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Learning SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards by Taha M. Mahmoud

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Determining the needs

We will start determining our dashboard requirements in the project initiation phase. Here, we will simulate the building of a dashboard based on the eFashion data. eFashion is a sample MS Access database installed with the SAP BuisnessObjects client and server installation for training purposes. There is also a ready-made universe that we can start to use immediately to query the data stored in the eFashion Access database and explore the features and capabilities of SAP BO Dashboards. The database contains around 89,000+ records in the fact table; so, it is a very good and rich example.

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Universe is the semantic layer that will translate the database tables and join business terms represented by business objects. For ...

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