SAP BusinessObjects WebIntelligence™ 4.x Advanced Reporting

What should I do if my video will not play?

There are many things that can affect the quality of your video so we have put together these instructions to help you review all the things that need to be tested in order to trouble-shoot video quality.

The first thing we want to assure you is that we have done everything possible to make sure that our videos will play well.  Our videos are hosted in the cloud by Akamai.  Akamai has servers around the world to make sure that your videos are sent from the server that is closest to you.  By hosting our videos with Akamai we make sure that you receive the highest video quality. If you are experiencing video buffering or freezing at home or at the office there are a number of things you can do to help us troubleshoot.

  • Buffering: We provide you with three (3) speed choices that you can select when watching a video.  If the video is buffering then the first thing you want to click on a slower speed option found at the bottom of the video window. Try clicking on Medium and Low and see if that allows the video to play without buffering. If it does not, please read through the rest of this FAQ and follow the steps outlined below.
  • Video will not play: In order to play our videos, you have to have Adobe Flash Player installed. If you click on the video and nothing happens, then you do not have Adobe Flash Player installed.  Click on this link to download and install it.
    • If you have Adobe Flash Player installed and your video is not playing, complete the following steps:
      • Go to your course page, select a video, and click play.
      • Once the video begins playing, place your mouse over the video and right click.
      • You will see the several links and the last link has the words “About Adobe Flasher Player xx.xx.xx” (version # you have).
      • Click here , where you will see your version and what is the latest version. You need to have the latest version installed.
      • If you do not have Adobe Flash Player, click here to download and install it.
  • Popup Blockers: Please check to make sure that your pop-up blocker is turned off when you go to our website. This will prevent the video window from opening.
  • Your Connection Speed: Internet speed needs to be 2.0 Mbps upload and download to successfully watch the videos.  You will want to check and see if your connection speed is 2.0 Mbps or higher.  You can do this by clicking on this link and running a speed test.
  • Jitter and Packet Loss: Your Jitter rate lets us know if your connection speed is consistent while your Packet Loss rate lets us know if your internet connection could be losing pieces of the video.
    • Go to www.pingtest.net to determine if there is any Jitter or Packet Loss on your connection.
    • This is measured by a letter scale with A being the best.
      • If your Packet Loss is below a B, your connection is losing pieces of the video and causing the video to skip.
      • If your Jitter is below a B, your connection speed is very inconsistent and may be changing while you are watching the video which will result in buffering issues.
      • If either of these is the case you will need to contact your internet provider.
  • Ports: You will need to have ports 1935, 443 and 80 open. You can run a port test at this link.
    • If you are watching from work and those ports are not open, check with your IT department.
  • Shared Internet Connection: If you are on a shared internet connection, test playing videos during non-peak hours when usage by others on your network is low.
  • Reset Your Browser: If you've tried all the previous steps, your browser may be retaining data that needs to be deleted, and this requires a reset. If you are using Chrome, use the instructions in this link to reset your browser. If you are using Internet Explorer (IE) you may need to reset it. You can do this by clicking on the cog icon on the top right of your page. Then click on tools, internet options, advanced and reset. If you are using Firefox, use the instructions in this link to reset your browser.
  • Other things to check:
    • At home or at work, test using different browsers and computers to see if you get the same result.
      • Make sure you have the latest version of the browser you are using.
    • If you are using Internet Explorer (IE) you may need to reset it. You can do this by clicking on the cog icon on the top right of your page. Then click on tools, internet options, advanced and reset.
    • Try from a different location using a different network.
    • If you are on a wireless connection try a wired solution.
    • If you are on a home network:
      • Test playing the videos when you are the only user on the network.
      • Try by-passing your router to eliminate it as the point of failure. A direct plug from your ISP to your computer will take care of this and will make sure that neither your router nor other users are affecting your connection.
  • Make sure you do not have any other programs open. File sharing and peer to peer sharing programs, even when limited to low bandwidth, can make it almost impossible to stream properly.
  • Tracking Progress on Mobile Devices: The GogoTraining site is designed to use the native player found in your browser. If you are taking your course on a mobile device and want to make sure your progress is tracked, then you will need to play the videos from the native player that is in your browser. Do not download any third party apps to play the videos as they do not allow your progress to be recorded. If you have installed a third party app and want to receive a Course Completion Certificate, then you will need to uninstall the 3rd party app or see if the app has the ability for you to disable it for certain sites.
  • Submitting Debugging Information If you have tried everything else and still are having trouble viewing the videos, you can visit this page where you can help us debug your particular setup by following the instructions on the page and submit the debugging information to us.
Video Title
Length
01: Creating Formulas and Variables
25 min
02: Function Categories
26 min
03: Exercise Demo: Creating Formulas and Variables in a Report
25 min
04: Adding Queries
23 min
05: Merging Dimensions
25 min
06: Exercise Demo: Creating Reports from Multiple Data Providers
27 min
07: Subqueries
17 min
09: Exercise Demo: Advanced Query Filters
19 min
10: Drilling Part 1
22 min
11: Drilling Part 2
22 min
12: Exercise Demo: Report Drilling
10 min
13: Combination Queries
15 min
14: Exercise Demo: Combination Queries
8 min
15: Advanced Formatting
10 min
16: Linking Reports and Creating Web Services
4 min
17: Exercise Demo: Advanced Formatting
6 min
SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence 4.0 Certification Exam Sample Questions
Total:
4 hrs 57 mins

