This graphic illustrates the use of the OLAP catalog to access relational data. In this graphic, the data originates in an application, represented in the top left corner by a box labeled Application. To the right of this box are two boxes, from left to right, labeled BI Beans and OLAP Catalog. The data flows from the Application to BI Beans and then to the OLAP Catalog. The data flow is represented by arrows connecting these boxes.

In the lower part of the screen is the Relational Schema. It contains the following: Table 1, Table 2, View 1, and an AW that contains the following: Dimension and Variable. An arrow connects the OLAP Catalog to Table 1. An arrow also connects the OLAP Catalog to View 1. View 1 is connected to Dimension that is contained in the AW.