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Expert Guided Universe Design Best Practices


Hello Semantic Developers!

Last year I had the great opportunity to provide Expert Guided sessions on the Universe Design Best Practice.  This year has been so very busy and I have not been able to schedule additional classes.  So I will be providing some best practice guides in Wiki pages that I am creating on the SCN.

Why follow best practices?  SAP BI reporting tools, Web Intelligence, Crystal Reports, Explorer, Lumira are all powered by the universe.  The universe is the foundation of all these tools and must provide correct results in a timely manner.  It is essential in presenting data to users that will aid them in making their business decisions.  As the foundation of all of these delivery methods, it is essential to develop the universe correctly and in the most optimized manner.

This is a compilation of links to the Best Practices for developing Universe for the SAP Business Intelligence suite.

Landing Page for BusinessInelligence Wiki's.  Scroll down to the Semantic Layer for all Relevant Wiki's

1. Creating a Relational Universe:

2. Universe Size:

3. Query_Band:

4. Stored Procedure Universes:

5.  Using Filter_In_From parameters: