Dec 11 2013

Diversified Semantic Layer Guest Appearance

Categories: General Dave Rathbun @ 1:21 pm

Since this was actually recorded and published several weeks ago, I guess I’m late to the party. You may have already seen this if you follow the Diversified Semantic Layer, but in case you haven’t, I was a guest on their video podcast a few weeks ago. Eric and Josh hosted Derick and me in an hour-long discussion for all things semantic layer.

Universe Design Hacks

It was a ton of fun, even if it looks like I can barely keep my eyes open. Trust me, it was Josh (based in Australia) that should have been the sleepy one! We talked about subjects ranging from the very specific (why put aggregate functions on every measure) to more broad (do you let your business users build universes) while Eric tried to keep us on track. There were quite a few topics that we agreed we should come back to and cover in more detail.

And then I showed yet another trick during my DFW ASUG chapter session, which caused Eric to tweet this:

What can I say, we only had an hour? :)

3 Responses to “Diversified Semantic Layer Guest Appearance”

  1. Comment by Shaan Mirza

    Dave – I read your response on ForumTopics regarding extracting the data from the Universes into Excel using Andre’s software. I am using BI 4.0, but cannot seem to make it work. Could you please reach out to me via email, and maybe you can walk me through it? It would help a lot.


  2. Comment by Dave Rathbun

    Hi, I’m sorry you’re having issues, but I don’t offer personal support on my blog. The best option is to post in the topic as you have apparently already done.

  3. Comment by Yuvraj

    Hi Dave,

    I have been working on BusinessObjects since BO5.x (almost 7 years) and have been going through your posts/blogs/forum updates since loooong; though never got a chance to interact.

    I would like to say that you have added a new dimension to BusinessObjects and have shown things from an angle which can never be imagined by a beginner. You have touched each and every aspect of BO with perfection and have navigated through all pros and cons.

    Your blogs are always interesting and they handhold and walkthrough some very difficult concepts so easily (which a layman might hesitate to try alone).

    Thanks a ton for sharing your knowledge and your valuable contribution.

    Thank you for sharing your immense knowledge and guiding me indirectly in some or the other ways.


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