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absolute formatting A type of formatting that applies under any condition. access control list A display of all principals that have been granted or denied rights to an object. access level A predefined set of rights, determined by an administrator, which can be applied to several users. access right The actions a user or group can perform on objects (including folders and categories). active database A database that has been selected for use in a report. Active Server Page Web page that runs under Microsoft's Internet Information Server (IIS) version 3.0 and later. They combine HTML, VBScript or JScript, and ActiveX controls to create dynamic web pages that can be viewed from any of the most popular web browsers. Short form: ASP ActiveX Control A Custom Control for Visual Basic 4.0 and above that incorporates the Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) technology. administration rights The level of security that determines whether you can administrate Polestar or not. advanced right A granular right that is set to override the corresponding right in an access level for a principal. aggregate function A function that summarizes data (sums, calculates an average, identifies a maximum value, and so on). Often associated with SQL data sources. aggregated value
Business Objects Glossary
separated by commas. alias An alternative name assigned to a data source or a database table. Sum. Count. They combine HTML. Such an example is Windows NT Authentication. lists. array A group of values.Business Objects Glossary Glossary A value that has been created using aggregation methods (None. that receives the action of a function. ASP Web page that runs under Microsoft's Internet Information Server (IIS) version 3. alert A message that is raised to let the user know that an event has happened. BLOB field 4 Business Objects Glossary . or one of a group of items. and interactive data visualization applets. and Average) during the Universe design. The value is applied to a measure. Max. It provides information that the function needs in order to operate. Long form: Active Server Page Authentication Type The verification of the identity of a user and the user's eligibility to access an object. analysis type A visualization for viewing your data to perform analysis. application server Software that provides an interface between an operating system and the application programs of users. argument An item. analytic A pre-built analysis technique for extracting business insight from data and creating alerts. and ActiveX controls to create dynamic web pages that can be viewed from any of the most popular web browsers. For example. Min.0 and later. a Comparison Analysis type is used for viewing the differences between values. VBScript or JScript.
Business Objects Glossary Glossary A database field whose data consists of Binary Large Objects—such as bitmap graphics. Business Views A collection of components created in Business View Manager—a flexible and reliable multi-tier system. metafiles. breadcrumb A visual path of your exploration. images. query and analysis. Short form: dashboard business question A business-oriented query that is answered by one or more objects in BusinessObjects Enterprise. BOE A business intelligence platform that powers the management and secure deployment of specialized end-user tools for reporting. Long form: BusinessObjects Enterprise Boolean A formula that returns a Yes/No (TRUE/FALSE) value. and performance management on a scalable and open services-oriented architecture. Clicking the button changes the visualization. query and analysis. Boolean expression An expression that defines a logical relationship between two or more items. BusinessObjects Enterprise A business intelligence platform that powers the management and secure deployment of specialized end-user tools for reporting. OLE objects. breakdown button A button within the Exploration tab that corresponds to one of the chosen exploration values. The expression is either TRUE or FALSE. and performance management on a scalable and open services-oriented architecture. The button is used with other Breakdown buttons and allows you to focus upon a dimension or measure. They are linked to these objects and are accessed and edited via the Encyclopedia. organization. and so on. Short form: BOE Business Objects Glossary 5 . business dashboard A web-based display of analytics and objects that display information about your business and allow you to provide visibility. and monitoring to your business activities.
Short form: Voyager BusinessObjects Web Intelligence A web-based query and analysis tool that enables users to track. When users schedule objects. InfoView consolidates the presentation of a company's business intelligence information and allows it to be accessed in a way that is secure. You can also send existing report objects or instances to a user's inbox by using the "Send to" feature. or if administrators want to provide users with sets of regular scheduling dates to choose from. you can specify that you want the system to store the object instances in the inbox of one or more users. they can use a calendar to run the job on a predefined set of dates. Short form: InfoView BusinessObjects Voyager A powerful. Short form: Web Intelligence calculated data field A field that holds a value that comes from a calculation rather than coming directly from a database. case In a case statement. and personalized to users inside and outside an organization. and keep track of published reports. Short form: inbox BusinessObjects InfoView A web-based interface that end users access to view. case statement A mapping rule that treats different cases based on conditions. Then) condition and action. while maintaining tight security over data access. and manage corporate data using a simple browser as their interface. focused. Calendars are particularly useful when users want to run a recurring job on an irregular schedule. calendar A customized list of run dates for scheduled jobs. the combination of an (If.Business Objects Glossary Glossary BusinessObjects Enterprise Inbox A destination for a scheduled object. When scheduling an object. schedule. understand. 6 Business Objects Glossary . web-based OLAP analysis tool that can help you to gain insight into business data and make intelligent decisions that impact corporate performance by interactively defining queries to explore your data.
