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1.BI ARCHITECTURE AND THE
MICROSTRATEGY PLATFORM
Introduction
Business intelligence architecture
Source systems for data collection
Extraction, transformation, and loading process
Data warehouse for data storage and relational design
The MicroStrategy platform
MicroStrategy metadata
MicroStrategy Intelligence Server
MicroStrategy Desktop
MicroStrategy Web and Web Universal
MicroStrategy project
The project design process
2.THE LOGICAL DATA MODEL
Facts: Business data and measurements
Attributes: Context for your levels of data
Attribute elements: Data level values
Hierarchies: Data relationship organization
Sample data model
Building a logical data model
User requirements
Existing source systems
Converting source data to analytical data
Step 2: Identify the attributes
Step 3: Determine attribute relationships
Logical data modeling conventions
Unique identifiers
Cardinalities and ratios
Attribute forms
Fact tables: Fact data and levels of aggregation
Fact table levels: The context of your data
Homogeneous versus heterogeneous column naming
Schema types: Data retrieval performance versus redundant storage
Highly normalized schema: Minimal storage space
Moderately normalized schema: Balanced storage space and query performance
Highly denormalized schema: Enhanced query performance
Design trade-offs
Schema type comparisons
Project connectivity components
Metadata shell
Project source
Database instance
Project
Summary of project connectivity
Creating a project
Planning your project
To create a new project using the Project Creation Assistant
Creating facts and attributes
Configuring additional schema-level settings
Deploying your project and creating reports
USINESS DATA: FACTS
Creating facts
Simultaneously creating multiple, simple facts
Creating and modifying simple and advanced facts
The structure of facts
How facts are defined
Mapping physical columns to facts: Fact expressions
Fact column names and data types: Column aliases
Modifying the levels at which facts are reported: Level extensions
Defining a join on fact tables using table relations
To select the type of fact extension
Defining a join on fact tables using fact relations
Forcing facts to relate to attributes: Using cross product joins
Lowering the level of fact data: Fact degradations
Disallowing the reporting of a fact at a certain level
6.THE CONTEXT OF YOUR
BUSINESS DATA: ATTRIBUTES
Creating attributes
Simultaneously creating multiple attributes
Adding and modifying attributes
Adding attributes with the Attribute Editor
Unique sets of attribute information: Attribute elements
Column data descriptions and identifiers: Attribute forms
Attribute form properties
Default sorting of multiple attribute forms
Attribute form expressions
Joining dissimilar column names: Heterogeneous mappings
Modifying attribute data types: Column aliases
Attribute forms versus separate attributes
Attribute relationships
Viewing and editing the parents and children of attributes
Supporting many-to-many and joint child relationships
Attributes that use the same lookup table: Attribute roles
Specifying attribute roles
Attributes with more than one ID column: Compound attributes
Example: Creating compound attributes
To create the Distribution Center compound attribute
Collections of attribute forms: Form groups
Supporting compound attributes
Displaying and organizing related forms
Using attributes to browse and report on data
Setting how attribute forms are displayed by default
7.CREATING HIERARCHIES TO
ORGANIZE AND BROWSE ATTRIBUTES
Creating user hierarchies
Types of hierarchies
System hierarchy: Project schema definition
User hierarchies: Logical business relationships
Hierarchy organization
Hierarchy structure
Viewing hierarchies: Hierarchy Viewer
Configuring hierarchy display options
Controlling the display of attribute elements
Filtering attributes in a hierarchy
Entry point
Hierarchy browsing
Enabling hierarchy browsing in reports: Data Explorer
Using the Hierarchy Viewer and Table Viewer
Using the Hierarchy Viewer
Using the Table Viewer
Updating your MicroStrategy project schema
Data warehouse and project interaction: Warehouse Catalog
What should I know before I use the Warehouse Catalog?
Accessing the Warehouse Catalog
To access the Warehouse Catalog
Adding and removing tables for a project
Managing warehouse and project tables
Modifying data warehouse connection and operation defaults
Data warehouse connection and read operations
Displaying table prefixes, row counts, and name spaces
Mapping schema objects and calculating logical sizes for tables
Customizing catalog SQL statements
•The table name space, page235
•SQL placeholder strings and incomplete catalog SQL, page235
SQL placeholder strings and incomplete catalog SQL
Troubleshooting table and column messages
•Tables missing
•Columns data type changed
Tables missing
Columns data type changed
Columns missing
Using summary tables to store data: Aggregate tables
When to use aggregate tables
Determining the frequency of queries at a specific level
Considering any related parent-child relationships
Compression ratio
Creating aggregate tables
The size of tables in a project: Logical table size
Dividing tables to increase performance: Partition mapping
Server versus application partitioning
Metadata partition mapping
Building a table-based transformation
Building an expression-based transformation
Transformation components
Transformation metrics and joint child attributes
A.MICROSTRATEGY TUTORIAL
What is the MicroStrategy Tutorial?
Time hierarchy
Promotions hierarchy
MicroStrategy Tutorial schema
Geography schema
Products schema
Customers schema
Time schema
Promotions schema
Sales fact tables
Inventory fact tables
Miscellaneous fact tables
B.CONNECTING TO OLAP CUBE
SOURCES
MicroStrategy integration with OLAP cube sources
Understanding MicroStrategy architecture
Authentication
Understanding the SAP BW terminology
Relating objects from SAP BW to MicroStrategy
Supporting SAP BW variables
SAP BW structures
Relating objects from Essbase to MicroStrategy
Relating objects from Analysis Services 2000 to MicroStrategy
Relating objects from Analysis Services 2005 to MicroStrategy
Connecting to SAP BW servers
Connecting to SAP BW servers on Windows
To connect to SAP BW servers on Windows
Connecting to SAP BW servers on UNIX and Linux
Connecting to Essbase servers
Configuring the XMLA Provider
Connecting to Analysis Services 2000 servers
Connecting to Analysis Services 2005 servers
Integrating OLAP cubes into MicroStrategy
Importing OLAP cubes
Managed objects
Mapping OLAP cubes
Why do you need to remap OLAP cubes?
How to build analysis into metrics with custom MDX
Using prompts within OLAP cube metrics
C.LOGICAL TABLES
Logical tables
How should I use logical tables?
Creating logical tables
Using SQL for logical views
Logical view examples
Business case 1: Distinct attribute lookup table
Business case 2: Attribute form expression across multiple tables
Business case 3: Slowly changing dimensions
Business case 4: One-to-many transformation tables
Business case 5: Outer joins between attribute lookup tables
D.DATA TYPES
Mapping of external data types to MicroStrategy data types
MicroStrategy data types
Format types
Data type and format type compatibility
Big Decimal
Big DecimalBig Decimal
Using the Big Decimal data type
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