Information Design Tool I (BOID10v15)

Information Design Tool I (BOID10v15) Course Description

Duration: 5.00 days (40 hours)

In this course, you will gain the comprehensive skills and in-depth knowledge needed to create SAP BusinessObjects universes using the SAP BusinessObjects Information Design Tool. You will learn how to work with the Information Design Tool, which 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.

This course is based on software release SBOP BI PLATFORM 4.1.

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Intended Audience for this Information Design Tool I (BOID10v15) Course

  • » Application consultant
  • » Data consultant / manager
  • » Developer
  • » Program / project manager
  • » System administrator

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Course Prerequisites for Information Design Tool I (BOID10v15)

  • » Working knowledge of SQL and relational databases
  • » OLAP database management concepts, systems, and structures

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Information Design Tool I (BOID10v15) Course Outline

      1. Basic SAP BusinessObjects Universe Design
        1. Describing Universes
        2. Defining the Components of a Universe
      2. Data Connections
        1. Defining Connections
      3. Data Foundations
        1. Creating Data Foundations
        2. Using Joins
      4. Business Layers
        1. Accessing Data through the Business Layer
        2. Integrating the Business Layer Components
        3. Validating Objects
        4. Creating Measure Objects
        5. Creating Shortcut Joins
      5. Loops in a Data Foundation
        1. Resolving Loops with Joined Tables
        2. Resolving Loops Using Aliases
        3. Resolving Loops Using Contexts
        4. Detecting Contexts
        5. Editing Contexts
        6. Testing Contexts
        7. Resolving Recursive Loops
      6. Data Restrictions
        1. Defining Data Restrictions
        2. Applying Mandatory Data Restrictions
        3. Applying Optional Data Restrictions
      7. Lists of Values (LOV)
        1. Providing a List of Values
      8. Parameters
        1. Illustrating Runtime Parameters
      9. Object @functions
        1. Using Object @functions in Queries
        2. Applying the Aggregate Awareness Optimization Method
        3. Using Other @ Functions
      10. Navigation Paths
        1. Defining Drill Down Navigation Paths
      11. Derived Tables
        1. Creating Derived Tables
      12. Key Awareness
        1. Defining Numeric Keys
      13. Universe Management with Data Foundation and Business Layer Views
        1. Managing a Universe using the Data Foundation View
        2. Managing a Universe using the Business Layer View
      14. Universe Optimization
        1. Optimizing Universes Using Parameters
      15. Universe Deployment and Security
        1. Deploying a Universe
        2. Securing a Published Universe
        3. Creating Data Security Profiles
        4. Creating Business Security Profiles
        5. Assigning Security Profiles to Users
        6. Identifying the Priority of Security Settings
        7. Updating a Published Universe
      16. SQL Clause Processing Problems
        1. Determining How the Order of SQL Clauses Affects Data Returned
        2. Detecting Ambiguity Caused by SQL Requests Run Against Joined Tables
        3. Resolving Ambiguity Caused by SQL Requests Run Against Joined Tables
        4. Identifying Fan Traps
        5. Resolving Ambiguity Caused by SQL Requests Run Against Joined Tables
      17. Outer Join Problem Resolution
        1. Resolving an Ambiguous Outer Join Using @AggregateAware
      18. Universe Creation from Different Data Sources
        1. Identifying the Different Data Sources
        2. Creating an OLAP Universe
        3. Creating a Multi-source Universe
      19. Shared Projects
        1. Using Shared Projects
        2. Manipulating Other Designers' Resources
      20. Universe Conversion
        1. Converting Existing .unv Universes
      21. Translation
        1. Deploying Universes in Different Languages

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Skills Assessment

We ensure your success by asking all students to take a FREE Skill Assessment test. These short, instructor-written tests are an objective measure of your current skills that help us determine whether or not you will be able to meet your goals by attending this course at your current skill level. If we determine that you need additional preparation or training in order to gain the most value from this course, we will recommend cost-effective solutions that you can use to get ready for the course.

Our required skill-assessments ensure that:

  1. All students in the class are at a comparable skill level, so the class can run smoothly without beginners slowing down the class for everyone else.
  2. NetCom students enjoy one of the industry's highest success rates, and pass rates when a certification exam is involved.
  3. We stay committed to providing you real value. Again, your success is paramount; we will register you only if you have the skills to succeed.
This assessment is for your benefit and best taken without any preparation or reference materials, so your skills can be objectively measured.

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Award winning, world-class Instructors

Charles W.
- Expert in Microsoft Office applications such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project, Visio, and Access as well as Adobe Graphic and Web Designer (InDesign, Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver and Flash Catalyst)
- Holds an A.A.S in Graphic Design as well as various Awards and Affiliations, including MCT, MCP, MCAS, and Office 2007 Master.
- Senior Lead Trainer for over 10 years.


Charles is a Technical Trainer & Instructional Designer for over 10 years. He is a Microsoft Certified Trainer and dedicates himself to Microsoft Office applications such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project, Visio, and Access. He is also an Adobe specialist and holds a degree in Graphic Design.

Charles is well known for his high evaluation scores, achieving 8.75 out of 9 on a regular basis, teaching in one-on-one, instructor-led, and web-based environments; one of the reasons for his high evaluation is his expertise in increasing personnel performance by developing and implementing programs constructed from the job task analysis process. Charles currently teaches Adobe Graphic and Web Designer, and Microsoft Office Specialist courses at NetCom Learning.
Larry G.
- More than 14 years of experience as a Security Subject Matter Expert as well as black belt in a variety of martial arts.
- Numerous Challenge Coins from the US Government including the US Army, and the Criminal Investigation Command.
- Much acclaimed instructor at NetCom Learning, with evaluation scores of 8.8 out of 9.


Larry is a unique instructor and IT security expert. If you sit in one of his classes you might get the feeling of being in a martial arts class - That's exactly how Larry wants it! "The principles behind IT security are the same as those in a variety of martial arts," Larry says. In addition to teaching IT security for over 14 years, he has practiced martial arts since he was 13 years old and holds black belts in multiple disciplines including Tai Chi, Kung Fu, and Kick Boxing. "All of these techniques are like tools for different types of attacks," Larry explains.

Larry's excellence in certification training and passion for IT security has earned him numerous Challenge Coins from the US Government including the US Army, and the Criminal Investigation Command. He is also a much acclaimed instructor at NetCom Learning, with evaluation scores of 8.8 out of 9.
Paul B.
- Microsoft Office Specialist with over 14 years of training experience.
- Expert in the IT industry, working in the IT field since 1986.
- Highly rated instructor with an all-time average evaluation score of 8.7 out of 9.


Paul is Subject Matter Expert specializing in the Microsoft Office Suite and SharePoint end-user technologies with more than 25 years of practical experience in the IT industry. He is also a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) with over 14 years of training experience.

A sought-after instructor and eternal favorite among students, his instructor feedback scores are among the industry's highest at 8.7 out of 9.0. As a trainer, his knowledge and passion for the subject matter as well as his personable nature, excellent communications skills and sense of humor are implicit in every class. NetCom Learning is proud to have Paul on our roster of IT geniuses.

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