line. A Category facet can be Suggested or Selected. a domain table or a lookup table. a mapping. such as a vertical bar chart. A program differentiates between upper-case and lower-case letters when evaluating a text string. case-sensitive Pertaining to the differentiation between upper-case and lower-case letters. Business Objects Glossary 7 . component An element that you work on in the Data Federator Designer workspace. command A directive given to a program to initiate an action. the Comparison Analysis type includes a vertical bar chart. a constraint. Category facets are grouped and allow you to select categories and their values. chart component A bar. charttype A chart that is categorized under Analysis type. You can filter your data further with Category facets. comparison analysis type An Analysis type used for viewing the differences between values via a chart. or other chart object that you drag into the Voyager analysis window to visualize your data. For example. The set of circumstances that must take place (be true) to trigger the Then (or consequence) part of the formula. composite row A row that results from a database join operation on at least two data source tables. either a target. a datasource.Business Objects Glossary Glossary case statement formula A formula in a case statement. condition The "If" part of a formula in an If-Then-Else formula. category facet A type of facet available to you within the Exploration tab. CMS Add-On The necessary components that are added to the CMS during the installation of Polestar.
constant A value that is fixed and unchanging as opposed to a variable value.."). connection pool A database connections cache. The action that takes place if the If condition is met.. content search facet A type of facet used to aid content search via keywords. maintained by Connection Server.Business Objects Glossary Glossary conditional expression In a mapping formula." and "then. to allow the re-use of connections to a data source. constraint A test that you define in Data Federator to verify a property of a mapping container document A file that contains an embedded or linked OLE object. contribution analysis type 8 Business Objects Glossary . conditional property A property that is performed on an object only if a comparison statement returns a value of True. an expression that contains conditions (such as "if . The facet construction is based upon the keywords used. conditional formatting A type of formatting that applies only under certain conditions. consequence The Then part of the formula in an If-Then-Else formula.. which can take on various values depending on the circumstances. conditional formatting formula An expression that applies specific attributes to objects or sections only if certain criteria are met. context A defined group of objects in a query that share a common business purpose. Connection Server The data access layer that manages data source access by Business Objects applications..
a pie chart. This accomplished by pressing the Control key and using the mouse. creation rights The level of security that determines whether you can create Information Spaces within Polestar or not. crosstab component A two-dimensional table object that you drag into the Voyager analysis window to begin analyzing your data. and perform data analysis using a zero client interface. and stored in "dimensions" (each representing information such as customer. Control click A method of selecting multiple values within an application. core table A datasource table that has columns that map to the key of a target table. cube A multi-dimensional or OLAP database in which data is summarized. or product line) and "measures" (for example sales. For example.Business Objects Glossary Glossary An Analysis type used for viewing distribution of values. design layouts. Crystal Reports A reporting tool that allows users to create feature-rich reports and integrate them into web and Windows applications. Crystal Reports Viewer A report viewer that is installed locally on your computer. cost. enabling improved processing time Business Objects Glossary 9 . consolidated. Crystal Reports Explorer An application which allows users to create and modify reports. or profit). which you can use to view downloaded Crystal reports without being connected to BusinessObjects Enterprise. Cross-Tab A report component that summarizes and presents data in a compact row and column format that makes it easy to compare data and identify trends. Control A key on the keyboard of your computer.
or transform data. Short form: DAO data field The basic building block of a record. it provides a way for you to share and reuse formula logic which. custom function A procedure you create to evaluate. all the operations in its definition are performed without you having to specify them individually in the formula itself. in turn. It uses Microsoft's Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) technology to provide access to Access data through an object-oriented approach.0 and later. data source A set of data for planning and/or reporting purposes. and monitoring to your business activities. It uses Microsoft's Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) technology to provide access to Access data through an object-oriented approach. and other columns. Long form: Data Access Object Engine dashboard A web-based display of analytics and objects that display information about your business and allow you to provide visibility.0 and later. makes it easier and less time consuming for you and your users to create reports. Thus. time series. defined by a unique combination of dimensions.Business Objects Glossary Glossary and storage space requirements over traditional data storage methods such as relational databases. DAO The part of the Microsoft Access Database Management System that actually handles your database data for versions of Access 2. make calculations on. data access network layer The database middleware type. 10 Business Objects Glossary . for example ODBC or JDBC. Short form: network layer Data Access Object Engine The part of the Microsoft Access Database Management System that actually handles your database data for versions of Access 2. Long form: business dashboard data access driver The database-specific software that manages access between Connection Server and a source of data. When you use this function in a formula. organization.
