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Oracle BI 11g R1: Build Repositories LVC (D63516GC20)

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Repository Basics
  • Exploring Oracle BI architecture components
  • Exploring a repository's structure, features, and functions
  • Using the Oracle BI 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 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
Building the Presentation Layer of a Repository
  • Exploring Presentation layer objects
  • Creating Presentation layer objects
  • Modifying Presentation layer objects
  • Examining Presentation layer object properties
Testing and Validating a Repository
  • Checking repository consistency
  • Turning on logging
  • Defining a repository in the initialization file
  • Executing analyses to test a repository
  • Inspecting the query log
Managing Logical Table Sources
  • Adding multiple logical table sources to a logical table
  • Specifying logical content
Adding Calculations to a Fact
  • 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 measures using functions
Working with Logical Dimensions
  • Creating logical dimension hierarchies
  • Creating level-based measures
  • Creating share measures
  • Creating dimension-specific aggregation rules
  • Creating presentation hierarchies
  • Creating parent-child hierarchies
  • Using calculated members
Using Aggregates
  • Modeling aggregate tables to improve query performance
  • Setting the number of elements in a hierarchy
  • Testing aggregate navigation
  • Using the Aggregate Persistence Wizard
Using Partitions and Fragments
  • Exploring partition types
  • Modeling partitions in an Oracle BI repository
  • Using the Calculation Wizard to create derived measures
Using Repository Variables
  • Creating session variables
  • Creating repository variables
  • Creating 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
Localizing Oracle BI Metadata and Data
  • Localizing repository metadata
  • Localizing Oracle BI data
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
Importing Metadata from Multidimensional Data Sources
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Setting up a multiuser development environment
  • Developing a repository using multiple developers
  • Tracking development project history
Configuring Write Back
  • 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
  • Comparing repositories
  • Equalizing objects
  • Creating a patch
  • Applying a patch
  • Making merge decisions