For those of you who might have had the time to revisit this web site over the past year you might be wondering why we only have one single guide available. I ask myself this question almost everyday. I have been working on an administrator’s Life Cycle Management / Content Structuring guide for MANY months now and it is still far from being complete. Perhaps the obstacles are not so much many day job and my personal life, but rather the lack of drive to complete the guide because of doubts that there is demand out there for it.
Our Query Builder guide has sold quite so far, but I always knew there was a demand for it, because I myself struggled so much with Query Builder and its lack of documentation. I do need to go back and update it for BO XI 3, I know this. But I also feel that there are other guides I should be writing that would help make the jobs of Business Objects administrators, architects, and report writers easier.
Please help me figure out what kinds of guides would be most helpful. For example, do any of the following guides interest you enough to justify my extra effort and a few of your (or preferably your company’s) dollars:
- Quick Reference Guides, two or three pages packed with syntax and examples focused on a single topic such as Universes, Reports, Query Builder, Auditing, Import Wizard, or CMC
- Content Structuring and Life Cycle Management to improve metadata integrity
- Creating a Data Mart solution out of the Business Objects auditing data
These were just at the top of my head. Please leave a comment and share what is at the top of yours. I’d like to expand the value that this site provides to the Business Objects community, but I need your help. Thanks!