|Oracle® Warehouse Builder Data Modeling, ETL, and Data Quality Guide
11g Release 2 (11.2)
Part Number E10935-03
This preface contains the following topics:
This manual is written for Oracle Database administrators and others who create warehouses using Oracle Warehouse Builder.
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The following table lists the conventions used in this manual:
|. . .||Vertical ellipsis points in an example mean that information not directly related to the example has been omitted.|
|...||Horizontal ellipsis points in statements or commands mean that parts of the statement or command not directly related to the example have been omitted.|
|boldface text||Boldface type in text refers to interface buttons and links. Boldface type also serves as emphasis to set apart main ideas.|
|italicized text||Italicized text applies to new terms introduced for the first time. Italicized text also serves as an emphasis on key concepts.|
||Unicode text denotes exact code, file directories and names, and literal commands.|
||Italicized unicode text refers to parameters whose value is specified by the user.|
|||Brackets enclose optional clauses from which you can choose one or none.|
Help is readily available throughout Warehouse Builder:
Menus: Menu bars throughout Warehouse Builder contain a Help menu. For context-sensitive information, choose Topic from the Help menu.
Wizards and Dialog Boxes: Detailed instructions are provided on the pages of the wizards, which take you step-by-step through the process of creating an object. Click the Help button for additional information about completing a specific dialog box or a page of a wizard.
Tools: You can identify the tools on a toolbar by the tooltips that appear when you rest the mouse over the icon.
Some toolbars include a Help icon, which displays the Contents page of the Help system.
Lists: For items presented in lists, a description of the selected item displays beneath the list.
Pop-Up menus: Click the arrow icon on the right side of the title bar for a window. Then choose Help from the pop-up menu for context-sensitive information.
You may also want to follow the Oracle By Example tutorials at
The Oracle Warehouse Builder documentation set includes these manuals:
In addition to the Warehouse Builder documentation, you can refer to Oracle Database Data Warehousing Guide.