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Oracle 10g Discoverer Plus for End Users

The Oracle Discoverer Plus for End Users training course introduces the end user to the Oracle Discoverer Tool for processing workbooks.  It introduces the concept of the End User Layer (EUL) and how, by building and manipulating workbooks, they can perform analysis of the data sources at their disposal.

Whilst Oracle Discoverer provides both Client and Web based tools, the web based tool Oracle Discoverer Plus is the primary tool used throughout the course.

The delegate will learn and acquire skills as follows:

  • Creating Workbooks and Worksheets
  • Creating Table and Crosstab layouts
  • Formatting Worksheets
  • Using Graphs
  • Using the Data Analysis tools
  • Scheduling Workbooks
  • Using the Scheduling Manager
  • Using Discoverer Viewer

Who will the Course Benefit?

Anyone who wishes to use Oracle Discoverer to analyse data.

Learning Objectives

Course Objectives

To provide the skills needed to analyse data using Discoverer Plus Workbooks.

Pre-Requisites

Requirements

An ability to use a Windows interface.

Follow-On Courses

  • Oracle Discoverer for Administrators
Notes:
  • Course technical content is subject to change without notice.
  • Course content is structured as sessions, this does not strictly map to course timings. Concepts, content and practicals often span sessions.

Course Content

Course Introduction

  • Administration and Course Materials
  • Course Structure and Agenda
  • Delegate and Trainer Introductions

Session 1: WHAT IS ORACLE DISCOVERER

  • Overview of Oracle Discoverer
  • Oracle Discoverer Components
  • Connecting to Oracle Discoverer
  • Workbooks and Worksheets

Session 2: WORKBOOK BASICS

  • The Oracle Discoverer Workbook Window
  • The Button Bars
  • Displaying Data
  • Selecting Worksheet Sections
  • Viewing Pages

Session 3: WORKBOOK FORMATTING

  • Re-ordering and Resizing Columns
  • Formatting Headings and Data
  • Worksheet Titles

Session 4: CREATING A WORKBOOK

  • Overview of Workbook Creation
  • Adding a Table Layout Worksheet
  • Adding a Crosstab Layout Worksheet
  • Page-Detail Worksheets
  • Duplicating Sheets
  • Worksheet Management

Session 5: CONDITIONS

  • Creating and Editing a Condition
  • Creating and Using Parameters
  • Advanced Conditions

Session 6: COUNTS AND CALCULATIONS

  • Creating COUNTS on a worksheet
  • Creating and Editing Calculations
  • Introduction to Oracle functions

Session 7: GRAPHING YOUR DATA

  • Overview of Graphs in Discoverer Worksheets
  • The Graph Tool Bar
  • Creating a Graph
  • Modifying a Graph
  • Drilling in a Graph

Session 8: WORKBOOK MANIPULATION

  • Pivoting Data
  • Drilling into Data
  • Sorting Data

Session 9: DATA ANALYSIS TOOLS

  • Overview of the Data Analysis Tools
  • Creating and Editing a Total
  • Creating and Editing a Percentage
  • Conditional Formatting with Exceptions

Note - in practice this session may start on the first day

Session 10: REPORTS

  • Printed Reports
  • Scheduled Reports
  • Using the Scheduling Manager

Session 11: ADVANCED FEATURES

  • Discoverer Options

Session 12: ANALYTIC FUNCTIONS

  • Introduction - Oracle Analytic Functions and their Purpose
  • Examples of Oracle Analytic Functions
  • Creating Calculations using Oracle Analytic Functions

Session 13: DISCOVERER VIEWER

  • Overview of Oracle Discoverer on the Web
  • Creating Private Connections
  • Using Oracle Discoverer Viewer
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