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  • Oracle Fusion MiddlewareData Modeling Guide for Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher

    12c (12.2.1.2.0)

    E77720-02

    December 2016

    Explains how to build an Oracle Business Intelligence metadatarepository, how to set up and connect to data sources, and howto build the Physical layer, Business Model and Mapping layer,and Presentation layer. Includes how to use the multiuserdevelopment environment.

  • Oracle Fusion Middleware Data Modeling Guide for Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher, 12c (12.2.1.2.0)

    E77720-02

    Copyright 2015, 2016, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.

    Primary Author: Hemala Vivek

    Contributors: Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher development, quality assurance, and productmanagement teams.

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  • Contents

    Preface ................................................................................................................................................................ ix

    Audience ....................................................................................................................................................... ix

    Documentation Accessibility ..................................................................................................................... ix

    Related Documentation and Other Resources ......................................................................................... x

    System Requirements and Certification............................................................................................ x

    Conventions................................................................................................................................................... x

    New Features for Data Model Designers ........................................................................................... xi

    New Features and Changes for Oracle BI Publisher 12c (12.2.1.1.0).................................................... xi

    New Features and Changes for Oracle BI Publisher 12c (12.2.1).......................................................... xi

    1 Using the Data Model Editor

    What Is a Data Model? ............................................................................................................................. 1-1

    Components of a Data Model ................................................................................................................. 1-1

    Features of the Data Model Editor ......................................................................................................... 1-2

    About the Data Source Options .............................................................................................................. 1-2

    Process Overview for Creating a Data Model ...................................................................................... 1-4

    Launching the Data Model Editor.......................................................................................................... 1-4

    About the Data Model Editor Interface......................................................................................... 1-5

    Setting Data Model Properties ................................................................................................................ 1-5

    XML Output Options....................................................................................................................... 1-8

    Adding Attachments to the Data Model....................................................................................... 1-8

    Managing Private Data Sources.............................................................................................................. 1-9

    2 Creating Data Sets

    Overview of Creating Data Sets ............................................................................................................. 2-1

    Editing an Existing Data Set.................................................................................................................... 2-2

    Creating Data Sets Using SQL Queries ................................................................................................. 2-3

    Entering SQL Queries ...................................................................................................................... 2-3

    Creating Non-Standard SQL Data Sets ......................................................................................... 2-5

    Using the SQL Query Builder......................................................................................................... 2-8

    iii

  • Adding a Bind Variable to a Query ............................................................................................. 2-14

    Adding Lexical References to SQL Queries................................................................................ 2-16

    Defining SQL Queries Against the Oracle BI Server................................................................. 2-18

    Notes for Queries Against Oracle Fusion Applications Tables ............................................... 2-19

    Creating a Data Set Using a MDX Query Against an OLAP Data Source ..................................... 2-20

    Creating a Data Set Using a MDX Query ................................................................................... 2-20

    Using MDX Query Builder.................................................................................................................... 2-21

    Understanding the MDX Query Builder Process ...................................................................... 2-21

    Using the Select Cube Dialog ....................................................................................................... 2-22

    Selecting Dimensions and Measures ........................................................................................... 2-22

    Performing MDX Query Actions ................................................................................................. 2-23

    Applying MDX Query Filters ....................................................................................................... 2-23

    Selecting MDX Query Options and Saving MDX Queries....................................................... 2-24

    Creating a Data Set Using an Oracle BI Analysis............................................................................... 2-25

    Additional Notes on Oracle BI Analysis Dat

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