Long form: Driver Development Kit debug To eliminate errors that occur when you run a formula. access data. email. database Accumulation of data stored and arranged in a software program. datasource catalog A collection of data sources. datasource A pointer to a source of data. or some other application that lets Data Federator. or other applications. DDK A Java-based software toolkit that you can use to develop data access drivers for data sources for which there are no existing drivers. and FTP.Business Objects Glossary Glossary data table The raw data of your Information Space in Polestar displayed in a table. destination A place where scheduled or sent objects and publications are sent. a plain file. delegated administrator A user who has been granted a subset of administrative rights for object management in BusinessObjects Enterprise. Destinations include user inboxes. database middleware The vendor-specific component of a database that provides API access to the data. delivery rule A setting that defines how documents in publications are processed and distributed. data-access application A generic term for a database. it points to and represents the data that is kept in a data-access application. data type A classification of the data that appears in a field or formula. Details area Business Objects Glossary 11 .
You structure the report in this section by inserting data fields. programs. dictionary A one-stop. dimension A collection of related data members. which represents one aspect of a business. divider A control used in applications to modify the size of pane items. DLL A special kind of file that contains Windows functions. formulas. hyperlinks. build formulas. for example. It takes away the need for the end user to search multiple databases. Long form: dynamic link library domain The set of permissible values of a column. Details section The core section of a report. Discussions A feature which enables users to create notes for reports. a domain lets you define permissible values more stringently than a type. domain table A table that defines a domain in Data Federator. and other report elements. and decode cryptic field names. ready-to-use source of data that is usually created for end users by computer professionals within the organization. drill To change the way data is displayed in a report to gain a more specific understanding of where the data comes from ("drilling down") or to gain a higher level understanding of the data by putting data sets together ("drilling up"). products or sales. but it is not available to use in a mapping.Business Objects Glossary Glossary A collection of one or more Details sections. Driver Development Kit 12 Business Objects Glossary . and other objects in InfoView. The user just selects the data needed from it and builds the report. you can modify a draft datasource. struggle with links. draft datasource A datasource that you are working on.
Designated as Date (0. Desktop Intelligence document. 0). Short form: DLL dynamic prompt A request for information from the user which may appear upon viewing an object which may determine what data appears in the document. empty string A string that contains no characters. Encyclopedia Business Objects Glossary 13 . all of the data pertaining to the object. Designated as zero (0). or custom-coded data provider. or year. empty date A date that contains neither month. Designated as "". computer program or system that accepts the same inputs and produces the same outputs as a given system. and email addresses. day. This object can be a Crystal repot. 0. dynamic recipient source An object that provides a list of dynamic recipients and their IDs. dynamic recipient A publication consumer that exists outside of the BusinessObjects Enterprise system. emulator A device. and thus does not print. and information about the application used to create it. names. Web Intelligence document.Business Objects Glossary Glossary A Java-based software toolkit that you can use to develop data access drivers for data sources for which there are no existing drivers. embedded object An object that contains a presentation of the object. Short form: DDK dynamic link library A special kind of file that contains Windows functions. empty number A field value that is typically printed when a value does not meet a specific condition in a numeric If-Then-Else formula.
or to distribute a report to a disk file or through email. exploration facet A type of facet used to aid navigation through an Information Space. event A preset trigger for scheduling and processing objects. Often maps to a data record field or attribute. It is generally fixed. The facet construction is based upon the context of the Space. exploration interface The user interface that allows the exploration of Information Spaces. Faceted Navigation has the following characteristics: select Labels to refine the search result set. field width The size of the field in the originating database. Classic.Business Objects Glossary Glossary A user panel inside BusinessObjects Enterprise for creating business intelligence reference guides. facet A collection of possible values (labels) available to the user. export To convert a report to another file format. and Pop. field The basic building block of a record. expert A tool designed to take you through various aspects of report creation by using a series of tabs. you can set up these triggers so that reports are processed when specified parameters are met. It groups concepts based on a category. giving you more control over scheduling. evaluation time The stage in the reporting process when a formula gets evaluated. guide users by presenting Facets and Labels in a particular order. faceted navigation The ability to navigate through a collection of objects by selecting facet labels. ensure Facet and Labels which lead to an empty result are not displayed. Simply begin at the first tab and proceed through the remaining tabs. and values in the field may take up all or only a part of the allotted 14 Business Objects Glossary . For example: the Genre facet of a Music library incorporates values such as Rock 'n' Roll.
