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SAP BusinessObjects® Report Writing

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Video Title
00: BusinessObjects® Report Writing Online Training - Course Introduction
5 min
01: Introduction to Business Objects
22 min
01a: Introduction to Business Objects Demo
18 min
02: Creating Queries and Using the Java Report Panel
23 min
02a: Creating Queries and Using the Java Report Panel Demo
14 min
03: Customizing Queries
14 min
03a: Customizing Queries Demo
15 min
04: Query Filters
17 min
04a: Query Filters Demo
12 min
05: Working with Report Structures
22 min
05a: Working with Report Structures Demo
16 min
06: Sectioning Your Report
15 min
06a: Sectioning Your Report Demo
14 min
07: Charts and Calculations
16 min
07a: Charts and Calculations Demo
15 min
08: Formulas and Variables
15 min
08a: Formulas and Variables Demo
16 min
09: Functions
25 min
09a: Functions Demo
16 min
10: Putting the Final Touches on Your Report
10 min
10a: Putting the Final Touches on Your Report Demo
17 min
5 hrs 37 mins

Michael L. Simpson

Mr. Simpson's career as a Knowledge Engineer, developer and instructor have afforded him the opportunity to develop a unique set of skills for assembling, interpreting, managing and disseminating knowledge. Mr. Simpson has created almost one hundred weeklong training courses in diverse technical areas and supervised the development of over fifty others. He has conducted extended knowledge acquisition interviews of senior engineering and technical staff, completed assessments of technical knowledge acquisition and knowledge transfer situations, and written extensive responses to commercial and military bids. He has managed the development and monitored the performance of hundreds of classroom instructors and achieved consistent, on-time and on-budget deliveries in challenging environments and difficult situations. Mr. Simpson has over seventeen years of experience managing and supervising the development of instructors, and an additional ten years of experience in development and delivery of customized, high-quality training materials. He has deep, broad experience in assessing situations that require instruction and knowledge transfer, developing assessments to establish a baseline level of knowledge for prospective students, performing object-oriented analysis, design, and business-process reengineering tasks, creating training programs that are appropriate for adult professional education, estimating the development time and delivery costs for creating software programs and associated training, managing the development and delivery of that instruction, and conducting post-training assessments to certify and quantify the results of this training. Mr. Simpson's diverse technical background allows him to quickly determine a client's needs; design training to meet those needs; and manage the development and delivery of cost-effective, client-centered training.

System Requirements


  • 1 GB RAM
  • 2 GHz processor
  • 1 GB free hard disk space before installation
  • Internet access


  • Current release of Microsoft Windows
  • Current release of Microsoft Office

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