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Building InfoApps Using App Studio

February 28th, 2018  |  2 days  |   Online   EST   |  Closed

Course Number:  521

Release 8.2.01m

This course will show you how to build a professional user interface for your InfoApps application. Using App Studio’s HTML canvas tool, you will build a cohesive and efficient series of user interfaces for existing reports and charts that range from non-parameterized procedures to heavily parameterized self service procedures.

You will learn how to:

  • Lay out content and modify their attributes
  • Create a custom template for a consistent look-and-feel
  • Have the web page reference external and embedded procedures
  • Populate controls statically and dynamically when the web page loads
  • Use HTML canvas graphical tools to show and hide objects on the web page
  • Dynamically populate calendar controls and limit their range choices
  • Add your own customizations with CSS and JavaScript

Extending WebFOCUS with the Core Language V8.2

February 28th, 2018  |  2 days  |   Detroit   EST   |  Enroll

Course Number:  105

Release: 8.2.01

Are you familiar with the WebFOCUS graphical user interface, but need to know more about the underlying code that gets generated from your actions? Do you need to understand FOCUS/WebFOCUS reports you have inherited? With this course, you will learn the basic syntax contained in a FOCUS or WebFOCUS report request.

Learn to make changes to a report that needs minor adjustments, quickly and more easily. In many instances, it might be easier to manually change the code rather than navigating through a series of menu pull-downs and window buttons.

You will learn how to:

  • Understand the syntax of the FOCUS language
  • Comprehend WebFOCUS processing of requests
  • Create detailed (PRINT) and summary reports (SUM)
  • Control the order of data (BY, ACROSS)
  • Style reports (STYLE file, HEADINGS, FOOTINGS)
  • Understand Date Formats to change the way they are displayed.
  • Create compound Data Selection using WHERE clause
  • Calculate detail and summed values using DEFINE and COMPUTE
  • Display group and grand totals (Subtotal, Row-Total, Column-Total)
  • Place data from multiple files into one report (JOIN)
  • Save data in Excel, Active Report, and PDF formats
  • Add flexibility to your report request with variables (Dialogue Manager)
  • Consider relational reporting efficiencies (SQL tracing)

Reporting Essentials using App Studio – Part 2

March 1st, 2018  |  2 days  |   Online   EST   |  Closed

Course Number:  502

Release 8.2.01M

Expand your knowledge beyond what you have learned in the Reporting Essentials – Part 1 course.  Using App Studio, this class will explore additional concepts and techniques for creating insightful application content through advanced filtering, constructing effective virtual columns, and producing sophisticated reports.

You will learn how to:

  • Employ advanced filtering techniques
  • Control complex expressions for virtual columns
  • Simplify your calculations with prefix operators
  • Format numeric-oriented reports easily with cumulative totals, section headings and totals
  • Enhance content by accessing multiple data sources
  • Provide reporting flexibility for users with variables
  • Enable investigative analysis from summary to detail with drill-downs
  • Explore extract file techniques, such as creating HOLD files, or SQL Subqueries

 

Server Administration

March 5th, 2018  |  2 days  |   Online   EST   |  Closed

Course Number:  96182

Release 8.2.01

This Server Administration course will show you how to take to administer a server on a daily basis. You’ll learn how to configure an adapter server, techniques for balancing performance and resource utilization using the Server Console, debugging tips and tools that make diagnosing problems a snap, and how to control your server environment on a daily basis to take advantage of the power of the adapter server. You will learn about different security models to protect and manage privileges based on the user role car the Server Console can be accessed even by the basic user.

You will learn how to:
• Visually and conceptually understand the iWay server architecture
• Configure an adapter server
• Manage adapter server operations on a daily basis
• Configure a data source and set up metadata for an adapter server
• Create user and service profiles
• Troubleshoot and solve problems
• Tune your adapter server for efficient performance
• Securing reporting server web console and managing privileges
• Add and configure a remote server

Security Administration

March 7th, 2018  |  1 day  |   Online   EST   |  Enrollment Closed

Course Number:  36182

Release 8.2.x

How can you give users access to the information they require while protecting sensitive or confidential data? Build an effective security policy. The database-driven security infrastructure in WebFOCUS 8 allows administrators within your organization to develop and implement very granular security requirements for your WebFOCUS applications.