formula syntax The set of grammar rules you are required to follow when creating formulas using the formula language. and customized using the program's powerful text object capabilities. The area for defining the formula changes depending on the type of formula you are creating.Business Objects Glossary Glossary width. filter An expression that limits the data returned. glossary term Business Objects Glossary 15 . functional expression In a mapping formula. It generally includes both text and field values. It consists of a toolbar. and that you can use in a mapping. folder A location for storing objects. file A collection of related data stored under one name. or transform data. an expression that performs a function on a value. final datasource A datasource that cannot be modified. Formula Workshop A feature used to create and edit most kinds of formulas. make calculations on. personalized. form letter A letter that can be reproduced. and an area for defining the formula itself. flag A character or group of characters used to highlight or identify items of interest to call them to the user's attention. The program includes Trim functions for removing excess white space from field values that do not fill their respective fields. function A built-in procedure or subroutine used to evaluate. a tree that lists the types of formulas you can create or modify.
a summary. or a subtotal. grid An underlying network of "lines" that are similar to the lines on graph paper. called a storyline. historical instance An instance of an object that is older than the most recent instance of that object. Home A tab that allows users to perform a search within Polestar. a summary. This section is typically used to display the summary or subtotal.Business Objects Glossary Glossary A definition of a term that is used in the objects it is associated with in the Encyclopedia. group A set of records that are related to each other in some way. move. Group Header A section created by the program whenever you insert a group. and resize objects with precision. highlight To display data or objects in order to make it more obvious.2 16 Business Objects Glossary . Group Footer A section created by the program whenever you insert a group. HTML 3. or a subtotal. This tab is the entry point to Polestar. history All of the instances of an object that have been run or are scheduled to run. which users can follow. enabling them to see connections between the objects. guided analysis A way of arranging reports or objects in a set order. This section is typically used to display the name of the group or some other identifying information. guideline Non-printing line that you can use to align.
The menu items change to provide the editing tools from the server application so that you can make changes easily. inbox A destination for a scheduled object.Business Objects Glossary Glossary A page-based HTML export format that is intended for backward compatibility with older browsers that do not support HTML 4. This ruler enables you to set tabs and position objects with precision. in-place ruler The ruler that appears when you are editing a text object. Business Objects Glossary 17 . Long form: BusinessObjects Enterprise Inbox indexed field A field in the database that is in a specific order to speed up the retrieval of particular records. All of the images in your report are saved externally and a hyperlink is inserted in the exported HTML output. The format cannot maintain all of the layout precisely. Information Space) into a cache suitable for easy search and retrieval. this export format generates more than one file in the output. indexing A process of sorting and converting data (from an Universe. All of the images in your report are saved externally and a hyperlink is inserted in the exported HTML output.0. in-place editing The ability to change an OLE object's properties from within an OLE container application such as Crystal Reports. HTML 4. this export format generates more than one file in the output. Therefore. Therefore.0 A page-based HTML export format that preserves the layout and formatting of the report by using DHTML. the program goes first to the index and finds a pointer that directs it to the specific record it is looking for. you can specify that you want the system to store the object instances in the inbox of one or more users. You can also send existing report objects or instances to a user's inbox by using the "Send to" feature. When scheduling an object. hyperlink An InfoView object that links to a website outside of BusinessObjects Enterprise. Instead of searching through all the data in all the records.
Short form: J2ME 18 Business Objects Glossary . and keep track of published reports. The main benefit of this feature is that it provides guided interactivity on the report canvas without causing processing demands on the database. Long form: Java 2 Micro Edition JAD file A file commonly used to package Java applications or games that can be downloaded to mobile phones. The JAD files describe the MIDlets (Java ME applications) that are distributed as JAR files. resource-constrained devices such as cell phones and PDAs. resource-constrained devices such as cell phones and PDAs. and personalized to users inside and outside an organization. Long form: BusinessObjects InfoView inheritance The method by which rights set on groups or folders are passed to subgroups. subfolders. Long form: Java Application Descriptor file Java 2 Micro Edition A subset of the Java platform aimed at providing a certified collection of Java APIs for the development of software for small.Business Objects Glossary Glossary Information Space owner A Polestar user who created an Information Space. individual users. InfoView consolidates the presentation of a company's business intelligence information and allows it to be accessed in a way that is secure. schedule. they are the owner of that Space. focused. Interactive Parameters A feature for Crystal Reports that allows users to modify parameter values without refreshing information from the database. and files in BusinessObjects Enterprise. insertion point A vertical line that indicates the point at which any text that you type in will be inserted. InfoView A web-based interface that end users access to view. J2ME A subset of the Java platform aimed at providing a certified collection of Java APIs for the development of software for small.
