Using a Web Intelligence Document as a Data Source

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Add a query using Web Intelligence as a data source

Web Intelligence Document as a Data Source

Building Queries on Web Intelligence Documents

Existing documents have valuable content and metadata that you can reuse when creating new documents.

In some cases, the semantics have been augmented with enriched metadata. The target document automatically benefits from these augmented semantics as is, which reduces the data preparation effort. Time dimensions, geo-qualified objects, or variables, for instance, can be reused as such, so you don’t have to go through the enrichment process twice.

Exposing Web Intelligence Content

When you create a document based on another document, the source document used as a data source exposes the following metadata to the target document:

  • Dimensions, measures, attributes
  • Hierarchies
  • Time and geo dimensions
  • Variables

In the query panel, you can select the objects from the source document that you want to add to the query. When running this query, the data is retrieved from the document source's data provider.

To refresh the data in the source document, you must either explicitly refresh the source document, or schedule the document and create an instance.

If you are reusing a scheduled document with multiple instances, the application relies on the Smart View parameter defined in the Central Management Console (CMC) to decide whether it should reuse the latest instance, or the document itself. For more information about the Smart View parameter, see the section in the Business Intelligence Platform Administrator Guide.

If the source document is based on a relational .UNX universe and you've set up security filtering in the target document, the application filters the data set according to the Business Security Profile assigned to the current user.

See the following video to learn more about sharing the Web Intelligence Data Model.

Use a Web Intelligence Document as a Data Source

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