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1 Discoverer Web for AQS

2 2 Goals for this class Introduce Discoverer Plus Learn About the Data in AQS Practice Finding Data Using Discoverer Have Fun!

3 3 What is Discoverer? A business intelligence tool for customizable queries, reporting, analysis, and Web publishing from Oracle Corporation A retrieval only tool that works on a relational database

4 4 End User Layer How does this work?

5 5 What Can Discoverer Produce? Data Listing Reports Cross-Tabulation Reports (Pivot Tables) Graphs & Charts

6 6 Key Terminology TablesFolders ColumnsItems RowsRecords QueriesWorksheets Interface to database= End User Layer Grouping of Tables= Business Area Group of worksheets= Workbook

7 7 What you need AQS userid and password Java-enabled Web browser (Sun Java 1.5 update 11 recommended) url:

8 8 How To Build a Query in Discoverer Connect Choose a Layout Select Items – To Display – To Filter By Specify Totals and other Calculations (Optional) Specify Sorting (Optional) Specify Run-Time Parameters (Optional) Run Report

9 9 The REAL Way to Build a Query… FORM A GOOD QUESTION!! Understand the Data You Need to Answer the Question

10 10 Your Business Areas Business areas are composed primarily of views (i.e., combinations of tables) in the aqsprod database as described in the Data Dictionary Reference tables (e.g., States, Parameters, Units) Raw data and other additional folders in AQSprod AQS basic AQSprod

11 11 Why is the EUL Necessary? Monitors SitesAnnual Summaries

12 12 Data Model for AQS

13 13 Data Model for AQS, cont’d

14 14 Data Model for AQS, cont’d

15 15 Starting Discoverer Plus

16 16 Create a Connection

17 17 Create a Connection, cont’d

18 18 Successful connection

19 19 Create/Open a Workbook

20 20 Creating a New Workbook Use the Workbook Wizard Start with a simple goal in mind – e.g., Find the states in your region

21 21 Selecting Items AQS basic is the simplest Business Area Scroll through list of folders Expand a folder to see its items

22 22 Highlight items and move them to the Selected side by clicking on the right arrow Selecting Items, cont’d

23 23 Conditions

24 24 Conditions, cont’d

25 25 Conditions, cont’d

26 26 Calculations

27 27 Calculations, cont’d

28 28 Table Layout Click and drag headings to desired order

29 29 Table Layout, cont’d

30 30 Sorts

31 31 Results

32 32 Formatting

33 33 Parameters

34 34 Parameters, cont’d

35 35 The Same Results

36 36 1. Connect to Discoverer. 2. Create a new workbook using the AQS basic business area to show all states within your EPA region. 3. Rearrange the order of columns. Make EPA Region column Sort by EPA Region, then State Abbreviation. Change to a group sort on EPA Region. 5. Center headings for all columns. (Extra credit if you can find where to do this for all headings at once.) 6. Add a title. 7. Add a count of states by Region. Exercise 1

37 37 Exercise 1: Sample Results

38 38 Exercise 2 1. List all the parameters (pollutants) measured at site Modify #1 to include only parameters being sampled since Modify #1 to show sampling end dates

39 39 All parameters at site All parms since 2003 Exercise 2 Results All parms w/end date

40 40 1.Identify all active sites in your state that do not have the standard coordinate fields populated. 2.Add a title. 3.Include a count of the number of sites by county and a grand total for the state. Exercise 3

41 41 Exercise 3 sample results

42 42 Crosstab Other Views -

43 43 Crosstab, cont’d Other Views -

44 44 Crosstab, cont’d Other Views -

45 45 Graphs

46 46 Export Options

47 47 Other Output Options

48 48 Saving a Workbook

49 49 Opening a Workbook

50 50 Sharing a Workbook

51 51 Sharing a Workbook, cont’d

52 52 Using More Features 1.Find all PM 2.5 monitors with sampling periods beginning in Sort the results by state abbreviation, county, site, and POC 3.Display start date and end date (if any) for sampling periods 4.Display count of monitors in each state. 5.Add an appropriate title 6.Save the workbook on the database 7.Share your workbook with your neighbor Goal:

53 53 Desired Results

54 54 More Sample Queries...

55 55 Monthly Max Values with Graph

56 56 Sample Monthly Max, Min, Mean by Monitor

57 57 Sample Quarterly Max, Min, Mean

58 58 Hints and Tips and Other Good Stuff Discoverer is accessing the live production database ( AQSprod – same as the AQS application) Your Discoverer userid and password are the same as your AQS application userid and password Only registered AQS users can access AQSprod via Discoverer There is one EUL for AQS; multiple Business Areas AQS basic has the most commonly used tables AQSprod includes all the tables in AQS basic plus raw data – current and a few other related tables Online Help is pretty good! Any workbook you share with others will have your userid appended to the beginning of the workbook name You can get to Discoverer from the AQS Web Application link on the EPA TTN AQS page - Many of the reference tables are viewable from

59 59 Max time for Discoverer queries = 60 mins (Query Governor tab from Tools/Options) Max number of rows=100,000 (Query Governor tab from Tools/Options) Many of the date fields are defined as YYYYMonDD HH:MM – e.g., 2005Jun11 01:22. Many date fields are also defined for just the YYYY, or Q, Mon, or DD, or HH, or MM If you can’t get a total to work within Discoverer, you may want to export to a spreadsheet to create your totals (and other calculations) Oracle Technology Network is a good source for information – free registration – look for Discoverer with Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence ( ) Hints and Tips and Other Good Stuff, cont’d

60 60 There’s lots you can do! Discover the data DISCOVERER with DISCOVERER!

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