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By Davide Moraschi

Enterprise intelligence is changing into extra very important by means of the day, with
cloud choices and cellular units gaining wider attractiveness and
achieving higher industry penetration. MicroStrategy Reporting
Suite is an entire enterprise intelligence platform that covers
all the knowledge research wishes of an firm. Scorecards,
dashboards, and stories could be explored and introduced on desktop,
the internet, cellular units, and the Cloud. With the newest Visual
Insight device, MicroStrategy brings the facility of BI to the
business clients, letting them notice details with out the
help of IT personnel.

Business Intelligence with MicroStrategy Cookbook covers the full
cycle of a BI undertaking with the MicroStrategy platform, from
setting up the software program to utilizing dashboards within the cloud and on
mobile units. This ebook makes use of step by step directions to teach
you every little thing from the very fundamentals to the extra complex topics.
We will commence by means of downloading and fitting the software program and a
well-known pattern SQL Server database. Then, one brick at a time,
we will build a fully-featured BI resolution with a web
interface, cellular reporting, and agile analytics.

The chapters are ordered by means of expanding trouble, and every one
builds on most sensible of the previous bankruptcy in order that the learning
process is innovative. The examples given during this booklet are
practical, and you'll be capable of see the instant end result of
your efforts. we'll first disguise developing the platform,
including the construction of the metadata and the various objects
that are a part of a BI venture: tables, attributes, and metrics.
Then, we look at the best way to create and examine reports,
charts, records, and dashboards, in addition to how one can manipulate
data with the computer program, the internet Interface, and an iPad
device.

The final a part of the ebook is devoted to complicated subject matters like
the new agile analytics expertise from MicroStrategy, the place we
cover either visible perception and MicroStrategy Cloud Express.
Whether you're a database developer, facts analyst, or a business
user, enterprise Intelligence with MicroStrategy Cookbook will get
you on top of things with essentially the most robust BI systems on the
market with the smallest attainable funding of time and
money.

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Projects can be copied from one Intelligence Server to another. Think of a project as a way to keep all the related objects together. A project must have at least one connection to get data from the data warehouse. Getting ready You need to have completed the previous chapter to continue. How to do it... In this first recipe we'll create a project: 1. Open Start | All Programs | MicroStrategy | Desktop menu and click on the Desktop icon. 2. Log in with Administrator and the corresponding password and right-click on the topmost folder named MicroStrategy Analytics Modules.

Click on Start | Administrative Tools | Data Sources (ODBC) and select the System DSN tab. 2. You will find some DSNs already created for you by the setup; we need to create two more (yes, you're right: one for the metadata and one for the data warehouse). 3. 0 and click on Finish. 4. 0 5. Click on Next and then on Next again. 6. Click the checkbox labeled Change the default database to and in the drop-down list underneath, select metadata. Leave all the remaining default values and click on Next and on Finish.

8. Exit the Desktop application and open it again. This time you will be prompted for credentials to enter the MicroStrategy Analytics Modules, type Administrator and the password you just created. How it works... At the top-most level of the folder tree in MicroStrategy Desktop application there are the project sources, think of them as a shortcut to the Metadata. A project source is just a way for MicroStrategy to know where the Intelligence Server is running and how to connect to it. The Administration folder is where all the administrative tasks are performed in the Desktop application, and you can see this because you've entered the application with an admin account.

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