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BrioQuery Explorer User Guide

BrioQuery Explorer User Manual 1999 Brio Technology, Inc. All rights reserved. This product and related products and documentation are protected by copyright and are distributed under licenses restricting their use, copying, distribution, and decompilation. No part of this product or related documentation may be reproduced in any form by any means without prior written permission of Brio Technology, Inc., and its licensors. Brio Technology, Inc. 3460 West Bayshore Road Palo Alto, CA 94303 USA support@Brio.com sales@Brio.com www.Brio.com Updates are at www.brio.com/documentation

Trademarks Brio Enterprise, BrioQuery, BrioQuery Designer, BrioQuery Explorer, BrioQuery Navigator, Brio.Quickview, Brio.Insight, Brio OnDemand Server, Brio Broadcast Server, and Brio Enterprise Server are trade marked names. All trade names of companies and products used in this book are registered trademarks or trade names of their respective holders and are used in an editorial fashion only, with no intention of infringement of any kind. Usage is not intended to convey endorsement or other affiliations with this product.

Credits Written by Susan St.Pierre. Contributors include Dan Claessens, Gavin Das, Gina Tsubota, John Rotherham, You Mon Tsang, Daniel Montagne, and Andreas Ramos. Printed in USA PN 1200021 (Rev. 6/1999)

Contents

Introduction .................................................................................................. xiiiWhat this Manual Contains....................................................................... xiii Overview............................................................................................. xiii Tutorials .............................................................................................. xiii Online Help ................................................................................................ xiv Who is This Manual For?............................................................................ xv Manual Conventions .................................................................................. xv Menu Commands ................................................................................ xv Shortcut Menus.................................................................................... xv Text....................................................................................................... xv Notes and Other Messages ................................................................ xvi Supported Platforms.................................................................................. xvi System Requirements ................................................................................ xvi Contact Brio Technology ........................................................................... xvi Main.................................................................................................... xvii Technical Support.............................................................................. xvii Sales.................................................................................................... xvii Registration ............................................................................................... xvii View Your Serial Number................................................................ xviii

Overview

..................................................................................................... 1Query and OLAP Query Sections.................................................................1 Results Section ...............................................................................................3 Chart Section ..................................................................................................5

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Pivot Section...................................................................................................6 Report Designer .............................................................................................7 EIS Section ......................................................................................................8 About Brio Enterprise ..............................................................................10 BrioQuery 6.0 ....................................................................................10 Brio.Insight 6.0 ..................................................................................11 Brio.Quickview 6.0............................................................................12

Tutorial 1: Create a BrioQuery document....................................................... 13BrioQuery Documents.................................................................................13 Tutorial 1 Overview.....................................................................................14 Objectives .....................................................................................................14 Start...............................................................................................................14 Launch BrioQuery ................................................................................14 Connect by Creating a Connection File ......................................................14 Query Section...............................................................................................19 Examine Query Section Interface ........................................................19 Open Table Catalog..............................................................................21 Select Tables..........................................................................................22 Hide and Show Section and Catalog Panes ........................................22 Join Manually........................................................................................23 Build Request Line ...............................................................................24 Save Document.....................................................................................27 Build Limit Line....................................................................................28 Sorts in Query Section ..........................................................................31 Save Document.....................................................................................31 Process Query ..............................................................................................32 Results Section .............................................................................................32

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Examine Results Section Interface.......................................................32 Format Results Section .........................................................................33 Add Date Groups .................................................................................37 Build Local Limits.................................................................................38 Build Sort Line ......................................................................................39 Password Protect Document.......................................................................40 Return to Query Section ..............................................................................41 Aggregate items in Request Line.........................................................41 Pivot Section.................................................................................................42 Insert New Pivot Section......................................................................43 Examine Pivot Section Interface ..........................................................43 Build Pivot ............................................................................................45 Pivoting Labels .....................................................................................51 Focus on Items and Hide Items ...........................................................53 Show All Items......................................................................................54 Remove Label from Outliner ...............................................................54 Add Totals.............................................................................................55 Total Functions .....................................................................................56 Drill Anywhere.....................................................................................57 Drill Up .................................................................................................58 Build Sort Line ......................................................................................58 Remove Total ........................................................................................59 Group and Ungroup Items ..................................................................60 Save Document ............................................................................................61 Pivot2 Section...............................................................................................61 Insert New Pivot Section......................................................................61 Delete Pivot2 Section............................................................................62 Chart Section ................................................................................................63

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Insert New Chart Section .....................................................................63 Rename Chart Section ..........................................................................63 Choose Chart Type...............................................................................64 Build Chart........................