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SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform 4.x

BI Platform

View all components in BI 4.1 SP5 interactive diagram
4.1  View all components in BI 4.1 interactive diagram
View all components in BI 4.0 Feature Pack 3 interactive diagram
View all components in BI 4.0 interactive diagram
Log on to BI launch pad process flow
Start the Server Intelligence Agent process flow

BI 4.2 SP4 What's New videos

Fiorified BI Launch Pad Home video
Organizing Content in the Fiorified BI Launch Pad video
User settings in the Fiorified BI Launch Pad video
Recycle Bin in the Fiorified BI Launch Pad video
Assigning Server Group to User Group video
Assigning Folder to Server Group video
SMTP Enhancements video
Virus Scan Interface video
RESTful Web Service APIs video
Scheduling in the Fiorified BI Launch Pad video

BI 4.2 SP3 What's New videos

CMS database driver: analyzing the CMS database to optimize performance video
RESTful Web Services Overview video
RESTful Web Services Document Management video 
RESTful Web Services Folder Management video 
Configuration of SAP HANA Database video
Phase-Wise Installation video
RESTful Web Services Scheduling Part 1 video
RESTful Web Services Scheduling Part 2 video
Time Zone Information video
Web Application Deployment video
BI on Users and Sessions video
Exclusive Server Groups video
Mapping User Group to Server Group video 

BI 4.2 What's New videos

BI Administrators' Cockpit video
Notification Alert_Admin Workflow video
Notification Alert_End User Workflow video
Recycle Bin video
Phase Wise Installation for full install video
Phase Wise Installation for update install video
REST API Publication_ Adding Enterprise Users to Publication video
REST API Publication_Adding Report Document video
REST API Publication_Configuring BI Inbox Destination video
REST API Publication_Configuring Output Format video
REST API Publication_Creating New Publication video
REST API Publication_Deleting Publication video
REST API Publication_Getting Logon Token video
REST API Publication_Listing Page by Page video
REST API Publication_Listing Publication video
REST API Publication_Modify Publication video
REST API Publication Publication List Destination video

Information Design Tool

Key Concepts

NEW for 4.2 SP5 What's New in information design tool for SAP BusinessObjects BI platform 4.2 SP5 (5:13) (video)
What's New in information design tool for SAP BusinessObjects BI platform 4.2 SP4 (1:31) (video) 
What's New in information design tool for SAP BusinessObjects BI platform 4.2 SP3 video
What's new in SAP BusinessObjects Information Design Tool 4.1 (5:50)     interactive / video
What's new in SAP BusinessObjects information design tool 4.0 Feature Pack 3 (5:14)     interactive / video
Concept: Navigate the interface (6:50)     interactive / video
Concept: Create a universe (2:27)     interactive / video
Concept: Create a multisource-enabled universe (3:23)     interactive / video   
Concept: Create joins (4:08)     interactive / video
Concept: Compare the information design tool to the universe design tool     interactive

Getting Started

Create a universe using the Universe Wizard (2:17)     interactive / video
Use a cheat sheet to create a universe (4:57)     interactive / video
Create a project (0:56)     interactive / video
Create a connection to a relational database (2:02)     interactive / video
Create a data foundation based on a single source relational database (2:35)     interactive / video
Create a business layer based on a single relational data source (1:33)     interactive / video
Publish a new universe file based on a single data source (2:33)     interactive / video
Retrieve a universe from a repository location (1:49)     interactive / video
Open a local project (1:29)     interactive / video
Delete a local project (1:58)     interactive / video
Convert a repository universe from a UNV to a UNX (4:04)     interactive / video
Convert a local universe from a UNV to a UNX (3:01)     interactive / video

Connecting to Data Sources

Create a connection shortcut (1:58)     interactive / video
View and filter data source values in the connection editor (2:00)     interactive / video
Create a connection to an OLAP data source (1:30)     interactive / video
Create an OLAP connection to SAP BW using BICS (2:32)     interactive / video
Create a relational connection to an SAP NetWeaver BW InfoProvider (2:07)     interactive / video
Create a relational connection to SQL Server using OLEDB providers (2:13)     interactive / video
Create a relational connection to an Excel spreadsheet or text file using ODBC drivers (2:38)     interactive / video
Create a relational connection to an SAP ERP data source (1:45)     interactive / video
Create an OLAP connection to an Oracle Essbase data source (1:39)     interactive / video
Create a connection to an OData data source (1:32)     interactive / video
Create an OLAP connection to an SAP HANA view (1:11)     interactive / video

