Oracle BI 11g R1 Build Repositories
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This course provides step-by-step procedures for building and verifying the three layers of an Oracle BI repository. Students begin by using the Oracle BI Administration Tool to construct a simple repository to address a fictitious company’s business requirements. Students import schemas, design and build logical business models, and expose business models to users in the Oracle BI user interface. In the process of constructing the repository, students learn how to build physical and logical joins, simple measures, and calculation measures. Students also learn how to validate their work by creating and running analyses, and verifying query results using the query log.
Students then extend the initial repository and learn how to model more complex business requirements, such as logical dimension hierarchies, multiple logical table sources, aggregate tables, partitions, and time series data. Students also learn how to implement Oracle BI Server security, manage Oracle BI Server cache, set up a multi-user development environment, and use Administration Tool wizards and utilities to manage, maintain, and enhance repositories. Finally, students are exposed to more advanced topics, such as implicit fact columns, bridge tables, usage tracking, multilingual environments, write back, and patch merge.
- Build the Physical, Business Model and Mapping, and Presentation layers of a repository.
- Build and run analyses to test and validate a repository.
- Build simple and calculated measures for a fact table.
- Create logical dimension hierarchies and level-based measures.
- Model aggregate tables to speed query processing.
- Model partitions and fragments to improve application performance and usability.
- Use variables to streamline administrative tasks and modify metadata content dynamically.
- Use time series functions to support historical time comparison analyses.
- Set up security to authenticate users and assign appropriate permissions and privileges.
- Apply cache management techniques to maintain and enhance query performance.
- Set up query logging for testing and debugging.
- Set up a multiuser development environment.
- Use Administration Tool wizards and utilities to manage, maintain, and enchance repositories.
- Enable usage tracking to track queries and database usage, and improve query performance.
- Perform a patch merge in a development-to-production scenario.
- Configure Oracle BI to support multilingual environments.
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Using Partitions and Fragments (3 topics)
- Exploring partition types
- Modeling partitions in an Oracle BI repository
- Using the Calculation Wizard to create derived measures
Using Repository Variables (5 topics)
- Creating session variables
- Creating repository variables
- Creating initialization blocks
- Using the Variable Manager
- Using dynamic repository variables as filters
Modeling Time Series Data (2 topics)
- Using time comparisons in business analysis
- Using Oracle BI time series functions to model time series data
Modeling Many-to-Many Relationships (1 topic)
- Using bridge tables to resolve many-to-many relationships between dimension tables and fact tables
Localizing Oracle BI Metadata and Data (2 topics)
- Localizing repository metadata
- Localizing Oracle BI data
Setting an Implicit Fact Column (4 topics)
- Adding fact columns automatically to dimension-only queries
- Ensuring the expected results for dimension-only queries
- Selecting a predetermined fact table source
- Specifying a default join path between dimension tables
Importing Metadata from Multidimensional Data Sources (5 topics)
- Importing a multidimensional data source into a repository
- Incorporating horizontal federation into a business model
- Incorporating vertical federation into a business model
- Adding Essbase measures to a relational model
- Displaying data from multidimensional sources in Oracle BI analyses and dashboards
Security (6 topics)
- Exploring Oracle BI default security settings
- Creating users and groups
- Creating application roles
- Setting up object permissions
- Setting row-level security (data filters)
- Setting query limits and timing restrictions
Cache Management (6 topics)
- Restricting tables as non-cacheable
- Using Cache Manager
- Inspecting cache reports
- Purging cache entries
- Modifying cache parameters and options
- Seeding the cache
Enabling Usage Tracking (4 topics)
- Setting up the sample usage tracking repository
- Tracking and storing Oracle BI Server usage at the detailed query level
- Using usage tracking statistics to optimize query performance and aggregation strategies
- Analyzing usage results using Oracle BI Answers and other reporting tools
Multiuser Development (3 topics)
- Setting up a multiuser development environment
- Developing a repository using multiple developers
- Tracking development project history
Configuring Write Back (4 topics)
- Enabling write back in a repository
- Creating a write back template
- Granting write back privileges
- Enabling write back in an analysis
Performing a Patch Merge (5 topics)
- Comparing repositories
- Equalizing objects
- Creating a patch
- Applying a patch
- Making merge decisions
- Basic SQL
- Data warehouse design
- Database design
- Dimensional modeling
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