Our Top 10 of 2012

2012 was a big year in our world.  The whole group comes together to talk about what we loved about 2012.

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Panelist
Jamie Oswald
Greg Myers
Eric Vallo Eric Vallo
Dallas Marks
Joshua Fletcher
Clint Vosloo

SAP Business Warehouse for the BusinessObjects Community Episode 4

Hi everyone,

Welcome to the next episode in our Diversified Semantic Layer podcast series about Business Warehouse for the BusinessObjects community.  Once again I’m joined by Ethan Jewett, a fellow SAP Mentor.

In this episode, we connect to our new Bex query using many of the BusinessObjects tools, including Web Intelligence, Crystal Reports and Dashboard Designer (Xcelsius).  We finish up by walking through creating a multi-source universe on top of the Multiprovider, which will allow us to query BW from Visual Intelligence and Explorer.

Our next episode will continue on optimising and explaining different features of BW.

We hope you enjoy watching.

Joshua Fletcher

SAP Business Warehouse for the BusinessObjects Community Episode 3

Hi everyone,

Welcome to the next episode in our Diversified Semantic Layer podcast series about Business Warehouse for the BusinessObjects community.  Once again I’m joined by Ethan Jewett, a fellow SAP Mentor.

In this episode, we create a MultiProvider on top of the Sales DSO, and then create a simple Bex query on top of the MultiProvider.  We also discuss some specific BW features that don’t exist in the BOBJ portfolio which are particularly beneficial in data warehousing.  We finish the podcast by creating an OLAP connection in the CMC, and connect SAP BusinessObjects Analysis for OLAP to our new Bex query.

Our next episode will cover connecting additional BusinessObjects tools to the Bex query.

We hope you enjoy watching.

Joshua Fletcher

SAP Business Warehouse for the BusinessObjects Community Episode 2

Hi everyone,

Welcome to the next episode in our Diversified Semantic Layer podcast series about Business Warehouse for the BusinessObjects community.  Once again I’m joined by Ethan Jewett, a fellow SAP Mentor from Wisconsin.

In this episode, we have connected Data Services 4.0 with Business Warehouse 7.03 using an RFC call, and load sales data into a Persistent Staging Area (PSA) using Data Services jobs.  We also create InfoObjects for the relevant characteristics and key figures in our sales data, which we then load into a DataStore Object (DSO).  Along the way, we (Ethan most of the time) discuss where BW has good and not-so-good features.

Our next episode will cover creating a Bex query on our DSO, connecting the BusinessObjects tools to the Bex query, and then starting to load in our second disparate data source, to begin the process of building an Enterprise Data Warehouse.

We hope you enjoy watching.

Joshua Fletcher

SAP Visual Intelligence

We are kicking off Season 3 with some geeky stuff.  We are joined this episode by Mr. Andrew Fox to dive into SAP Visual Intelligence. Is it hype?  Or the next Desktop Intelligence?  And, thanks to Andrew, we are coining a new hashtag…#ExcelHero.

And, for your mockery, our #DataGeek challenge submissions:

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Panelist
Andrew Fox
Jamie Oswald
Greg Myers
Josh Fletcher
Eric Vallo Eric Vallo

SAP Business Warehouse for the BusinessObjects Community Episode 1

Hi everyone,

Welcome to another Diversified Semantic Layer podcast series.

I’m excited to be joined by Ethan Jewett, a fellow SAP Mentor from Wisconsin.  This podcast series focuses on explaining SAP Business Warehouse for the classic BusinessObjects community, and aims to show by example how Business Warehouse can be utilised as an Enterprise Data Warehouse, even without a dependent SAP ERP system.

Over several podcast episodes, Ethan and myself will build a BW system with two separate data sources, and begin building the foundations for an Enterprise Data Warehouse.  We will leverage BusinessObjects technologies such as Data Services, and the BusinessObjects Enterprise platform, to show how the BW and BusinessObjects can work together.  Lastly, we will discuss how BW has specific functionality which can add many benefits to data warehouse projects.

We hope you enjoy the series, and please feel free to comment and ask questions which we can incorporate into the series.

Joshua Fletcher

Below are the links that Ethan references in the podcast: