SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence 4.2 Report Design 1 and 2

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This course covers SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence (Webi) Report Design Level 1 and Level 2 using SAP BI Platform 4.2, the latest release by SAP.  If you need to get up to speed quickly and efficiently on Webi Reporting v4.2, then this is the perfect solution for you and your team.

Release 4.2 is a major change and 75% of the material covered in this course is brand new and the learning curve is steep.  In this course SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence Reporting Expert Michael Ward teaches you by immersing you in the details from start to finish.  This online training course series comes with lectures, demos and hands-on exercises.  By taking this course and engaging in all the hands-on activities you will bypass wasted hours of trial and error and learn how to utilize all the new features, review potential application uses and understand how to bypass all the pitfalls.  In addition, you will receive a 50 page v4.2 SP3 User Guide.

Version 4.2 allows you to build more extensive and complex reports utilizing the many new features.  You will learn how to create visualizations utilizing just Web Intelligence, how to create documents with multiple data sources including Excel and FreeHand SQL, and how to update Excel data sources.

In this course, you will be introduced to the basic concepts of producing reports.  You will get an overview of the BI Launchpad Portal as well as learn about creating queries and query filters.   You will learn how to format reports, utilize the SpeedMenu, and understand reporting functions, including ranking, breaking, outlining, sorting, grouping, local filtering, simple calculations, and conditional formatting, including cell format, text and variable conditional formatting.

From here we will move on to discuss the 4 major types of report blocks.  You will learn how to convert report blocks utilizing features like templates and Turn Into. We’ll discuss how to apply those same concepts to create charts and you will create complex query filter prompts and learn how to mix AND/OR conditions together in a query filter.  From here we jump into more complex cross table reports and look at how to apply the various report functions in cross tables.  Next you will learn how to create input controls in a report/chart to do dynamic filtering, and how to apply more advance conditional formatting features to a cross table report.

Next you will learn about formulas, variables and functions, multiple data providers, advanced query filters, subqueries, drilling on reports, cross tables and charts, combination queries.  Michael will show you how to create formulas, and then convert those formulas to variables. You will learn how to create complex variables using the extensive function library, how to add multiple data providers to a document and how to merge the dimensions so the report objects synchronize properly.  Michael will teach you how perform data mining by using the drilling functionality.   You will also learn how to hide objects, blocks and cells, how to hide sections in a report, and how to link reports and charts.  There will be lab exercises throughout the course to help you practice what you’ve learned.  Lab exercises require an in-house server running SAP BusinessObjects. Lab exercises are also demonstrated throughout the entire course.

There are lab exercises throughout the course to help you practice what you’ve learned, and require an in-house server running SAP BusinessObjects. Lab exercises are also demonstrated throughout the entire course.

In This Course You Will Learn:

As a result of taking this course, you will be able to:

  • Work with the BI Launchpad
  • Build queries, work with filters
  • Use the New Copy/Paste functionality
  • Utilize the speedmenu, format reports
  • Apply a variety of reporting functions
  • Apply calculations
  • Create a variety of report format types
  • Create a variety of charts
  • Create complex conditions with prompts
  • Create complex cross tables
  • Apply formatting options, reporting functions, Input Controls, and conditional formatting to crosstab blocks
  • Use conditional formatting in reports
  • Create formulas and varioable
  • Build advance queries
  • Access multiple data providers
  • Merge multiple data providers
  • Create combination queries
  • Create drillable reports
  • Revise SQL in existing reports


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Module 00: SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence 4.2 Report Design Level 1 – Course Introduction 

Module 01: Web Intelligence 4.2 Overview

  • Web Intelligence As a Tool
  • What Is a Universe?
  • Web Intelligence Users
  • Getting Started With Web Intelligence
  • What Are Objects?
  • Introduction to Blocks

Module 02: The BI Launchpad Portal

  • Logging In
  • Viewing/Copying Folders
  • Copying Document and Hyperlinks
  • Customizing BI Workspaces

Module 02a: The BI Launchpad Portal Demo

Module 03: Building the Query

  • What Is a Query?
  • Adding Objects
  • Adding the Query

Module 03a: Building the Query Demo

Module 04: Adding the Query Filters & Demo   

Module 05: Complex Filters   

  • Building Complex Filters
  • Static Filtering
  • Dynamic Filtering

Module 05a: Complex Filters Demo

Module 06: Saving Documents   

  • Saving Documents To Favorites
  • Saving Documents To Local File Formats
  • Printing Documents