The JAD files describe the MIDlets (Java ME applications) that are distributed as JAR files. It provides a mechanism for the developer to use to connect to a specified database. request information about the database. and then select information from it. and then select information from it. Long form: Java Naming and Directory Interface key constraint A constraint that verifies that all the keys in a table are unique. request information about the database. that enables access to various data sources. label Business Objects Glossary 19 . It provides a mechanism for the developer to use to connect to a specified database. JavaBean driver A data access driver that manages JavaBeans developed using the Driver Development Kit (DDK). Long form: Java Database Connectivity JNDI An interface to seamlessly connect to diverse naming and directory services. Short form: JDBC Java Naming and Directory Interface An interface to seamlessly connect to diverse naming and directory services.Business Objects Glossary Glossary Java Application Descriptor file A file commonly used to package Java applications or games that can be downloaded to mobile phones. Short form: JAD file Java Database Connectivity A Java API developed by Sun Microsystems that acts as an interface between a developer’s Java code and a database. keyword search A method that allows users to search for data containing the words they have entered. JDBC A Java API developed by Sun Microsystems that acts as an interface between a developer’s Java code and a database. Short form: JNDI JavaBean A Java component developed using the Connection Server Driver Development Kit.
2005. live header A header that changes dynamically with the content of a field. legend A data grid within the Exploration tab that displays data based upon the chart. if you modify the object in the container document. lookup table A table that you create. such as time formatting. linked object An object that contains a presentation of the object and a pointer to a defined part of the server document. It specifies conventions for the culture and language of the environment. password. the links assure that the object in your report is modified automatically as well. For example: 2004. the original object file is modified as well. Manage A tab that allows users to administrate Polestar. It corresponds to the measures and dimensions displayed by the chart. numeric formatting. in Data Federator. 2006. and 2007 are possible values for a Year facet. and Authentication Type. and whose content you enter. locale A definition of a user's environment. logon Pertaining to a procedure for a user to begin a session within the application by identifying themselves with a username. 20 Business Objects Glossary . Conversely. for example: Information Space creation. logoff Pertaining to a procedure for a user to end their session within the application. and currency.Business Objects Glossary Glossary A value within a facet. link A field that is common to two or more databases and that serves as a connecting point between those databases. and can be used for analysis. the lookup table maps a column of values to another column of values. When you modify the original object in the server document.
When clicked and a value is selected. or dimensions. Long form: Multi-Dimensional Analysis Services Server measure facet A type of facet that represents measures within Polestar. and which can have both parent and child members. goals.Business Objects Glossary Glossary managed report A Crystal report file (. hierarchies. model A user-specified configuration of the predictive calculation engine containing influencers. more specifically the Java ME virtual machine. and is accessed programmatically through an instance of the InfoObject class. representing an entity in a multi-dimensional OLAP database. Long form: MDAS Server My InfoView Business Objects Glossary 21 . metadata Information about how data is stored in a database. including table and column names for relational databases. the visualization is impacted. and the populations within which relationships are quantified. MDAS Server A server that provides BusinessObjects Enterprise client applications such as BusinessObjects Voyager with an extensible and efficient framework for accessing multi-dimensional (OLAP) data. and members for OLAP databases. Multi-Dimensional Analysis Services Server A server that provides BusinessObjects Enterprise client applications such as BusinessObjects Voyager with an extensible and efficient framework for accessing multi-dimensional (OLAP) data. levels. these are games and applications that run on a cell phone. Modify Rights right A right that allows a delegated administrator to grant to other principals any rights.rpt) that resides in the BusinessObjects Enterprise CMS repository. member A base unit of data. including rights that the delegated administrator does not have. Generally. MIDlet A Java program for embedded devices.
not to the way the data looks to you. not-null constraint A constraint that verifies that none of the values in a column are null. null string An empty string. numeric Pertaining to a type of data on which you can perform arithmetical calculations.Business Objects Glossary Glossary A customizable InfoView page which can display objects and web pages and which can be set as a user's portal to the rest of the functionality of InfoView. notification A feature in InfoView which allows you to send an email to a specified address when a scheduling job is completed or if it fails. You can also indicate whether or not the completion or failure of the job will appear be audited. null The absence of a value within a database field for a given record. if auditing is enabled for BusinessObjects Enterprise. The designation refers to the way the data is treated by Crystal Reports and database programs. object Items in the BusinessObjects Enterprise repository. It contains no characters. object frame A rectangular cursor that appears as an aid to placing database fields and formulas on your report. It does not mean zero because zero is a value. nest To use one expression inside another. network layer The database middleware type. Long form: data access network layer New Connection wizard The Business Objects application component that guides you through the process of creating a connection to a source of data. object package 22 Business Objects Glossary . for example ODBC or JDBC.
