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    Integrating BI Publisher with Oracle BI

    Enterprise Edition

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    Objectives

    After completing this lesson, you should be able to: Explain how BI Publisher integrates with Oracle BI EE

    Create a BI Publisher report based on a BI analysis by

    using web services

    Create a BI Publisher report by using the metadata in thePresentation Catalog

    Add a BI Publisher report to a dashboard

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    Revisiting the BI Foundation Suite Model

    BI Publisher: Resides in the

    Foundation Suite layer

    Installs as part of

    Oracle BI EE Plus Provides the option to

    install BI Publisher

    onlyFoundation Suite

    Layer

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    Integrating with Oracle BI EE

    Integrates on three levels: BI Server semantic layer integration through a JDBC

    connection

    Presentation Services integration through:

    Analytics

    Dashboards

    Security integration

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    Configuring a JDBC Connection to BI Server

    The JDBC connection provides direct access to the semantic

    layer.

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    Configuring Presentation Catalog Integration

    Perform these steps:1. On the Administration

    page, select Server

    Configuration.

    2. Select the Catalog type.

    3. Enter the required detail

    for Server Version and

    Connection Protocol.

    4. Test the connection.

    5. Optionally, upload thecurrent BI Publisher

    repository to the

    Presentation Catalog.

    6. Restart BI Publisher.

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    Configuring Presentation Services Integration

    Perform these steps:1. On the Administration page, select Oracle BI Presentation

    Services.

    2. Enter the required detail for server protocol, server version,

    server hostname, port, administrator username andpassword, URL suffix, and session time out.

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    Navigating Oracle BI EECreate a new

    object.

    Search theCatalog.

    Filtered access

    to your catalog

    content

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    Navigating Oracle BI EE

    Create BI Publisher

    objects fromPublished

    Reporting.

    My Reports > New

    (from the Catalog)

    Download Analyzerfor Excel and

    Template Builder for

    Word

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    Creating Objects from the Global Header

    Published

    Reporting

    New (global

    header) > BI

    Publisher object

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    Creating a Data Model and Report Based on an

    Oracle BI Analysis

    1. Add an Oracle BI Analysis data set.2. Define XML tag and display names.

    3. Test and save sample XML data.

    4. Create a report.

    5. Select a layout and build your BI Publisher report.6. Save and view your report.

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    Step 1: Adding an Oracle BI Analysis Data Set

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    Step 2: Defining XML Tag and Display Names

    Change the XML tag

    and display names.

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    Step 3: Testing and Saving Sample XML Data

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    Step 4: Creating a Report for the Analytic Data

    Source

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    Step 5: Selecting a Layout and Building Your BI

    Publisher Report

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    Step 6: Saving and Viewing Your Report

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    Adding a BI Publisher Report to an Oracle BI EE

    Dashboard

    1. Log in to Oracle BI EE and edit your dashboard.2. Add a BI Publisher report to your dashboard.

    3. Run the dashboard.

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    Step 1: Logging in to Oracle BI EE and Editing

    Your Dashboard

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    3

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    Step 2: Adding a BI Publisher Report to Your

    Dashboard

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    3

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    Step 2: Adding a BI Publisher Report to Your

    Dashboard

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    Step 3: Running Your Dashboard

    Click Run.

    The BI Publisher

    report appears on

    your dashboard.

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    Creating a Data Model and Report Based on a BI

    Server SQL Query: Process Overview

    1. Add a SQL Query data set.2. Select the objects for the query.

    3. View and save the results.

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    Step 1: Adding a SQL Query Data Set

    Create a SQL Query

    data set and open

    Query Builder.

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    Step 2: Selecting the Objects for the QueryThese are the

    tables stored in

    the PresentationCatalog.

    Selected column

    This is therepository (.rpd)

    used for the data

    source.

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    Step 2: Selecting the Objects for the Query

    Add a condition.

    Add a sort type

    and sort order.

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    Step 3: Viewing the Results and Saving the Query

    Enter a prompt

    value.

    Results.

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    Creating a Data Model and Report Based on a BI

    Server SQL Query: Example

    Build the report.

    Add it to the

    dashboard.

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    Integrating BI Publisher Security: Roles and

    Groups

    Review the

    groups to which

    you belong.

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    Summary

    In this lesson, you should have learned how to: Explain how BI Publisher integrates with Oracle BI EE

    Create a BI Publisher report based on a BI analysis by

    using web services

    Create a BI Publisher report by using the metadata in thePresentation Catalog

    Add a BI Publisher report to a dashboard

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    Practice 11: Overview

    This practice covers the following topics: Reviewing the Server Configuration > System

    Maintenance page

    Creating a BI Publisher report based on an Oracle BI

    Analysis and adding this report to an Oracle BI EE

    Dashboard

    Creating a BI Publisher report based on an Oracle BI

    Server SQL data set and adding this report to an Oracle BI

    EE Dashboard

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    Quiz: Overview

    This quiz examines your knowledge of the concepts discussedin the lesson.

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    Quiz

    BI Publisher integrates with Oracle BI EE on several levels.(Select a

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