Michael Ward

Michael Ward has over 10 years of experience with BusinessObjects.  He provides consulting and training services to customers throughout the world.  He is a frequently requested speaker at BusinessObjects User Group Meetings throughout North America.  Most recently, Michael presented at the BusinessObjects International User Group Meeting in Dallas, where he did 2 major presentations.  Michael Ward has over 26 years of FOCUS experience and over 25 years in consulting and training.  He has operating systems experience on a variety of platforms, including VM/CMS, MVS/TSO, VAX/VMS, AS/400, HP/UNIX, SQL/Server, PC/DOS, Windows NT/Server and many others.  For over three (3) years, from its inception, he was a presenter of a variety of topics at the Top Gun School for High Performance.  He taught all levels of FOCUS training classes, and was also a Train-The-Trainer.  Because of Michael’s extensive application experience and FOCUS technical skills, he provided high level consulting throughout the Midwest.  Michael has also worked with the FOCUS interface to DB2, SQL/DS, RDB, TERADATA, ORACLE, AS/400, and other products.  He is a certified ORACLE Master in Application Development.   He also has training and application experience in CACTUS/WebFOCUS.    

He has spoken to numerous FOCUS user groups throughout the country, and has also been heavily involved with training organizations throughout the Midwest.  Michael has done training presentations many times to the Detroit Area Trainers Association and the Northern Ohio Data Trainers Association.  He has also spoken at the national FUSE Conference several times.  At the 1993 FUSE Conference in Atlanta, Michael was voted “Best Session”.  He was the keynote speaker for the Detroit Area Trainers Association all day symposium several years ago.  He has received numerous references from customers throughout the country.  Michael holds a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Michigan.

Michael is a major supporter of Community Living Toronto, an organization that support  intellectually (and physically) challenged adults.  He sponsors annual overnight trips for groups from Toronto to attend various sporting events in the Detroit area, and helps cover the costs for the groups. 

 

System Requirements

Hardware:

  • In-house server capable of handling SAP Business Objects

Software:

  • SAP BusinessObjects installed on the server
  • 3 required exercise files downloaded and installed on the server(20 minute download), available to download on the Course Materials tab

IMPORTANT NOTE: Only administrative level Server and BusinessObjects account access will have the security rights to install and setup the database files, the workshop files, connections and universes. 

Course Materials

When you purchase this course you will receive access to these materials.

  • Student Guide
  • Exercise Guide
  • Installation Guide
  • Exercise File-Databases
  • Exercise File-.biar file
  • Sample Exam Questions
  • Exam Information

Additional Items Available for Purchase

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Course Book Bundle

To further enhance your BusinessObjects training experience, we suggest you purchase the Course Book Bundle. The course book provides much more detailed step-by-step instructions and additional examples on building documents with WebIntelligence. There are other important topics that are included as additional reference topics. The workshop book provides examples with solutions for selected workshops as well. We also include a tri-fold card which provides an excellent visual aid to make it easier for you. Once your credit card has been approved for the purchase, the Course Book Bundle will be shipped within two business days. Shipping costs to the continental United States are included. For specific shipping cost outside the US, please contact Customer Service.

Course Links

These links are activated when you purchase this course.

  • Course Survey

Transcript

This course comes with a Transcript that tracks your progress. You can use your transcript to view and monitor your progress and when you complete the course, you can print or email the transcript, or print a course completion certificate.

Certificate of Completion

You will be awarded a Certificate of Completion when you finish this course. You will be able to print or email the certificate and share your accomplishment with everyone.

How to Take Your Exam

The SAP Certified Application Associate™ – SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence 4.0 Certification exam verifies proven skills and fundamental knowledge in using SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence 4.0 to create and maintain queries and reports that will help you analyze and interpret important information.

GogoTraining’s three course series, SAP BusinessObjects WebIntelligence™ 4.x Advanced Reporting SAP BusinessObjects WebIntelligence™ 4.x Basic Reporting , and SAP BusinessObjects WebIntelligence™ 4.x Intermediate Reporting  has been designed to cover everything that is provided in the SAP recommended courses below:

  • Web Intelligence – Report Design I, E-Learning course BOW310 and classroom course BOW315
  • Web Intelligence - Advanced Report Design E-Learning course BOW320 and classroom course BOW325

The SAP Certified Application Associate™ – SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence 4.0 Certification exam is an 80 question exam and you may take up to 180 minutes (3 hours) to complete it. A passing mark is 66% or higher. The exam number is C_BOWI_40.

EXAM LOCATION

Exam Locations: For exam locations, click on this link.