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Oracle Discoverer Desktop

Oracle Discoverer Desktop

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What is Discoverer Desktop
 
Oracle Discoverer Desktop/Plus is a data access tool.You use it to view the information in your company’s databases.The whole purpose of Discoverer is to help you—the business professional
 — 
view the data you want from a database,analyze it to support your business decisions, and create reports to keep track of things.
How Discoverer Desktop Works
We use it to view the information in your company’s databases.The whole purpose of Discoverer is to help you — the business professional
 — 
view the data you want from a database, analyze it to support your business decisions,and create reports to keep track of things.View data in a familiar format that is easy to read and understand.Prepare reports of your analytical results and findings. Share data with others, and in other applications (suchas Excel).
The Discoverer Method of Data Access
Your company’s Database Administrator identifies allthe data needed by separate business areas
 — 
accounting, human resources, sales, manufacturing, projects, finance, and so forth.The Database Administrator then organizesthe data for each business area.Workbooks in the business areas contain the specificdata needed for your various analysis tasks.
ConnectivityNormal Mode
 
Apps Mode
 
 
Workbook Window :
The workbook window is where you will do most of your work withDiscoverer Desktop. It shows the data in the workbook.
Four Types of Display (Layout)
TablePage-Detail TableCrosstabPage-Detail Crosstab
Layout Details
 
The most familiar layout for data, a
table,
lists data in rows and columns.Typical data for tables includes lists, such as a mailing list of customerssorted by zip code or 
,lists of income or profit from variousdepartments, lists of products sorted by part number or part name, and so on.
 
Table Layout with Page Details
 
A table layout with page details is a table with multiple pages of data, whereeach page shows various portions of the data in detail.You set the criteria for displaying portions of data in order to see exactly whatyou want on each page.Usually you use this type of layout to study data details in a specific, recurringway. For example, in the Video Store data you may always want to seemonthly profits per region. In that case, each page would show one region’sprofits each month.
Crosstab Layout
A
crosstab
, short for “cross-tabulation,” relates two different sets of dataand summarizes their interrelationship in terms of a third set of data.Every crosstab has at least three dimensions of data—rows, columns,and data points.In Discoverer, crosstabs can show the interrelationships between manydimensions of data on the various axes.A crosstab layout has three axes: side axis, Because each axis can holdseveral 
,a crosstab can display many dimensions of data.
Page Detail Crosstab Layout
A page detail crosstab layout is a crosstab with multiple pages of data,so you can group the data on separate pages.
 
You set the criteria for displaying portions of data in order to see exactlywhat you want on each page,
 Crosstab Layout with Page Items

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