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OBIEE (Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition) 11g Reports and Dashboards

Video Description

Overview

OBIEE 11g (Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition) Reports and Dashboards LiveLessons introduces students to the querying and analytical capabilities of Oracle Analytics using the web interface. This course is primarily for business analysts or programmers utilizing OBIEE for analysis. Students will leave the course being able to produce reports and retrieve information from the Oracle RDBMS using the OBIEE web interface.

Description

In this LiveLessons video course, Oracle Ace Director Dan Hotka covers how to create, modify, run, and refine ad hoc queries. Students will learn to view, chart, and analyze multidimensional data. They will also learn to produce individual ad hoc reports and make these reports and information easy to access (dash boards). The final lesson focuses on using BI Publisher to transform these reports into polished/formatted/quality reports in about any language or format required.

About the Instructor

Dan Hotka is a training specialist and an Oracle ACE director who has more than 37 years in the computer industry and more than 31 years of experience with Oracle products. His experience with the Oracle RDBMS dates back to the Oracle V4.0 days. Dan enjoys sharing his knowledge of the Oracle RDBMS. Dan is well published with 12 Oracle books and more than 200 published articles. He is also the video author of several LiveLessons including Oracle SQL Performance Tuning for Developers LiveLessons and Oracle PL/SQL Programming: Fundamentals to Advanced LiveLessons. He is frequently published in Oracle trade journals, blogs regularly, and speaks at Oracle conferences and user groups around the world. Visit his website at www.DanHotka.com.

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Skill Level

  • Beginner

Learn How To

  • Use the OBIEE interface
  • Retrieve data in a variety of formats
  • Use report formatting
  • Build dashboards and pass parameters
  • Work with the publishing tool that is included in the base product
  • Understand a variety of tips and techniques for distributing, saving, downloading various reports and data

Who Should Take This Course

  • Business analysts
  • Programmers

Course Requirements

  • No prior knowledge of OBIEE is required
  • A working knowledge of BI tools would be helpful

Table of Contents

Introduction

Lesson 1: OBIEE 11g Reports and Dashboards Course Overview

Learning objectives

1.1 Understand the course pre-requisites

1.2 Understand the course database objects

1.3 Review the OBIEE11g hands-on lab environment options

1.4 Review the OBIEE architecture

1.5 Introduce the OBIEE11g web interface

1.6 Connect to the OBIEE training environment, show the sample database, and illustrate the main features of the home page

