SAP BI 4 Information Design Tool

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This SAP BI 4 Information Design Tool training class will give students the skills to create comprehensive SAP BI 4.x Universes. Students will learn how to create, document, test, maintain, and distribute Universes which will meet the reporting needs of their organization.

This course is intended for users that are new Information Design Tool (IDT) users. It is designed for users of SAP BI 4.x.

  1. Introduction
    1. Training Objectives
    2. Overview of SAP BI 4.x Tools
    3. Course Book Overview
    4. Conventions Used In This Book
  2. Getting Started with IDT
    1. Starting IDT
    2. Creating a Project
    3. Defining a Database Connection
    4. Creating a New ConnectionOpening an Existing Universe
  3. Creating a Data Foundation
    1. Create a Data Foundation
    2. Selecting Tables
    3. Creating Joins
    4. Editing Joins
    5. Cardinality
    6. Test Integrity
    7. Self Joins
    8. Shortcut Joins
    9. Derived Tables
  4. Resolving Join Issues
    1. Resolving Join Problems
    2. Solving Loop Issues
    3. Aliases
    4. Contexts
    5. Creating a Context
    6. Chasm Traps
    7. Fan Traps
  5. Creating a Business Layer
    1. Creating and Editing Objects
    2. Hiding Objects
    3. Object Properties
    4. Creating and Editing Measures
    5. Formatting Objects
    6. Creating Custom Objects
    7. Creating Detail Objects
    8. Prompt Objects
    9. Creating Time Objects
    10. Creating Condition Objects
    11. Creating Objects from Database Functions
    12. List of Values and Cascading Prompts
    13. Customized LOV
    14. Customizing an LOV from a File
    15. Cascading Prompts
  6. Performance Tuning
    1. Aggregate Awareness
    2. Setting Up Aggregate Awareness
    3. Index awareness
    4. Using Hierarchies
    5. Time Hierarchies
    6. Building Default HierarchiesPerformance Tuning
  7. Testing and Deploying the Universe
    1. Testing the Universe
    2. Refreshing the Universe Structure
    3. Access Restrictions
    4. Deploying the Universe
    5. Documenting a Universe
  8. Additional Resources
  9. Student Labs

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