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“[Instructor] is very knowledgeable in this subject and is able to communicate information in an easy, understandable manner. I look forward to doing the advanced class…”
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Course Description

This course is designed to teach Dashboard developers how to create interactive dashboards with SAP Business Objects Dashboards (formerly Crystal Xcelsius Enterprise).

The course provides a comprehensive coverage of techniques using SAP Business Objects Dashboards, allowing users to create engaging and interactive visualizations.


This course is targeted for users who need to create interactive, engaging visualizations using SAP Business Objects Dashboards 4.x.


After completing this course, students will be able to create engaging and interactive visualizations using SAP Business Objects Dashboards 4.x. This hands-on course teaches techniques such as data visualization, distributing your visualizations, creating interactive models, connectivity and much more. The course provides extensive hands on workshops in order to reinforce topics taught.

Duration & Version

3 Days – 4.x


No previous knowledge of SAP Business Objects Dashboards 4.x is required. Prior experience with Microsoft Excel is helpful but not mandatory.

Topics Covered

Overview of Dashboards
Interactive Visualizations Overview
Working with Excel Workbooks
Chart Based Visualizations
Working with Dashboard Components
Distributing Visualizations
Best Practices

Using Formatting Options
Using Themes and Templates

Understanding Selectors
Adding Dynamic Visibility

Connecting to an Existing Web Service
XML Data Sources
Using Crystal Reports Data
Using Live Office Data
Connecting to BusinessObjects
Universes Using Query As A Web Service
Using Universe Query

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