SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio – The Comprehensive Guide NOW AVAILABLE!!

Posted by Xavier Hacking

dsboek3d-150x150Today is a glorious day, as SAP Press released our new book: SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio – The Comprehensive Guide!! I can’t believe this is already the fourth book with my name on it…

Together with my Interdobs colleagues Jeroen van der A and Dwain Chang we created the book over the past 11 months. Pfew.

So when we started this project in April 2015, Design Studio was only on version 1.4! You can imagine the amount of changes this tool has had over the past years. And not only looking at pure tool features, also the number of organizations that are actually using Design Studio!

Design Studio is more and more moving from a pure dashboarding solution to a broad purpose tool to create BI apps that not only visualize data, but also support ad-hoc data analysis and even data input features.

It was clear that our 2013 book  Getting Started with SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio needed a big update, as it included only the features up until Design Studio version 1.1. The new edition is updated for Design Studio 1.6 and with a whopping 750 pages almost doubled in size!

The book is divided in five parts:

  1. Getting Started, introduces Design Studio and compares it to the other SAP BI front end tools. Design Studio use cases are discussed and the installation procedures are walked through step-by-step .
  2. The Basics, goes through every detail of the Design Studio client tool and its components, and shows you how to develop an application.
  3. Advanced Concepts, describes how to add interactivity to apps, set up planning, format and enhance applications and finishes with a set of guidelines and best practices for data visualization and dashboard development.
  4. Software Development Kit, dives into the world of creating custom components.
  5. Examples, provides a set of step-by-step examples of Design Studio applications.

At the book page on SAP Press you can check a sample chapter and the full index. The book is available in a hardcover printed edition and an eBook version.

Until 31 March 2016 the following coupon code can be used for a 15% discount: SPBNDS15

SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio: The Comprehensive Guide
750 pages, 2nd, updated and revised edition 2016, Print edition hardcover
ISBN 978-1-4932-1297-2

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  1. Mozahid Hossain
    March 13, 2017

    Hello Xavier

    I just brought your SAP BO design studio book comp guide from amazon. How can I download the sample apps so I can learn form them by following along using the book.

    By the way just read the first 3 chapters
    and it seems like a really useful book to learn the product so far. Good work.


  2. Sudhanshu Narang
    January 10, 2018

    Hi Xavier,

    Could you please let me know if this book is good for beginners as I don’t have any development knowledge for Design Studio. Working in WebI Reports for the last 6 years. Will it take me through basics of each component and the properties?

    Sudhanshu Narang

    • Xavier Hacking
      January 11, 2018

      Hi Sudhanshu,

      Absolutely! The book starts at the very beginning, guides you through the application design/development steps, and after that dives into the details of all the components. Note that this book is updated for Design Studio 1.6. Later this year an update will be released for 2.1 (Lumira Designer). But, the current book is still very applicable, as most of the concepts are still in tact, only a bunch of new features are added.



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