Oracle BI 12C: Build Repositories Training

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Course Description

This Oracle BI 12c: Build Repositories training teaches you how to build and verify the three layers of an Oracle Business Intelligence (BI) repository, step-by-step. Expert Oracle University instructors will begin by teaching you how to use the Oracle BI Administration Tool to construct a simple repository. Learn To: - Construct the repository. - Import schemas. - Design and build logical business models. - Expose business models to users in the Oracle BI user interface. - Build physical and logical joins, simple measures, and calculation measures. - Validate your work by creating and running analyses. - Verify query results using the query log. - Implement Oracle BI Server security. - Manage the Oracle BI Server cache. - Set up a multi-user development environment.
Course Length: 5 Days
Course Tuition: $2800 (US)


Before taking this course, students should have basic knowledge of SQL, database design, dimensional modeling and data warehouse design principles.

Course Outline

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
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
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
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
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
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 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
- Creating ragged and skipped-level hierarchies
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
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
Using Partitions and Fragments
- Exploring partition types
- Modeling partitions in an Oracle BI repository
- 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
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
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
- 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
Managing Metadata and Working with Service Instances
- Using BI Application Archive (BAR) files to export and import service instances
- Managing BAR files using WebLogic Scripting Tool (WLST) commands
- Managing service instances using WLST commands
Using Administration Tool Utilities
- Using the various Administration Tool utilities
- Using BI Server XML API to create XML representation of repository metadata
Multiuser Development
- Setting up a multiuser development environment
- Developing a repository using multiple developers
- Tracking development project history
Performing a Patch Merge
- Comparing repositories
- Equalizing objects
- Creating a patch
- Applying a patch
- Making merge decisions

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