Installation ‡ Custom Installation ‡ Recovery Installation .

universe and document--on the same data account.Default Installation Automatically creates the three repository domains-security. .

. This type of installation requires extensive knowledge of your database environment.Custom Installation Allows you to distribute all repository domains in the database environments of your choice. and should only be selected if you want to manage several versions of your resources simultaneously.

Recovery Installation Allows you to perform a recovery installation. . ‡ One of the parameters in the connection string of the security domain. renamed or damaged. has been changed. This is necessary in the following situations: ‡ The location of the security domain has been modified. such as the user name or password. ‡ The key file of the repository you want to work with has been inadvertently moved.

Supervisor¶s Basic Procedures ‡ Creating user groups ‡ Creating users ‡ Checking user authorizations .

Managing User And Groups .

Managing User And Groups ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Managing Groups Managing Users Finding User and User Groups Printing User. Groups and Resources Reports .

Managing Groups ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Creating Group Defining Group properties Deleting a Group Renaming a Group .

Managing Users ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Creating a User Defining User Properties Changing a User Profile Assigning a User to a Group Controlling User Login Time .

‡ Moving a User from One Group to Another ‡ Disabling/Enabling a User ‡ Deleting a User and Removing a User from a Group ‡ Renaming a User .

‡Finding A User / User Group ‡Printing User. Groups and Resources Reports .

Managing Resources ‡ Managing the Repository ‡ Changing or Removing the schedule of the task ‡ Managing Connections ‡ Importing/Exporting Universes ‡ Deleting Resources .

Assigning Resources To Users .

Assigning Resources To Users ‡ Assigning BusinessObjects Products to Users ‡ Assigning Universes to Users or Groups ‡ Assigning Stored Procedures to Users or Groups ‡ Assigning Documents and Templates to Users ‡ Assigning Repository Domains to Users .

Importing And Exporting Users And Groups .

Broadcast Agent Server .

. an intranet. extranet and the World Wide Web.What is Broadcast Agent BROADCAST AGENT allows BUSINESSOBJECTS and INFOVIEW users to automatically process and publish their documents via the repository.

Broadcast Agent Features
‡ Automated document scheduling and publishing - how end users submit documents, and the options they can use ‡ On the server side, CORBA-enabled features such as load balancing and server optimization using caches ‡ Tracing BROADCAST AGENT activity ‡ Access and security

What Broadcast Agent Can Do
‡ Refresh and print documents... ‡ Use a printer that the end user selects, not just the default ‡ Report bursting, i.e., refresh the document with each recipient¶s user profile ‡ Save as rtf or text ‡ Perform custom tasks with VBA macros

‡ Publish on channels ‡ Begin processing only if a condition such as increased revenue is met ‡ At regular times or intervals, for example every Friday at midnight ‡ At start and stop dates that you set ‡ Process your document only when another file is present

How Broadcast Agent Works ? .

Components of Broadcast Agent ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ BO Services Administrator The Scheduler The BO Manager The Console .

. the administrator can specify how many processes may run concurrently on the server. For example.BO Services Administrator The BusinessObjects Services administrator allows the BROADCAST AGENT processing documents.


and tasks can run concurrently on the server. . the Scheduler instructs the BOManager to process it. When a scheduled task is due. The Scheduler interacts with the BOManager to process tasks. In the event of one of these tasks failing.The Scheduler The Scheduler periodically queries the repository to determine which documents are due for processing. the Scheduler will automatically instruct the BOManager to start another BUSINESSOBJECTS session to continue processing the interrupted task.

The BO Manager BOManager. BUSINESSOBJECTS then extracts the documents from the repository¶s document domain. and processes these according to the actions set by the user at submission time. receives instructions from the Scheduler to process documents that are due. . BOManager launches one BUSINESSOBJECTS session per document.

. modify tasks.The Broadcast Agent Console The BROADCAST AGENT Console is a desktop program that allows administrators to monitor the status of all processed and pending tasks. and execute actions such as killing a task. or running a task immediately.

Broadcast Agent Workflow .

Broadcast Agent As A Distributed Solution
Setting up BROADCAST AGENT as a distributed solution, however, delivers scalability (you can add servers as demands grow), load balancing (when one server is busy, jobs are processed by the next server), and failover (if one server goes down, another takes on its processing work). Thus, Its recommend to deploy BROADCAST AGENT as a distributed solution, that is, in a cluster.

What Is Cluster ?
A cluster is a collection of server machines which communicate with each other via CORBA calls. There are two types of servers in a cluster:
‡ The cluster manager, which is the central coordinator between all the servers in the system. ‡ Cluster nodes, the subsequent servers which handle scheduling and document processing.

Components of BCA Manager
Component OsAgent Purpose The utility that BCA uses as its object request broker (ORB). Daemon (OAD) Automatically activates objects in the distributed network, for example when failure occurs.

ORB Activation Daemon (OAD)

BCA And WebI .

Using BCA Administrator Tool .



Setting Parameters Of BCA .





Using BCA Console .



Console Options ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Batch ID Categories Conditions Cross-Platform Delete File Watcher Description Doc ID Document Type .

‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Ended at Error Expiration Date File System folder File Watcher First Begin Date Frequency Host name .

‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ HTML Folder Macro Info Next Schedule Overwrite Mode .

Non Processed Task Status ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Waiting Suspended Running Delayed Execution Retrying .

Processed Task Status ‡ Successful ‡ Failed .

WebIntelligence .

What Is WebIntelligence WEBINTELLIGENCE is the first decision support solution designed to meet the query. over the World Wide Web. . reporting and analysis needs of today¶s organizations.

both of which work on top of Business Objects INFOVIEW. WEBI Reporter WEBI Explorer Infoview .What You Can Do With WEBI WEBINTELLIGENCE comes in two modules.

Advantages of WEBI ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Security High Availability and Performance Zero Administration Client Self-Service Data Access Unified metadata .

WEBI Functional Basics .

WEBI Architecture .

How WEBI Talks With Web Server .

To query these two storage areas. and the predefined universes users use to create document definitions.How WEBI Queries Information Most system requests received by the Dispatcher concern fetching existing information from centralized sources. WEBI uses the following modules: ‡ The Generator ‡ WIQT . WEBI finds the information it needs for most of these transactions in two places: the BO repository and corporate databases. Corporate production databases store the actual data that users include in their WEBI documents. The repository contains both the user profiles that identify WEBI users and their access rights.


How Users Log into WEBI .

Session Management .

User Authentication .

Running Query on WEBI .

Using Infoview .

WEBI Homepage .



Types Of Documents ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Corporate Documents Personal Documents Inbox Documents Scheduled Documents .

Corporate documents are accessible to all the users. These are the documents which are there in repository.Corporate Documents Documents published by different user to the Corporate documents. .

These documents are stored in server <install directory>\server\WebIntelligence 2.Personal Documents Documents not published to Corporate documents are Personal documents.5\storage\<user name> by the storage manager. .

.Inbox Documents Documents sent by other users or BCA scheduler.

.Scheduled Documents Documents sent to BCA for scheduled actions such as refresh. distribute etc. print.

Creating Documents .



Using Sections .


Saving as Personal Document .


Publishing To Corporate Documents .


Sending Document to Users .


Drilling Down .




Adding Conditions .

Turning Tables To Charts .


Formatting Documents .

Changing Options .

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