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Creating Universes with SAP BusinessObjects by Taha M. Mahmoud

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Introduction to Universes and the Information Design Tool

All reporting tools use semantic layers for the same purpose. However, they just give it different names such as Framework in IBM Cognos, Project in Oracle BI, and Universe in SAP Business Objects. All semantic layers have exactly the same functionality: isolation of the technical part from the end business user by acting like a translator. They will translate the business requests into technical SQL queries submitted to the database. Also, they interpret the data returned into a format that can be understood by the end user.

SAP BO introduced a new tool to create your Universe (SAP BO semantic layer) in SAP BO 4.1; this is the Information Design Tool. They are still supporting the old ...

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