BusinessObjects Universe Design XI R2/R3: Advanced Universe Design (BOU320)

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About this Course

This two-day instructor-led advanced course is designed to give you the comprehensive skills and in-depth knowledge needed to design universes in BusinessObjects Universe Designer.  The business benefit of this course is that you will learn best-practice methodology for creating universes that respond to your reporting requirements. Through well-designed universes, report designers and business users will be able to create reports without having to know anything about the underlying data source or structure.

Audience Profile

The target audience for this course is anyone responsible for creating and designing universes using a BusinessObjects Enterprise XI R2 or XI 3.0 environment. The learners who attend the course will be most successful if they have experience in working with Business Objects Universe Designer.


  • BusinessObjects XI R2: Universe Design and/or BusinessObjects XI 3.0: Universe Design
  • BusinessObjects Web Intelligence XI R2: Report Design, and/or
  • BusinessObjects Web Intelligence XI R2 3.0: Report Design
  • SQL and relational database management systems concepts and structures
  • Familiarity with the metadata and logical structure of the databases in your organization
  • Familiarity with BusinessObjects Web Intelligence report building
  • Familiarity with using BusinessObjects Universe Designer
  • Familiarity with the BusinessObjects Central Management Console

Course Outline

Reviewing Universe Design Concepts

  • Use your universe design and BusinessObjects Universe Designer knowledge to solve business problems

Working with Aggregate Awareness

  • Define aggregate awareness
  • Apply aggregate awareness to objects

Designing Advanced Objects

  • Combine database functions in objects
  • Construct relative date-time objects
  • Work with analytic functions

Creating Complex Predefined Conditions, LOVs, and Joins

  • Create complex predefined conditions
  • Work with advanced LOVs
  • Work with advanced join syntaxes

Securing Universes

  • Define connection and user credential parameters
  • Work with Central Management Server (CMS) universe security

Implementing Universe Life Cycle Management

  • Move content from development to production

Maintaining and Optimizing Universes

  • Maintain universes
  • Optimize universes
  • Apply best practices for universe design

Creating Universes from Other Data Sources

  • Create a universe from an XML metadata file
  • Create stored procedure and JavaBeans universes
  • Work with OLAP universes