Welcome to Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer Desktop! This guide explains how to use the Discoverer Desktop ad hoc query and analysis interface for business use.
This guide is designed for business professionals who want to view, analyze, and manipulate data using Discoverer Desktop. You may want to have Discoverer Desktop running on your computer while reading this guide, so you can follow the step-by-step explanations. If your Discoverer manager at your organization has not created a business area or workbook, you can use the sample database included with Discoverer Desktop.
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Oracle BI Discoverer supports standard keyboard navigation. Standard keyboard navigation includes the use of the tab key, mnemonics (using the Alt key and the underlined character), and accelerators (such as Alt+F4 to exit a window).
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|Menu name | Command||Text in this format conveys a sequence of menu choices, e.g. choose the menu, then the command under that menu.|
To run Discoverer Desktop, a Discoverer End User Layer must already exist. Your Discoverer manager must have created or upgraded the End User Layer using Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer Administrator (which is shipped as a component of Oracle Developer Suite).