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Tuesday, 14 January 2014

LifeSaver: Differences between UDT and IDT

Differences between UDT and IDT - universe design tool and the information design tool from SAP Business Objects (SAP BO) version 3.x and 4.x.

The information design tool or IDT is a new modeling tool from SAP for the semantic layer that enables you to play with metadata from relational and OLAP sources, and to create and deploy SAP BusinessObjects universes.

The old Business Objects 3.1 Classic universe features available in Universe Designer have been redeveloped and incorporated in the information design tool.

This post will help you in finding the options in IDT which you must be already very familiar in Universe Designer. Thus enabling you to migrate from BO 3.1 XI to BO 4.0 with no issues.
Start using IDT based on your expertize of Universe Designer.

Universe design > Quick Design Wizard
No similar functionality

Relational universe creation workflow:
1. Click File > New > Project.
2. Click File > New > Relational Connection.
3. Click File > New > Data Foundation.
4. Click File > New > Business Layer.

OLAP universe creation workflow:
1. Click File > New > Project.
2. Click File > New > OLAP Connection.
3. Click File > New > Business Layer.

File > Import
Click File > Retrieve a Published Universe.
File > Export

Universe publishing workflow:
1. From within Local Projects, right-click the Connection (*.cnx) and
click Publish Connection to a Repository.
2. From within Local Projects, right-click the Business Layer (*.blx) and click Publish > To a Repository.

File > Metadata Exchange
No similar functionality

File > Parameters > Definition > Description
From within a Data Foundation (*.dfx), click Properties.
File > Parameters > Definition > Connection

Relational connection workflow:
1. Click File > New > Relational Connection.
OLAP connection workflow:
1. Click File > New > OLAP Connection.

File > Parameters > Summary
From within a Data Foundation (*.dfx), click Properties > Summary.
From within a Business Layer (*.blx), click Properties > Summary.

File > Parameters > Links
No similar functionality

File > Parameters > Strategies
No similar functionality

File > Parameters > Controls
From within a Business Layer (*.blx), click Properties.

File > Parameters > SQL
From within a Data Foundation (*.dfx), click Properties.
From within a Business Layer (*.blx), click Properties.

File > Parameters > Parameter
From within a Data Foundation (*.dfx), click Properties > Parameters.
From within a Business Layer (*.blx), click Properties > Parameters.

File > Print
From within the Local Projects view, right-click a Business Layer (*.blx) and click Print.
From within the Local Projects view, right-click a Data Foundation (*.dfx) and click Print.
From within a Data Foundation (*.dfx), click Print View to Bitmap.

Edit > Undo Action
Click Edit > Undo Action.

Edit > Find/Replace
Click Window > Find/Replace.
From within a Business Layer (*.blx), click Show/Hide Search Panel.
From within a Data Foundation (*.dfx), click Show/Hide Search Panel.

Edit > Hide Item(s)
From within a Business Layer (*.blx), right-click an object and click Change State.

Edit > Object Properties > Definition
From within a Business Layer (*.blx), double-click an object.

Edit > Object Properties > Properties
From within a Business Layer (*.blx), double-click an object and click Advanced.

Edit > Object Properties > Advanced
From within a Business Layer (*.blx), double-click an object and click Advanced.
From within a Business Layer (*.blx), right-click an object and click Change Access Level.

Edit > Object Properties > Keys
From within a Business Layer (*.blx), double-click an object and click Keys.

Edit > Object Properties > Source Information
From within a Business Layer (*.blx), double-click an object and click Source Information.

Edit > Object Format
From within a Business Layer (*.blx), right-click an object and click Edit Display Format.

Edit > Rename Table
From within a Data Foundation (*.dfx), right-click a table and click Edit.

Edit > Edit Derived Table
From within a Data Foundation (*.dfx), right-click a Derived Table and click Edit.

View > Arrange Tables
From within a Data Foundation (*.dfx), click Auto Arrange Tables.

View > Refresh Structure
From within a Data Foundation (*.dfx), click Detect > Refresh Structure.

View > Table Values
From within a Data Foundation (*.dfx), right-click a table and click Show Table Values.

View > Change Table Display
From within a Data Foundation (*.dfx), right-click a table and click Display.

View > Number of Rows in Table
From within a Data Foundation (*.dfx), click Detect > Row Count.

View > Grid Lines/Page Breaks
No similar functionality

View > List Mode
No similar functionality

Insert > Tables
From within a Data Foundation (*.dfx), click Insert > Tables.

Insert > Stored Procedures
No similar functionality

Insert > Derived Table
From within a Data Foundation (*.dfx), click Insert > Derived Table.

Insert > Alias
From within a Data Foundation (*.dfx), click Insert > Alias.

Insert > Join
From within a Data Foundation (*.dfx), click Insert > Join.

Insert > Context
From within a Data Foundation (*.dfx), click Aliases and Contexts > Insert Context.

Insert > Class/Subclass
From within a Business Layer (*.blx), click Insert Item > Folder.

Insert > Object
From within a Business Layer (*.blx), click Insert Item > Dimension.
From within a Business Layer (*.blx), click Insert Item > Measure. From within a Business Layer (*.blx), right-click a dimension and click New > Attribute.

Insert > Condition
From within a Business Layer (*.blx), click Insert Item > Filter.

Insert > Candidate Objects
No similar functionality

Insert > User Objects
No similar functionality

Insert > Universe
No similar functionality

Tools > Connections
From within a Data Foundation (*.dfx), click Connection.
From within a Data Foundation (*.dfx), click Connection > Change Connection.
From within Repository Resources, click Session > Connections.

Tools > Hierarchies
From within a Business Layer (*.blx), click Navigation Paths.

Tools > List of Values
From within a Business Layer (*.blx), click Parameters and Lists of values.
From within a Data Foundation (*.dfx), click Parameters and Lists of values.

Tools > Aggregate Navigation
From within a Business Layer (*.blx), click Actions > Set Aggregate Navigation.

Tools > List of Aliases
From within a Data Foundation (*.dfx), click Aliases and Contexts.

Tools > List of Derived Tables
No similar functionality

Tools > Query Panel
From within a Business Layer (*.blx), click Queries.

Tools > Automated Detection
From within a Data Foundation (*.dfx), click Detect.

Tools > Check Integrity
From within a Business Layer (*.blx), click Check Integrity.
Click Window > Check Integrity Problems.

Tools > Login As
From within the Repository Resources view, click Insert Session.

Tools > Change Password
No similar functionality

Tools > Manage Security
Click Window > Security Editor.

Tools > Options
Click Window > Preferences.

Window > Arrange/Split
From within a Data Foundation (*.dfx), click Insert > View.