CHAPTER 2Getting a Fast Start with BI Patterns in the BEx Web Template

This chapter begins your exploration of the Web Application Designer (WAD) by introducing you to BI patterns. This chapter precedes the full discussion of the WAD coming up in Chapters 3 and 4 because the BI patterns offer an easy way to familiarize yourself with the WAD interface without diving into all the details of its functionality. They also offer a way to deliver Web reports quickly to business users. Frequently, when WAD developers initially review the functionality of the BEx Web templates, they immediately conclude that it is too technically sophisticated for business users to understand and use. This reaction typically is the result of jumping right into the meat ...

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