Glossary


A | B | C | D | J | P | R | S | W

A

action
The kind of access, such as view or edit, named in a security policy.
analysis
A selection of data displayed in one or more views, such as a table or chart, to provide answers to business questions.
analytics
Business intelligence objects such as analyses and dashboards that provide meaningful data to help with decision making.

B

briefing book
A collection of static or updatable analyses or dashboard pages that you can download, print, and share with others.
business intelligence catalog
The repository where all business intelligence objects, including analyses, reports, briefing books, and agents, are stored. The catalog contains separate folders for personal, shared, and modified objects.
business object
A resource in an enterprise database, such as an invoice or purchase order.

C

cube
A block of data that contains three or more dimensions. An Essbase database is a cube.

D

dashboard
A collection of analyses and other content that gives in-depth insight to help with business decisions.

J

job definition
The metadata that determines what a job does and what options are available to users when they submit the scheduled process. A job is the executable for a scheduled process.

P

privilege
A grant of access to functions and data; a single, real world action on a single business object.

R

report
An output of select data in a predefined format that's optimized for printing.

S

scheduled process
A program that you run to process data and, in some cases, generate output as a report.

W

work area
A set of pages containing the tasks, searches, and other content you need to accomplish a business goal.