Interview questions for Business Objects developer

  1. What is a universe?
  2. Analysis in business objects?
  3. Who launches the supervisor product in BO for the first time?
  4. How can you check the universe?
  5. What are universe parameters?
  6. Types of universes in business objects?
  7. What is security domain in BO?
  8. Where will you find the address of repository in BO?
  9. What is broad cast agent?
  10. In BO 4.1 version what is the alternative name for broadcast agent?
  11. What services the broadcast agent offers on the server side?
  12. How can you access your repository with different user profiles?
  13. How many built-in objects are created in BO repository?
  14. What are alerters in BO?
  15. What are different types of saving options in web intelligence?
  16. What is batch processing in BO?
  17. How can you first report in BO by using broadcast agent?
  18. Can we take report on Excel in BO?
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4 Comments on Interview questions for Business Objects developer

  1. sriram
    Posted 10/16/2004 at 6:00 pm | Permalink

    The interview questions given for a BO developer seem to be too basic to be asked in any interview

  2. Jagadesh Ganti
    Posted 5/2/2005 at 2:34 am | Permalink

    The Questions are too basic for interviewing an BO developer. Need more indepth questions to be included.

  3. Raghu
    Posted 9/23/2006 at 5:24 am | Permalink

    Plz. include more in-depth, technically adept questions. The above questions are too direct and too simple to be asked in a Tech. interview

  4. Srinath
    Posted 10/23/2006 at 10:16 pm | Permalink

    1. What is a universe?

    A. Universe is a semantic layer, which maps to data in the database . Collection of classes and objects
    B. universe is the symantic layer that isolates the end use from the complex structure of database

    2. Analysis in business objects?

    A. Slice and Dice and Drill Analysis is available in BO

    B. There are two types of analysis . i. slice and dice ii. Drill

    3. Who launches the supervisor product in BO for the first time?

    A. General Supervisor launches supervisor product

    4. How can you check the universe?

    A. Using check Integrity, u can check the universe. Go to Designer, Tools -> check Integrity

    5. What are universe parameters?

    A. You define universe parameters from the Universe Parameters dialog box (File-> Parameters) when you create a universe. The database connection is the onlyparameter that you must manually select or create when you create a newuniverse.
    B. name of universe,description and rdbms connection

    6. Types of universes in business objects?

    A. Simple universe and complex universe

    7. What is security domain in BO?
    A. security domain is bomain.key that allocates each user with a name and password.

    8. Where will you find the address of repository in BO?

    A. BoMain.key,File that contains the address of the repository’s security domain.
    bomain.key
    9. What is broad cast agent?

    A. brodcasting agent are used to refresh or publish the document at a regular interval of time broadly speaking BCA is used to schedule the document.

    B. Broad Cast agent agent manages scheduling the documents.

    10. In BO 4.1 version what is the alternative name for broadcast agent?

    11. What services the broadcast agent offers on the server side?

    A. It can also help reduce traffic on the network by running reports at off–peak times which, of course, benefits everyone.

    12. How can you access your repository with different user profiles?

    A. Distribute the Key file according to the option you chose in the Repository Access

    13. How many built-in objects are created in BO repository?

    14. What are alerters in BO?
    A. Alerters are used to draw attention to a block of data either by highlighting or displaying some message near to the cells

    15. What are different types of saving options in web intelligence?

    A. Save as a personal document
    save this document to InfoView for your personal use
    Save to my computer
    Save this document to your computer as:
    Microsoft Excel format (.xls), PDF Format, BO report(.rep)

    16. What is batch processing in BO?

    A. It is scheduled process in Broadcasting Agent. Ex: you can refresh a document at a specified date/time. This can be either a one–off process or a process to be repeated at the same time every day, week, month etc.

    17. How can you first report in BO by using broadcast agent?
    • While the document is open, select the Send To>Broadcast Agent command from the File menu, or click the Send to Broadcast Agent button on the Document Exchange toolbar.
     This pops up the Send Document To Broadcast Agent Server dialogue box. There are several tabs on the Broadcast Agent dialogue box.
     Start with the General tab. On the General tab:-
     Select the BCagent server in the Server list box.
     Leave the Priority as Normal.
     Type in an (optional) identifying title for the document to be used by Broadcast Agent.
     On the Actions tab:-
     Select the appropriate action(s), i.e. Refresh Document
     Click the Add button
     On the Scheduling tab, click the Change button in order to enter the frequency and the start date/time for the processing.
     On the Distribution tab, click the Distribute via the Repository option:
     If you want to send a document to other users, click the To button in the Send To box — the Select Users dialogue box pops up.
     In the Select Users dialogue box, hold down the Ctrl key and click the users you want, then click the OK button. You return to the Broadcast Agent window.
     If you click the Add my Name to the List option, your user icon appears in the Send to box.
    B. Finally, click the OK button. The document is submitted to Broadcast Agent for scheduled processing.

    18. Can we take report on Excel in BO?

    A. After creating the report with extension .rep, File – Menu – Save as Excel option can be given.
    yes, we can take the report in exel sheet
    i hvae linked 2 data provider..and generate the report ..in that report how can i find the which data is comming from which data provider…?
    n Report, go to structure mode you can see all the data with its corresponding data provider name as ….
    Empname (Dataprovidername1)
    sal(dataprovidername2)

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