Welcome to Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer Administration Guide - helping you to use Discoverer Administrator and set up and maintain Discoverer systems.
Discoverer Administrator enables you to control and manage your Discoverer system so that users of Discoverer Desktop, Discoverer Plus and Discoverer Viewer can find the information they want.
Use this guide if you are responsible for managing a Discoverer system, and you want to know how to:
Create and maintain End User Layers
Set up business areas, folders and items
Help users find information by defining joins, calculated items, and conditions
Improve Discoverer performance using summary folders
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Oracle BI Discoverer supports standard keyboard navigation. Standard keyboard navigation includes the use of the tab key, mnemonics (using the Alt key and the underlined character), and accelerators (such as Alt+F4 to exit a window).
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Conventions used in this manual are shown in the table below:
|boldface||Boldface type indicates graphical user interface elements associated with an action, or terms defined in text or the glossary.|
|italic||Italic type indicates book titles, emphasis, or placeholder variables for which you supply particular values.|
||Monospace type indicates commands within a paragraph, URLs, code in examples, text that appears on the screen, or text that you enter.|
|< >||Angle brackets enclose user-supplied names or values.|
|||Square brackets enclose optional clauses from which you can choose one or none.|
|Menu name | Command||Text in this format conveys a sequence of menu choices (for example, choose the menu, then the command under that menu).|
Discoverer often gives you several ways to perform an operation. For example, to create a new condition you could:
choose Tools | Conditions
click the Conditions toolbar button
Since you might not be using a mouse, the Discoverer documentation always tells you the menu and menu option to choose.