SAP BusinessObjects XI 3.1: Save Time and Add Reporting Flexibility with New Features in Service Pack 02
- by Ingo Hilgefort, Vice President of Product Management, Visual BI Solutions
- November 2, 2009
Find out about the new features in SAP BusinessObjects XI Release 3.1 Service Pack 02 for the Universe Designer and SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence. Learn about new features for creating and updating OLAP universes. Discover new reporting features for SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence, such as input controls and hierarchical fold and unfold in reports.
Service Pack 02 for SAP BusinessObjects XI Release 3.1 includes some major enhancements for the Universe Designer and SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence, such as input controls for SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence and an editor for custom objects in the Universe Designer.
SAP BusinessObjects XI Release 3.1 Service Pack 02 offers several significant new functionalities for reporting. First, universe maintenance is now easier and requires less effort. The changes for OLAP universes include:
- New options for generating OLAP universes
- New functionality for updating OLAP universes
- A new editor for creating custom objects
Second, the SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence reports now include more features to increase the flexibility of each report. These include:
- Hierarchical fold and unfold option for SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence reports
- Input controls as part of your report
I’ll go over each of these new items and show you some examples of the new functionality in action. In addition, I highly recommended that you use at least SAP NetWeaver 7.0 enhancement package 01, Service Package 03. The updates to SAP NetWeaver 7.0 include a number of performance enhancements that enable you to take full advantage of this new functionality.
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