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This blog provides some information about SAP BusinessObjects Cloud modeling tips and tricks.

  • A modeling trick to resolve bulk “invalid ID” data quality issues.

    • Change the Attribute Type from “Dimension ID” to “Description”.


    • Modelling is not an end user task. It is IT task, or IT and business users together build robust shared models.

    • Check how MASTER data text descriptions visualize in SAP BusinessObjects Cloud and make appropriate adjustments at source.

      • For best results, include the shortest available text field from source.

    • For a Connected (live) Model:

      • Hide any non-critical dimension attributes in SAP BusinessObjects Cloud.


    • For TRANSACTION data, validate source system reports to the output in SAP BusinessObjects Cloud.

    • For a Manual (standalone) Model:

      • Limit the time horizon to the required minimum for transaction loads.

      • Schedule new transaction data loads in off-hours to not disrupt planning or other processes.

    • For a Connected (live) Model:

      • Limit the time horizon in the underlying source query to reduce the dataset to the required minimum.

      • Minimize the model time horizon by loading only the data you absolutely need.

        • Example: Load 2 years of data, rather than 5 years for great performance plus minimize maintenance and confusion.

      • Avoid creating objects with the same name.

        • Duplicate objects will result in the error message shown here