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Oracle BI 11g R1: Build Repositories Ed 2

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

This Oracle BI 11g R1: Build Repositories training is based on OBI EE release 11.1.1.7. Expert Oracle University instructors will teach you step-by-step procedures for building and verifying the three layers of an Oracle BI repository; you'll begin by using the Oracle BI Administration Tool to construct a simple repository to address a fictitious company's business requirements.

AUDIENCE

  • Application Developers
  • Business Analysts
  • Business Intelligence Developer
  • Data Modelers
  • Data Warehouse Administrator
  • Data Warehouse Analyst
  • Reports Developer
  • Technical Consultant

PREREQUISITES

Required Prerequisites:

  • Knowledge on Basic SQL
  • Knowledge on Data warehouse design
  • Knowledge on Dimensional modeling

Suggested Prerequisites:

  • Oracle BI 11g R1: Create Analyses and Dashboards

METHODOLOGY

This program will be conducted with interactive lectures, PowerPoint presentations, discussions and practical exercises

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • 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
  • Check the model and then 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
  • Build the Physical, Business Model and Mapping, and Presentation layers of a repository
  • 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 the Administration Tool wizards and utilities to manage, maintain, and enhance repositories
  • Enable usage tracking to track queries and database usage, and improve query performance
  • Perform a patch merge in a development-to-production scenario
  • Describe Exalytics machine and the Summary Advisor tool used in the machine

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Modules

Module 1 - 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
  • Installing the BI Client software
  • Overview of Exalytics Machine
Module 2 - 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
  • Printing the physical layer diagram
Module 3 - 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
  • Printing the business model and mapping layer diagram
Module 4 - Building the Presentation Layer of a Repository
  • Exploring presentation layer objects
  • Creating presentation layer objects
  • Modifying presentation layer objects
  • Examining presentation layer object properties
  • Nesting presentation tables
  • Controlling presentation layer object visibility
Module 5 - Testing and Validating a Repository
  • Checking repository consistency
  • Turning on logging
  • Uploading the repository through Enterprise Manager
  • Executing analyses to test the repository
  • Inspecting the query log
Module 6 - Managing Logical Table Sources
  • Adding multiple logical table sources to a logical table
  • Specifying logical content
Module 7 - Adding Calculations to a Fact
  • Creating new calculation measures based on logical columns
  • Creating new calculation measures based on physical columns
  • Creating new calculation measures using the Calculation Wizard
  • Creating measures using functions
Module 8 – 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
  • Creating ragged and skipped-level hierarchies
Module 9 - Enabling Usage Tracking
  • Creating the usage tracking tables
  • 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
Module 10 - Using Model Checker and Aggregates
  • Using Model Check Manager
  • Modeling aggregate tables to improve query performance
  • Using the Aggregate Persistence Wizard
  • Testing aggregate navigation
  • Setting the number of elements in a hierarchy
Module 11 - Using Partitions and Fragments
  • Exploring partition types
  • Modeling partitions in an Oracle BI repository
Module 12 - Using Repository Variables
  • Creating session variables
  • Creating repository variables
  • Creating initialization blocks
  • Using the Variable Manager
  • Using dynamic repository variables as filters
Module 13 - Modeling Time Series Data
  • Using time comparisons in business analysis
  • Using Oracle BI time series functions to model time series data
Module 14 - Modeling Many-to-Many Relationships
  • Using bridge tables to resolve many-to-many relationships between dimension tables and fact tables
Module 15 - Setting an Implicit Fact Column
  • Ensuring the correct results for dimension-only queries
  • Selecting a predetermined fact table source
  • Specifying a default join path between dimension tables
Module 16 - Importing Metadata from Multidimensional Data Sources
  • Importing a multidimensional data source into a repository
  • Incorporating horizintal 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
Module 17 - Security
  • 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
Module 18 - Cache Management
  • Restricting tables as non-cacheable
  • Using Cache Manager
  • Inspecting cache reports
  • Purging cache entries
  • Modifying cache parameters and options
  • Seeding the cache
Module 19 - Exploring the Summary Advisor Tool
  • Setting up Summary Advisor
  • Running the Summary Advisor wizard to create the aggregate script
  • Running the aggregate script to create the aggregates
Module 20 - Using Administration Tool Utilities
  • Using the various Administration Tool utilities
  • Using BI Server XML API to create XML representation of repository metadata
Module 21 - Multiuser Development
  • Setting up a multiuser development environment
  • Developing a repository using multiple developers
  • Tracking development project history
Module 22 - Performing a Patch Merge
  • Comparing repositories
  • Equalizing objects
  • Creating a patch
  • Applying a patch
  • Making merge decisions
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