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Creating Interactive Dashboards and Using Oracle Business Intelligence Answers
This tutorial shows you how to build, format, and customize Oracle Business Intelligence queries and format andcustomize requests and Interactive Dashboards.Time to CompleteApproximately 2 hours
This tutorial covers the following topics:OverviewScenarioPrerequisitesCreating ODBC ConnectionRestoring Business Intelligence Presentation Catalog and Updating MetadataCreating a Query and a ChartWorking With a Pivot TableCreating a Narrative ViewCreating Column Selectors and View SelectorsCreating an Interactive DashboardUsing Dashboard Prompts and Presentation VariablesSummaryRelated information
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This tutorial covers how to use Oracle Business Intelligence Answers to create queries, format views, charts, andadd user interactivity and dynamic content to enhance the user experience. You create queries and work withviews including charts, pivot tables, and narratives. You then create selectors to drive interactivity in your Business Intelligence requests, and build a custom Dashboard to contain the requests and views you've created.Finally, you work with dashboard prompts to filter your dashboard and populate variables.Back to Topic List
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The dashboard you build in this tutorial charts sales for the last 12 months by channel, country region, and productcategory and provides trend analysis data as well as narrative highlights of categories that have declined in sales inthe last month.Back to Topic List
This tutorial is for Windows environment only.
: If you are a Oracle employee and using the VMWare environment, go straight to the topic called Creating aQuery and a Chart. Skip the steps in between. Make sure you have 2 GB RAM and 15 GB hard disk space. HaveVMWare 1.5.x installed on your machine. If you do not have VMWare software, download a copy of VMWarePlayer from http://www.vmware.com/download/player/For all others, before starting this tutorial, you should:
Have access to or have installed Oracle 10
Have access to or have installed the sample schema.This example uses the SH schema included in the Oracle10g Database.You can also install the schema by following the instructions found in the Installing the SampleSchemas and Establishing a Database Connection OBE tutorial. 
Have access to or have installed Oracle BI EE
Create a directory named SetupFiles under <
. Download and extract the SH.zipfile from here to this directory named SetupFiles.Back to Topic List
Creating an ODBC Data Source
An ODBC data source is needed to import schema information about a data source into an Oracle BI Server repository. To create an ODBC data source for importing the SH schema information, perform the followingsteps:
Start > Programs > Administrative Tools > Data Sources (ODBC)
to open the ODBCData Source Administrator.
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Click the
System DSN
tab and click 
.The Create New Data Source dialog box opens.
In the Create New Data Source dialog box, select the
driver and click 
TheOracle ODBC Driver Configuration dialog box is displayed.

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