Building Oracle BIEE (OBIEE) Reports, Dashboards


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  • What Is OBIEE? Complete Analytic tool !!!!!!!!! Tool was acquired by Oracle when they Purchased Siebel Analytics
  • Professional Technical Resources are required to create reports in Standard Reporting tools while deep technical skills are not required for creating and modifying reports in OBIEE
  • Oracle BI Briefing Books: Reports that capture a series of snapshots of an Oracle BI Dashboard or report allowing the information to be viewed offline presentation style. Oracle BI Office Plug In: A packaged solution to offer Answers and Dashboards to mobile professionals on computers disconnected from the network. Oracle BI Disconnected Analysis: Automatically synchronizes information from Answers to Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint..
  • Physical Data Storage Independence : Combining Structured Data From multiple Sources Combining Relational and OLAP sources Combing Relational and spreadsheet data Sources Combining transactional data with ware house information Complex Business Measures : Complex Business Measures. Eliminates Time Based Reporting Table Derived Measures
  • When a user accesses Oracle BI, the user’s default dashboard is typically the First Page that appears. Easy Access to Business Intelligence Information. Interactive Dashboards can be built without any involvement from the IT specialist and no programming. They are flexible information containers.
  • Building Oracle BIEE (OBIEE) Reports, Dashboards

    1. 1. OBIEE A Webinar Building Oracle BIEE Reports And Dashboards In Minutes
    2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>About Oracle BI EE. </li></ul><ul><li>Components of Oracle BI EE. </li></ul><ul><li>Answers. </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive Dashboards. </li></ul>
    3. 3. Introduction to Oracle BI EE <ul><li>Analytic tool used to help users to view and analyze data. </li></ul><ul><li>Provides metrics to measure the state of the data. </li></ul><ul><li>Presents key indicators of changes in the market trend etc. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Advantages of Oracle BI EE <ul><li>Simple User Manipulation. </li></ul><ul><li>No deep Technical skills are required </li></ul><ul><li>Robust Customization. </li></ul><ul><li>Multi language reports can be created with Dynamic data. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Advantages of Oracle BI EE <ul><li>Removes Redundancy in Report Production </li></ul><ul><li>Saves time to produce reports ,enabling more time to analyze the results. </li></ul><ul><li>Provides Actionable insights. </li></ul><ul><li>Enables “Single Version of Truth”. </li></ul>
    6. 6. Architecture of Oracle BI EE client Presentation Services BI Server Repository Data Source BI Scheduler
    7. 7. Oracle BI Components <ul><li>Oracle BI Client : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web based User Interface. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows the users to create Answers or reports and view them. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows the users to add the reports to the dashboards . </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Oracle BI Presentation Services : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Process information for client communication. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Uses Catalog to store saved content. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Receives data from Oracle BI client, retrieves data from Oracle BI Server and presents it to the client who requested it. </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Oracle BI Components <ul><li>Oracle BI Server : A highly scalable, highly efficient query and analysis server that integrates data via from multiple relational, unstructured, OLAP and prepackaged application sources, whether oracle or non oracle. </li></ul><ul><li>Repository </li></ul><ul><li>NQSconfig.ini </li></ul><ul><li>DBfeatures.ini </li></ul><ul><li>NQServer.log </li></ul><ul><li>NQquery.log </li></ul>
    9. 9. Oracle BI Components cont… <ul><li>Oracle BI repository: Is built and managed by the </li></ul><ul><li>Oracle Administration tool and provides information and measure to the clients used to create the reports. </li></ul>
    10. 10. Oracle BI Components cont… <ul><li>NQSconfig.ini: This file is used for enabling or disabling the cache and defining the repository to load. </li></ul><ul><li>DBfeatures.ini: This file stores the information about what details of a query are supported. </li></ul><ul><li>NQServer.log: Records the OBI server messages. </li></ul><ul><li>NQquery.log: Records the messages of a query. </li></ul>
    11. 11. Oracle BI Components Cont… <ul><li>Oracle BI Answers: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Guided experience leads user from insight to action. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personalized, function-specific and role-based. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows the users to generate alerts. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Oracle Interactive Dashboard: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ad-hoc data exploration. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>True business user self sufficiency. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create, modify and author analysis, pivots and dashboards. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Oracle BI Publisher: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Schedule & distribute enterprise-class reports. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sophisticate “pixel-perfect” report layout controls. </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Oracle BI Components Cont… <ul><li>Oracle BI Delivers : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An alerting engine to capture and distribute notifications via multiple channels in response to predefined business events to speed decision making. </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Oracle BI Answers
    14. 14. Oracle BI Answers <ul><li>Provides end users ad-hoc query and analysis capabilities. </li></ul><ul><li>Users interact with the logical view of information. </li></ul><ul><li>Requests that you create are saved Oracle BI presentation catalog. </li></ul>
    15. 15. Start Page Subject area Saved Requests Feature links that provide access to Oracle BI functions
    16. 16. Answers Selection Pane 1 2 <ul><li>Selection Pane . </li></ul><ul><li>Subject Area . </li></ul>
    18. 18. Oracle BI Answers Tabs
    19. 19. Views In Oracle BI EE <ul><li>Title & Table View Pivot Table </li></ul>
    20. 20. Views In Oracle BI EE cont…. <ul><li>Pie chart Bar Diagram </li></ul>
