SAP Business Objects BI – Dashboard Design – Core & Connectivity

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Duration: 2 Days


  • Getting around in Xcelsius
  • Visualising data with charts
  • Using Xcelsius Components
  • Applying best practices for designing Visualisations
  • Formatting a Visualisation
  • Adding Interactivity to a Visualisation
  • Using selectors
  • Adding dynamic visibility
  • Creating a Connected Visualisation
  • Using live data sources
  • Connecting to XML Data
  • Connecting to Business Objects Universes using Query as a Web Service
  • Using Live Office data
  • Working with Business Requirements.
  • Single value components
  • Distributing the Dashboard
  • Connecting to Data Sources
  • Creating Universe Queries


This course is intended for inexperienced SAP Business Objects Dashboards 4.0 users who need to create and distribute interactive and connected dashboards based on Microsoft Excel workbooks.



  • Basic knowledge of Excel spreadsheets


  • Familiarity with Business Objects Enterprise, Crystal Reports, or Live Office
  • Ability to create summarised data from tabular data
  • Experience creating database queries


  • Participants will gain the detailed knowledge necessary to design a dashboard that can be used to facilitate the decision making process.
  • Participants will become familiar with methods for connecting their dashboards to popular live data sources.
  • Participants will be able to shorten their development time using templates, themes and best practices when designing dashboards.



  • SAP Business Objects Dashboards 4.0
  • Notepad (XML Editor)
  • Windows Explorer
  • Microsoft Excel with the Business Objects Live Office plug-in
  • Crystal Reports 2011
  • BI Launchpad
  • Query as a Web Service Designer
  • Interactive Analysis/Web Intelligence

Cost: £795 + VAT

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