Oracle 4i Discoverer Plus (Web)

Course Description

Oracle Discoverer 9i Plus (Web) is a Graphical User Interface utility that can be used to specify queries and access data in the database according to the specifications given. Discoverer Plus (Web) makes finding the data easier than it often is with other interfaces. The data set that you can find is restricted to the data that is known to exist in the database. Results are brought back quicker since the data is pre-configured to be used by Discoverer. The database engine will not have to search the entire database. The format of the resulting data set is familiar and easier to understand than the output of plain vanilla SQL statements. Analysis of data by using drilling up or down techniques is possible. Finding data that meets certain conditions is made easier. `What if` scenarios can be modeled easily. Data can be shared among other users and applications. This course teaches how to write queries to access data in an Oracle 9i database.

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Prerequisites

Familiarity with Windows applications.

Introduction

Benefits of Discoverer
Understanding Discoverer

Opening and Using Workbooks

Opening a workbook

Working with Workbooks

The workbook window
Selcecting sections in worksheets
Formatting worksheets

Creating Workbooks

Creating tabular worksheet
Creating crosstab worksheets

Managing Queries, Worksheets and Workbooks

Copy a query sheet as a table
Copy a worksheet as a crosstab
Monitor query execution

Customising the Display

Cusomising item headings
Customising data displays

Conditions and Parameters

Creating a condition
Parameters in conditions
Multiple Conditions

Group Sorts and Summaries

Creating group sorted outputs
Including totals and subtotals

Calculated Items

Creating calculated items

Drills in Worksheets

Identify the drill types
Using the find facility as a drill feature

Managing Queries

Viewing Queries Scheduled in Discoverer Desktop for End Users

Analyze Data Graphically

Graphically analyze table output

Advanced Options

Support for MS Excel
Other Supported File Formats

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