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Microsoft Dynamics GP: Installing Analysis Cubes

by Christopher Liley | May 2011 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

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The installation of Analysis Cubes for Excel is actually a quite simple product to install, but it is also very dependent on having the proper permissions to perform the installation as well as completing steps in a particular order. The installation process is made up of the following three steps, which we'll cover in this article by Christopher Liley, author of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Reporting:

  • Pre-Installation Checklist
  • Installing the Server Configuration Wizard
  • Using the Server Configuration Wizard to Deploy the Cubes
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Integrating Moodle 2.0 with Mahara and GoogleDocs for Business

by Gavin Henrick Jason Cole Jeanne Cole | April 2011 | Enterprise Articles Moodle Open Source

Moodle 2.0 includes two important new points of integration with other open source products, the Repository integration and the Portfolio integration. This article by Jason Cole, Jeanne Cole and Gavin Henrick, authors of Moodle for Business: Beginner's Guide, introduces the integration of Moodle with Mahara and GoogleDocs. Mahara is an open source e-portfolio system which has been tightly integrated with Moodle 2.0. Google Docs is a cloud-based office suite which is available for free from Google. You can get a personal account for free, or your organization can sign up for a Google Enterprise account.

  • Integrate Moodle with Google Docs to act as both a repository and a portfolio
  • Link Moodle with Mahara, an open source e-portfolio system
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Oracle Warehouse Builder: Data Warehouse Design

by Bob Griesemer | April 2011 | Enterprise Articles Oracle

Data warehouses are becoming increasingly common as businesses have realized the need to be able to mine the information they have stored in the electronic form in order to provide a valuable insight into the operation of their business and how best to improve it. The Warehouse Builder contains a number of objects, which we can use in designing our data warehouse, that are either relational or dimensional. OWB currently supports designing a target schema only in an Oracle database.

In this article by Bob Griesemer, author of Oracle Warehouse Builder 11g R2: Getting Started 2011, we will cover:

  • Creating a target user and module
  • OWB design objects
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Oracle Warehouse Builder: Designing the Target Structure

by Bob Griesemer | April 2011 | Enterprise Articles Oracle

This article explains designing the data warehouse target. It covers some options for defining a data warehouse target structure using relational objects (star schemas and snowflake schemas) and dimensional objects (cubes and dimensions). Some of the pros and cons of the usage of these objects are also covered.

In this article by Bob Griesemer, author of Oracle Warehouse Builder 11g R2: Getting Started 2011, specifically we will cover:

  • Dimensional design
  • Cube and dimensions
  • Dimensional Model Implementation
  • Relational (star schema)
  • Multidimensional (OLAP)
  • Designing the ACME data warehouse
  • Identifying dimensions
  • Designing the cube
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Oracle Siebel CRM 8: User Properties for Specialized Application Logic

by Alexander Hansal | April 2011 | CRM Enterprise Articles Oracle

Many business requirements are very detailed and complex. For example, the end user community could demand that one field is updated automatically when another field has been changed. To solve this kind of requirement in Siebel CRM, developers can define so called user properties as an extension to the standard properties of object types such as business components, fields or applets. This important configuration option allows developers to define specialized application logic while staying within safe declarative boundaries. In this article by Alexander Hansal, author of Oracle Siebel CRM 8 Developer's Handbook, we will discuss the following topics:

  • Understanding user properties
  • Business component and field user properties
  • Applet, control, and list column user properties
  • Viewing user properties
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IBM Rational ClearCase: Challenges in Java Development

by Marc Girod Tatiana Shpichko | April 2011 | Enterprise Articles IBM

The unique features of clearmake fall short in at least two extremely significant contexts: Java and MultiSite. In this article by Marc Girod and Tatiana Shpichko, authors of IBM Rational ClearCase 7.0: Master the Tools That Monitor, Analyze, and Manage Software Configurations, we will analyze the causes of the problems related to Java development, examine the existing solutions, and propose directions for extensions.

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Microsoft Dynamics GP: Data Management

by Christopher Liley | April 2011 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

As any developer or consultant that has been tasked with filling user requests for reports is aware, ultimately the very first question after deciding on the reporting tool is "Where is my data and how do I get to it?"

In this article by Christopher Liley, author of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Reporting, we will discuss the following:

  • Differences between the DYNAMICS database and company databases
  • Conventions that are helpful to know and understand when it comes to Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 data and how it is stored
  • Using Resource Descriptions as a tool for finding data from within GP 2010
  • Utilizing additional tools, such as the GP 2010 SDK, to find our data
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Oracle Siebel CRM 8: Configuring Navigation

by Alexander Hansal | April 2011 | CRM Enterprise Articles Oracle

The Siebel CRM user interface supports the end user's desire to quickly navigate forward and backward while carrying out tasks. This article by Alexander Hansal, author of Oracle Siebel CRM 8 Developer's Handbook introduces the concept of drilldowns, the thread bar, and toggle applets and shows us how these navigation elements can be configured in Siebel Tools. The article is structured as follows:

  • Understanding drilldown objects
  • Creating static drilldowns
  • Creating dynamic drilldowns
  • Configuring the thread bar
  • Configuring toggle applets
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Open Text Metastorm: Making a Business Case

by Bill Aronson | April 2011 | Enterprise Articles

ProVision® is a product aimed at the top of the market, designed to manage thousands of objects, used by many different modelers. It has been used in numerous industries across the world. This means that local support is likely to be available. You will probably be able to find people with relevant experience and expertise to help you on your journey. Because it is relatively easy to use, organizations can get started fairly easily.

In this article by Bill Aronson, author of Open Text Metastorm ProVision® 6.2 Strategy Implementation, the author will explain some general principles of modeling and the key benefits of using the ProVision® modeling solution, specifically to support business strategy. You can use this information to support your business case.

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Building a Ext JS Theme into Oracle APEX

by Mark Lancaster | April 2011 | Enterprise Articles Oracle

This article by Mark Lancaster, author of Oracle Application Express 4.0 with Ext JS, covers building a theme based application on Ext JS into APEX. It provides a background on APEX themes and discusses how to create an APEX theme from scratch. Instructions on how to integrate the Ext JS library into the page template are provided, together with potential issues you may encounter. This article includes:

  • An overview of APEX themes, explaining the template types that make up a theme, as well as the benefits of separating the APEX engine, templates, and application functionality from each other.
  • Starting out creating a APEX Theme.
  • Building a Page Template based on the Ext.Viewport component. This covers the process of creating a template using a standalone prototype and integrating it into an APEX page template.
  • Discussion on how JavaScript DOM manipulation can result in input items appearing outside the form element, and the consequences that result. A customized version of the Ext.Viewport is created to ensure that input items always remain with the form.
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