Building the Structure of a Universe

Arrange tables in a data foundation (1:52)     interactive / video
View table values in a data foundation (1:11)     interactive / video
View values from multiple tables in a data foundation (1:31)     interactive / video
Filter table values in a data foundation (2:02)     interactive / video
Filter values from multiple tables in a data foundation (2:49)     interactive / video
Apply a wildcard to filter table values in a data foundation (2:14)     interactive / video
Apply a wildcard to filter values from multiple tables in a data foundation (2:22)     interactive / video
Sort and re-order table columns in a data foundation (1:14)     interactive / video
Edit table values in a data foundation (2:06)     interactive / video
Create an equi-join (2:12)     interactive / video
Create a theta join (1:50)     interactive / video
Create an outer join (3:17)     interactive / video
Create a shortcut join (1:53)     interactive / video
Create a self-restricting join using a column filter (2:11)     interactive / video
Modify and remove a column filter (1:43)     interactive / video
Detect join cardinalities in a data foundation (2:35)     interactive / video
Manually set join cardinalities in a data foundation (1:30)     interactive / video
Refresh the structure of a universe (2:41)     interactive / video
Create a calculated column using string values (1:48)     interactive / video
Create a calculated column using a date value (2:17)     interactive / video
Create a calculated column using numeric values (1:57)     interactive / video
Create a data federation data flow (7:04)     interactive / video
 How to create a new linked universe video 

Working with Sets

NEW for 4.2 SP5 What’s New in Sets: SAP BusinessObjects Information Design Tool 4.2 SP5 (4:03) video
What’s New in Sets: SAP BusinessObjects Information Design Tool 4.2 SP4 (2:46) video
Sets: How to create and retrieve a set container video 1
Sets: How to create a static set video 2 
Sets: How to create a temporal set video 3 

Creating the Business Layer of a Universe

BEx queries: How to create a BEx query business layer video 
Create business layer folders (1:49) interactive / video  
Create business layer subfolders (1:58) interactive / video  
Create a business layer folder and objects automatically from a table (1:47) interactive / video  
Create a business layer subfolder and objects automatically from a table (1:53) interactive / video
Create dimension objects automatically from a table (2:08) interactive / video
Create a dimension (1:42) interactive / video
Create an attribute (1:30) interactive / video
Create a measure (2:27) interactive / video
Hide folders and objects in a business layer (1:34) interactive / video
Organize folders and subfolders in a business layer (2:18) interactive / video
View table and object dependencies (1:33) interactive / video
Create a custom navigation path (2:39) interactive / video
Create a dimensional business layer from an OLAP data source (1:44) interactive / video
Copy and paste folders and objects in a business layer (1:49) interactive / video

Filtering Data in Objects

Create a pre-defined native filter (2:09) interactive / video
Create a pre-defined business filter (2:05) interactive / video
Create a pre-defined native filter using multiple objects (2:46) interactive / video
Create a pre-defined business filter using multiple objects (2:52) interactive / video

Working with Derived Tables

Create a derived table based on an existing table in a data foundation (3:09) interactive / video
Create a derived table using the SQL Builder (3:03) interactive / video
Merge tables in a data foundation (1:48) interactive / video

Visualizing Data in a Universe

Run a business layer query (2:06) interactive / video
Edit a business layer query (3:14) interactive / video
Run a business layer query with pre-defined filters (3:23) interactive / video
Profile column values in a chart (1:53) interactive / video

Connecting to SAP HANA

Create a relational connection to SAP HANA (2:54) interactive / video
Create a data foundation based on an SAP HANA view (3:45) interactive / video
Create a business layer for a data foundation based on an SAP HANA view (6:45) interactive / video
Create a data foundation based on SAP HANA tables (5:33) interactive / video
Create a business layer for a data foundation based on SAP HANA tables (4:43) interactive / video
Modify parameters to optimize an SAP HANA universe (2:57) interactive / video
Create a relational connection to SAP HANA in the repository (3:22) interactive / video
Create a relational connection to SAP HANA (2:34) interactive / video
Create a data foundation based on an SAP HANA view (3:28) interactive / video
Create a business layer for a data foundation based on an SAP HANA view (4:42) interactive / video
Create a data foundation based on SAP HANA tables (4:52) interactive / video
Create a business layer for a data foundation based on SAP HANA tables (4:55) interactive / video
Modify parameters to optimize an SAP HANA universe (2:33) interactive / video
Create a relational connection to SAP HANA in the repository (3:09) interactive / video