Module 06a: Saving Documents Demo

Module 07: Building a Query Exercise

Module 08: Using the Speed Menu

  • Adding, Duplicating, Deleting, Renaming Reports
  • Using New Copy/Paste Functionality
  • Inserting/Removing/Moving Columns

Module 08a: Using the Speed Menu Demo

Module 09: Formatting the Report

  • Sizing Rows and Columns
  • Fonts, Colors, Etc
  • Hiding Objects
  • Justification
  • Adding Comments

Module 09a: Formatting the Report Demo

Module 10: Advanced Formatting

  • Aligning Blocks
  • Alternating Row Colors
  • Unit of Measure

Module 10a: Advanced Formatting Demo

Module 11: Formatting the Report Exercise

Module 12: Ranking and Breaking

  • Ranking
  • Breaking
  • Properties

Module 12a: Ranking and Breaking Demo

Module 13: Outlining and Sorting

  • Outlining
  • Sorting
  • Custom Sorting

Module 13a: Outlining and Sorting Demo

Module 14: Functions

  • Grouping
  • Filtering
  • Calculations
  • Safe Order to Apply

Module 14a: Functions Demo

Module 15: Using Reporting Functions Exercise

Module 16: Cell Formatting

  • What is Conditional Formatting
  • Creating Rules
  • Creating Conditions
  • Applying Conditional Formatting to Reports

Module 16a: Cell Formatting Demo

Module 17: Text and Variable Rules

  • Text Rules
  • Format Rules
  • Guidelines

Module 17a: Text and Variable Rules Demo

Module 18: Conditional Formatting Exercise

Module 19:  New Features

  • Creating and using Share Objects
  • Creating and using Reference Cells

Module 19a: New Features Demo

Module 20: Report Block Types

  • Drag and Drop
  • Using Turn Into
  • Using Templates

Module 20a: Report Block Types Demo

Module 21: Creating Section Reports

  • Relative Positioning
  • Sectioning a Report
  • Formatting the Section

Module 21a: Creating Section Reports Demo

Module 22: Creating Types of Report Blocks Exercise

Module 23: Creating Charts Part 1

  • Using Templates
  • Using Turn Into
  • Sizing Charts

Module 23a: Creating Charts Part 1 Demo

Module 24: Creating Charts Part 2

  • Formatting Charts
  • Changing Color Palette

Module 24a: Creating Charts Part 2 Demo

Module 25: Creating Charts Part 3

  • Changing Chart Style
  • Chart Dimensions
  • Changing Chart Variables

Module 25a: Creating Charts Part 3 Demo

Module 26: Creating Charts Exercise

Module 27: Creating Complex Query Filters

  • Creating Prompts
  • Prompt Properties
  • Cascading List of Values

Module 27a: Creating Complex Query Filters Demo

Module 28: Using Ands and Ors

  • Creating Multiple Filters
  • Using Brackets
  • Mixing Ands and Ors

Module 28a: Using Ands and Ors Demo

Module 29: Creating Complex Conditions Exercise

Module 30: Intermediate Cross Tables Part 1

  • Drag and Drop
  • Turn Into
  • Pivoting Via Headers

Module 30a: Intermediate Cross Tables Part 1 Demo

Module 31: Intermediate Cross Tables Part 2

  • Displaying Row and Column Headers
  • Crosstab Formatting
  • Displaying Multiple Objects in the Headers

Module 31a: Intermediate Cross Tables Part 2 Demo

Module 32: Creating and Formatting Cross Tables Exercise

Module 33: Advanced Cross Tables Part 1

  • Advanced Breaking
  • Break Properties
  • Advanced Ranking
  • Rank Properties

Module 33a: Advanced Cross Tables Part 1 Demo

Module 34: Advanced Cross Tables Part 2

  • Sorting/Custom Sorting
  • Sorting on Properties
  • Filtering on Headings

Module 34a: Advanced Cross Tables Part 2 Demo

Module 35: Input Controls

  • Creating an Input Control
  • Single Value/Multiple Value
  • Grouping Input Controls

