Oct 22 2009

2009 GBN Presentations Posted

Categories: 2009 GBN - Dallas, Report Techniques, Variables! Dave Rathbun @ 7:24 am

I have uploaded the latest pdf files for my presentations from the 2009 GBN conference. You can download them from my conference presentations page. I did two presentations this year.

Return of the Variables

Presentation Abstract

It’s time to pull out some variables again as we revisit a popular topic from past conferences. Report variables can provide a more creative, efficient, and effective means of completing the detailed analysis required for your reports. The focus of this presentation is building documents, using report functions, and reviewing variable tricks that can be used to solve reporting challenges. The presentation this year will focus primarily on the SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence product and include some of the newest features that have recently become available, but there will be some goodies for users of prior versions as well.

Universe Models for Recursive Data

Presentation Abstract

Recursive data can present a special challenge to SAP BusinessObjects developers because SQL is not natively able to process the relationships. This presentation will show several different methods for modeling recursive data along with the pros and cons of each. All of the methods shown have been used on real-world projects. Attendees will gain a better understanding of the complexities of dealing with inventory models, organizational hierarchies, and other types of recursive data.

As time allows I will be adding detailed blog posts for each of these presentations. I am cheating a bit this year. :) I have already written two blog posts that detail most of the “Variables” presentation:

That leaves only the initial portion of the presentation to write up, and I hope to have it done fairly soon. The detailed posts for the Designer presentation will take a bit longer.

3 Responses to “2009 GBN Presentations Posted”

  1. Comment by Nick

    Great stuff, I wouldn’t have thought the array was possible. Whats with the cut-and-paste of your mugshot on the front of each presentation? Was that to get an early laugh?!

  2. Comment by Dave Rathbun

    Yes, something like that. I forgot I left it in there for the posted version. :)

  3. Comment by Jamie Oswald

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