Building a Multi-Source Universe

Create a data foundation based on multiple MS Access connections (3:55) interactive / video
Create a data foundation based on multiple RDBMS connections (4:06) interactive / video
Add a connection to an existing multisource-enabled data foundation (2:32) interactive / video
Create calculated columns in a multisource-enabled data foundation (5:08) interactive / video
View values from multiple tables in a multisource data foundation (1:56) interactive / video
Create a business layer based on a multisource MS Access data foundation (2:02) interactive / video
Create a business layer based on a multisource RDBMS data foundation (2:06) interactive / video
Run a query using objects from a multisource business layer (2:17) interactive / video

Working with Parameters and Lists of Values

How to create custom values (2.24) video
Create a list of values based on query results of business objects (2:18) interactive / video
Create a list of values based on a hierarchy of business layer objects (2:12) interactive / video
Create a static list of values (2:05) interactive / video
Create a list of values based on a SQL expression (2:36) interactive / video
Create an index-aware prompt (2:00) interactive / video
Assign a list of values to a business layer object (1:25) interactive / video
Create a parameter (2:01) interactive / video
Assign a parameter to a business layer object (1:57) interactive / video
Test a parameter in a query (1:58) interactive / video

Resolving Loops in a Universe

Resolve a loop by automatically inserting an alias table in a data foundation (4:18) interactive / video
Resolve a loop by manually inserting an alias table in a data foundation (4:22) interactive / video
Resolve a loop by automatically inserting contexts in a data foundation (3:38) interactive / video
Resolve a loop by manually inserting contexts in a data foundation (5:04) interactive / video

Applying Index Awareness

Set up primary key index awareness (2:59) interactive / video
Set up foreign key index awareness (3:31) interactive / video
Apply a WHERE clause restriction to a primary key index (3:09) interactive / video
Apply a WHERE clause restriction to a foreign key index (3:50) interactive / video
Set up multiple foreign key index awareness (3:50) interactive / video

Setting up Aggregate Awareness

Insert aggregate tables into a data foundation (2:37) interactive / video
Define aggregate aware objects in a business layer (5:51) interactive / video
Set aggregation navigation in a business layer (2:38) interactive / video

Securing Universes

Create a data security profile for connection and query options (5:33) interactive / video
Create a data security profile that restricts access to specific rows (3:36) interactive / video
Create a data security profile that defines replacement tables (3:54) interactive / video
Create a data security profile based on a custom user attribute (7:28) interactive / video
Create a business security profile for query data (4:05) interactive / video
Create a business security profile for filtered data (3:50) interactive / video
Create a business security profile for display data (3:37) interactive / video
Assign security profiles to users (7:41) interactive / video
Assign security profiles to a group (3:08) interactive / video

Managing and Deploying Universes

Identify local dependencies between universe resources (2:38) interactive / video
Run an integrity check on a universe (3:31) interactive / video
Insert a comment box in a data foundation view (1:35) interactive / video
Apply color to tables that share the same information (2:58) interactive / video
Organize a business layer with business layer views (1:32) interactive / video
Create a custom data foundation view (2:19) interactive / video
Create a custom data foundation view based on a selection of tables (2:06) interactive / video

Interacting with the BI Platform

Open a session to a CMS system (2:02) interactive / video
Close, re-open, and delete a CMS session (1:55) interactive / video
Create a shared project (1:17) interactive / video
Rename a shared project (1:46) interactive / video
Synchronize a project (2:19) interactive / video
Lock and unlock a shared resource (3:01) interactive / video
Retrieve shared resource changes from the server (2:16) interactive / video
Delete a shared project (1:35) interactive / video

 

To view the full IDT 4.0 playlist on Youtube, click here .

