A channel is a Web site that uses "push" technology, also known as Webcasting, to keep subscribers abreast of up-to-date information.
Each BUSINESSOBJECTS channel is associated with a BROADCAST AGENT, itself associated with a user group in the Business Objects repository. One BROADCAST AGENT can have several channels.
A Prompt is an end users object, which allows the users to enter the value or select the values to restrict the data in the report.
BO Main.key, File that contains the address of the repository's security domain.
In a business Intelligence environment 80% of development time is allocated to OLAP interface designing, 20% of time allocated to Report development.
Data Mining is the analysis of data and use of software techniques for extracting hidden, comprehensible, and useful information from databases.
Business Intelligence is a technology used for preparing the reports for multidimensional analyses.
There are 2 Multidimensional analysis methods available in BO, they are:
The different types of joins are:
Slice and dice mode enables you to switch the position of data in a report (for example, move data from columns to rows).
The responsibilities that universe designer has:
Metadata reporting of BO is possible. BO provides a separate universe which actually contains repository tables, objects etc.Using this Universe one can do metadata reporting in BO.
The following are the responsibility assigned to administrator:
There are two types of parsing:
The data source (Query) is called as the data provider.
There are two types of filter:
Modeling the relationships among objects in the data mining to explore and use those relationships.
You can view Business Objects documents in the following formats:
Design the Reports according to the report requirement templates.
Testing the each report with following types of tests:
There are four types of Query Filter you use in Web intelligence:
Designer provides four types of functions:
Functions beginning with the @ character are BusinessObject functions that render the definition of objects dynamic and database–independent.
A Join is a relationship that explains how the data in one table relates to data in another table.
Cardinality expresses the minimum and maximum number of instances of an entity B that can be associated with an instance of an entity A. The minimum and the maximum number of instances can be equal to 0, 1, or N.
Because a join represents a bi-directional relationship, it must always have two cardinalities.
There are two main methods for detecting or editing cardinalities:
Using check Integrity, u can check the universe.
Go to Designer, Tools -> check Integrity
The other strategies:
External Strategies: External strategies are declared in STG section of .PRM file. We can create the external strategy using either sql or flat file.
The repository is the database in which the information about the users and data is present. It is created and maintained by the general supervisor. It is used to share resources of business objects.
It comprises of three domains:
The main components that interact in the designing of universe are :
The strategy is the script that automatically extracts the structural information from the database or flat file.
Supervisor is the product is used to set up and maintain a secure environment for Business Objects products.
Report bursting allows you to maintain the version documents based on the user profiles.
BCA is a software product for the users of WEBI and BO to process and distribute documents automatically at the scheduled dates and time.
Designing, Creating and maintaining a universe The phased in this include:
There are two ways to distribute a universe:
If the data provided is from two different data providers then we can link those two universes, such type of universe is called Linked Universe.
There are two types of hierarchies:
The design method consists of two major phases: