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SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.0 Cookbook by Xavier Hacking, David Lai

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Using Universe queries

The Universe query feature differs from the other data connection methods in that we can create a query from a Universe without leaving Dashboard Design and that we are able to bind the result data not only to the spreadsheet, but also directly to the components on the canvas.

Getting ready

Open a new Dashboard Design file and activate the Query Browser pane from the View menu. You also need an SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise environment with a Universe you want to connect to.

Note

Unfortunately, only .unx Universes are supported. You can use the Information Design Tool to convert .unv Universes to .unx.

How to do it...

  1. Go to the Query Browser and click on the Add Query button.
  2. If you are not already connected to the SAP BusinessObjects ...

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