About Oracle Warehouse Builder

Participants learn to retrieve data from different types of sources such as flat files or relational schemas and also to use the different transformation operators to design an ETL task.

Who should take this course?

Business Intelligence Developer
Data Warehouse Developer
Data Warehouse Administrator
Developer
Support Engineer
Data Warehouse Analyst

Prerequisites

 Oracle BI Warehouse Builder 11g R2: Getting Started (OBE)
 Introduction to Business Intelligence Products
 Oracle Database 11g: Data Warehousing Fundamentals

Course Content

Installing and Setting Up the Warehouse Builder Environment

What Is Oracle Warehouse Builder?

Basic Process Flow of Design and Deployment

Oracle Warehouse Builder Licensing and Connectivity Options

Installing Oracle Warehouse Builder 11.2

OWBSYS Schema

Using OWB 11.2 with Database 10g R2

Using the Repository Assistant to Manage Workspaces

Supported operating systems (OS), sources, targets, and optional components

Getting Started with Warehouse Builder

Logging In to OWB Design Center

Overview of the Design Center

OWB Projects

Overview of Objects within a Project

Overview of Objects within an Oracle Module

Organizing Metadata Using Foldering

Locations Navigator and Globals Navigator panels

Setting Projects Preferences: Recent Logons

Understanding the Warehouse Builder Architecture

Warehouse Builder Development Cycle

Overview of the Architecture for Design, Deployment, Execution

Overview of Configurations, Control Centers, and Locations

Creating Target Schemas

Registering DB User as an OWB User

Roles and Privileges of Warehouse Builder Users

Registering an Oracle Workflow User

Defining Source Metadata

Data warehouse implementation: Typical steps

Difference between Obtaining Relational and Flat File Source Metadata

Creating Flat File Module

Sampling Simple Delimited File

Sampling Multi-record Flat File

Creating an Oracle Module

Selecting the Tables for Import

Defining ETL Mappings for Staging Data

Purpose of a Staging Area

Define OWB Mappings

Mapping Editor Interface: Grouping, Ungrouping, and Spotlighting

Creating External Tables

Create and Bind process

Levels of Synchronizing Changes

Using the Auto mapper in the Mapping Editor

Set loading type and target load ordering

Using the Data Transformation Operators

Component Palette

Using a Joiner

Lookup Operator: Handling Multiple Match Rows

Using the Subquery Filter Operator

Using the Set, Sequence, and Splitter Operators

Pivot and Unpivot Operators

Using the Aggregator, Constant, Transformation, and Pre/Post Mapping Operators

Deploying and Executing in Projects Navigator Panel

Cleansing and Match-Merging Name and Address Data

Integrating Data Quality into ETL

Name and Address Data Cleansing

Name and Address Server

Name and Address Software Providers

Settings in the Name and Address Operator

Reviewing a Name and Address Mapping

Consolidating Data Using the Match Merge Operator

Using the Match Merge Operator in a Mapping

Using Process Flows

Process Flow Concepts

Creating a Process Flow Module, a Process Flow Package and a Process Flow

Types of Activities: Fork, And, Mapping, End Activity

Creating Transitions between Activities

Some More Activities: Manual, SQLPLUS, Email

Generating the Process Flow Package

Deploying and Reporting on ETL Jobs

Logical Versus Physical Implementation

Setting Object Configuration

Deployment Concepts

Invoking the Control Center Manager

Deploy Options and Preferences

Repository Browser

Starting OWB Browser Listener and the Repository Browser

Browsing Design Center and Control Center Reports

Using the Mapping Debugger

Overview of the Mapping Debugger

Initializing a Mapping Debugging Session

Preparing the testing environment and test data

Setting breakpoints and watch points

Evaluating the flow of data to detect mapping errors

Enhancing ETL Performance

Performance Tuning at Various Levels

Performance-Related Parameters in ETL Design

Configuring Mappings for Operating Modes, DML Error Logging, Commit Control, and Default Audit Levels

Enabling Partition Exchange Loading (PEL) for Targets

Performance-Related Parameters in Schema Design

Configuring Indexes, Partitions, Constraints

Enabling Parallelism and Parallel DML

Setting Tablespace Properties and Gathering Schema Statistics

Managing Backups, Development Changes, and Security

Overview of Metadata Loader Utilities (MDL)

Managing Metadata Changes by Using Snapshots

Using Change Manager

Version Management of Design Objects

Graphical UI for Security Management

Object-Level Security

Setting Security Parameters

Integrating with Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBI EE)

Business Justification: Tools Integration

Integrating with OBI EE and OBI SE

Transferring BI Metadata to OBI EE Server

Setting Up the UDML File Location

Deriving the BI Metadata (OBI EE)

Deploying the BI Module

Converting the UDML File for OBI EE

Oracle BI Admin and Answers Tool

Appendix B: Creating Experts

Harnessing OWB Power and Complexity for New Users

OWB “Experts” : Directed Guidance and Knowledge Management

Creating an Expert

Starting an Expert

Creating Your Own Custom Dialog

Scenario: ROLAP to MOLAP in Five Easy Steps

Scenario: Expert for Creating External Table

Appendix C: Using Diagnosis and Debugging Techniques

Collecting Information Before Contacting Oracle Support

Sequence Used by Oracle Support Representatives to Process Calls

Activating Debugging and Logging for Full Java Debug Trace

Activating Tracing

Using the Service_Doctor.sql Script

Troubleshooting and Diagnosing Errors in Control Center Agent (CCA)

Run-Time Views and Utilities

Online Warehouse Builder Resources

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