This chapter describes the preliminary steps you need to take to use Oracle OLAP. It assumes that you have already installed Oracle Database 11g Enterprise Edition. The OLAP option is installed automatically as part of a Basic installation of Oracle Database.
Note:To start querying dimensional objects immediately, install the Global analytic workspace, as described in "Installing the Sample Schema". Then follow the instructions in Chapter 4.
This chapter includes the following topics:
Instructions for installing the schema are provided in the
You should create undo, permanent, and temporary tablespaces that are appropriate for use by dimensional objects. Follow the recommendations in "Storage Management".
Anyone who needs to create or manage dimensional objects in Oracle Database must have the necessary privileges. These privileges are different from those needed just to query the data stored in dimensional objects. The security system is discussed in Chapter 8.
DBAs and application developers need the following roles and privileges.
Users also need an unlimited quota on the tablespace in which the dimensional objects will be stored. The tablespaces should be defined specifically for OLAP use, as described in Chapter 7.
If the source tables are in a different schema, then the owner of the dimensional objects needs
SELECT object privileges on those tables.
Example 2-1 shows the SQL statements for creating the
In this section, you will learn how to install Analytic Workspace Manager software and make a connection to Oracle Database.
If you are installing on the same system as the database, then choose a Custom installation and install into the same Oracle home directory as the database. Select OLAP Analytic Workspace Manager and Worksheet from the list of components.
If you are installing on a remote system, then choose either an Administrator or a Custom installation. The Administrator choice automatically installs Analytic Workspace Manager on the client.
See Also:An installation guide for your client platform, such as the Oracle Database Client Quick Installation Guide for Microsoft Windows (32-Bit).
From the Start menu, choose Oracle - Oracle_home, then Integrated Management Tools, and then OLAP Analytic Workspace Manager and Worksheet.
On Linux, to open Analytic Workspace Manager:
From the shell command line, enter this command:
Figure 2-1 shows the initial display.
Right-click the top Databases folder in the navigation tree, then choose Add Database to Tree from the pop-up menu.
Complete the Add Database to Tree dialog box.
Figure 2-2 shows the connection information on the General tab of the Add Database to Tree dialog box.
Click the plus icon (+) next to a database in the navigation tree.
Supply your database user name and password in the Connect to Database dialog box.
Plugins extend the functionality of Analytic Workspace Manager. Any Java developer can create a plugin. Plugins are distributed as JAR files. The developer should provide information about what the plugin does and how to use it.
If you have one or more plugins, then you only need to identify their location to Analytic Workspace Manager.
Create a local directory for storing plugins for Analytic Workspace Manager.
Copy the JAR files to that directory.
Open Analytic Workspace Manager.
Choose Configuration from the Tools menu.
The Configuration dialog box opens.
Select Enable Plugins and identify the plugin directory. Click OK.
Close and reopen Analytic Workspace Manager.
The new functionality provided by the plugins is available in the navigator.
See Also:Developing Analytic Workspace Manager Plug-ins, which you can download from the Oracle Technology Network at