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    ACTUATE OVERVIEW

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    - $ivin Conditions in "%& 'uer( editor )A*D ,

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    - Passin Parameters

    - Runtime Parameters

    - Ad#oc Parameters

    - Conditional Frames

    - $roup Reports

    "inle rea. "inle rea. Report

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    What is e.reporting ?What is e.reporting ?

    What it is e.reporting ?

    e/reportin is a tec#nolo( t#at dra0s data

    !rom diverse data sources, suc# as databases,

    !lat !iles, in!ormation ob1ects, and presents t#e

    data as a structured content !or vie0in in a

    0eb bro0ser/

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    About maor Actuate !eaturesAbout maor Actuate !eatures

    %upporting intelligent report navigation&sers can vie# Actuate D'()* reports using their #eb bro#sers! identify

    ite+s of interest! and navigate to those ite+s ,uickly.

    ~ Actuate generates a table of contents for each report. This table of contents

    displays the report structure elements.The table of contents can be

    customised.

    ~ Actuate provides field based search. Users can download search results for

    use in external applications such as word processors and spreadsheets.

    ~ Defining hyperlinks in a report enables the user to create a link from one part

    of report to another part, to another report, or to other related information.

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    Developing a report using obect-oriented technology

    ~ Actuate supports using flexible data connections, combinations, and

    filters. ou can use multiple data sources for Actuate

    reports.Additionally you can combine, filter and transform data from

    these sources using Actuate data filters.

    ~ Actuate provides a rich framework for application development. The

    Actuate foundation classes implement a framework for building reports

    with components such as text, numeric data,charts, database

    connections, !ueries and pages.

    About maor Actuate !eaturesAbout maor Actuate !eatures

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    "calin deplo(ment across t#e enterprise"calin deplo(ment across t#e enterprise

    Actuate provides the follo#ing sophisticated deploy+ent capabilities.

    enerating data fro+ any data source

    %upporting +ultiple for+ats /D'()*! D0! 2cel 3

    roviding page level security.

    %cheduling reports and notifying users

    roviding archiving service

    %upports third-party reports /Crystal! %CR45 etc3

    %upporting Clustering and 0ail over

    %upporting +ultiple ncyclopaedia volu+es.

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    Application Re,uire+entsApplication Re,uire+ents

    %upport +illions of users! often in different countries

    728 high availability

    ersonalied portal integration nd user analysis and develop+ent using spreadsheets

    About maor Actuate !eaturesAbout maor Actuate !eatures

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    Allo# incre+ental syste+ gro#th to +eet business

    de+ands

    Re+ain on-line #hile syste+ is e2panded

    rogressive vie#ing

    :eb-based )anage+ent Console

    %yste+ +anage+ent and +onitoring facilities

    About maor Actuate !eaturesAbout maor Actuate !eatures

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    Clone 0eature - create +any obects #ith si+ilarcharacteristics! such as users #ith si+ilar privileges!role +e+berships! and so on

    4nternationaliation

    About maor Actuate !eaturesAbout maor Actuate !eatures

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    (ransient Reports

    enerated on-de+and /synchronous3

    (he user re,uests the report (he report is generated #hile the user #aits

    Report output /R$4! etc3 is not saved to the Reportncyclopedia

    (he report is ;thro#n a#ay< i++ediately a definedti+e after report is last vie#ed

    About maor Actuate !eaturesAbout maor Actuate !eatures

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    About maor Actuate !eaturesAbout maor Actuate !eatures

    Component reuseComponent reuse Visual DevelopmentVisual Development ScriptingScripting

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    Actuate Report Server: A server application that generates Live

    Report Documents, manages them in the Report Encyclopedia, and

    makes them available to users.

    Actuate Management Console:An application for system andnetwork administrators to manage and control the Actuate report

    servers.

    Actuate Active Portal: An end user product to access reports in an

    encyclopedia volume.