Put it all together

Lesson 2: OBIEE Analysis

Learning objectives

2.1 Build the first analysis

2.2 Review the OBIEE fundamentals

Put it all together

Lesson 3: OBIEE Formatting Features
Learning objectives

3.1 Build another analysis using formatting and column properties

3.2 Utilize OBIEE charts and graphs

Put it all together

Lesson 4: OBIEE Pivot Tables and Hierarchical Data Drilling

Learning objectives

4.1 Enhance existing analysis with pivot tables and hierarchical data drilling

4.2 Add pivot tables and illustrate hierarchical data drilling

Put it all together

Lesson 5: OBIEE Column and Dashboard Prompts

Learning objectives

5.1 Understand how OBIEE Prompts are commonly used in analyses and dashboards

5.2 Build and save column and dashboard prompts

Put it all together

Lesson 6: Additional OBIEE Formatting Features

Learning objectives

6.1 Work with bottom filters and conditional formatting

6.2 Add narrative views and custom formulas

6.3 Work with column selectors and graph sliders, graph zooming and map features

Put it all together

Lesson 7: Action Links

Learning objectives

7.1 Introduce action links

7.2 Create action links for existing analysis reports

Put it all together

Lesson 8: Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) and Score Cards

Learning objectives

8.1 Work with key performance indicators, score cards, and related features

8.2 Illustrate how to use score cards

Put it all together

Lesson 9: OBIEE Dashboards

Learning objectives

9.1 Explore dashboard tips and best practices

9.2 Work with dashboard layout

Put it all together

Lesson 10: Additional Dashboard Features

Learning objectives

10.1 Enhance dashboards with additional content

10.2 Explore dashboard management

10.3 Workwith dashboards

Put it all together

Lesson 11: Actionable Intelligence

Learning objectives

11.1 Understand alerts and review agents and conditions

11.2 Add alerts to dashboards, set up the agents

Put it all together

Lesson 12: Oracle BI Publisher

Learning objectives

12.1 Work with BI Publisher

12.2 Define data sources and create the data model

12.3 Build a report using the layout editor

12.4 Work with charges and additional formatting options to enhance the BI Publisher report

Summary

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Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    1. OBIEE 11g Reports and Dashboards: Introduction 00:03:43
  2. Lesson 1: OBIEE 11g Reports and Dashboards Course Overview
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:43
    2. 1.1 Understand the course pre-requisites 00:03:55
    3. 1.2 Understand the course database objects 00:01:12
    4. 1.3 Review the OBIEE 11g hands-on lab environment options 00:04:47
    5. 1.4 Review the OBIEE architecture 00:07:34
    6. 1.5 Introduce the OBIEE 11g web interface 00:03:44
    7. 1.6 Connect to the OBIEE training environment 00:11:35
    8. Put it all together 00:00:31
  3. Lesson 2: OBIEE Analysis
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:26
    2. 2.1 Build the first analysis 00:19:08
    3. 2.2 Discover additional analysis features 00:11:47
    4. 2.3 Review the OBIEE fundamentals 00:13:23
    5. Put it all together 00:01:03
  4. Lesson 3: OBIEE Formatting Features
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:29
    2. 3.1 Build another analysis using formatting and column properties 00:10:00
    3. 3.2 Utilize OBIEE charts and graphs--Part 1: Best Practices 00:17:45
    4. 3.3 Utilize OBIEE charts and graphs--Part 2: Charts 00:20:36
    5. 3.4 Utilize OBIEE charts and graphs--Part 3: Graphs 00:05:02
    6. Put it all together 00:00:39
  5. Lesson 4: OBIEE Pivot Tables and Hierarchical Data Drilling
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:20
    2. 4.1 Enhance existing analysis with pivot tables and hierarchical data drilling 00:05:14
    3. 4.2 Add pivot tables and illustrate hierarchical data drilling 00:08:57
    4. Put it all together 00:00:37
  6. Lesson 5: OBIEE Column and Dashboard Prompts
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:30
    2. 5.1 Understand how OBIEE Prompts are commonly used in analyses and dashboards 00:08:35
    3. 5.2 Understand column and dashboard prompts 00:04:17
    4. Put it all together 00:00:51
  7. Lesson 6: Additional OBIEE Formatting Features
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:26
    2. 6.1 Work with bottom filters and conditional formatting 00:21:56
    3. 6.2 Add narrative views and custom formulas 00:10:34
    4. 6.3 Work with column selectors and graph sliders, graph zooming and map features—Part 1 00:17:30
    5. 6.4 Work with column selectors and graph sliders, graph zooming and map features—Part 2 00:18:57
    6. Put it all together 00:00:58
  8. Lesson 7: Action Links
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:18
    2. 7.1 Introduce action links 00:04:44
    3. 7.2 Create action links for existing analysis reports 00:03:50
    4. Put it all together 00:00:35
  9. Lesson 8: Key Performance Indicators and Scorecards
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:28
    2. 8.1 Work with key performance indicators, scorecards, and related features 00:14:22
    3. 8.2 Illustrate how to use scorecards 00:05:49
    4. Put it all together 00:00:44
  10. Lesson 9: OBIEE Dashboards
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:27
    2. 9.1 Explore dashboard tips and best practices 00:02:35
    3. 9.2 Work with dashboard layout 00:21:11
    4. Put it all together 00:00:38
  11. Lesson 10: Additional Dashboard Features
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:33
    2. 10.1 Enhance dashboards with additional content 00:15:54
    3. 10.2 Explore dashboard management 00:04:57
    4. 10.3 Work with dashboards 00:03:10
    5. Put it all together 00:00:56
  12. Lesson 11: Actionable Intelligence
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:26
    2. 11.1 Understand alerts and review agents and conditions 00:01:26
    3. 11.2 Add alerts to dashboards, set up the agents 00:05:37
    4. Put it all together 00:00:52
  13. Lesson 12: Oracle BI Publisher
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:29
    2. 12.1 Work with BI Publisher 00:00:56
    3. 12.2 Define data sources and create the data model 00:04:37
    4. 12.3 Build a report using the layout editor 00:06:39
    5. 12.4 Work with charges and additional formatting options to enhance the BI Publisher report 00:03:01
    6. Put it all together 00:01:09
  14. Summary
    1. Summary 00:01:11