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Course Type

Business Objects

Price Per Delegate

Demand led +VAT
Public Scheduled Course

Price Per Course

£1,245 +VAT
On-Site at Customer Premises, Max 10 Delegates


1 Day

Full/Part Time

Part Time


SmartStyle Training

Dates and Locations

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This course is intended for new users and those wishing to learn how to build queries and create and format reports within Business Objects.


By the end of the course delegates will posses the skills required to create, edit and maintain queries and charts with varying complexities.


Users must be proficient with a mouse and keyboard and be able to confidently work within a Windows environment - minimise, maximise, open, close. Familiarity of either Microsoft Excel or Microsoft Access is useful, but not essential.

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Introduction to Business Objects
  • What is Business Objects?
  • The Semantic Layer/The Querying Process
  • Universes, Classes & Objects
  • Reports/Presentations Blocks
Logging into Business Objects
  • Opening an Existing Business Objects Report
  • Overview of the Business Objects Screen
  • Navigating & Toolbars
Creating Queries
  • Creating a New Report using the Wizard
  • Creating a Query
  • Overview of the Query Panel
  • Constructing & Running a Query
  • Editing the Query
  • Viewing Results Before Running the Query
  • Saving your Report
  • Using the Formatting Menu & Toolbar
  • Adding Report Titles
  • Formatting your Table
  • Sorting & Filtering your Data
  • Inserting Pictures
Query Conditions
  • What is a Condition?
  • Building your Own Condition
  • Using Simple Operators
  • Logical Operators
  • “Matches Pattern” & Wild Cards
  • Setting up a Prompt
Working with Cross Tabs
  • Creating a New Cross Tab
Advanced Formatting
  • Using the Calculator
  • Calculations & Cross Tabs
  • Adding Alerters
  • Adding Breaks in your Data
  • Page Layout
Working with Charts
  • Creating a New Chart
  • Changing Existing Tables & Cross Tabs into Charts
  • Formatting your chart
Document Centricity
  • Multiple Queries from One Block
  • Multiple Queries from One Universe
  • Queries using Multiple Universes
  • Queries from Different Data Sources

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