This preface describes new features in Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 12c (12.2.1).
This preface contains the following topics:
New features in Oracle BI EE 12c (12.2.1) include:
In this release graphs have been enhanced as follows:
Ability to sort graph views by using a context menu (right-click). A new sort dialog is displayed when you right-click in a graph view in the "Analysis editor: Results tab" or on a dashboard page. You can right-click legend, data marker, and group-level (X axis) items to display a menu of interactions that includes options such as Sort and Drill (see "Right-Click Interactions in Views" for additional information).
This release includes enhancements to various view types that can assist a content designer in creating more effective analyses faster, including those in the following list:
A new view type named heat matrix. Heat matrices are two-dimensional representations of data in which values are characterized by a gradient of colors. A simple heat matrix view provides an immediate visual summary of information that is well suited for analyzing large amounts of data and identifying outliers. See "Editing Heat Matrix Views" for additional information.
Ability to sort graph, heat matrix, pivot table, table, treemap, and trellis views by using a context menu (right-click). A new sort dialog is displayed when you right-click in a data view in the "Analysis editor: Results tab" or on a dashboard page (see "Right-Click Interactions in Views" for additional information).
This release provides, for analyses, the ability to:
Specify whether to multiply data by a 100 to display it as a percentage when setting the properties of a column. See the Scale for % (x 100) component in "Column Properties dialog: Data Format tab."
Add data from an uploaded external source to an analysis. Adding external data is sometimes referred to as "mash-up." See Chapter 3, "Adding External Data to Analyses."
In this release, you can style and customize KPI Watchlists and every watchlist that appears in a scorecard. You can set custom styles for each watchlist and rename and change the order and visibility of the watchlist columns. See "Customizing Watchlists."
In this release, you can set advanced page properties to specify incoming navigation parameters you want to set on the current dashboard page. This enables you to control how parameters associated with the navigation actions are applied. See "Setting Advanced Page Properties."