on-demand subreport A type of subreport that appears only as hyperlinks in the main report.Business Objects Glossary Glossary An object which functions as a folder for other objects. interactive analysis of data. ODBC A standard developed by the Microsoft Cooperation. Only data for the subreport that is actually viewed will be retrieved from the database. Online Analytical Processing A technology that allows multidimensional. Long form: Open Database Connectivity OLAP A technology that allows multidimensional. It is an interface that gives applications the ability to retrieve data in data management Business Objects Glossary 23 . interactive analysis of data. Short form: OLAP Open Database Connectivity A standard developed by the Microsoft Cooperation. allowing you to schedule them simultaneously. compile. and ship applications without targeting specific database management systems. Used for selecting and modifying the Universe objects that make up your Information Spaces. one-to-many Pertaining to a situation occurring in linked databases in which one record in one database can be matched with many records in another database. Objects A tab within the Information Space creation and Information Space modification dialogs. OLE server application An application that can create OLE objects that can then be placed in documents created by container applications. The actual data is not read from the database until the user drills down on the hyperlink. It is an interface that gives applications the ability to retrieve data in data management systems using SQL for accessing the data. Long form: Online Analytical Processing OLE container application An application that can contain and process OLE objects created elsewhere (like Paint or Paintbrush). Such an interface allows a developer to develop.
parameter field A special kind of field that prompts the user for a value. PDF 24 Business Objects Glossary . You can use parentheses. and usage of the object.Business Objects Glossary Glossary systems using SQL for accessing the data. chapter names. This section is typically used for titles and other identifying information. Multiplication (*) and division (/) are performed first (first tier operations). and other identifying information. This section is typically used for page numbers. Short form: ODBC open driver A data access driver developed using the Business Objects Driver Development Kit (DDK). Page Footer A section that prints at the bottom of each page in a report. purpose. followed by addition (+) and subtraction (-) (second tier operations). to alter the normal order. if you wish. When there are multiple operations involving the same tier. Such an interface allows a developer to develop. Page Header A section that prints at the top of each page in a report. owner right A right that applies only to objects that a principal owns. pan To quickly drag to change the focus of your map as you require. and ship applications without targeting specific database management systems. the hierarchy dictates that the operations are performed from left to right. operator A special symbol that describes an operation or an action to take place between two or more values. order of precedence A sequential hierarchy of arithmetic operations in a formula that involves multiple arithmetic operations. overview A short summary of an object in the Encyclopedia that includes the title. compile. description.
as opposed to a sample which is a subset of the set of values. it can refer to the number of automobiles produced on an assembly line or the number of construction companies bidding on a project. profile A set of parameters which control the personalization of the content that users see when they consume publications. Business Objects Glossary 25 . population standard deviation A statistical test of how the values in an entire population (all values) deviate from the mean or average value for that population. post-filters operate on data after the table relationships. Short form: PDF post-filter A filter that limits the results of a mapping rule. This test is most often used when all values are being evaluated as opposed to just a sample of those values (StdDev). population The entire set of values that may be tested statistically. and whose values identify all of the rows in a table. primary key constraint A constraint that prescribes that all the values of a column must be unique. Portable Document Format A document format that preserves the layout of a document when it distributed between different systems. pre-filter A filter that limits the data that comes from data sources. primary key A column that is guaranteed to contain unique values.Business Objects Glossary Glossary A document format that preserves the layout of a document when it is distributed between different systems. pre-filters operate on data before the mapping formulas. It does not necessarily refer to a group of people. Long form: Portable Document Format personalization The process of filtering data in dynamic content source documents so that only data that is relevant to recipients is displayed in publication instances.
