Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Universe Conversion UNV to UNX

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Tuesday,  April 4th at 10am PT/1pm ET

In this webinar Amy O’Neel will show you how to convert UNV to UNX.

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Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Live BusinessObjects Q&A

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April 26th, 2022 at 10AM PT/11AM AZ/1PM ET

A lot of members who submitted our Speak BO Survey were interested in a quarterly Q&A session, so we are bringing you just that! Join us for a Q&A focused Let’s Speak BO webinar where you, the community, get to ask, answer and discuss everything BusinessObjects! If you have a question about something involving BusinessObjects, our expert panel will try to answer it for you!

Real-time questions throughout the webinar will also allow the community to speak directly to the expert panel. We hope to see you there!

Missed the webinar? Join the Let’s Speak BO Webinar Series and you will get access to this webinar and every other webinar in the series on our free membership site!

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Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Solve Your Multiple Query Woes in BO by Using Dummy Universe Objects to Create Complex Unions

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March 2nd, 2021 at 10AM PT/1PM ET

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Miss the days of free hand SQL where you can just type union and go without having to merge dimensions between queries? With a little involvement from your Universe Design team and basic knowledge of object types you can create seamless unions in your WebI queries. In this presentation I’ll show you which “Dummy” objects to create and how to use them to streamline your query process.

Tucson BusinessObjects User Group – Thursday, March 14th 2019

You and your colleagues are invited to join us at the next information packed Arizona Business Objects and Crystal User Group (AZBOCUG) meeting Thursday, March 14th.


Tucson Police Department: Rillito Meeting Room at 1310 W. Miracle Mile, Tucson, AZ  85705.

Registration is free, but we do ask that you register to help us keep count.


12:30 – 1:00 pm | Registration

1:00 – 1:10 pm | Welcome & Announcements

1:10- 1:55 pm Universe Design Date Customization – Cindy Spohn, Vixxo

This session will explore different ways to design, filter and build date customization’s in UNV and IDT environments.  Formatted as a collaborated presentation, topics discussed will include items such as:

  • Adding custom date filter
  • Setting up Pre-defined quires
  • Building prompts into an object
  • Formatting dates in the Universe
  • Dimension vs Detail
  • Formatting numbers
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2:00- 2:30 pm | What’s New with Web Intelligence 4.2 SP6? – Runali Ghosh, InfoSol

This session will explore the latest features and enhancements with Web Intelligence 4.2 SP6.

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2:30- 2:45 pm | Break and Networking

2:45- 3:15 pm | Crystal Reports – A Hidden Gem for Operational Reporting – Brian MacConney, Raytheon

Crystal Reports is more than a “pixel perfect reporting tool.” In our session we will explore key use cases and development techniques for Crystal Reports 2016 with a focus on SAP BW integration, drill-down and data management

3:15- 4:00 pm | Bring your Web Intelligence Challenges – Paul Grill, InfoSol

This open format session will allow the audience to interactively share and explore solutions to our own Web Intelligence challenges.

4:00 – 4:15 pm | Raffle & Prizes

Let’s Speak BO Webinar Series: Creating Universes with the new IDT!

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Tuesday, December 15, 10AM PST/1PM EST

Join us as we explore the depths of Information Design Tool with Business Intelligence expert, Michael Ward. Michael Ward will demonstrate the building of universes with the latest version of IDT. This session will also showcase how to define a project, how to set up the initial connections, creating the data foundation layer, building a business layer, and publishing the universe.


Presenter: Michael Ward, Creative Technology & Training Solutions

Michael Ward has over 35 years providing technical high level consulting and training throughout North America.  He has been heavily involved with business intelligence since 1990, and has worked with a number of different business intelligence products.  He has over 18  years of BusinessObjects™ experience providing both consulting and training services.   He is recognized as one of the top BusinessObjects™ instructors in the county by a number of national training companies located in North America.  He is also involved in the development of BusinessObjects™ training for his company and for many of his clients.  He also provides high level consulting services.

Let’s Speak BO Webinar Series: What’s the Scoop on Multi-Source Universes?

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Let's Speak BO Webinar:  What's the Scoop on Multi-source Universes

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April 7th, 10:00-11:00 AM (MST)

Business Objects 4 introduced the concept of multi-source universes creating a single universe with connections to different database platforms. This presentation will illustrate creating a basic multi-source universe from scratch. In addition, important considerations for configuring the Adaptive Processing Server to support multi-source universes will be covered.

● Introduction to multi-source universes
● Live demo creation of a multi-source universe
● CMC configuration considerations for the Adaptive Processing Server to support multi-source


Allan Williams, Manitoba Public Insurance

Allan has 14 years’ experience managing all aspects of SAP Business Objects implementations. (i.e. Universe Design, Administration and Report Development) and is currently employed at Manitoba Public Insurance as a Senior Analyst responsible for the Business Objects reporting infrastructure for the corporation