Today, I want to discuss about Business Objects Information Design Tool ( IDT 4.0 ).
SAP has overcome the restriction as one connection at a time in universe designer in IDT. There is no more universe designer from Business Objects 4.0 even though it is available for smooth transition from previous versions to IDT 4.0.
The IDT 4.0 interface looks like Business View Manager Interface. If you have worked on BVM, the IDT interface has got the similar look and feel.
The Business View manager has the functionality of connecting to multiple connections at once. So IDT has this functionality included same like Business View manager.
So more or less IDT 4.0 = Universe Designer Functionality + Business View Manager ( interface + multiple connection functionality)
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