Business Intelligence Features
You can enable or invoke a number
of advanced business intelligence tools from Report Painter. These
- Financial analysis
using the Financial Report Painter, a graphical interface for the
Financial Modeling Language. The Financial Report Painter enables
you to perform sophisticated row-based calculations on data.
- Trend analysis through
data visualization based on bar graphs applied to columns or measures
of numeric data. Data visualization is supported from Report Painter
and from the OLAP Control Panel.
Procedure: How to Access the Financial Report Painter
In the Report
Add the fields you want to include
in the report.
column that you want to use as the For field and click the For button
on the Columns toolbar. The selected For field allows the report
to be structured on a row-by-row basis in the Financial Report Painter.
Click the Matrix tab
on the Report Painter window.
The Financial Report Painter Design grid opens.
details, see Creating Reports With Financial Report Painter in
the Creating Financial Reports manual.
Procedure: How to Enable Data Visualization Graphics
report in which you wish to insert visualization bar graphs in Report
a column containing numeric data and click Visualize from
the context menu.
The Data Visualization dialog box opens.
Visualize check box. This activates the option and also invokes
the bar graph when you subsequently run the report.
details, see Visualizing Trends in Reports.