You will learn how to:

  • Create content infrastructures
  • Create and manage users, groups, roles and privileges
  • Establish rules for access to different content resources
  • Understand Resource Templates and how to use them
  • Tailor the security model to meet specific requirements
  • Establish and understand security for a WebFOCUS BI Portal
  • Interpret effective policy for each resource
  • Understand concepts such as sharing, ownership, and publishing
  • Manage private vs. publish content
  • Use utilities to troubleshoot and manage the security model
  • Access and interpret audit logs

WebFOCUS Advanced Security

March 8th, 2018  |  2 days  |   Online   EST   |  Closed

Course Number:  761

Release 8.2.01M

You will learn how to:

  • Define Reporting Server Authentication and Authorization

    • Security providers
    • Access control
    • User roles
  • Define WebFOCUS Client and Reporting Server Profiles
  • Integrate External Authentication/Authorization with WebFOCUS Client and Reporting Server
    • Integrating external LDAP
  • Access Control Template
    • Create template

  • Define Pre-Authentication with SSO (basic)
    • Security zones, IWA, SAML, trusted Ticket
  • Data Source Security with DBA
  • Use Encryption

Self-Service Analytics with InfoAssist+ Advanced Techniques

March 13th, 2018  |  2 days  |   New York   EST   |  Enroll

Course Number:  391

Release 8.2.x

This course goes beyond the basics to show you how to use Information Builders’ InfoAssist+ for governed self-service reporting, analysis, and data discovery. Besides point-and-click methodologies, it also covers techniques and best practices to gain more insights about your data.

You will learn how to:

  • Use Boolean logic and filter for aggregated data values
  • Specify parameters for dynamic filters, measures, and dimensions
  • Automatically link procedures to display additional related information
  • Set up customized links to procedures that dig deeper into your data
  • Build free-form reports
  • Retrieve unmatched data
  • Cache data for further processing
  • Rank values with an “all others” category
  • Customize charts and animate them over a given time span
  • Create an active display where multiple charts are interconnected
  • Generate reporting and charting templates

Developing Responsive Applications with App Studio

March 15th, 2018  |  1 day  |   Online   EST   |  Enroll

Course Number:  523

Release: 8.2.01

This App Studio course will show you how to build user-based solutions, concentrating on layout, design, and responsive behavior. In this course, you will use App Studio’s HTML Canvas to build context-aware html components that can be viewed on devices of varying screen sizes. In this course, you will discuss design considerations for responsive web applications.

 

You will learn how to:

  • Create responsive html documents using App Studio’s responsive design templates
  • Create responsive html document dashboards using App Studio’s report component
  • Convert existing static html document dashboards into responsive html document dashboards
  • Leverage external script libraries in App Studio to create responsive contents
  • Add responsive html documents to the WebFOCUS Portal

iWay DataMigrator Essentials Advanced Techniques

March 19th, 2018  |  2 days  |   Online   EST   |  Enroll

Course Number:  976

Release 7.7.07

The iWay DataMigrator Advanced Techniques course is designed as an advanced course to teach the student iWay DataMigrator advanced concepts, and to provide the knowledge and skills to build complex applications to Extract, Transform, and Load data targets. The student will learn how to take existing data and process flows and push them into production, build a star schema data warehouse, build complex load routines, and load the data into a target using Change Data Capture techniques.

The iWay DataMigrator Self-Study course serves as a prerequisite for the iWay DataMigrator Advanced  Techniques course to further manage and monitor your deployed applications.  The iWay DataMigrator Advanced Techniques course is an instructor led two-day curriculum.  A PDF copy of the course manual is included for your reference.

You will learn how to:

  • Push an application into production
  • Understand and build a star schema data warehouse
  • Use the various Data Load Operating Modes
  • Build complex load routines – advanced techniques
  • Create a data flow using a File Listener
  • Consume a REST Service
  • Utilize Change Data Capture
  • Debug a data/process flow

Self-service Analytics with InfoAssist+ Basic Techniques

March 21st, 2018  |  1 day  |   Online   EST   |  Enroll

Course Number:  390

Release 8.2.x

This course will show you how to use Information Builders’ InfoAssist+, an enterprise-grade analytics tool connected to the WebFOCUS BI and analytics platform, for governed self-service reporting, analysis, and data discovery. It will also introduce you to the WebFOCUS BI infrastructure and background information necessary to use InfoAssist+ effectively.

