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Business Objects Advanced

Course overview

Create complex, professional reports from single and combined data sources.

Course duration

1 day

Delivery method

Flexible (Online/Classroom)


Open participant course: £195 per person - maximum 10 people

Closed company course: £1,000 per course - maximum 10 people

Suitable for

Those with experience of Business Objects wishing to enhance their knowledge and utilise some of the more sophisticated reporting functionality available.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, you will be able to create reports which contain complex formula using variables and various functions.

Course content

Recap Reporting Facilities:

  • Creating reports.
  • Formatting options.
  • Tables, crosstabs and charts.

Recap Document Centricity:

  • Multiple queries from one block.
  • Multiple queries from one universe.
  • Queries using multiple universes.
  • Queries from different data sources.


Exporting Data:

  • Excel.
  • Rich text format.

Working with Templates:

  • Using existing templates.
  • Creating templates.
  • Applying templates to an existing report.

Using the Slice and Dice Panel:

  • Sorting.
  • Calculations.
  • Filtering.
  • Ranking.

Create a Master Detail Report:

  • Splitting documents into sections. 

Using Outline View:

  • Collapse and expand areas of data,.


Analyse data in more detail.

Combining Data:

  • Display actual revenue from a universe and projected revenue from an Excel spreadsheet together in a single table.

Creating Formulae & Variables:

  • Calculating VAT on sales revenue.
  • Creating a new variable for VAT.

Course requirements

This course can be delivered remotely or in a classroom environment, to suit your requirements.

Delegates must have the following equipment to attend this training remotely:

  • PC or laptop with a microphone and speakers (webcam is preferred but not essential).
  • Access to the internet and web browser application (e.g. Google Chrome).
  • An email account for file sharing.

Attendees should have completed the Business Objects Fundamentals course or have commensurate knowledge through practical experience.

For more information about this course please contact us.

Queens Court Regent Street Barnsley South Yorkshire S70 2EG
Tel: 01226 216760 | Email: |

These course details were downloaded on 20/04/2024

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