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OBIEE (Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition) 11g Reports and Dashboards LiveLessons

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  • Published Nov 6, 2015 by Pearson.

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  • Copyright 2016
  • Edition: 1st
  • Online Video
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-428930-7
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-428930-4

6+ Hours of Video Instruction


OBIEE 11g (Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition) Reports and Dashboards LiveLessons introduces students to the querying and analytical capabilities of Oracle Analytics using the web interface. This course is primarily for business analysts or programmers utilizing OBIEE for analysis. Students will leave the course being able to produce reports and retrieve information from the Oracle RDBMS using the OBIEE web interface.


In this LiveLessons video course, Oracle ACE Director Dan Hotka covers how to create, modify, run, and refine ad hoc queries. Students will learn to view, chart, and analyze multidimensional data. They will also learn to produce individual ad hoc reports and make these reports and information easy to access (dashboards). The final lesson focuses on using BI Publisher to transform these reports into polished/formatted/quality reports in about any language or format required.

About the Instructor

Dan Hotka is a training specialist and an Oracle ACE director who has more than 37 years in the computer industry and more than 31 years of experience with Oracle products. His experience with the Oracle RDBMS dates back to the Oracle V4.0 days. Dan enjoys sharing his knowledge of the Oracle RDBMS. Dan is well published with 12 Oracle books and more than 200 published articles. He is also the video author of several LiveLessons including Oracle SQL, Oracle SQL Performance Tuning for Developers LiveLessons and Oracle PL/SQL Programming: Fundamentals to Advanced LiveLessons. He is frequently published in Oracle trade journals, blogs regularly, and speaks at Oracle conferences and user groups around the world. Visit his website at www.DanHotka.com.

Skill Level

  • Beginner

Learn How To

  • Use the OBIEE interface
  • Retrieve data in a variety of formats
  • Use report formatting
  • Build dashboards and pass parameters
  • Work with the publishing tool that is included in the base product
  • Understand a variety of tips and techniques for distributing, saving, downloading various reports and data

Who Should Take This Course

  • Business analysts
  • Programmers

Course Requirements

  • No prior knowledge of OBIEE is required
  • A working knowledge of BI tools would be helpful

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Table of Contents


Lesson 1: OBIEE 11g Reports and Dashboards Course Overview

Lesson 1: course pre-requisites, the course database objects, and the follow-along OBIEE environment available from Oracle Corp. This lesson then reviews the OBIEE architecture so that you can see all the components involved with OBIEE. It then introduces the main OBIEE interface and concludes with logging into the OBIEE environment for use throughout these lessons.

Lesson 2: OBIEE Analysis

Lesson 2builds the first OBIEE analysis report and reviews useful OBIEE fundamentals such as saving your report in the catelog, exporing your data, making pdf reports of your analysis report.

Lesson 3: OBIEE Formatting Features

Lesson 3builds another report while illustrating useful formatting and various column properties. This lesson contains a nice overview of how graphs and charts should be used to display different types of data. This lesson also adds graphs and charts to existing reports.

Lesson 4: OBIEE Pivot Tables and Hierarchical Data Drilling

Lesson 4 illustrates how to setup pivot tables (4.1), and then how to drill into the detail of the pivot table contents.

Lesson 5: OBIEE Column and Dashboard Prompts

Lesson 5 shows you how to use prompts to allow both reports and dashboards (covered later in this course) to ask the user for the type of data to display in the report. This lesson actually builds and saves prompts that can be common across many reports and dashbaords perhaps.

Lesson 6: Additional OBIEE Formatting Features

Lesson 6 works with bottom filters and conditional formatting techniques. Narrative views and custom formulas are also illustrated. The lesson concludes with enhancements to graphs and graph map features.

Lesson 7: Action Links
Lesson 7 utilizes links to display related data. These links can be added to data or the reports in general.

Lesson 8: Key Performance Indicators and Scorecards
Lesson 8 illustrates useful business analysis features, KPIs, that allow the report user to instantly see how the business is doing as compared to previously defined goals. Scorecards are introduced to display these metrics in reports.

Lesson 9: OBIEE Dashboards
Lesson 9 introduces how to organize various links and analysis reports into organized dashboards for better presentation of the business topics. This lesson also covers useful tips and techniques for laying out the dashboard visuals.

