Schema layer: The schema layer is comprised of four key objects: • Facts: Facts relate numeric data values from the data warehouse to the MicroStrategy reporting environment. Facts generally represent the answers to the business questions on which users want to report. • Attributes: Attributes provide the business model with a context in which to report on and analyze facts. • • Tables: Tables are logical representations of physical database tables. Transformations: Transformations can be used to perform time-series analysis. Transformations are schema objects created using attributes in your project.

Business abstraction layer: This layer is comprised of four key objects: • Metrics: Metrics represent business measures that are analytical calculations to be performed on data from a relational database. A metric equation is generally made up of facts plus arithmetic operators. • Filters: A filter qualifies the report content and represents the conditions that data must meet in order to be included in the report results. • Templates: Templates specify the information to be retrieved from a database and its layout, formatting, and presentation. • Prompts: Prompts provide user interaction by allowing them to choose information before the report is executed. Prompts allow users to define the report, thus allowing the resulting display to be dynamic.

A transformation is a schema object that typically maps a specified time period to another time period, applying an offset value, such as current month minus one month. Graphs - A graph report is a representation of data in a visual format that can help you see overall trends easily,

View Filters
A view filter is different from a report filter, which restricts how much data is retrieved from the data warehouse.

. providing further analysis of data Derived Elements A derived element is a grouping of attribute elements on a report. Drilling Drilling allows you to view report data at levels other than that displayed in the report. Depending on the answers the user provides. They are an easy way to present data already available on the report in different ways. A prompt is a question presented to the user who runs the report. the report brings back and displays different data from the data source. Hierarchies A hierarchy is made up of a group of related business attributes that are conceptually related to each other.Derived Metrics Derived metrics perform calculations on-the-fly with the data available in a report.

A dashboard allows interactivity from users. so each user can change how they see the data. selectors. You must view a dashboard in Flash View in MicroStrategy Web to be able to interact with its widgets. and panel stacks. . within the limits of what the dashboard allows them.

Freeform SQL allows you to write your own SQL statements to run directly against a data warehouse or operational data store.. .

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