Used for displaying. Publishing Wizard An application which allows you to publish objects to BusinessObjects Enterprise quickly. Properties A tab within the Information Space dialog. and modifying the Information Space properties. Publishing A feature that lets users distribute a collection of personalized dynamic content documents and static documents to a mass audience. creating. Crystal Reports expression. Web Intelligence expression. or Desktop Intelligence expression that is mapped to a user or group in a profile and determines the personalized data view in publications. prompt group A container that holds the individual prompts that are needed for a Cascading prompt. profile value A static value. and allows you to specify a number of options on each object that you publish. or a dynamic list that is retrieved from a database. property A quality that define the appearance or action of an object or a section. It can include either a static list of values that is stored in each report.Business Objects Glossary Glossary profile target A data source that a profile filters and interacts with to provide personalized data views in publications. prompt An element that helps users set a value for report parameters. publication A collection of personalized dynamic content documents and static documents that is distributed to a mass audience according to delivery and processing meta data that the publisher specifies. range 26 Business Objects Glossary . query A specific view of data from the OLAP cube that you want to analyze.
request A set of criteria that specifies the subset of data that you want to use for your report. You can place a title in this section. report An organized presentation of data. report part A report object displayed by itself in a viewer without the rest of the report page. respectively. It contains one or more fields that contain the specific pieces of data of interest. Report Footer The last section of a report in the Design Tab. You can place a summary in this section that you want to appear only on the last page of a report. Report Header The first section of your report in the Design Tab. boxes. record A complete unit of related information. report bursting A process in Publishing in which the source document data is refreshed and personalized for recipients. lines.x to version XI R2. ruler A visual reference for positioning and resizing fields. Business Objects Glossary 27 . rights override A behavior in which a rights setting on a sub-object or group member prevails over the corresponding rights setting on an object or a group.Business Objects Glossary Glossary A set of values that fall between and include a defined upper and lower limit. the setting of rights on a migrated object that were not explicitly set on the original object. An electronic file folder that holds all of the data on a given entity. and bitmaps. graphs. or any data you want to appear only on the first page of your report. rights collapse During migration from version 6.
Google and AltaVista. in the group.Business Objects Glossary Glossary running total A total that is displayed generally on a record by record basis. sample datasource table data Data that is used in a constraint check to compare the data that you expect to extract from the sources to the data that Data Federator extracts from the sources. Search Results A tab that displays the results of a search performed within the Home tab. Scheduling The indexing of an Information Space on a recurring basis. the search display the results according to the relevance score. search phrase A phrase composed of keywords used for searching. scope of rights The ability to define whether a right applies to objects. schedule To indicate the time and options according to which an object will be run on the server. You can use facets and perform further keyword searches to retrieve the most relevant asset or Information Space. 28 Business Objects Glossary . and so on) up to and including the current record. for example. It totals all records (in the report. For example: you have searched for 'wine sales'. search engine Software used to search for information and websites found on the internet. sub-objects. score The relevance of an object that is dependent upon search input. The administrator can choose how often Scheduling occurs via the Admin tab such as on a daily basis. sample target table data Data that is used in a constraint check to compare the expected results to the actual results. A score of 5 would indicate the object has a strong match to 'wine sales'. where a score of 1 indicates a weak match. or both.
Market. Business Objects Glossary 29 . handles search queries. and Year. if your data cube contains the three dimensions Product. For example. It corresponds to the objects used within your Information Space. server-side processing A feature that allows you to set up reports that perform the majority of their processing on the server. sort direction The way records or groups are organized in your report. slice A two-dimensional view of a multi-dimensional cube. server document A file that stores the original OLE object. These reports push only relevant details to your computer. you would select only 2006 data from the Year dimension. and you want to analyze how your products performed in all markets in the year 2006. Securely Modify Rights right A right that allows a delegated administrator to grant to other principals only those rights that the delegated administrator has. you want included in your report. section A part of the report design environment. selection formula A formula that specifies the records.Business Objects Glossary Glossary Search Server A server that is part of the Polestar framework. snap property A "magnetic" property that attracts nearby objects. selected facet A Category facet that is available to you during navigation. The selected data would then be a two-dimensional slice. or groups of records. They are displayed when you click a value within a Suggested facet. server intelligence The ability of the BusinessObjects Enterprise Platform to actively monitor the state of services that are hosted by its server. thus saving you time and memory.
SQL pass-through The ability to get the SQL Server to process the data retrieval criteria in order to pass the smallest possible result set back to Crystal Reports for final processing. source analytic The previous object in a storyline with respect to the current object being viewed or added to the storyline. which resides and runs on your SQL server. static OLE object A picture of an object that is stored in a document when it is saved. storyline 30 Business Objects Glossary . however. source document A file or object in a publication that contains dynamic or static content. stored procedure A compiled SQL program. it makes the reporting process more efficient and it minimizes network traffic. this type of object offer better online and print performance than do standard bitmaps. The picture can be displayed or printed by a user who does not have the application in which the original object was created. Desktop Intelligence documents. often refers to Crystal reports. sort-and-group-by field A field that triggers the printing of a subtotal (or a group field value) whenever its own value changes.Business Objects Glossary Glossary sort field A data field on which the sort procedure is based. standard deviation A statistical test of how various values in a set of values deviate from the mean or average value for that set. The object cannot be edited in place. consisting of one or more SQL statements. When processing can be passed-through to the server. sorting A method of organizing the order in which data appears on your report. without first converting it to an editable type of object. or Web Intelligence documents.
