Information Design Tool (IDT) for Universe Designers

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Presenter: Teresa Scott, InfoSol Inc.

Intended Audience

Specialists currently building universes in Universe Design Tool that will be transitioning to the new  Information Design Tool in BI 4


Attendees should have a minimum of one year experience designing universes with Universe Design Tool and thorough knowledge of universe design concepts.  Attendees should also have a basic understanding of data warehouse concepts, SQL programming and SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence.


This boot camp is designed to transition universe designers from Universe Design Tool (UDT) to SAP BusinessObjects Information Design Tool 4.1 (IDT) and provide the universe designer with a solid understanding of the design concepts, workflow and development cycle of building a universe in IDT.  Participants will follow the process of designing the universe, creating a data foundation, creating business layers, testing during different stages of the development cycle and migrating a universe into production.

Topics  Explored:

  • UNX vs. UNV
  • New Design Workflow
  • IDT Interface
  • Connections/Data Foundation/Business Layer
  • Object Creation
  • Filters and Filter Types
  • Creating List of Values
  • Securing a UNX
  • Converting UNV’s

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