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Certified Project Designer Cpd

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1. History folder: To retrieve scheduled reports - MyPersonal Objects: Objects you create - visible only to you - Public Objects: Objects that can be viewed by all - Schema Objects: Objects that represent the logical data model (facts - attributes and h

2. Data is read-only - Data is aligned by business subject - Data formatting is uniform - Data is long-term data (2-5+ years)

3. You must select "Other directions" when drilling attributes while viewing a report

4. Seach for - Object name - Object ID - Object location - Object date range - Object type - Object owner

5. Objects that map directly back to the data-warehouse. Can be used directly or used to build objects pulled onto reports

6. Based on facts or attributes - Place at least 1 aggregation inside of another - Include 1 or more level definitions - May include 1 or more conditions - May include 1 or more transformations

7. Simple - Compound - Nested - Derived

8. Allow you to interact with the BI system - logically organize data to analyze complex relationships

9. Primary keys

10. Simple: Single column unique identifier - Compound: 2 or more columns per unique identifier

11. Define the analytical calculations to perform on the data-warehouse. Made up of Facts.

12. Store info about attributes - including IDs and any descriptions. Used for easier browsing.

13. Used for - Initially populating the Metadata - Creating schema objects

14. A method of organizing the appearance of report results in a Grid report based on a criteria

15. Cube analysis - Derived elements - In-memory OLAP with use of report objects - View filters - Derived metrics

16. 1 - Form definition 2 - Form general info 3 - Form category 4 - Form format

17. Enables you to rearrange the columns and rows in a report.

18. Top menu/dropdowns - Toolbar - Right-click popup menus

19. To see data at completely different levels - other than that of the original Grid or Graph


21. Prompts to select objects to include in a report - such as attributes - metrics - custom groups - template objects - report filter objects - etc.

22. Enables you to specify the order in which the data in a report for a particular row/column appears; ascending or descending

23. The unique values of an attribute obtained from the data-warehouse

24. Made up of attributes - facts - metrics - etc. that make up the Metadata. All project info is stored in the Metadata.

25. Prompts to select a single value on which to qualify a date - number or text string.

26. A detailed - graphical representation of the physical structure of a database. Usually based on a logical data model.

27. Less storage - Simple SQL - Complex ETL

28. The Attribute Form Expression that maps to multiple columns from the same table. May also contain an operator (aggregation).

29. Extraction - transformation - loading

30. One that uses 2 or more columns as its ID

31. 1 - List info from the data source 2 - Identify facts 3 - Identify attributes 4 - Determine direct attribute relationships 5 - Organize hierarchies

32. Creating multiple attributes quickly. Used during the initial project creation.

33. Used to dynamically alter the contents of a report. With prompts - you can determine at run-time the objects you want to retreive for a report and filtering conditions.

34. A simplified version of Desktop - providing interactive "slice-&-dice" capabilities

35. 3 Ways: - Metric Value: Qualifies on a Metric value - Rank: Qualifies on a numeric rank of Metric values - Percent: Qualifies on the % of a Metric value being ranked

36. Enables you to search for a specific Object or group of Objects that meet a certain criteria.

37. Provide convenient paths for browsing attribute data - as defined by the user. They don't follow the logical model. May not consist of directly related attributes.

38. Metrics that perform multiple aggregations; one calculation inside of another.

39. Cannot be directly put onto a Report - must be aggregated in a Metric - which can be added to a Report

40. Top menu > View > Page-by - Drag-&-Drop categories onto the Page-by field window - Right-click a category and "move" to Page-by field

41. Schema Objects - Application Objects - Configuration Objects

42. Combining 1 or more metric objects with 1 or more mathematical operations or constants. May include simple - nested or other compound metrics.

43. Source Systems - ETL Processes - Data-Warehouse - Metadata - MSTR Applications

44. Normalized: No data redundancy - Moderately Denormalized: Some data redundancy with shared Table Keys - Completely Denormalized: Lots of data redundancy with shared Table Keys and description columns

45. A development environment to create BI applications - allowing users to edit the Metadata database

46. You can e-mail reports by going to _____

47. Right-click on the attribute - Double-click it - Click the drill icon from the Toolbar

48. Columns - Tables

49. Used to create or edit complex attributes - facts - hierarchies - and logical tables

50. A connection to the Metadata database. It's also the highest icon in the folder list window of Desktop.