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Oracle BI Suite EE 10g R3: Build Repositories (OC10GBIBR)

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Repository Basics

  • Oracle BI architecture components
  • Repository structure, features, and functions
  • Using the OracleBI Administration Tool
  • Creating a repository
  • Loading a repository into Oracle BI Server memory

Building the Physical Layer of a Repository

  • Importing data sources
  • Setting up connection pool properties
  • Defining keys and joins
  • Examining physical layer object properties
  • Creating alias and select tables

Building the Business Model and Mapping Layer of a Repository

  • Building a business model
  • Building logical tables, columns, and sources
  • Defining logical joins
  • Building measures
  • Examining business model object properties

Testing and Validating a Repository

  • Checking repository consistency
  • Turning on logging
  • Defining a repository in the initialization file
  • Testing a repository using Oracle BI Answers
  • Inspecting the query log

Adding Multiple Logical Table Sources

  • Adding multiple logical table sources to a logical table
  • Specifying logical content

Adding Calculations to a Fact Table

  • Creating new calculation measures based on existing logical columns
  • Creating new calculation measures based on physical columns
  • Creating new calculation measures using the Calculation Wizard

Creating Dimension Hierarchies and Level-Based Measures

  • Creating dimension hierarchies
  • Creating level-based measures
  • Creating share measures
  • Creating rank measures

Using Aggregates

  • Purpose of aggregate tables in dimensional modeling
  • Modeling aggregate tables to improve query performance
  • Testing aggregate navigation
  • Using the Aggregate Persistence Wizard

Using Partitions and Fragments

  • Purpose for segmenting data into partitions and fragments
  • Partition types
  • Modeling partitions in an Oracle BI repository

Using Repository Variables

  • Session variables
  • Repository variables
  • Initialization blocks
  • Using the Variable Manager
  • Using dynamic repository variables as filters

Modeling Time Series Data

  • Using time comparisons in business analysis
  • Using Oracle BI time series functions to model time series data

Modeling Many-to-Many Relationships

  • Using bridge tables to resolve many-to-many relationships between dimension tables and fact tables
  • Using helper tables to model many-to-many relationships for team-based hierarchies in a dimension

Configuring Oracle Business Intelligence data and metadata to support multilingual environments

Setting an Implicit Fact Column

  • 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

Integrating Third-Party Reporting Tools with Oracle BI Server

Creating Repositories Using Multidimensional Data Sources

  • Adding a multidimensional data source an Oracle BI repository
  • Displaying data from multidimensional sources in Oracle BI Answers requests and Oracle BI Interactive Dashboards

Security

  • Creating users and groups
  • Setting permissions for users and groups
  • Authenticating using a external database
  • Authenticating using database authentication
  • Setting query limits and timing restrictions
  • Setting filters to personalize information

Cache Management

  • Restricting tables as non-cacheable
  • Using Cache Manager
  • Inspecting cache reports
  • Purging cache entries
  • Modifying cache parameters and options
  • Seeding the cache

Setting Up and Administering Usage Tracking

  • 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

Multi-user Development

  • Setting up a multi-user development environment
  • Developing a repository using multiple developers
  • Tracking development project history

Using Administration Tool wizards and utilities to manage, maintain, and enhance repositories

  • Employing techniques to optimize Oracle BI query performance
  • Applying Oracle BI repository design principles
 

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