SAP BusinessObjects Reporting Cookbook by Yoav Yahav

By Yoav Yahav

Over eighty recipes that will help you construct, customise, and distribute studies utilizing SAP BusinessObjects

Who This e-book Is For

If you're a enterprise analyst, BI developer, or an IT expert who desires to research the A to Z of ways to paintings with internet Intelligence reporting instruments and forms of facts, then this e-book is for you.

The merely factor you wish is a simple realizing of what company Intelligence is and knowledge concepts.

About This Book

  • Discover the way to grasp assorted company recommendations in order to assist you bring prime quality stories for your association and clients.
  • Work successfully in a BI surroundings whereas maintaining your info exact, secured, and simply shared.
  • Learn how one can construct and layout studies that might assist you get the main valuable insights out of your data

In Detail

This e-book will train you at the top practices in SAP BusinessObjects reporting and research, together with tips on how to create superior record formatting and synchronize info assets in uncomplicated and simple ways.

The e-book begins through introducing a operating internet Intelligence surroundings and its services. subsequent, it strikes directly to developing queries, operating with the formatting parts, and explaining how one can paintings with sorts of facts presentation equivalent to tables and charts. The booklet then publications you thru the most file performance corresponding to utilizing filters, types, and calculations; merging information; and utilizing formulation. The publication additionally explains how one can paintings with complex positive aspects equivalent to drills and hyperlinks.

This booklet will take you from the main easy point of ways to construct a question and ordinary recommendations equivalent to the character of information to the main complicated and up to date reporting and formatting techniques.

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Ff Optional prompt: This enables us to run the report without picking any value in the prompt. This is equivalent to ignoring the prompt if no value is picked but still enabling the user to pick a value, several values, or all the values in a single prompt. The value or values returned by the prompt can also be displayed in a special predefined cell called Prompt Summary in the report, providing the right context of relevancy for the data in the report. 49 Creating New Queries See also ff For further information on how to use special fields that can reference the prompt values, see Chapter 9, Using Formulas and Variables Using AND/OR logic in conditions Using several conditions in a query is a very common scenario because, in many cases, we are required to build a query with a set of filters to get the most accurate results.

Objects can be deleted from a query by dragging-and-dropping, using the X button, or simply pressing the Delete key on the keyboard. It is also possible to run a search for object names in the universe outline. By typing in the object's first letter(s), we will be able to run a search and find objects whose names begin with those letters, as shown in the following screenshot: 41 Creating New Queries You can also find objects by marking one of them in the Result Objects pane. The class contacting that object will immediately open and show its exact location in the universe outline.

The source for every report is a query that is based on a database (relational or operational), a data warehouse, an OLAP cube, a BEx query, a web service, or even an Excel or a text file. The general idea and main theme when building a query is that we create a structure that can access our data sources and fetch relevant, meaningful, useful data to our report presentation layer, according to the user requirements. Creating queries is the first step in creating a report and it is important because it defines the context of the data we are analyzing as a well as its accuracy.

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