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Setting Up the Siebel Analytics Web Catalog Structure

The Web Catalog has two main folders:

  • /Shared. Contains the personal storage and My Dashboards for each user.
  • /User. Contains shared folders, shared dashboards, and shared dashboard content.

Figure 4 shows the recommended higher-level folder structure for the Web Catalog.

Figure 4. Recommended Catalog Folder Structure

The Web Catalog structure shown in Figure 4 makes it easier for users and administrators to reorganize content and make shared dashboard sections available. This, in turn, facilitates My Dashboard creation by allowing users to select from shared content.

Items shown within brackets ( [ ] ) are optional. Items shown within angle brackets ( < ) should be replaced with the appropriate name.

Group Folder

When you create a Web Group, the system automatically creates a shared folder for the group. All members of the Web Group are automatically given Read permissions to this folder. These permissions are inherited by any subfolders that you create.

Group folders hold shared dashboard content that pertains to only members of the Web Group. The shared content can be further organized into subfolders under the Group folder.

NOTE:  You may want to remove this folder and grant group permissions to other folders if there is no group-specific content.

Common Folder

Dashboard sections that are shared across groups are saved in a Common folder under the /Shared folder. Content can be organized into subfolders under the Common folder.

Requests Folder

When you create requests in Siebel Answers that you want to share, save them in a Requests folder in the /Shared folder.

Create a folder for each subject area in the Requests folder for storing requests against that subject area. This allows you to manage permissions at the level of the subject area. If two or more subject areas are closely related, so that users with permission to one would almost always have permission to the other, you could create a single folder to store requests against both subject areas.

NOTE:  If a user is given permission to a request in the Web Catalog that references a Subject Area to which the user does not have permission, the Siebel Analytics Server still prevents the user from executing the request.

In cases where you have requests that span subject areas (requests that involve SQL subqueries), you can put them in the folder for any of the subject areas, or create a new folder for users that have permission to these subject areas.

For more information about working with the Web Catalog, read Administering the Siebel Analytics Web Catalog.

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