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Creating Universes with SAP BusinessObjects by Taha M. Mahmoud

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Chapter 7. The Data Foundation Layer – Advanced Topics

We already learned how to create a Data Foundation resource in Chapter 4, Creating the Data Foundation Layer, and we already discussed the following topics in detail:

  • How to insert database objects (database tables and views)
  • Creating alias and derived tables
  • Creating joins between Data Foundation objects
  • Learning Data Foundation toolbars, menus, and features

In this chapter, we will talk about the advanced topics of Data Foundation that are related to the design. The Data Foundation design is a critical part of the success of our Universe, so we need to understand some important design concepts first before starting the design process. This will help us create a proper design for our Data Foundation, ...

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