They are used with other tabs and you can switch between them via a mouse click. substring A part of a larger string. spaces) stored and used as text. text object A specialized object that can contain text. tab A navigational pane that contains an individual Polestar subject matter (such as Administration. or a report whose formatting is applied to a new report created in the Standard Report Creation Wizard. a tally. Only one tab can be active at a time. It contains its own mini word processor that can be used for anything from adding a label to creating an entire document. numbers. symbols. database fields. summary The value generated as the result of an evaluation. target analytic The next object in a storyline with respect to the current object being viewed or added to the storyline. suggested facet A Category facet that is available to you for navigation. or a calculation performed on data from a single group. syntax A set of rules used to make a correct formula. Search Results). and formula fields. subscribe To add oneself as a recipient to a publication. They contain values that you have not selected but possibly are what you are looking for. template A copy of a report used as the starting point for creating a new report. string A series of connected characters (letters. tooltip Business Objects Glossary 31 .Business Objects Glossary Glossary A set of objects that have been arranged in a certain order to enable guided analysis. It corresponds to the objects used within your Information Space.
value The data found in a field. though they may be overridden on a case-by-case basis. this enables you to set rights for large numbers of users more conveniently. variance 32 Business Objects Glossary . type-specific right A right that applies to a specific object type and overrides the corresponding right set at the general global level. Long form: User Function Library underlay To print beneath multiple sections which follow the section in which it was placed. UFL A library of functions that is created by a developer to address a specific need. The first pass performs some calculation or selection and the second pass performs a calculation or selection that uses the result generated by the first pass. unmanaged report A Crystal report file (.rpt) that resides on a local file system and is accessed programmatically by a file path. User Function Library A library of functions that is created by a developer to address a specific need.Business Objects Glossary Glossary A small pop-up window with descriptive text. or a right that is available for a specific object type only. universe An abstraction of a data source that presents data to users in non-technical terms. Short form: UFL user group A collection of users to which you can assign rights that will affect all of the users in the group. two pass formula A formula that requires two passes through the data for completion. truncate To cut off or eliminate all data that comes after the decimal point.
For example. the connection provides all the information required for your workspace to access the data in that cube. A statistical test that can be used to evaluate the variability in a group of values (for example. For example. Long form: BusinessObjects Voyager Voyager connection A connection to an OLAP data source or "cube. and displays the calculation result in a new row or column in the crosstab.Business Objects Glossary Glossary A measure of the amount by which all values in a group vary from the mean (average) value in the group. a chart. verify To let a report understand the changes made to the database structure (fields and tables. Voyager workspace A Voyager data-analysis document. When you add a connection to your workspace." Typically. or a table. Web Application Server Components The components required by the Web Application Server of Polestar. cubes are located on remote servers. viewing certain assets or Spaces. the amount bid by each of the bidders on a construction project). Voyager A powerful. regardless of hierarchy. Business Objects Glossary 33 . HTML-based viewers do not need to be installed on the user's computer. NOT records). but ActiveX and Java viewers do. web-based OLAP analysis tool that can help you to gain insight into business data and make intelligent decisions that impact corporate performance by interactively defining queries to explore your data. visual total A Voyager calculation that aggregates the data displayed in the crosstab. viewer An application that lets you view report and document objects in InfoView. visualization The method of representing raw data so certain patterns are noticeable. viewing rights The level of security that determines what a you can view or cannot view within the application.
Business Objects Glossary Glossary Web Intelligence A web-based query and analysis tool that enables users to track. 34 Business Objects Glossary . while maintaining tight security over data access. word wrap A word processor-type property of a text object that automatically moves a word to the following line when the word is too long to fit the remaining space on the current line. and manage corporate data using a simple browser as their interface. Long form: BusinessObjects Web Intelligence web server A machine or application that serves web pages over the Internet or intranet. which sends files to a client web browser. programs. This tab is the entry point to Polestar. understand. and multimedia files and then serves them using HTTP. Welcome page A tab that allows users to perform a search within Polestar. scripts. A web server hosts pages. wildcard A character that represents any character (?) or any group of characters (*) in a search string.
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