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SAP BODS 4.2 Training

30 Hours
Online Instructor-led Training
USD 1399 (USD 2800)
Save 50% Offer ends on 30-Jun-2024
SAP BODS 4.2 Training course and certification
62 Learners

About this Course
SAP BODS is referred as ETL tool created by SAP. The SAP BODS is used for integrating with all forms of different systems, data extraction, interpreting into meaningful information. Sap BODS is a standardised ETL tool which is used to build data warehouse and data mart.

(SAP BusinessObjects Data Services, now known as SAP Data Services) is an ETL tool and a data processing platform used for extracting data from all types of dissimilar systems, transforming it into meaningful information and loading it into diverse types of systems. With full visibility into data quality, business users of an organization can see how their data measures up against information governance rules and standards.
In any enterprise data is one of the most valuable assets, but as the amount and variety of data keeps exploding, it is difficult for IT to manage and for business users to comprehend this data. SAP resolved this issue by introducing BODS to enable companies to transform, access, cleanse, enrich and deliver any kind of data from any source to any target at any frequency.

Uplatz offers this comprehensive SAP BODS training with complete focus on teaching students the core concepts of SAP BODS 4.2 and its implementation.
Through this SAP Data Services training you will understand the working and importance of SAP BODS to deliver data streamlining and management. Our training will cover each topic of SAP BODS in great detail for e.g. Basic Data Profiling, Query Transform, Platform Transforms Overview, Data Integrator Transforms, and more.

Did you know?

1. SAP BODS consolidates all information in the Enterprise Data Warehouse resulting in easy access to all data sources through local interfaces.
2. It fixes the data quality issues thereby harmonizing non-SAP data and SAP standards, enrich and cleanse data, remove duplicates.
3. It acts as a single platform for all data extraction, validation and cleansing rules, so that SAP and non-SAP data can be combined, cleansed and validated before loading into BW.


Why learn and get certified in SAP BODS 4.2?

1. Over a decade, since SAP acquired Business Objects, there is an never ending demand for Business Objects Data Services aka BODS or simply SAP DS as data migration tool.
2. The simplicity of development and maintenance of the code in terms of graphical flows helps the customers to move from SAP LSMW (Legacy Systems Migration Workbench) to BODS with minimal efforts.
3. Observing at SAP Data Services customers by industry, we find that Computer Software (15%) and Information Technology and Services (14%) are the largest segments. Hence validating your SAP BODS skill through certifications will always benefit you with better positions and salaries in these industries.


Objectives of SAP BODS 4.2 Training

SAP BODS is intentionally created for delegates who will get to know about creation, execution and transformation of batch jobs with the help of functions, scripts and basic transformation to modify the format and structure of data. The SAP BODS online certification course ideally suits delegates who want to improve their skills in SAP data services.

1. Gain the knowledge to participate in implementing, administering, and managing data integration projects
2. Acquire the basis for more advanced training in Data Quality Services
3. Gain the ability to troubleshoot batch jobs and set up error handlings
4. Attain potential to create batch jobs for the data integration


Course Description

The SAP Business Objects Data Services online certification course is a single enterprise solution used for data quality, integration, profiling which further allows the user to integrate, transform and provide meaningful information that contains business processes and provides better decisions owing business. 

The SAP Business Objects Data services comprises industry-specific data quality and integration in a single platform. 

With the available data services, an organization is able to improve data in any aspect.

The single dashboard environment which is used for runtime execution, management, security and data connectivity.

The candidate will be able to possess the following skill set:

  • Fundamental concepts of Data warehouse and ETL software.

  • Modify data for prediction and analysis

  • Intense understanding about Data quality services


    Target audience

    • ETL Developers

    • Information technology and business intelligence professionals

    • SAP HANA consultant

    • Business Analyst

    • Business Professionals who want to enhance the business intelligence skills


SAP BODS 4.2 Training

Course Details & Curriculum

Lesson 1: BODS overview

·       Overview of SAP Data services
·       Data services benefits, associated products, interfaces
·       Data services Architecture on single and distributed environment


Lesson 2: BODS Designer concepts

·       Creating the repository (Local, Central repository)
·       Exploring the menu options in the Designer
·       Creating the Project, Job flow, Data flow, Work flows etc.
·       Defining different types of Data stores (Source and destination data stores)
·       Use data store and system configurations
·       Defining file formats for flat, Excel, XML files


Lesson 3: Batch Jobs

·       Creating Batch Jobs
·       Work with objects
·       Create a data flow
·       Adding the Query transform to the data flow
·       Use target tables
·       Execute the job


Lesson 4: Defining Data Integrator Transforms

·       Date Generation Transform
·       Pivot Transform
·       Reverse Pivot Transform
·       XML_Pipeline Transform


Lesson 5: Defining Data Platform Transforms

·       Query Transform
·       Case Transform
·       Merge Transform
·       Validation Transform
·       Row Generation Transform
·       SQL Transform


Lesson 6: Defining Data Quality Transform

·       Address Cleanse
·       Geocoder


Lesson 7: Implementation of SCD

·       SCD Type0
     a)       Query Transform

·       SCD Type1
     a)       Table Comparison Transform
     b)      Map_Operation Transform