    21. 21. Features Of OBI Answers <ul><li>Data Storage Independence : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Eliminates the users to understand the physical data storage. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Powerful Visualization Facilities : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enables the user to view data in several ways e.g. charts, tables or pivoted table. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sharing Analysis Online: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Once constructed can be saved for personal use or can be published for others. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Saved Analysis: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Various aggregations, descriptive attributes can be saved, changed ,added or deleted. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Personalization: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Automatically filters and personalizes information by user based on the user’s identity or role. </li></ul></ul>
    22. 22. Oracle BI Interactive Dashboards
    23. 23. OBI Interactive Dashboard
    24. 24. OBI Interactive Dashboard <ul><li>When a user accesses Oracle BI, the user’s default dashboard is typically the First Page that appears. </li></ul><ul><li>Easy Access to Business Intelligence Information. </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive Dashboards can be built without any involvement from the IT specialist and limited programming. </li></ul><ul><li>They are flexible information containers. </li></ul>
    25. 25. Features of Interactive Dashboards <ul><li>Power of Analytics: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides a powerful analytic environment for business users precluding. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Personalization: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Oracle BI Interactive Dashboards can be personalized to automatically display data based on the user’s identity or role . </li></ul></ul>
    26. 26. Features of Interactive Dashboards Cont… <ul><li>Data Filtering: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Oracle BI Interactive Dashboards can be set up </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>so that the analyses shown are determined by data and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>data threshold values set by the user. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sharing Information Offline: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interactive Dashboards can be saved and distributed for offline use as Briefing Books or Reports. Dashboard content and data can be downloaded to Excel or PowerPoint </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Saves Selections: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Requests can be modified and shared on Interactive Dashboards for personal use. </li></ul></ul>
    27. 27. Features of Interactive Dashboards Cont… <ul><li>Changing Styles: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Oracle BI Interactive Dashboard utilizes the cascading style sheet standards. It is possible to modify dashboard styles by changing these style sheets, even providing different styles or &quot;skins&quot; to different groups of users. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Guided Analytics: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The content of Oracle BI interactive dashboard can be changed dynamically based on the changes in the information being analyzed. </li></ul></ul>
    28. 28. Dashboard Editor Dashboard Objects
    29. 29. Dashboard Objects <ul><li>Pages: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Contain one or more columns and are used to align contents on the Dashboard. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sections: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Within Columns hold actual data. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can contain Results, Dashboard Prompts, Links, Images, Embedded Content, Text, Folder, Guided Navigation Link etc. </li></ul></ul>Note: Security can be applied to section and Pages.
    30. 30. Dashboard Objects Cont.. <ul><li>Link Or Image : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Link to websites, Images, other Links. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mail to URL. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Embedded Content : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Files or web pages can be shown. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Height and Width properties can be set. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Text : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Text can be inserted. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can contain formatting tags, JavaScript. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can contain <embed ></embed > links. </li></ul></ul>
    31. 31. Dashboard Objects Cont… <ul><li>Guided Navigation Link: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can be static or conditional. Conditional only appear when certain criteria is met. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Folders: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hold Content saved in Presentation Catalog (requests created in Oracle BI requests). </li></ul></ul>
    32. 32. Point To Consider <ul><li>Focus on Dimension Modeling and avoid normalized reporting. </li></ul><ul><li>Tip: If you are working with very large amounts of data then a data ware house is generally consider to be the best practice but the BI administration tool can create direct connections to the separate physical data sources as well. </li></ul>
    33. 33. iWare Logic's Oracle BIEE Services <ul><li>iWare Logic an Oracle Gold Partner, focuses on Oracle Enterprise </li></ul><ul><li>Applications and Technologies including Oracle BI. </li></ul><ul><li>Areas of expertise within iWare Logic Services includes: </li></ul><ul><li>Oracle Data Warehouse Implementation using Oracle Warehouse Builder (OWB) </li></ul><ul><li>Heterogeneous Data Integration using Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) </li></ul><ul><li>Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) Implementations </li></ul><ul><li>Design and build of the Analytics repository (RPD) </li></ul><ul><li>Design and build of reports and dashboards </li></ul><ul><li>Pixel-perfect production reporting using Oracle BI Publisher (BIP) </li></ul><ul><li>Migrations from Oracle Discoverer (OBISE) to Oracle BI Suite Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) </li></ul><ul><li>Oracle Essbase </li></ul><ul><li>Oracle BI QA and Dedicated test center </li></ul><ul><li>Oracle BI End-user and developer Training and Education services </li></ul>
    34. 34. Questions and Answers
    35. 35. Thank You <ul><li>iWare Logic Technologies Pvt. Ltd. </li></ul><ul><li>Aditi Samruddhi, </li></ul><ul><li>Baner, Pune, </li></ul><ul><li>India - 411045 </li></ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Website: </li></ul>