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Beginning SharePoint® 2007: Building Team Solutions with MOSS 2007 by Shane Perran, Amanda Murphy

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6.2. Base Content Types

SharePoint offers a repertoire of content types that address the basic business needs. These are organized into groups according to their purpose. This section details each of these built-in content groups and types.

6.2.1. Business Intelligence Content Types

SharePoint 2007 introduces powerful features that organize, track, and display data from a variety of sources so you can monitor the status of your business. This section discusses the business intelligence content types, and Chapter 11 describes the useful set of business reporting tools included in this latest version of SharePoint. The content types in the following table are available as part of the Business Intelligence group. The indicator types contain columns that collect business intelligence information from a data source so it can be presented as a key performance indicator (KPI) or in a report. By creating a new content type based on one of these base content types, you can augment the information that is gathered by default. You can also customize the dashboard and report types to meet your needs.

Content TypeDescription
DashboardA special type of web page geared toward the display of business intelligence reports. This content type can be created from a Reports library.
Indicator using data in Excel workbookA key performance indicator based on information stored within an Excel workbook. This type of indicator can be created from a KPI list.
Indicator using data in SQL Server 2005 Analysis ...

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