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Using Design Studio with Semantic Layer Universes

One of the greatest new features of the SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio application is its ability to connect to the new semantic layer universes. Since its inception, SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio could connect directly to SAP HANA and to SAP NetWeaver but users of the SAP BusinessObjects 4.0 platform had no way of leveraging semantic layers to build dashboards in SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio. There are a lot of resources that show you how to build Design Studio applications based on semantic layers, but there are little to no resources to show you how to configure your SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio environment to connect to a platform.  In this video, I will show you how to configure SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio to connect to the SAP BusinessObjects 4.x platform to not only leverage semantic layers but to also publish your SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio applications to the platform for consumption in the Launch Pad or on your mobile devices.

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contributor_chris_hickman_lgAbout Chris Hickman

Chris is a certified SAP BusinessObjects consultant. His specific areas of expertise include reporting, analysis, dashboard development and visualization techniques. Chris’ software development background has enabled him to achieve proven effectiveness in architecting, developing, testing and supporting both desktop and web-based applications for many customer engagements representing various industries. Chris also speaks globally at SAP and ASUG event.s


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  1. May 2, 2014 at 11:29 am

    Reblogged this on All Things BOBJ BI Blog.

  2. May 2, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    Thanks for sharing this. I spent quite some time to figure this out and I wish I had seen your video sooner.

  3. Sunil
    June 2, 2014 at 6:37 am

    Can Design Studio 1.1 connected to BI 4.0 UNV universe ?

    • June 3, 2014 at 8:03 am

      Hi Sunil

      Design Studio does not support legacy UNV files. You are able to connect to SAP BW, SAP HANA and UNX universes on a variety of sources but UNV universes are not supported. You do have the ability to convert UNV universes to UNX universes using the Information Design Tool in the Client Tools installation of SAP BusinessObjects.


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