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Generate detailed reports that will give your company the competitive edge

Put essential information in the hands of end-users across your organization using Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer 10g and the comprehensive information contained in this Oracle Press guide. You’ll learn, step-by-step, how to query databases and warehouses, format the results, and distribute dynamic, Web-enabled reports. All features are covered in full detail, including OracleBI Discoverer Desktop, Workbook Wizard, Plus, Viewer, Discoverer Administrator, Portlet Provider, OLAP, and Enterprise Manager. Real-world case studies and tutorials illustrate all of the analysis, security, and reporting capabilities of Oracle Discoverer 10g.

  • Set up, configure, and manage Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer 10g
  • Perform ad hoc and fixed queries using the Workbook Wizard
  • Integrate sorts, calculations, percentages, and parameters using Discoverer Plus
  • Create reports with graphs, tables, titles, headers, footers, and margins
  • Use Discoverer Viewer to review, format, export, email, and print reports
  • Refine queries using interactive pivoting, drilling, and Hyper Drilling
  • Control OLAP workbooks using the Discoverer Catalog and Oracle Enterprise Manager
  • Establish access and sharing rights, and scheduling privileges with Discoverer Administrator
  • Set up and use Portal using Discoverer Portlet Provider and Portlets
  • Implement query shortcuts, cascading parameters and advanced analytic calculations using templates
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072262148
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/31/2006
  • Series: Oracle Ser.
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1027
  • Sales rank: 982,565
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 2.03 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Armstrong-Smith (Cookeville, TN) is the Principal Consultant for Armstrong-Smith Consulting. A fellow of the Institute of Analysts and Programmers, and a member of Oracle's customer advisory board on business intelligence, he has over 20 years systems development experience. Michael is a leader in the field of business intelligence, with specialist knowledge of data warehouses, and, of course, Oracle Discoverer. He is also a conference speaker and has spoken on Discoverer at conferences in Hawaii, Orlando and Toronto. Michael is the coauthor of Oracle Discoverer Handbook (Oracle Press, 2000).

Darlene Armstrong-Smith (Cookeville, TN) is Senior Curriculum Developer for Armstrong-Smith Consulting and an instructional designer and, as well as a professional trainer. She has 12 years experience designing and implementing system conversion training, and also as an adult vocational educator. Darlene has served as a training consultant to financial institutions, a national brokerage firm, a major Alaskan hotel chain and various other institutions. She has written and delivered manuals and policies and procedures for various organizations ranging from training in highly technical software to "soft skills" such as team building, employee motivation, and public speaking. Darlene is the coauthor of Oracle Discoverer Handbook (Oracle Press, 2000).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2006

    An Excellent resource for Oracle Discoverer

    Michael and Darlene has done an excellent job in giving complete information starting from scratch to a full-fledge Oracle Discoverer. I like their presentation and the language is very simple to use. I would say a Oracle expert to a new bee, every one will gain from this book. This is the first book that ever published on Oracle Discoverer. Part I explains the overview of Discoverer and its architecture. Chapter 2 and Chapter 3 provide good explanation on Getting started with Users and Databases, and Getting started with Discoverer. Part II has explained Editing the query in very great detail. Formatting the output in SQLPLUS is one very pleasant chapter and it has lot many tips for sqlplus users. Tuning a Discoverer query into a report is well explained in Chapter 8. The chapters deal with reporting are very useful and has complete information about taking advantages of Discoverer. Part III - Advanced Discoverer Techniques has very extensive information about building effecting condition and advanced handling of parameters and arithmetic operations.I personally liked the Chapter 14 which is about Query Management. Part IV- very well explains Using the Discoverer Administration Edition.It fully explains the Administration edition features starting from scratch and topics like editing the business areas, interacting with the end user and configuring the Discoverer. Overall, this book is above my expectations and a very valuable resource on Oracle Discoverer. I recommend this book to any Oracle user who works with Discoverer and Reporting very often.

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