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Oracle Discoverer 10g Handbook by Darlene Armstrong-Smith, Michael Armstrong-Smith

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CHAPTER 22Summary Management

This chapter, another in the series of chapters dedicated to the Discoverer administrator, will show you how to manage summary tables. We talk about the background for summary tables and explain why you need them. After this, we talk about the setup requirements for the database and for the user privileges. We then discuss materialized views, the objects that lie at the heart of summary management. Next, we get to the heart of the chapter, where we discuss managing the summary tables. We show you the two ways to manage summaries: using Discoverer’s automated summary management feature and manually configuring your own summary tables. After this, we discuss a strategy for managing summary combinations. Next, we show ...

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