Business Objects - Advanced Training Course

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14 hours (usually 2 days including breaks)

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Course Outline Course Outline

Restricting Data Returned by a Query

  • Applying query conditions
  • Applying wildcards in conditions
  • Using condition objects
  • Understanding relational operators inconditions
  • Using logical operators for multiple conditions

Designing Reports

  • Displaying data in tables and charts
  • Formatting Desktop Intelligence documents
  • Selecting a presentation style at point of
  • query

Analysing in Drill Mode

  • Analysing the data cube
  • Using the drill-down mode
  • Taking a snapshot of the data


  • Applying functions

  • Filtering data

  • Applying calculations to data

  • Applying breaks to data

  • Ranking data

Creating Variables and Alerters

  • Creating variables and formulas

  • Creating alerters

  • Creating running calculations

  • Creating Details & Associated dimension

Synchronizing Data from Multiple Data Providers

  • Concepts of combining data from multipl sources

  • Building a document with blocks of data

Grouping Data using Sections

  • Concepts of grouping data

  • Sectioning

  • Outlining

Creating Templates and Styles

  • Creating templates

  • Applying styles

Sharing Data with Colleagues

  • Sharing reports with Business Objects users

  • Creating reports for non- BusinessObjects users

  • Exporting data

Alternative Query Techniques

  • Defining Combined Query Types

  • Using Combined Queries

  • Using Sub-Queries

  • Creating a Query on a Query

Character and Date String Functions

  • Understanding Character Strings

  • Using the Replace Function

  • Using the Right Function

  • Using the SubString() Function

  • Using the Pos() Function

  • Concatenating Different Data Types

  • Using Date Functions

Grouping Data

  • Grouping Data Using "If… Then… Else…"

  • Using If…Then…Else to Modify Calculations

Calculation Contexts

  • Understanding Calculation Contexts
  • Using Forced Output Calculation Context

  • Using Forced Input Calculation Context

  • Identifying Input and Output Context

Advanced Charting

  • Using Charts

  • Invoking a Secondary Y-axis

  • Applying Multiple Styles on a Single Y-axis

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Public Classroom Public Classroom
Participants from multiple organisations. Topics usually cannot be customised
From 3300EUR
Private Classroom Private Classroom
Participants are from one organisation only. No external participants are allowed. Usually customised to a specific group, course topics are agreed between the client and the trainer.
Private Remote Private Remote
The instructor and the participants are in two different physical locations and communicate via the Internet
From 2800EUR
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The more delegates, the greater the savings per delegate. Table reflects price per delegate and is used for illustration purposes only, actual prices may differ.

Number of Delegates Public Classroom Private Remote
1 3300EUR 2800EUR
2 2035EUR 1735EUR
3 1613EUR 1380EUR
4 1403EUR 1203EUR
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