This course combines the concepts and techniques from the first two courses in the InfoAssist Essentials series into one comprehensive course. Attendees progress quickly from grasping the fundamentals of InfoAssist to acquiring critical skills for creating sophisticated application content.
Part 1 prepares business users for using InfoAssist, a browser-based tool for query and analysis, report, chart, and dashboard design. Students will learn how to navigate the tool and explore the types of reports available for application content. They will also learn how to create content that uses basic data selection, virtual fields, drill-down features, and variables. Learning how to create content using reporting object templates and directly from metadata is also featured.
You will learn how to:
- Navigate the InfoAssist Application Window interface and explore its options
- Explore the different types of reports that are available for development using InfoAssist
- Create your own private content
- Create content that utilizes basic data selection techniques
- Utilize virtual fields in the reporting content you create
- Enable interactive content with variables
- Link report columns to other resources with drill-down techniques
- Work with Reporting Objects and metadata as starting points for reporting
The second part of the course expands your knowledge beyond what you have learned in Part 1 of the course. You will explore additional concepts and techniques for creating insightful application content through advanced filtering, constructing effective virtual columns, and producing sophisticated report layouts.
You will learn how to:
- Employ advanced filtering techniques
- Control complex expressions for virtual columns
- Format numeric-oriented reports easily with cumulative totals, section headings and totals
- Convey trends clearly with charts
- Enhance content by accessing multiple data sources
- Consolidate content with multi-page documents and active dashboards
- Produce reports in different output types including, but not limited to, PDF, Excel, Accordion, and Table of Contents
Who should take this class:
Business Analysts or Report Developers who will be using InfoAssist to create sophisticated content for WebFOCUS applications from metadata or from predefined templates.