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  • Oracle® Discoverer Administrator Tutorial

    10g (9.0.4)

    Part No. B10271-01

    August 2003

  • Oracle Discoverer Administrator Tutorial, 10g (9.0.4)

    Part No. B10271-01

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    Contents

    Send Us Your Comments ................................................................................................................... ix

    Preface............................................................................................................................................................ xi

    Oracle9i Discoverer Navigation and Accessibility ........................................................................... xi Keyboard Navigation............................................................................................................................ xi Documentation Accessibility ............................................................................................................... xi Intended Audience ............................................................................................................................... xii Structure................................................................................................................................................. xii Before you begin ................................................................................................................................... xiii Related Documents............................................................................................................................... xiii Conventions.......................................................................................................................................... xiv

    1 Introducing the Discoverer Administrator tutorial

    Introducing the Discoverer Administrator tutorial ..................................................................... 1-1

    2 Lesson 1: Creating a private End User Layer

    Lesson 1: Creating a private End User Layer for a new tutorial database user....................... 2-1 Exercise 1: Creating a private End User Layer for a new tutorial database user ................ 2-1

    Lesson summary.................................................................................................................................. 2-9

    3 Lesson 2: Connecting to Discoverer Administrator, using the Load Wizard and the Workarea

    Lesson 2: Connecting to Discoverer Administrator, using the Load Wizard and the Workarea ............................................................................................................................................... 3-1

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    Exercise 1: Connecting to Discoverer Administrator .............................................................. 3-1 Exercise 2: Creating a new business area using the Load Wizard......................................... 3-3 Exercise 3: Getting to know the Workarea.............................................................................. 3-14

    Lesson summary................................................................................................................................ 3-19

    4 Lesson 3: Granting access privileges

    Lesson 3: Granting access privileges ............................................................................................... 4-1 Exercise 1: Using the Privileges dialog: Privileges tab ............................................................ 4-2 Exercise 2: Using the Privileges dialog: User/Role tab........................................................... 4-3 Exercise 3: Using the Privileges dialog: Query Governor tab ................................................ 4-5 Exercise 4: Using the Privileges dialog: Scheduled Workbooks tab ..................................... 4-6 Exercise 5: Using the Security dialog: Business Area -> User tab ......................................... 4-8

    Lesson summary.................................................................................................................................. 4-9

    5 Lesson 4: Modifying the business area

    Lesson 4: Modifying the business area........................................................................................... 5-1 Exercise 1: Adding a description to the business area ............................................................ 5-1 Exercise 2: Renaming and adding descriptions to folders...................................................... 5-2 Exercise 3: Renaming items in the Time Information folder .................................................. 5-5

    Lesson summary.................................................................................................................................. 5-7

    6 Lesson 5: Working with custom folders

    Lesson 5: Working with custom folders ......................................................................................... 6-1 Exercise 1: Creating a custom folder.......................................................................................... 6-1 Exercise 2: Editing the SQL statement in a custom folder ...................................................... 6-4

    Lesson summary.................................................................................................................................. 6-6

    7 Lesson 6: Creating joins

    Lesson 6: Creating joins ..................................................................................................................... 7-1 Exercise 1: Creating joins between folders in the business area ............................................ 7-1

    Lesson summary.................................................................................................................................. 7-8

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    8 Lesson 7: Customizing items

    Lesson 7: Customizing items ............................................................................................................ 8-1 Exercise 1: Hiding items in the business area........................................................................... 8-1 Exercise 2: Setting the display axis and display sequence for items..................................... 8-3 Exercise 3: Creating a list of values............................................................................................ 8-6 Exercise 4: Viewing the list of values item class .................................................................... 8-10

    What the Discoverer Plus user sees - selecting from a list of values in Discoverer Plus .................................................................................................................... 8-12

    Exercise 5: Creating an alternative sort ......................................................

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