Training & Certifications


This Oracle BI 11g R1: Build Repositories training is based on OBI EE release 11.1.1.7. Expert Oracle University instructors will teach participants step-by-step procedures for building and verifying the three layers of an Oracle BI repository; participants will begin by using the Oracle BI Administration Tool to construct a simple repository to address a fictitious company's business requirements.

By taking this course, you'll walk away with the ability to transform your organization’s data into intelligence, which will improve your day-to-day decision making. This new knowledge will help you provide time-critical, relevant and accurate insights. Furthermore, you'll develop skills that will help you become more efficient at building repositories.

Investing in this course will give you a chance to explore more advanced topics, like implicit fact columns, bridge tables, usage tracking, multilingual environments, write back and patch merge. An appendix is included, which covers architecture and the benefits of the Oracle Exalytics BI Machine.


At the end of the program, the participants will be able to :

  1. Build and run analyses to test and validate a repository
  2. Build simple and calculated measures for a fact table
  3. Create logical dimension hierarchies and level-based measures
  4. Check the model and then model aggregate tables to speed query processing
  5. Model partitions and fragments to improve application performance and usability
  6. Use variables to streamline administrative tasks and modify metadata content dynamically
  7. Use time series functions to support historical time comparison analyses
  8. Set up security to authenticate users and assign appropriate permissions and privileges
  9. Build the Physical, Business Model and Mapping, and Presentation layers of a repository
  10. Apply cache management techniques to maintain and enhance query performance
  11. Set up query logging for testing and debugging
  12. Set up a multiuser development environment
  13. Use the Administration Tool wizards and utilities to manage, maintain, and enhance repositories
  14. Enable usage tracking to track queries and database usage, and improve query performance
  15. Perform a patch merge in a development-to-production scenario
  16. Describe Exalytics machine and the Summary Advisor tool used in the machine

This program is aimed for Application Developers, Business Analysts, Business Intelligence Developer, Data Modelers, Data Warehouse Administrator, Data Warehouse Analyst, Reports Developer, and Technical Consultant.


This program is 5 days of intensive training class.


Participants are required to have knowledge on Basic SQL, Data warehouse design, Dimensional modeling. It is recommended that participants also have taken Oracle BI 11g R1: Create Analyses and Dashboards.


  1. Exploring Oracle BI architecture components
  2. Exploring a repository's structure, features, and functions
  3. Using the Oracle BI Administration Tool
  4. Creating a repository
  5. Loading a repository into Oracle BI Server
  6. Installing the BI Client software
  7. Overview of Exalytics Machine
  1. Importing data sources
  2. Setting up Connection Pool properties
  3. Defining keys and joins
  4. Examining physical layer object properties
  5. Creating alias tables
  6. Printing the physical layer diagram
  1. Building a business model
  2. Building logical tables, columns, and sources
  3. Defining logical joins
  4. Building measures
  5. Examining business model object properties
  6. Printing the business model and mapping layer diagram
  1. Exploring presentation layer objects
  2. Creating presentation layer objects
  3. Modifying presentation layer objects
  4. Examining presentation layer object properties
  5. Nesting presentation tables
  6. Controlling presentation layer object visibility
  1. Checking repository consistency
  2. Turning on logging
  3. Uploading the repository through Enterprise Manager
  4. Executing analyses to test the repository
  5. Inspecting the query log
  1. Adding multiple logical table sources to a logical table
  2. Specifying logical content
  1. Creating new calculation measures based on logical columns
  2. Creating new calculation measures based on physical columns
  3. Creating new calculation measures using the Calculation Wizard
  4. Creating measures using functions
  1. Creating logical dimension hierarchies
  2. Creating level-based measures
  3. Creating share measures
  4. Creating dimension-specific aggregation rules
  5. Creating presentation hierarchies
  6. Creating parent-child hierarchies
  7. Creating ragged and skipped-level hierarchies
  1. Creating the usage tracking tables
  2. Setting up the sample usage tracking repository
  3. Tracking and storing Oracle BI Server usage at the detailed query level
  4. Using usage tracking statistics to optimize query performance and aggregation strategies
  1. Using Model Check Manager
  2. Modeling aggregate tables to improve query performance
  3. Using the Aggregate Persistence Wizard
  4. Testing aggregate navigation
  5. Setting the number of elements in a hierarchy
  1. Exploring partition types
  2. Modeling partitions in an Oracle BI repository
  1. Creating session variables
  2. Creating repository variables
  3. Creating initialization blocks
  4. Using the Variable Manager
  5. Using dynamic repository variables as filters
  1. Using time comparisons in business analysis
  2. Using Oracle BI time series functions to model time series data
  1. Using bridge tables to resolve many-to-many relationships between dimension tables and fact tables
  1. Ensuring the correct results for dimension-only queries
  2. Selecting a predetermined fact table source
  3. Specifying a default join path between dimension tables
  1. Importing a multidimensional data source into a repository
  2. Incorporating horizintal federation into a business model
  3. Incorporating vertical federation into a business model
  4. Adding Essbase measures to a relational model
  5. Displaying data from multidimensional sources in Oracle BI analyses and dashboards
  1. Exploring Oracle BI default security settings
  2. Creating users and groups
  3. Creating application roles
  4. Setting up object permissions
  5. Setting row-level security (data filters)
  6. Setting query limits and timing restrictions
  1. Restricting tables as non-cacheable
  2. Using Cache Manager
  3. Inspecting cache reports
  4. Purging cache entries
  5. Modifying cache parameters and options
  6. Seeding the cache
  1. Setting up Summary Advisor
  2. Running the Summary Advisor wizard to create the aggregate script
  3. Running the aggregate script to create the aggregates
  1. Using the various Administration Tool utilities
  2. Using BI Server XML API to create XML representation of repository metadata
  1. Setting up a multiuser development environment
  2. Developing a repository using multiple developers
  3. Tracking development project history
  1. Comparing repositories
  2. Equalizing objects
  3. Creating a patch
  4. Applying a patch
  5. Making merge decisions

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