Lesson 10: Additional Dashboard Features
Lesson 10 illustrates quite a number of additional formatting and display features for dashboards. This lesson also incorporates the dashboard prompts previously illustrated as well as features and permissions for the dashboard content. This lesson concludes with using these techniques to build user-enhancable dashboards.

Lesson 11: Actionable Intelligence

Lesson 11 coversone of the key benefits of using a product like OBIEE, the fact that it can monitor then report upon specific data situations. This lesson goes into detail in setting up the monitoring agents and actually issuing an alert.

Lesson 12: Oracle BI Publisher

Lesson 12 starts with a review of Oracle’s BI Publisher that comes with the OBIEE environment. The lesson then covers the components required for BI reports and builds a report based off of an analysis report. This lesson concludes with some useful techniques for formatting BI Publisher reports.


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Sample Content


Video: OBIEE 11g Reports and Dashboards: A Course Introduction

Video: OBIEE 11g Reports and Dashboards: Add Narrative Views and Custom Formulas

Video: OBIEE 11g Reports and Dashboards: Build Another Analysis Using Formatting and Column Properties

Video: OBIEE 11g Reports and Dashboards: Define the Data Sources and Create the Data Model

Table of Contents


Lesson 1: OBIEE 11g Reports and Dashboards Course Overview

Learning objectives

1.1 Understand the course pre-requisites

1.2 Understand the course database objects

1.3 Review the OBIEE 11g hands-on lab environment options

1.4 Review the OBIEE architecture

1.5 Introduce the OBIEE 11g web interface

1.6 Connect to the OBIEE training environment

Put it all together

Lesson 2: OBIEE Analysis

Learning objectives

2.1 Build the first analysis

2.2 Discover additional analysis features

2.3 Review the OBIEE fundamentals

Put it all together

Lesson 3: OBIEE Formatting Features

Learning objectives

3.1 Build another analysis using formatting and column properties

3.2 Utilize OBIEE charts and graphs—Part 1: Best Practices

3.3 Utilize OBIEE charts and graphs—Part 2: Charts

3.4 Utilize OBIEE charts and graphs—Part 3: Graphs

Put it all together

Lesson 4: OBIEE Pivot Tables and Hierarchical Data Drilling

Learning objectives

4.1 Enhance existing analysis with pivot tables and hierarchical data drilling

4.2 Add pivot tables and illustrate hierarchical data drilling

Put it all together

Lesson 5: OBIEE Column and Dashboard Prompts

Learning objectives

5.1 Understand how OBIEE Prompts are commonly used in analyses and dashboards

5.2 Understand column and dashboard prompts

Put it all together

Lesson 6: Additional OBIEE Formatting Features

Learning objectives

6.1 Work with bottom filters and conditional formatting

6.2 Add narrative views and custom formulas

6.3 Work with column selectors and graph sliders, graph zooming and map features—Part 1

6.4 Work with column selectors and graph sliders, graph zooming and map features—Part 2

Put it all together

Lesson 7: Action Links

Learning objectives

7.1 Introduce action links

7.2 Create action links for existing analysis reports

Put it all together

Lesson 8: Key Performance Indicators and Scorecards

Learning objectives

8.1 Work with key performance indicators, scorecards, and related features

8.2 Illustrate how to use scorecards

Put it all together

Lesson 9: OBIEE Dashboards

Learning objectives

9.1 Explore dashboard tips and best practices

9.2 Work with dashboard layout

Put it all together

Lesson 10: Additional Dashboard Features

Learning objectives

10.1 Enhance dashboards with additional content

10.2 Explore dashboard management

10.3 Work with dashboards

Put it all together

Lesson 11: Actionable Intelligence

Learning objectives

11.1 Understand alerts and review agents and conditions

11.2 Add alerts to dashboards, set up the agents

Put it all together

Lesson 12: Oracle BI Publisher

Learning objectives

12.1 Work with BI Publisher

12.2 Define data sources and create the data model

12.3 Build a report using the layout editor

12.4 Work with charges and additional formatting options to enhance the BI Publisher report

Put it all together



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