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Learning SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards by Taha M. Mahmoud

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Using web services

We can also use web services to populate our dashboard with data. Web services are a common way of exchanging data between different systems. We can use one of the following web service to consume data retrieved from a web service:

  • Web service query: This will be created by Query As a Web Service Designer. This tool can be used to create web services based on a Universe.
  • Web service connection: This connection type can retrieve data from any standard web service.

Web service query

In this section, you will learn how to use Web Service Query to retrieve sales and quantity by product data, and use it in the Sales and Quantity by Product combo chart. But first, let's summarize the high-level steps required to accomplish this:

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