Course Overview
Duration: 5 Days

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.
Benefits to You

By taking this course, you’ll walk away with the ability to 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. You will have developed the experience to use Administration Tool wizards and utilities to manage, maintain, and enhance repositories. Finally, you’ll be exposed to more advanced topics, like implicit fact columns, bridge tables, usage tracking, patch merge, and managing service instances.

Who Should Attend
Application Developers
Business Analysts
Technical Consultant
Data Modelers
Reports Developer
Business Intelligence Developer
Data Warehouse Developer
Data Warehouse Administrator

Course Certifications
This course is part of the following Certifications:

Course Objectives
Model partitions and fragments to improve application performance and usability
Use variables to streamline administrative tasks and modify metadata content dynamically
Use time series functions to support historical time comparison analyses
Set up security to authenticate users and assign appropriate permissions and privileges
Apply cache management techniques to maintain and enhance query performance
Set up query logging for testing and debugging
Set up a multiuser development environment
Use the Administration Tool wizards and utilities to manage, maintain, and enchance repositories
Enable usage tracking to track queries and database usage, and improve query performance
Perform a patch merge in a development-to-production scenario
Use Business Application Archive (BAR) files to move Oracle BI between environments
Build the Physical, Business Model and Mapping, and Presentation layers of a repository
Build and run analyses to test and validate a repository
Build simple and calculated measures for a fact table
Create logical dimension hierarchies and level-based measures
Check the model and then model aggregate tables to speed query processing

Course Content
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
Security

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