·       SCD Type2
     a)       Table Comparison Transform
     b)      History Preserving Transform
     c)       Key Generation Transform


Lesson 8: Using Functions, Scripts, and Variables

·       Define built-in functions
·       Use functions in expressions
·       Use variables and parameters
·       Create Custom functions
·       Use Data Services scripting language


Lesson 9: Data assessment

·       Using the data profiler
·       Using the validation transform


Lesson 10: Setting up Error Handling

·       Set up recoverable work flows


Lesson 11: Setting up Exception Handling

·       Try/Catch Techniques


Lesson 12: IF Conditional

Lesson 13: While-Loop Implementation

Lesson 14: Capturing Changes in Data

Lesson 15: Data assessment

·       Update data over time
·       Use source-based CDC
·       Use target-based CDC
     a)       SCD Type 2


Lesson 16: Multi-User Environment (Local Repo vs. Central Repo)

Lesson 17: SAP Integration

·       Data extraction from ECC system to File, Table and SAP BI
·       Data extraction from ECC Extractors
·       Data Extraction from SAP BW
·       ABAP Workflows


Lesson 18: SAP HANA and SAP BODS Integration

·       Introduction to SAP HANA
·       Introduction to SAP HANA Studio
·       Create Data Store for SAP HANA
·       Perform the load into SAP HANA
·       Store the data in Column Store
·       Preview the data in SQL console of SAP HANA Studio


Lesson 19: Information Steward

·       Data Insight
·       Metadata management
·       Metapedia


SAP Certified Application Associate (C_DS_42), SAP Certified Application Associate (C_DS_41)


The SAP certified Application Associate – Data Integration with SAP Data services 4.2 online certification exam validates that the candidates can possess basic knowledge to implement ETL projects, administer and manage project using SAP Data services.

SAP BODS certification exams verify that the candidate has skills proficiency and comprehensive knowledge to use SAP Data Services in implementing, administering and managing ETL projects. They also measure the candidate’s knowledge of applying SAP BODS concepts to practical scenarios in data management for any organization such as sizing methods and performance tuning, implementing complex design methodology, performing data transformation, troubleshooting and recovery.


SAP BODS Certifications

1.       SAP Certified Application Associate - Data Integration with SAP Data Services 4.2 (C_DS_42)

2.       SAP Certified Application Associate - Data Integration with SAP Data Services 4.x (C_DS_41)



SAP Certified Application Associate (C_DS_42)


There are no such prerequisites to register for this exam


Exam Details

1.       Exam duration is 180 minutes

2.       There are 80 Questions to be answered

3.       68% is the passing score

4.       Certification level is Associate



SAP Certified Application Associate (C_DS_41)


There are no such pre-requisites to register for this exam


Exam Details

1.       Exam duration is 180 minutes

2.       There are 80 Questions to be answered

3.       64% is the passing score

4.       Certification level is Associate


Career Path

The SAP BODS 4.0 online certification course provides wide range of job opportunities owing its rapidly growing technology. The leading IT companies hire SAP BODS consultants because of the end to end automated data services. 

The following are the job titles:

  • SAP BODS Administrator

  • SAP BODS Consultant

  • SAP BODS Lead manager

  • DBA Consultant

  • SAP BODS Developer

Job Prospects

The SAP BODS consultant draws an average salary of 153,563 dollar per year based on seniority level.


Interview Questions

  1. Explain the usage of business data services?

Business objects data services provide graphical user interface that enables the users to form jobs that extracts data from various sources, interpret the data into meaningful information to meet the business goals and save the data in single repository.

  1. List out Data service components?

The standard components are as follows:




Job server

Real-time services

Access server

  1. Explain a Job?

Job is meant toe be a small unit of work that can be scheduled for execution.

  1. Explain Workflow?

The workflow details the decision-making process for implementing work flows.

  1. Explain Dataflow?

The Dataflow extract, interpret and loads data needed for business communications.

  1. Brief the steps involved in Data Integration process?

Place the data in data warehouse, data store.

Modify the data in real-time function modes.

Create a common single environment for development, testing and deployment.

Manage single repository to showcase relationship between various extraction.

  1. What is the hierarchy of the objects?

The hierarchy flow of objects are:

Project. Job, Workflow, Dataflow.

  1. List out the reusable objects in Data services?

Job, Workflow and Dataflow.

  1. Define transform?

A transform helps the user to control the datasets modification in a dataflow.

  1. Define real-time job?

Real-time jobs is used to retrieve data from the real-time message and from other secondary sources mentioned in the job.

  1. Define Embedded Dataflow?

An embedded dataflow is a dataflow that is linked from another dataflow.

  1. What are the types of datastores present in data services?

The types of datastores are:

Database datastores: provide easiest way to import metadata from RDBMS.

Application datastores: allow users to import metadata from ERP systems.

Adapter Datastores: provide access to application data and metadata or only metadata.

  1. List out different file formats?

The different file formats are:

Delimited format – commas or tabs separates each field

Fixed width format – user specifies the column width

SAP ERP and R/3 format.

  1. Which file format is not a datastore type?

File format


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