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Oracle BI 11g R1 Build Repositories

  • Price £4,150.00
  • Duration 5 day(s)
All major credit cards accepted


This course provides step-by-step procedures for building and verifying the three layers of an Oracle BI repository.

Delegates begin by using the Oracle BI Administration Tool to construct a simple repository to address a fictitious company's business requirements. Delegates import schemas, design and build logical business models, and expose business models to users in the Oracle BI user interface. In the process of constructing the repository, delegates learn how to build physical and logical joins, simple measures, and calculation measures. They also learn how to validate their work by creating and running analyses, and verifying query results using the query log.

Delegates then extend the initial repository and learn how to model more complex business requirements, such as logical dimension hierarchies, multiple logical table sources, aggregate tables, partitions, and time series data. They also learn how to implement Oracle BI Server security, manage Oracle BI Server cache, set up a multi-user development environment, and use Administration Tool wizards and utilities to manage, maintain, and enhance repositories.

Finally, delegates are exposed to more advanced topics, such as implicit fact columns, bridge tables, usage tracking, multilingual environments, write back, and patch merge.

Target Audience

Application Developers
Business Analysts
Business Intelligence Developer
Data Modelers
Data Warehouse Administrator
Data Warehouse Analyst
Data Warehouse Developer
Reports Developer


Basic SQL
Data warehouse design
Database design
Dimensional modeling
Oracle BI 11g R1: Create Analyses and Dashboards


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
Model aggregate tables to speed query processing
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 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
Configure Oracle BI to support multilingual environments

Course Content

Using Partitions and Fragments

Exploring partition types
Modeling partitions in an Oracle BI repository
Using the Calculation Wizard to create derived measures

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

Localizing Oracle BI Metadata and Data

Localizing repository metadata
Localizing Oracle BI data

Setting an Implicit Fact Column

Adding fact columns automatically to dimension-only queries
Ensuring the expected 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 horizontal 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

Enabling Usage Tracking

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
Analyzing usage results using Oracle BI Answers and other reporting tools

Multiuser Development

Setting up a multiuser development environment
Developing a repository using multiple developers
Tracking development project history

Configuring Write Back

Enabling write back in a repository
Creating a write back template
Granting write back privileges
Enabling write back in an analysis

Performing a Patch Merge

Comparing repositories
Equalizing objects
Creating a patch
Applying a patch
Making merge decisions

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