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Process for Using BI Patterns and Guidelines
Step 3: Using Patterns

You should understand the pattern structure and guidelines and know how to use them. This section provides an overview of a typical design pattern and helps you understand the various parts of a pattern.

Before using the patterns to create new designs, you should understand the structure of a typical design pattern. All patterns on this Web site follow a similar structure.

When Should You Use Patterns?
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Product Managers
Product Development
Customers and Consultants
  • When determining requirements for a new product
  • During the conceptual phase
  • When redesigning an existing application
  • Before the functional design and technical design phase of application development
  • When determining  requirements for a new product
  • During the conceptual phase

Note: This step is not required if product managers are involved in identifying design patterns.

  • When redesigning an existing application
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Each pattern consists of the following sections:

Figure 1. Pattern structure

Description Section

  • This section provides a high-level description of the pattern, its purpose, and its applicability.
  • This section also identifies the target users who could benefit from the pattern.

Figure 2. Example of a Pattern Title and Description

Selection Criteria

This section provides a list of user roles and descriptions. The pattern is designed for the users listed here.

Figure 3. Example of Pattern Selection Criteria

Required Screen Elements

  • This section provides a list of various elements from OBIEE that are required to create the recommended layouts.
  • This section helps developers identify the correct screen elements to apply while using the pattern.

Figure 4. Example of a List of Required Screen Elements

Example Layout

  • This section contains example layouts to illustrate the pattern definition and various ways to apply the pattern.

Example Layout of Summary Page:
The layout below provides a typical arrangement of page regions to accommodate one or more metrics for KPIs and reports for key tasks related to data correlation and comparison. The example below is a two-column arrangement of page regions. This arrangement is good for representing metrics with bigger timelines and complex data on the horizontal axis. The top four metrics or reports could be placed in the visible region of the page and the rest could be stacked below these page regions. A user could access these additional metrics by scrolling the page vertically. However, if there are more than seven or eight metrics, it's better to create more logical groupings and assign a new tab for them.

Figure 5. Example Layout

  Sample from OBIEE
  • This section contains examples generated from OBIEE tools. These examples help to illustrate the featured pattern.

Figure 6. An example from OBIEE to explain the outcome of a Pattern  |  About Oracle  |  Careers  |  Contact Us  |  Legal Notices  |  Terms of Use  |  Your Privacy Rights