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Introduction LEV E
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About Discoverer:
Discoverer is the end user adhoc query,
reporting and analysis tool, which Provides
quick development environment to develop
Data Warehousing & Business intelligence
reports

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Discoverer Components LEV E


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Discoverer Components:

• Oracle Discoverer Administrator


• Oracle Discoverer Plus / Discoverer 4i Plus
• Oracle Discoverer 4i Viewer.

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Features and Benefits LEV E


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• Automated Summary Management - improving


query performance in Discoverer Plus is now
easier with this new feature.

• Oracle Applications support - for users using


Oracle Applications security. This enables you
to connect to Oracle Applications EULs as well
as standard Discoverer EULs.

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Continued….

•Identifiers - all objects in a Business Area are


now uniquely defined within each EUL by an
Identifier. Import now uses Identifiers to match
up identical EUL elements.

•Change schema owner - you can now manually


edit the schema Owner attribute (for a Folder) or
leave it blank.
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Continued….

•Support for Oracle 8i Materialized Views

•Analytic Functions - perform complex


mathematical analysis with this extended range
of statistical functions.

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EUL LEV E
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• End User Layer is a Metadata repository for


Business areas, folders and items on which
Discoverer workbooks or reports based on.

• The EUL is a set of database tables that


contain information (or 'metadata') about the
other tables and views in the database.

Note: A database can be Oracle, Oracle


Applications or any RDBMS.
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Business Areas LEV E


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• A Business Area is a set of folders containing


related information with a common business
purpose.

• Using Discoverer Administration Edition, you


can tailor the grouping of data to provide users
with the proper access to the precise data they
need for ad hoc query, decision support, and
presentation of results.

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Business Areas LEV E


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• Business Areas:
•Meet the specific data needs of the users
•Usually contain data from several different
tables or views
•Have tables or views and their associated
columns mapped to “folders” and “items”
respectively
•Can contain many simple folders and complex
folders
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Continued…

•May contain folders from one or more


physical databases

•Include conditions, joins, calculations,


formatting, hierarchy structures, and other
custom features

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Business Areas LEV E


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Continued…

• May be accessible to one or many user


IDs or roles; also, a user ID or role may be
granted access to many business areas

• Let users access data, without having to


understand the database structure

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•Discoverer Administration Edition enables


you to export/import a business area to a
file.

•This can be useful when copying business


areas between EULs or when archiving
data.

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Folders & Items LEV E


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• Folders
The tables and views loaded into a
Business Area. Folder Types - Simple,
Complex and Custom

• Items
The Columns within a Table or View

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Item Classes LEV E


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• Groups of items that share similar properties

• Used to enable the following:


• List of Values
• Alternative Sorts
• Drill to Detail links

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Joins LEV E
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• A Join relates two folders using common items.


• The Joins affect the combinations of items that
can be selected during the following
operations:
1. Creating a worksheet in Discoverer Plus.
2. Creating a Complex Folder in Discoverer
Administration Edition.

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Conditions LEV E
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• Conditions filter worksheet data, enabling


Discoverer end users to analyze only the data
they are interested.

• Conditions are applied to the folders or items

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Calculations and Hierarchies LEV E


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• A calculated item is an item that uses a


formula to derive data for the item

• Hierarchies are default drill paths between


item that you define in Discoverer
Administrator
• There are two types of Hierarchy in Discoverer
Administration Edition:
1. Item Hierarchies
2. Date Hierarchies
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Summaries and Summary Folders LEV E


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• A summary improves query performance in


Discoverer Plus or Discoverer Viewer by using
pre-aggregated data created through
Discoverer Administration Edition.

• A Summary Folder is how Discoverer


represents the underlying structure of a
summary table or MV. Each Summary Folder
has one or more Items (i.e.columns from a
summary table or MV).
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•Difference Between Summary Table and MV?


•Discoverer - running against a pre-Oracle
8.1.6 database – Summary Table
•Discoverer - running against an Oracle
8.1.6+ database – Materialized View

•You can view Summary Folders from the


Summaries tab in Discoverer Administration
Edition

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ASM LEV E
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•Automated Summary Management – It delivers


fast performing queries while greatly reducing
the amount of time spent on administration.
•ASM analyzes your tables, uses query
statistics (when available) and default values
(the summary policy) to determine how
summaries are created for you.
•ASM is able to automatically create and
maintain the best set of summaries based on
this combination.
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Scheduling Workbooks LEV E


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•Workbook scheduling is useful in the following


situations:
•The user has created a report that could take
a long time to run - they can submit the report
to run overnight and view the result in the
morning.
•The user wants to create a report that needs
to be updated at regular intervals.

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Security and Privileges LEV E


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• One of your most important tasks, as a


Discoverer Administrator, is defining the
access permissions and task privileges
allowed for each user or role.
• Access permissions determine who can see
and use the data in business areas.
• Task privileges determine the tasks each
user or role is allowed to perform.

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Using Discoverer with Oracle LEV E
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• The following Oracle Applications


features are supported by Discoverer:
• Access to Oracle Applications
databases using Applications user
names, passwords and responsibilities
• Oracle Applications Multiple
Organizations

Note: These features are only available


when Discoverer is running in
Applications mode against an Oracle
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• URL to access Discoverer Plus


• http://oradba.satyam.com:8000/discwb4/html/engli
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• URL for Discoverer Viewer


• http://oradba.satyam.com:8000/discoverer4i/viewe

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Thank You LEV E


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Contact Details
Name : Vimala Srinivasan, Sai Sreenivas
Extension : 6622, 6662

All the best !!!

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