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SAP BusinessObjects Reporting Cookbook

By : Yoav Yohav
Book Image

SAP BusinessObjects Reporting Cookbook

By: Yoav Yohav

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (21 chapters)
SAP BusinessObjects Reporting Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers


Building reports is what Web Intelligence is all about. While building a query lays out the data results into a table or a chart, there is another major phase involved in creating the report, and that is formatting and analyzing the results in the Report layer.

Data is formatted by interacting with several main toolbars and left-pane panel reports. The Report layer offers enhanced and rich capabilities such as filtering, sorting, calculating, creating alerts, ranking, and using different types of presentations such as tables, charts, and pivot tables, as well as implementing advanced capabilities such as creating complex variables and document linking and drilling.

Each report can be saved in the repository so that we can continue work on it, and when we save the report, it'll save the formatting as well, just as in any MS Office document. Reports are always combined from the query (/queries) or the data provider(s) and the table or charts that display and describe the data. When...