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Oracle Hyperion Interactive Reporting 11 Expert Guide

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Oracle Hyperion Interactive Reporting 11 Expert Guide

Overview of this book

Oracle Hyperion Interactive Reporting is one of many products in the Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition Plus software suite, an industry-leading business intelligence platform. The primary focus of the Interactive Reporting product is to provide strong relational querying and data analysis capabilities, where the software provides significant flexibility for creating custom dashboards, interfaces, and data analysis routines through the use of JavaScript programming and built-in software functionality. While Interactive Reporting is extremely flexible, performing advanced operations in the software is complicated and requires basic programming knowledge and an advanced understanding of the software. This book continues from where The Business Analyst’s Guide to Oracle Hyperion Interactive Reporting 11 completed and provides the reader with the information to successfully execute the advanced features of the product along with examples and specific techniques applicable to everyday use. The Oracle Hyperion Interactive Reporting 11 Expert Guide provides software users and developers with many examples of the techniques used by software experts. The book begins with an introduction to leveraging advanced features of the project and an introduction to JavaScript. Dashboards are a major focus of the book with four chapters focused on building a simple to complex dashboard including functions, global objects, and syncing selections across dashboards. The book places an emphasis on learning methods for data analysis by using advanced programming and built-in functions, and a unique approach to using code to generate batch reports and exports is provided. The Dashboard Studio Optimize Utility and the Dashboard Studio Merge utility are explained in detail, and the approach to building and using a central code repository for use in dashboards and computations across multiple documents in an enterprise is demonstrated. This book will help the reader become an expert user of the software, providing the skills necessary to understand, communicate, and perform advanced level tasks. The authors’ experience in developing and supporting Interactive Reporting users is very apparent throughout each chapter of the book. While the book displays content and examples from version 11 of the software, the book is also applicable to previous versions of the software dating back to version 8, so readers not currently using Interactive Reporting 11 will find the book applicable to daily use with the product.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Oracle Hyperion Interactive Reporting 11 Expert Guide
Credits
About the Authors
Acknowledgments
About the Reviewers
www.PacktPub.com
PacktLib.PacktPub.com
Preface

Acknowledgments

Edward J. Cody would first like to start by thanking all of you who purchased this book. I hope that you find it a good resource to aid you in your use of the product. Heartfelt thanks to my parents (Ed and Cathy), brother (David), Caitlin, and all of my family and friends for working around my schedule as I wrote this book. I greatly appreciate your patience and understanding.

This book would be neither possible nor successful without the patience and indefatigable work ethic of my co-author, Emily M. Vose. I would also like to thank Jake Vose and Amy Gartner for their valuable input and content contributions. I must thank all of my managers, peers, and employees that have supported me throughout my career, and I must also thank Bob Griesemer, author of two books on Oracle Warehouse Builder, for setting me up with the opportunity to work with Packt Publishing. Bob is a great friend, colleague, and technical expert. His books are great resources for all those interested in learning about data warehousing.

A number of people were key to the production of this book. James Lumsden, Rukshana Khambatta, Zainab Bagasrawala, Merwin Machado, and all of those at Packt Publishing, thank you for your efforts. The team has worked tirelessly with us to produce a quality product and I thank them for their patience and hard work.

Emily M. Vose would like to thank my co-author, Edward Cody, for introducing me to the Packt Publishing family and for his tireless efforts to make this book a reality. I would also like to thank Jake Vose and Amy Gartner for their valuable input and content contributions. Thank you to the managers, customers, peers, and mentors who have supported me throughout my career. Special thanks are owed to both Mark Ostroff for introducing me to Hyperion Interactive Reporting, and to Stanley Quick for providing a supportive development environment rich with creative freedom. Without their encouragement, guidance, and friendship, I would not be where I am today.

Last, but certainly not least, I would like to thank my family for their love and support, without you, I'd be lost.