 

Central Management Console

Create OLAP Connections to BW tutorial
Set a schedule for a program object process flow
Run a schedule for a program object process flow

Live Office

Insert a Web Intelligence part process flow
Refresh a Web Intelligence part process flow
Insert a Crystal Report part process flow
Refresh a Crystal Report part process flow

Analysis, edition for OLAP

View an Analysis, edition for OLAP workspace process flow

Dashboards

View a dashboard when the query result is in the cache process flow
View a dashboard when the query result is not in the cache process flow
Design a new dashboard based on a universe process flow
Preview a new dashboard based on a universe process flow
Save a new dashboard to the platform process flow

Upgrade Management Tool

Upgrade content directly from an older version of the platform process flow
Perform a complete upgrade tutorial
Perform an incremental upgrade tutorial

Lifecycle Management

Create a promotion job to promote content from a live source system to a live destination system process flow

Promotion Management Wizard

NEW for 4.2 SP5 How to export objects: full content scenario video
NEW for 4.2 SP5 How to export objects: selective content scenario video
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18 Comments

  1. Analysis for OLAP videos are missing in here as well as sap.com/LearnBI.  I found AOLAP related tutorials here in case someone are looking for it.  
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLs5htBIwERYXQdkZH3H1wQihDW-8u4CX4

    Can we update this page and the sap.com/LearnBI to include this ?

    thanks. S

  2. Hi,

    When I select the 'interactive diagram' option, I am get a download. How do I run those files? since I am not not getting the components while running.

    ex: EW for 4.1 SP5   View all components in BI 4.1 SP5 interactive diagram

     

    Thanks,

    Akshara

  3. I faced the same issue as akshara akshara - When I run the unzipped content, empty frames appear but diagrams are not run / appear

    Regards,

    Marcin

  4. Hi Marcin and Akshara,

    You need to use a browser that supports SWF (Adobe Flash file format). Have you tried with Internet Explorer?

  5. Hi Sarah,

    I have tried with IE and Chrome. 

    I still see the same issue.

     

     

     

    Regards,

    Akshara

  6. Former Member

    Hi ,

    Even I am facing the same issue as Marcin Konopacki and akshara akshara.

    Unable to see any of the components and its descriptions.

     

    Can anyone please help.

    Thanks

  7. Hi Sarah,

    I tested it in IE and FireFox and tried to open html and directly swf as well - each time the same issue - I see only sections (Client, Web, Management, Storage etc.) but when I click on them only empty fielt is showing. I asked my colleagues to check and they have the same issue.

    I have the Flash Player enabled in IE as described in https://forums.adobe.com/thread/885448 and for FF as well - https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/enabling-flash-player-firefox.html. I also try turn off protected mode (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/adobe-flash-protected-mode-firefox) and disable hardware acceleration (http://www.adobe.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/help01.html) - the file still doesn't work.

    Regards,

    Marcin

  8. Hi Marcin,

    Did you download the ZIP archive and then extract the files to your local machine?

    Thanks,

    Sarah

  9. Former Member

    Yes Sarah, downloaded the zip file and extracted in the local machine. Its not working.

  10. Yes Sarah,

    I exactly do  that.

    Regards,

    Marcin

  11. Hi Marcin and Alisha,

    I'm in the process of searching for the internal expert who can help. Will keep you posted.

    Best,

    Sarah

  12. Hi Sarah,

    Did you happen to have any update on this?

    In addition there used to be similar interactive links for process flows on viewing,scheduling of crystal, web intelligence and agnostic documents somewhere on the SAP site which I don't see in this list. Have those been removed or still exist somewhere?

    Thanks,

    Venkat

  13. Former Member

    I agree with the other comments. Compared to the old document, http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-8292, which now redirects to this page, these process flows are absolutely useless and do not help me demonstrate effectively which components are used during which processes. Any chance we can get the old information back?

  14. I had to copy the extracted folder over to a web server directory.  (i used my local web server) and accessed it via http://localhost/<extracted dir>/index.html).  

    1. Great workaround Denise. Thank you.

  15. Hello - the process workflows will be removed as they are no longer supported.

  16. Hi Sarah Baillot,

    What will they be replaced with? The process flows are an important piece of the jigsaw when toubleshooting issues.

    Thanks

  17. Hi Anton,

    With videos, as the software used to create the process flows in the past is no longer supported. Please could you contact me by email so that I can have a better idea of your information needs and put you in contact with the SAP team who can help.

    Thanks,


    Sarah (sarah.baillot@sap.com)