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1 Presented by Douglas Greer Creating and Maintaining Business Objects Universes

2 ● Software & Setup Required ● The Basics ● Hands On ● Tips & Tricks ● What’s Coming (Clarity 13.4 Changes) ● Q&A Overview

3 Software & Setup Required ● For Oracle ○ Oracle Client (32-bit) ○ TNS Names Entry exactly like the one found on the BO server ● For MSSQL ○ Windows ODBC 32-bit data source exactly like the one found on the BO server ● Install BO Client Tools ○ Full BO CD downloadable from CA Support ○ Client tools only downloadable from SAP Support

4 The Basics

5 ● Reporting tool (like Crystal Reports) ● Included free with Clarity ● Browser-based - nothing to install ● Integrates with Clarity What is WEBI

6 ● Translator – business language to query language ● Visually build data model ● Define a simplified view of the data ● Build SQL Queries on the fly What are Universes

7 What are Universes

8 ● Determine which custom fields are needed for reporting ● Build a custom universe and add your custom fields to it ● Link the custom universe with each of the (4) OOTB Universes ● Provide 1-2 day WEBI training course for Clarity power users ● Keep the universe in sync with any Clarity customizations ● Let the time-saving begin! Implementing Ad-Hoc Reporting

9 Designer

10 Tables & Joins

11 Classes & Objects

12 Hands On

13 Tips & Tricks

14 ● Copy & Modify CA OOTB Universes ● Custom Universe Linked to OOTB ● Hybrid ● Pros & Cons Overall Architecture

15 ● Import, Export, and Save ● Refreshing Table Structure ● Integrity Check Designer

16 ● Controls ○ Row Limit ○ Time Limit ● SQL Parameters ○ ANSI92 ○ DISTINCT_VALUES Universe Parameters

17 ● Alias every table ● Set JOIN type properly (INNER vs. OUTER) ● No loops ● How to correct a loop Tables & Joins

18 ● Use Clarity Terminology ● Hide OOTB Folders & Objects that aren’t used ● Use Detail fields to hide primary keys Classes & Objects

19 ● Replace WHERE clause with CASE statement Classes & Objects

20 ● Push measure aggregation to the database Classes & Objects

21 ● Add descriptions ● Add object formatting at the universe level ● Add relative date objects Enhancing Universes

22 ● Use the objects name and path to determine whether it already exists ● Never overwrite connection contents ● When the import is finished, always view the details Migrating Universes & Reports

23 ● Print (if you have PDF printing software) ● Save As…PDF ● Universe Documenter ○ Documenting a Universe

24 Documenting a Universe

25 ● Business Analytics is going away ● Adding Native Clarity Ad-Hoc Reporting (Jaspersoft) ● Business Objects is here to stay ● Upgrading to BOXI 4.1 (latest) What’s Coming – Clarity 13.4

26 What’s Coming – Clarity 13.4

27 What’s Coming – Clarity 13.4

28 What’s Coming – Clarity 13.4

29 Questions Contact US Contact Web Site Thank you.


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