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:

Documentation Accessibility

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Accessibility of Code Examples in Documentation

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Accessibility of Links to External Web Sites in Documentation

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Access to Oracle Support

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Oracle BI Discoverer Keyboard Navigation

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).

Related Documents

You can access the documents referenced in this guide, and other information about Oracle Business Intelligence (for example, whitepapers, best practices, documentation updates, other collateral) on Oracle Technology Network at:


Conventions used in this manual are shown in the table below:

Convention Meaning
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 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:

Since you might not be using a mouse, the Discoverer documentation always tells you the menu and menu option to choose.