Summit 2016: Education

Non-Technical | Beginner | Intermediate | Advanced

Basic Introduction to Portal Designer

Sandy Stulberger, Information Builders
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Monday 3:15PM - 4:15PM
This presentation serves as an introduction to the material covered to be covered in the "Building Business Intelligence Portals" course. You will get a basic introduction to the BI Portal Designer as you watch a portal being built. The portal will contain pages that highlight content in some of the other presentations and labs at Summit. Among them will be a number of advanced Guided Reports from the "Building More Advanced Guided Reporting InfoApps" lab.

Building Sophisticated Reports With App Studio

Carlos Fiallos, Information Builders
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Monday 2:00PM - 3:00PM
This presentation will give you a preview into what you will learn in the "Reporting Essentials" course track. There, you will learn how to use App Studio to create sophisticated reports to meet any organization's needs. You will see how to create a report from multiple data sources that contains parameterized filters, virtual fields, numeric operations, and drill-downs, among other features.

Creating Responsive Applications

Carlos Fiallos, Information Builders
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Friday 11:00AM - 12:00PM
This presentation will give you an introduction to responsive web design using the HTML Canvas of WebFOCUS App Studio. You will see how an HTML page with dynamic controls, parameter chaining, and drill-downs is built so that it is responsive. By this we mean that the presentation layer responds to the device being used to render it with layout changes to accommodate differences in resolution.

Get the Info on InfoApps

Carlos Fiallos, Information Builders
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Monday 4:30PM - 5:30PM
This presentation will give you a preview into the material covered in the course "Building InfoApps Using App Studio's HTML Canvas." You will be introduced to the process used for building cohesive and efficient interfaces for procedures that range from non-parameterized to heavily parameterized. We will show you what it takes to create layouts that use dynamically populated controls and parameter chaining, among other features.

Get Your Application Techniques Here

Carlos Fiallos, Information Builders
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Friday 8:30AM - 9:30AM
This presentation will give you a give you a preview into the material covered in the Advanced Reporting Application Techniques Using App Studio. You will be introduced to techniques for modularizing your application, applying dynamic styling and, external filters and reporting techniques for web pages. Attendees with App Studio and application development experience are the intended audience for this presentation.

Get Your Debug Out

Rob Mace, Information Builders
Michael Florkowski, Information Builders
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Friday 9:45AM - 10:45AM
In this presentation, attendees will gain an understanding of the various options available to debug iWay Service Manager applications. The lecture shows debugging settings, QA object usages, and the command line debug tool. We will also follow a document through a flow by looking at a trace file available in iWay Integration Tools. Come debug with us.

Know Your Omni-Gen Tools

Rob Mace, Information Builders
Michael Florkowski, Information Builders
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Monday 2:00PM - 3:00PM
In this presentation, attendees will gain a basic understanding of how to use the Omni-Gen tools. The lecture walks attendees through the use of the iWay Integration Tools (iIT), Data Quality Services (DQS), Integrity Designer, and the Omni Governance Console. The presentation will set the foundation of the Omni-Gen tool set for attendees planning to attend the Omni-Gen Lab Series.

Quick Start: Metadata Basics

William Poppe, Information Builders
Tech Level: | Prerequisite: Knowledge of BI reporting concepts and operational data sources.
Monday 4:30PM - 5:30PM
When your application accesses a data source, it needs to know how to interpret the data used in the application. Using App Studio, this presentation introduces you to WebFOCUS Metadata, and gets you started with the most basic of metadata concepts. Topics include the role of App Studio for creating applications and its core metadata features; creating metadata automatically; editing and enhancing metadata using the Metadata canvas; basic metadata attributes and their functions; and creating metadata cross-references.

Quick Start: More Metadata

William Poppe, Information Builders
Tech Level: | Prerequisite: Knowledge of Metadata fundamentals, BI reporting concepts, and operational data sources.
Friday 8:30AM - 9:30AM
Expand your knowledge beyond the basics. Using App Studio, this session will explore additional metadata concepts and techniques for enhancing your WebFOCUS applications. Enrich your application functionality and user experience by taking advantage of some powerful features and operations available for metadata. In this session you will 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 pre-processing tasks with a master file profile; and add synonym filters to improve user experience for reporting.

Quick Start: ReportCaster

William Poppe, Information Builders
Tech Level: | Prerequisite: Knowledge of BI reporting concepts.
Friday 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Need to automate the scheduling, distribution, and storage of information to multiple groups of users? This presentation will introduce you to ReportCaster, the WebFOCUS report delivery engine. You will discover how to schedule WebFOCUS reports, any file, or the contents of a URL, and then send the output in a variety of formats via FTP, printer, e-mail, fax, mobile device, or to the optional Report Library. Topics include using the Report Library feature to accelerate information storage and retrieval, intelligent bursting to deliver different versions of the same report to many users, and creating an alert that will cause a report to be distributed when a specific business condition occurs.

Variables, Variables, Everywhere

Walter Blood, Information Builders
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Friday 9:45AM - 10:45AM
At the heart of Dialogue Manager are global and local amper variables, which are central to building complex requests, such as guided ad hoc queries. Recently, amper variables have also shown up in the Master File, and with the advent of the MFD Profile, they now play a role almost everywhere. This session will demonstrate and explore the use of amper variables, from the navigational Dialogue Manager to the DBA-generating possibilities of the master file profile.

What You Should Know About InfoAssist

Lori Pieper, Information Builders
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Monday 3:15PM - 4:15PM
This presentation will give you a preview into the material covered in the InfoAssist Essentials courses. You will be shown the basics of a report and a chart, and then you will combine them into a document. We will create an Active Technology dashboard and show you how to add controls. This is a great session for those who have not had any formal WebFOCUS InfoAssist training.