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Oracle® Business Intelligence Discoverer Plus User's Guide
10g Release 2 (10.1.2.1)
B13915-04
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B Discoverer support for Oracle Applications

This appendix contains the following sections:

What are Oracle Applications?

Oracle Applications are Oracle's integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) solution. Oracle Applications enable companies to run their entire worldwide operations from a central site. For further information see http://www.oracle.com/.

Note: For more information about Oracle Applications mode End User Layers, see Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer Administration Guide.

What features does Discoverer support for Oracle Applications users?

Discoverer supports the following features for Oracle Applications users:

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What are the prerequisites to run Discoverer with Oracle Applications?

To start Discoverer as an Oracle Applications user, the following conditions must be met:

About using indexes and values in parameters

Discoverer enables you to use the <Index and Value> drop down list to display and select parameter values with numbers from associated indexed items (e.g. (1) January, (2) February) or without numbers (e.g. January, February). Indexed items are set up by the Discoverer manager to improve query performance for specific EUL items, when used as parameters.

The <Index and Value> drop down list enables you to choose whether to enter parameter values as index numbers or values. For example, if you want to enter the value January for a parameter called Month, you could do either of the following:

Either of the above values will produce the same result in the worksheet.

How to start Discoverer in Oracle Applications mode using an existing connection

Before you can start Discoverer as an Oracle Applications user, certain conditions must be met (for more information, see "What are the prerequisites to run Discoverer with Oracle Applications?").

To start Discoverer in Oracle Applications mode using an existing connection:

  1. Display the Discoverer Plus connections page (for more information, see "How to display the Discoverer Plus connections page").

  2. Select the name of a connection name in the Connection column to start Discoverer.

    Hint: To confirm that you are using the correct login, click Show in the Details column to display more information about a login. To hide additional information, click Hide.

    Discoverer starts and displays the "Workbook Wizard: Create/Open Workbook dialog".

    Note: If the Oracle Applications username that you are using has only one responsibility assigned to it, Discoverer starts and displays the "Workbook Wizard: Create/Open Workbook dialog". If so, skip step 3 and move to step 4.

    If the Oracle Applications username that you are using has more than one responsibility assigned to it, Discoverer displays the "Choose a responsibility dialog".

    Figure B-1 Choose a responsibility dialog

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    Description of "Figure B-1 Choose a responsibility dialog"

  3. Select a responsibility from the You can connect as any of the following responsibilities list and click OK.

    Discoverer starts and displays the "Workbook Wizard: Create/Open Workbook dialog".

  4. Follow the steps in the Workbook Wizard to either open a workbook or create a new workbook.

You can now begin to analyze data using Discoverer's powerful analysis tools.

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