Sap business objects 4 quick start manual


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  • Brief excursus to the multidimensionaldatamodel.ThemultidimensionaldatamodelisanintegralpartofOn-LineAnalyticalProcessing, or OLAP(ROLAP). Analystposesiterativequeriesduringinteractivesessions, notinbatchjobsthatrunovernight.Because OLAP ison-line, itmustprovideanswersquickly. Andbecause OLAP isalsoanalytic, thequeriesarecomplex. Themultidimensionaldatamodelisdesignedtosolvecomplexqueriesinrealtime.BO is the powerful tool that allow to perform complex analytics in easy way.Themultidimensionaldatamodeliscomposedofcubes,measures anddimensions.Cube is a logical notion and is formed by dimensions and measures.Dimensions (from the slide)containasetofuniquevaluesthatidentifyandcategorizedatacomposealogicalcubeedgesMeasures (from the slide)are the main indicators of the business processes like quantity, amount, rate, etc.populatethecellsofalogicalcubewiththefactscollectedaboutbusinessoperationsHuman brain can imagine only 3-dimension model of the world; so I give you the picture with only 3 different dimensions (Branch, Credit product and Date Entry), but real cube can involve much more number of dimensions. Cubesdescribeobjectsthatrepresentreal-worldbusinessentities. Analystknowswhichbusinessmeasureshe/sheisinterestedinexamining, whichdimensionsandattributesmakethedatameaningful. Follow to RalphKimball : (from the slide).“Thecentralattractionofthedimensionalmodelofabusinessisitssimplicity.... thatsimplicityisthefundamentalkeythatallowsuserstounderstanddatabases”
  • Sap business objects 4 quick start manual

    1. 1. BOG* *SAP BusinessObjects Guide 1 Dmitry Anoshin
    2. 2. 2 DWH (Oracle) Source Data History Complete track of source data changes, even if source system does not support it. Can be used for auditing and deep investigation Integrated Data Layer Connection of data across different source systems in a normalized schema allows deeper analysis. Access Layer Pre calculated metrics for fast report execution and security for external access Metadata Source2 Source1 Source3 Source5 Source4 Source6 Reporting (SAP BusinessObjects) Marketing Campaigns Email Distribution Marke ting Sales Orders Stocks WMS HR * * - SAP BusinessObjects Universes BI Architecture Extract from source systems •Move analytical load to specialized database Integrate Data •Integrated data model for multi-purpose analysis Aggregate Metrics •Unified metrics and fast report execution Analyze and Report •Defined business language via semantic layer Facilitate decisions •Informed decisions, less risk Measure impact •Develop methodology to value BI
    3. 3. 3 SAP BusinessObjcets Capabilities
    4. 4. 4 Cube attributes: dimensions and measures Brand Dimensions  contain a set of unique values that identify and categorize data  compose a logical cube edges “The central attraction of the dimensional model of a business is its simplicity.... that simplicity is the fundamental key that allows users to understand databases” Ralph Kimball, The Data Warehouse Toolkit Measures  are the main indicators of the business processes like quantity, amount, rate, etc.  populate the cells of a logical cube with the facts collected about business operations Quantity of SKU 128
    5. 5. Cube attributes: dimensions and measures Brand Data slice for branch “Samara” can be specified by selecting the respective branch name in the data cube 187 125 212 137 7 40 54 103 570 75 950 29 Samara Brand Date Total quantity of SKU Dec, 2013 Jan, 2013 Feb, 2013 Mar, 2013 B1 B2 B3 B4
    6. 6. 6 Log on to BI launch pad
    7. 7. 7 BI launch pad Header panel The header panel displays the name of the user account that is logged on to BI launch pad and provides access to the following menus: • Applications: Use to access the applications that plug in to BI launch pad, such as BI workspace. The applications that you can access depend on your access rights and license. • Preferences: Use to set how information appears in BI launch pad. • Help Menu: Use to access the BI Launch Pad Help and the "About" page that contains product information. Click Log Off to log off from BI launch pad.
    8. 8. Create new report – select Web Intelligence Application
    9. 9. 9
    10. 10. 10 Create Folder
    11. 11. 11 Copy/Paste objects
    12. 12. 12 Delete object
    13. 13. 13 Copy Shortcut
    14. 14. View Document
    15. 15. 15 Navigation Map
    16. 16. 16 User Prompt Input (just filter)
    17. 17. Using Outline Filter Bar
    18. 18. Web Intelligence –Navigate the interface
    19. 19. Web Intelligence –Navigate the interface continue1
    20. 20. Web Intelligence –Navigate the interface continue2
    21. 21. 21 Web Intelligence –Navigate the interface continue3
    22. 22. Web Intelligence –Navigate the interface continue4
    23. 23. 23 Web Intelligence –Navigate the interface continue5
    24. 24. 24 Web Intelligence –Navigate the interface end
    25. 25. 25 Create Query begin
    26. 26. 26 Create Query continue
    27. 27. 27 Create Query end
    28. 28. 28 Run and save a query
    29. 29. 29 Edit a query
    30. 30. 30 Query Properties
    31. 31. 31 View SQL
    32. 32. 32 Add or delete a row or column in a table Add Column Delete Column or Row Insert Column or Row
    33. 33. 33 View the properties of a document
    34. 34. 34 Save a document as other formats
    35. 35. 35 Add another query to a document
    36. 36. 36 Add another query to a document continue
    37. 37. 37 Create a query based on an Excel file (only for Web Intelligence Rich Client)
    38. 38. 38 Create a query based on an Excel file (only for Web Intelligence Rich Client) continue
    39. 39. 39 Combine multiple queries (UNION, INTERSECT, MINUS) SELECT SKU FROM Table1 Where status=“Shipped” UNION SELECT SKU FROM Table2 Where status<>“Rejected” Example:
    40. 40. 40 Create a query within a query
    41. 41. 41 Create a table first approach
    42. 42. 42 Create a table second approach
    43. 43. 43 Change the layout of a table
    44. 44. 44 Create Chart When you added the chart, select Edit:
    45. 45. 45 Format Chart
    46. 46. 46 Add a hyperlink to a document
    47. 47. 47 Drill down into a table 3 2 4 5
    48. 48. 48 Fold and unfold sections in a document
    49. 49. 49 Appendix: Trainings and useful content There are several folders Public Folders->Trainings from Lamoda BI: • Presentations (here you can find quick start guide and manual for formula syntax) • Training video (here you can find several video, for example: How to create easy report) • Useful Hyperlinks(here you can find hyperlinks to short video, which will explore for you SAP BO features and will teach you how to work with contents.)
    50. 50. Any Questions? 50