How to Begin with Oracle BI Cloud Service

Oracle BI Cloud Service offers features for different kinds of users. Most users will develop or consume content, such as visualizations, analyses and dashboards, to help them glean important information about their business.

Before users can sign in, administrators must have configured the user population and set up any database connections that their users will require. After they sign in, users can get started with Data Visualization right away.

Analyses and dashboards are based on subject area data models. To get started with these, loaders must have loaded data in to connected databases and modelers must have modeled the data. When data is modeled, users can create analyses and dashboards that allow them to glean important information about their business.

Typical Workflow for Data Visualization

Task User More Information

Access the service

All

Accessing Oracle BI Cloud Service

Add data

Content developers

Adding Data from External Sources to Analyses

Blend data

Content developers

Blending Data that You Added

Select data sources

Content developers

Choosing Data Sources

Add data elements

Content developers

Adding Data Elements to Visualizations

Adjust the canvas layout

Content developers

Adjusting the Canvas Layout

Filter content

Content developers and content consumers

Exploring Data Using Filters

Set visualization interaction properties

Content developers

Specifying How Visualizations Interact with One Another

Build stories

Content developers and content consumers

Building Stories

Typical Workflow for Analyses and Dashboards

Task User More Information

Access the service

All

Accessing Oracle BI Cloud Service

Create analyses that show the data in views on dashboards. Share these analyses with co-workers, clients, and business partners.

Content developers

Creating Your First Analysis

Filter the data in the analyses

Content developers

Creating Filters for Columns

Add views to the analysis

Content developers

Adding Views

Add interactivity to the analysis.

Content developers

Adding Interactivity to Analyses

Create prompts to drive the display of data in the analyses on dashboard pages

Content developers

Creating Prompts

Build interactive dashboards for users to analyze data

Content developers

Creating Your First Dashboard

Find and explore content

Content developers and content consumers

Finding and Exploring Your Content

Analyze information for insight

Content consumers

Analyzing and Interacting with Information for Insight