BusinessObjects XI r3 Universe Design

BusinessObjects XI r3 Universe Design


Anyone responsible for creating and designing universes using Universe Designer, using Business Objects XI 3.0/3.1.


  • Working knowledge of SQL and relational database management systems concepts and structures.
  • Familiarity with the type of data and the logical structure of the databases in your organization.
  • Familiarity with Business Objects Web Intelligence report building.


3 Days. Hands on.

This course is available on site only. Please call for details.

Course Objectives

This course is designed to teach comprehensive skills to design, build and maintain Business Objects 6.5, Business Objects XI R1/R2, and Business Objects XI 3.0/3.1 universes.

You should attend this course to understand universe design concepts and terminology, as well as the role of universes in relation to Business Objects reporting tools. The course provides an overview of the process for planning, designing and creating a universe and then walks you through the process of designing a universe that responds to identified requirements.

The business benefit of this course is that you learn best-practice methodology for creating universes that respond to your reporting requirements. Through well-designed universes, report designers and business users are able to create reports without having to know anything about the underlying data source or structure.

Course Content

Exploring Universe Designer Interface:
Building and Populating the Universe Structure.
Defining Joins in a Universe.

Creating and Explaining Universe Objects:
Universe Classes.
Universe Measures.
Delegated Measures.
Universe Dimensions.

Universe Loops and Traps:
Understand Loops.
Resolve Loops Using Aliases.
Resolve Loops Using Contexts.
Resolving SQL Traps.

Using @functions with Objects

Creating and Working with Hierarchies

Working with Lists of Values

Creating and Working with Delivered Tables and Indices:
Applying Index Awareness.

Linking Universes

Managing Universes
Universe Security.
Documenting Universes.
Deployment and Maintenance.

Virtual Courses

ALL of our courses can be delivered virtually. And our Bath public schedule of courses are now available as live virtual sessions, using the popular Zoom Virtual Classroom and remote labs. Delegates can test their access at:

On-Site Courses

Can't attend one of our public classes? Booking for multiple people?

All our courses are available on your site! Delivered for your staff, at your premises.

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