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SAP BO Universe concept in Microsoft Power BI

Hi,

I am completely new to Microsoft Power BI. I have worked SAP Business Objects and now moving to Microsoft Power BI.

 

What is similar concept of  SAP BO "Universe" in Power BI.  The same "Universe" can be used in all reports. 

 

"Universe" :  The semantic layer contains metadata about the table columns and their relationships within the underlying database.

 

We planned to implement on-premise(Report Server) 

 

Thanks.

 

Best Regards

 

 

 

 

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Hi,

 

SAP BI user here also.  There isn`t a true semantic layer like a Universe with PBI, the clostest thing is to use analysis services cubes (tabular) which gets you some way there but there`s no functionality that you have in a Universe like predfined conditions, contexts, aggregate navigation, folders, @Prompts etc etc.  They are quite different beasts.

 

Andy

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Hi @sarshads ,

 

Maybe you cna refer to this article:

Power BI Connectivity to SAP BusinessObjects BI Now Generally Available 

 

Best regards,
Lionel Chen

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Hi Lionel,

 

Really appreciate for you response and great information.

 

We are going to stop SAP BO completely and moving to Power BI Platform. We build many Reports and Dashboards on same universe(Example Report-1, Report-2,Report-3,,,,,,Dashboard-1,Dashboard-2,........ uses same universe).

 

We planned to build reports and deploy in Power BI Report Server(On-Premises). 

 

Please guide, where to start and how to have common data model so that all Power BI Reports and Dashboards uses this common data model(which i called above as universe).

 

Thanks.

 

Best Regards

Syed Arshad

  

Hi @sarshads ,

 

"Please guide, where to start and how to have common data model so that all Power BI Reports and Dashboards uses this common data model(which i called above as universe)."

You need to use Power BI Desktop to construct models and create reports, then upload to Power BI Service and share reports.

For more you can learn Official documents.

Microsoft Power BI Guided Learning 

 

Best regards,
Lionel Chen

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