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Oracle BI 12c Build Repositories

This practical course gives attendees essentials skills to build and harness the Oracle 12c Business Intelligence (OBI) repository.

Who Should Attend?

  • Business Intelligence Developers
  • Data Modelers
  • Business Leads and Analysts
  • Data Warehouse Engineers
  • Support Teams
  • Technical Consultants

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Course Content

This course, from a ground up approach, will provide attendees with essential RPD (Repository Metadata) management skills progressing to also extend the initial repository and model more complex business requirements, including: logical dimension hierarchies, multiple logical table sources, aggregate tables, partitions, and time series data. Following training attendees will have the essential Oracle 12c Business Intelligence (OBI) repository management skillset.

The course provides attendees hands on experience to build their own 12 OBI Repository (RPD, Repository Metadata). Students learn how to build physical and logical joins, simple measures, and calculation measures and how to validate their work by creating and running analyses, and verifying query results using a variety of methods and tools.

This hand on course will also demonstrate how to import schemas, design and build logical business models, and expose business models to users in the Oracle BI user interface.

You will learn how to model more complex business requirements, such as logical dimension hierarchies, multiple logical table sources, aggregate tables, partitions, and time series data.

Repository Basics

Oracle BI architecture
Repository structures, features, and functions
Oracle BI Administration Tool
Creating a repository
Loading a repository into Oracle BI Server

The Repository Physical Layer
Importing data sources
Connection Pool properties
Defining keys and joins
Physical layer object properties
Alias tables
Working with the physical layer diagram
Business Model and Repository Mapping Layer
Building a business model
Building logical tables, columns, and sources
Defining logical joins
Building measures
Examining business model object properties
Working with the business model and mapping layer diagram

Repository Presentation Layer
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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