Navigating Data Objects and Sources

Web Analysis documents can contain a variety of data objects:

Despite their diversity, data objects are not static. You can rearrange, expand, change, and concentrate dimension intersections. These methods, called navigation methods, enable travel through dimensional hierarchies.

Navigation methods are specific to data object and data source.

Table 20. Supported Data Sources  

Type

Data Source

OLAP

Analytic Services

IBM DB2 OLAP Server

SAP BW

Hyperion

Financial Management

Planning

Relational

IBM DB2 Enterprise Server Edition

Microsoft SQL Server

Oracle

Teradata

Other JDBC RDBMS

OLAP data sources support the navigation methods described in this chapter. Other Hyperion data sources and relational data sources support fewer navigation methods.