You will learn how to:
• Report from simple and dimension-enabled metadata
• Create static and interactive tabular reports
• Display detailed and aggregate information from one or more data sources
• Declare your own virtual fields, based on alphanumeric, numeric, and date formats
• Control which data rows are to be included in a variety of output display formats
• Build charts and maps from a wide selection of available templates
• Use InfoAssist+ built-in features to easily create data discovery type of displays
• Combine multiple tabular reports and charts into one document

InfoAssist Essentials – Parts 1 & 2

March 22nd, 2018  |  2 days  |   Online   EST   |  Enroll

Course Number:  368

Release 8.1.x

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:

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

Part 2:

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

Metadata Essentials using App Studio – Part 2

April 18th, 2018  |  1 day  |   Online   EST   |  Enroll

Course Number:  511

Release 8.1.x

Expand your knowledge beyond what you have learned in the Metadata Essentials – Part 1 Self Study course. Using App Studio, this class will explore additional metadata concepts and techniques to energize your WebFOCUS applications. Improve your application functionality and user experience by taking advantage of the powerful features and abilities available for metadata.

You will learn how to:

  • Connect to a database with a data adapter
  • Control the search path for application components
  • Create virtual fields in a synonym, including a SQL sub-query
  • Create a customized view of a synonym to reflect your business logic
  • Provide flexibility in a synonym through variables
  • Handle preprocessing tasks with a master file profile
  • Add synonym filters to improve user experience for reporting

iWay Service Manager Tooling Techniques

April 19th, 2018  |  2 days  |   Online   EST   |  Enroll

Course Number:  972

Release 7.x

The iWay Service Manager Tooling Techniques course provides the student tools and techniques to complete a project and migrate it into a production environment.  The training provides the skills to manage and monitor applications across iWay environments.

You will learn how to:

  • Review the iSM Self Study Course
  • Complete Your Application
  • Apply advanced error handling and CatchError processing
  • Manage and monitor your applications using iWay Sentinel
  • Apply advanced iIA and Ant scripting
  • Create a Web Service of the Customer application
  • Read multiple inputs into a single canonical
  • Build Cross Channel Services

Advanced Reporting Application Techniques Using App Studio

May 3rd, 2018  |  2 days  |   Online   EST   |  Enroll

Course Number:  522

Release 8.2.01m

Expand your App Studio reporting application development skills beyond the basics. This course will show you how to work with and maintain reporting applications for a user community. It covers a wide range of topics, like controlling data source access, modularizing procedures, and caching data for faster response times.

You will learn:

  • The relationship between the Client and the Reporting Server through App Studio.
  • How to control the way the Reporting Server searches for metadata.
  • The scripting language, Dialogue Manager, to dynamically assemble procedures.
  • Best practices for using date and date-time formatted fields.
  • The new simplified date and date-time functions to calculate significant dates.
  • How to improve response time for webpage displays by caching data.
  • Advanced webpage techniques to:
    • Use Dialogue Manager to create webpage control choices.
    • Spawn multiple displays on a webpage with a JavaScript® drilldown.
    • Handle options for no data when displaying reports and charts on a webpage.
  • Work visually with reports and charts while maintaining flexibility.

iWay DQS Golden Record and Advanced Techniques

May 10th, 2018  |  2 days  |   Online   EST   |  Enroll

Course Number:  981

Release 10.x

The iWay Data Quality Server Golden Record and Advanced Techniques is designed as an advanced course to teach the student iWay Data Quality Match and Merge concepts and to provide the knowledge and skills to Standardizing Addresses  using Loqate, Online Services and Integration with iWay Service Manager.  The student will learn how to design DQS Plans to facilitate the matching and merging of information between applications and systems.  This course will demonstrate skills on how to use Matching Measures and Matching Rules to zero in on matched records more precisely.  The student will learn how to pass transactions from an iWay Service Manager Application to a called DQS plan to cleanse data before moving the transaction on to the next phase of processing. This course is a 2-day instructor led training session.

 

You will learn how to:

  • Review the One Day DQS Self Study Course
  • Understanding DQS Online Services
  • Introduction to Extended Unification (Match)
  • Build the Extended Unification Plan using SimpleKey and Union Strategies
  • Build the Union Strategy using Matching Rules and Measures
  • Understanding the Merge (Representative Creator) Step
  • DQS Repository Setup
  • Understanding How to Use Loqate to Validate Addresses