SAP BusinessObjects Reporting Cookbook: RAW

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Table of Contents
Sample Chapters
  • Discover how to master different business solutions which will help you deliver high quality reports to your organization and clients.
  • Work efficiently in a BI environment while keeping your data accurate, secured, and easily shared.
  • Learn how to build and format reports that will enable you to get the most useful insights from your data


Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 369 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : October 2014
ISBN : 1782172432
ISBN 13 : 9781782172437
Author(s) : Yoav Yahav
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Enterprise Products and Platforms, Cookbooks, Enterprise, RAW books

Chapter Availability


Chapter Number Title Availability
1 Working with BI launch pad
2 Creating new queries IN THE BOOK
3 Working inside the report IN THE BOOK
4 Working with tables IN THE BOOK
5 Working with charts
6 Formatting reports
7 Filtering the Report Data IN THE BOOK
8 Merging Data IN THE BOOK
9 Using Formulas and Variables IN THE BOOK
10 Using Hyperlinks IN THE BOOK
11 Using Drill IN THE BOOK
12 Scheduling Reports IN THE BOOK
13 Working with BI Workspaces JULY 2014
14 Web Intelligence Rich Client JULY 2014

Appendix A JULY 2014

Yoav Yahav

Yoav Yahav is a senior BI consultant and SAP BI expert with more than 13 years of experience of SAP BI consulting, data warehouse projects, and training. He has led numerous projects involving SAP BusinessObjects implementation from server-side architecture through to developing universes, reports, dashboards and security Yoav believes in relying on best practices aimed at shortening the time spent on building his projects. In his work, he uses various methods of gap, business, and requirement analysis in order to bring the best to the customer while using advanced BI technologies. He is also a sought after lecturer and trainer with rich international experience in SAP BusinessObjects training, specializing in the core SAP BusinessObjects modules and training mainly in Europe, Canada, and the US. You can visit his blog at
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What you will learn from this book

  • Master advanced report building techniques using Sap BusinessObjects
  • Discover tools to work efficiently in a BI environment
  • Learn using real scenarios, varied examples, and systematic execution of the solutions
  • Build variables and formulae to enhance the report calculation functionality such as IF-Then statements
  • Use drill-down and drill-through tasks to perform detailed analyses
  • Filter data using simple and advanced filters and advanced features such as input controls
  • Implement various types and techniques of report formatting

In Detail

On every Business Intelligence platform, we find a reporting tool that enables us to perform the most crucial and common data tasks.

As such, Web Intelligence 4.1 is considered one of the most useful and easy-to-use tools on the market, providing an entire set of features to extract smart business insights. SAP BusinessObjects BI suite consists of several major areas including web intelligence, data services, dashboards, and reporting. In order to create informative and stylish reports you need to utilize every aspect of the BI suite.

Sap BusinessObjects Reporting Cookbook will educate you on the best in SAP BusinessObjects reporting and analysis, including how to create enhanced report formatting and synchronize data sources in simple and easy ways.

The book starts by introducing the working web intelligence environment and its capabilities. Next, it moves on to creating queries, working with the formatting components, and explaining how to work with different types of data presentation such as tables and charts. The book then guides you through the main report functionality such as using filters, sorts, and calculations, merging data; and using formulas.The book also explains how to work with advanced features such as drills and hyperlinks. The book concludes by teaching you how to schedule reports to different formats and destinations and how to work with BI spaces and custom data dashboards.

This book will take you from the most basic level of how to build a query and elementary concepts such as the nature of data to the most advanced and updated reporting and formatting techniques. The book covers features that can be used in Web Intelligence from end to end using practical, simple, and easy to use examples.


This book is currently available as a RAW (Read As we Write) book. A RAW book is an ebook, and this one is priced at 20% off the usual eBook price. Once you purchase the RAW book, you can immediately download the content of the book so far, and when new chapters become available, you will be notified, and  can download the new version of the book. When the book is published, you will receive the full, finished eBook.

If you like, you can preorder the print book at the same time as you purchase the RAW book at a significant discount.

Since a RAW book is an eBook, a RAW book is non returnable and non refundable.

Local taxes may apply to your eBook purchase.


This is a step-by-step guide based on real-life examples and has best practices, written in a concise, practical manner. The book is rich in examples, tips, and useful guidelines that will give you additional value and a wider understanding of the reporting environment.

Who this book is for

If you are a business analyst or a BI developer who wants to learn the how to work with the Web Intelligence reporting tool Sap BusinessObjects, then this book is for you.

It is assumed that you have a basic understanding of Business Intelligence and data concepts.

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