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Jul 11, 2012 at 05:32 PM

Best way to create reports on BW Data in Business Objects



I am new to creating reports on SAP BW data.

My Software versions are as follows:

Business Objects XI r3.

SAP BW Data source.

I observed we can generate reports in several ways so users can analyze data in Webi.

1) Infocube --> Create universe on Infocube --> Create Webi Reports on Universe

2) InfoCube --> Create BEx query on Infocube --> Create Universe on BEx Query --> Create Webi Reports on Universe

I heard in one of Ingo's sessions that in BOE 4.0 the preferred method is to directly access Infocube data using transient universes (BICS).

and Information Design Tool does not allow creation of Universe on top of Bex Query.

I want to know what is the preferred method to follow for developing reports, which makes it compatible with version 4.0?

Are there any other preferred methods?

Thanks in Advance.