Module 35a: Input Controls Demo

Module 36: Advanced Cross Tables Exercise

Module 37: Conditional Formatting Part 1

  • Creating Rules
  • Cell Format
  • Text Format

Module 37a: Conditional Formatting Part 1 Demo

Module 38: Conditional Formatting Part 2 

  • Variable Format
  • Applying Conditional Formatting to Cross table
  • Editing and Reformatting Conditional Formatting

Module 38a: Conditional Formatting Part 2 Demo

Module 39: Conditional Formatting Exercise

Module 00: Web Intelligence 4.2 Advanced Reporting – Course Introduction

Module 01: Creating Formulas and Variables

  • Creating A Formulas
  • Creating Variables
  • Editing Variables

Module 01a: Creating Formulas and Variables Demo

Module 02: Function Categories

  • Using Functions in Variables
  • Using the Online Help
  • Using Context Operators
  • Shared Elements

Module 02a: Function Categories Demo

Module 03: Creating Formulas and Variables in a Report Exercise

Module 04: Adding Queries

  • Adding New Queries
  • Duplicating Queries
  • Deleting Queries

Module 04a: Adding Queries Demo

Module 05: Merging Dimensions

  • Merging Dimensions to Link Data Providers
  • Creating Single Block Reports
  • Auto Merging

Module 05a: Merging Dimensions Demo

Module 06: Creating Reports from Multiple Data Providers Exercise

Module 07: Subqueries

  • Object to Object Filters
  • Subquery Any
  • Subquery All

Module 07a: Subqueries Demo

Module 08: Query Within Query

  • Filters Based on Previous Queries

Module 08a: Query Within Query Demo

Module 09: Advanced Query Filters Exercise

Module 10: Drilling Part 1

  • Setting Drill Preferences
  • Hierarchies
  • Drilling Down/Up/Through

Module 10a: Drilling Part 1 Demo

Module 11: Drilling Part 2

  • Using Scope of Analysis
  • Snapshots
  • Drill Mode

Module 11a: Drilling Part 2 Demo

Module 12: Report Drilling Exercise

Module 13: Combination Queries

  • Union Queries
  • Intersect Queries
  • Minus Queries

Module 13a: Combination Queries Demo

Module 14: Combination Queries Exercise

Module 15: Advanced Formatting

  • Hiding Objects
  • Conditionally Hiding Blocks and Cells
  • Conditionally Hiding Sections

Module 15a: Advanced Formatting Demo

Module 16: Linking Reports and Creating Web Services

  • Linking Reports
  • Linking Charts
  • Creating and Publishing Web Services

Module 16a: Linking Reports and Creating Web Services Demo

Module 17: Advanced Formatting Exercise


The SAP Certified Application Associate™ – SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence 4.2 Certification exam verifies your skills and knowledge of SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence 4.2.  In the exam you are tested on your knowledge of maintaining queries and reports.

In the SAP Certified Application Associate exam you will be tested on your knowledge creating queries, report design, analysis of data and document sharing.  SAP recommends that you prepare for the exam through education courses and hands-on experience.  You are not allowed to use any reference materials when you are taking the exam and that includes no access to online documentation or to any SAP system.

MyTraCert’s two course series, SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence Report Design Level 1 and SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence Report Design Level 2 have been designed to cover all content that is included in the SAP recommended courses below:

  • Web Intelligence – Report Design I, BOW310 (SBOP Bi Platform 4.2)
  • Web Intelligence – Report Design II, BOW320 (SBOP Bi Platform 4.2)

The SAP Certified Application Associate™ – SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence 4.0 Certification exam is an 80 question exam and you may take up to 180 minutes (3 hours) to complete it. A passing mark is 63% or higher. The exam number is C_BOWI_42.

Topics Covered in the exam include:

  • Webl Formulas and Variables – 12%
  • Query Filters – 12%
  • Webl Query Creation and Usage – 12%
  • Webl Document Management – 8 to 12%
  • Webl Document Design – 8 to 12%
  • Hyperlinks in Webl Documents –  <8%
  • Drilling Functionality – <8%
  • Webl Document Formatting – <8%
  • Web Intelligence (Concepts) – <8%


Click on this link to find out more about the exam and to find exam locations.

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