SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence - An Introduction

Information Design Tool (IDT) and Web Intelligence (WebI)
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SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence - An Introduction
Rating: 4.3 out of 5 (2,235 ratings)
44,676 students
Install SAP BusinessObjects programs, namely Information Design Tool and Web Intelligence
Have an appreciation for the various layers in IDT.
Be able to start to use WebI.


  • You don't need anything to watch these videos.
  • If you want to follow along, it would be useful to have some appreciation of database design, and a copy of Access 2010, but these are optional.

In this course, we will Install SAP BusinessObjects programs, namely Information Design Tool (IDT) and Web Intelligence (WebI) - for free.

We will create a sample database in Access 2010 (although you may already have your own database that you want to use), and then create a database connection to it.

We will then create a "universe" in IDT, with a database Relational Connection, Data Foundation and Business Layer.

We will then export this universe from IDT and open it in WebI.

We will then create some tables and graphs.

This is a quick overview of these two programs, following which you will have the programs on your machine, and can experiment for yourself.

Who this course is for:
  • This is for anyone interested in SAP BusinessObjects, and wants to find out more.
Course content
5 sections • 17 lectures • 1h 18m total length
  • Introduction
  • Introduction to Udemy
  • Downloading and installing SAP programmes
  • Creating sample database
  • Create database connection and opening IDT
  • Create data foundation
  • Create business layer
  • Enhance and export business layer
  • Opening our universe in Web Intelligence
  • Using WebI
  • File and Properties Menu
  • Report Elements
  • Format and Data Access menus
  • Analysis menu
  • Page Setup, context menus and formulas.
  • Bonus Lecture
  • Many thanks

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