    Actuate eRDPro:An obect oriented application to design reports.

    ACTUATE CO"#O$E$T%ACTUATE CO"#O$E$T%

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    e/reportin arc#itecture

    Data sourcesXML

    ODBC

    EJBs

    Java Objects

    COM objects

    CORBADCOM

    Ascii !lat !iles

    E"cel !iles

    #or$ $ocuments

    Etc %

    DatabasesOracle

    S&base

    'BM DB(

    'n!ormi" Online

    MS S)LServer

    *rogress

    Etc %

    E&'E&'

    CO"CO"

    e+RD *ro

    ROD

    ROX

    Report Server

    D,-ML

    eSprea$s.eets

    V-/

    Enc&clope$ia

    ManagementConsole

    Create Manage Deliver

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    Dep(oying an e.ReportDep(oying an e.Report

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    DE%I)$I$) ACTUATE RE#ORT

    2sin t#e Actuate e Report Desiner

    pro!essional

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    *ets %tart.. +pen t#e

    Actuate e/ReportDesiner

    Pro!essional/

    "elect t#e Create

    a *e0 Report

    Tab/

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    *ets %tart..II T#en C#oose t#e

    option as per(our use/

    *ormall( 0e

    select t#e 3lan.

    Report4 option

    !or our .ind o!

    reportin

    re'uirements/

    5avin done t#is

    0e are read( !or

    desinin/

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    Too(bars

    6ain Toolbar

    Format Toolbar

    %uer( Editor Toolbar Data Toolbar

    Vie0er Toolbar

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    #a(ette

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    Dragging Components +rom the pa(ates

    E7pand t#epalates/

    "tructure

    Control

    $rap#icsPae

    Data

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    Dragging Components +rom the pa(ates II

    Dra t#e

    correspondin

    controls !rom t#e

    iven palates into(our report desin/

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    Creating reports

    Accessin Data

    "tructurin report

    Formattin report

    Runnin and Distributin reports

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    DataAccess

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    Data 'ase Connecti,ity

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    -uery Eitor

    "%& $rap#ical Editor

    "%& Te7tual Editor "tored Procedure Editor

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    %-* Eitor

    $rap#ical

    Dra and drop t#e table and its contents !or

    developin a "%& 'uer( in-order to et t#ere'uired datasource/

    Te7tual

    "%& 'uer( needs to be t(ped out to et t#ere'uired datasource

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    The Connection Obect..

    For database connection, please dra a connection ob1ect !rom t#e iven palates

    and select t#e appropriate connection

    Please set t#e appropriate properties !or t#ese ob1ects/

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    The Data%tream/ata source0 Obect...

    Dra and drop t#e appropriate data stream ob1ect in t#e structure pane/T#enViewData source to enter t#e 'uer( editor/5ere (ou select t#e re'uired columns!rom t#e re'uired tables, ive t#e order b(,roup b( conditions as per t#e report

    re'uirement/

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    #age %ection Re(ationship

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    Types o! %ections

    Report "ection

    $roup "ection

    "e'uential "ection

    Conditional "ection

    Parallel "ection

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    Report "ection

    "ection 8 e!ore"ection 8 5eader

    "ection 8 Content

    Frames9 Te7t bo7es

    9 &abels

    9 :/

    "ection 8 Pae Footer"ection 8 A!ter

    "ection 8 "ub-Pae

    Di!! t T ! % ti

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    Di!!erent Types o! %ections6ain Report "ection or

    Root "ection

    )AcReport

    Conditional "ection

    )AcConditional"ection

    Report "ection

    )AcReport"ection

    Parallel "ection

    )AcParallel"ection"e'uential "ection

    )Ac"e'uential"ection

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    %tructuring Report

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    %tatic Contro(s

    Display static elements, that donot interact with a data row.

    Lines, images, text labels, drawing

    controls Can be placed in a frame or

    directly on a page.

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    Data

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