North Carolina (Charlotte) BusinessObjects User Group Meeting (BOUG) – Friday, March 24, 2017

You are personally invited to join us at the North Carolina (Charlotte) BusinessObjects Users Meeting on Friday, March 24th, 2017 from 8:30am – 4:00pm hosted by Creative Technology & Training Solutions and InfoSol Inc.  Attendance is free; however, we do ask that you register for count purposes.


 Carolinas HealthCare System 

4828 Airport Center Parkway
Building E
Charlotte, NC 28208

Parking available at Entrance of Building


8:30 – 9:00 am Registration (Free Breakfast Provided)

8:45 – 9:00 am Introduction

9:00 – 10:00 am Integration of BusinessObjects and Tableau – Rajesh Ponnurangam InfoSol Inc.

Learn how Tableau can connect to Business Objects reports via InfoBurst. Deployment and scheduling of BO content to Tableau will be demonstrated. The use cases for Tableau dashboards with BO content will be discussed. And if we have time we may look at bursting out Tableau workbooks as well.

10:00 – 11:00am What’s New in v4.1 SP 6/v4.2 SP3 – Michael Ward, CTTS

This presentation will be a live demo highlighting the many new features of both 4.1 and v4.2. Topics to include: Excel and Free Hand SQL as a data provider, Large numbers, grouping, Input Control enhancements, Prompt Variants, Grouped Input Controls, Shared Elements, Referencing, Calculation enhancements, Concurrent processing of queries, and merging on local variables. It will also include new features in the IDT. Changes within the service packs will also be addressed.

11:00 – 11:15am Break

11:15 – 12:10 pm The Advantages of Using IDT Over UDT – Rajesh Ponnurangam InfoSol Inc.

The Information Design Tools or IDT is a new semantic layer modeling tool from SAP. But the Universe Design Tool or UDT is still being supported and delivered as part of BI Client tools. What are the advantages of using IDT versus UDT? What are the new features and benefits in creating an IDT UNX Universe? What do I do with my old UNV universes? This session will address all of the above questions. The steps to create an IDT universe and its differences from UDT will be demonstrated.

12:10 – 1:00 pm Advanced Reporting Techniques – Michael Ward, CTTS

This presentation will focus on:

  • Creating other block types
  • Creating master/detail reports
  • Creating Section totals
  • Applying conditional formatting
  • Hiding blocks in a master/detail report
  • Adding multiple blocks to a Detail section

01:00 pm Wrap-up

Register Now | Note: This event is not sponsored by SAP or ASUG.  Presentations subject to change



  1. Great to have meetings local to Charlotte.

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