Getting Started with DB2 Web Query for i

Getting Started with DB2 Web Query for i

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The DB2Ar Web Query for i product is a Web-based query and report writing product that offers enhanced capabilities over the IBMAr Query for iSeriesAr product (also commonly known as Query/400). IBM DB2 Web Query for i includes Query for iSeries technology to assist customers in their transition to DB2 Web Query. It offers a more modernized, JavaTM-based solution for a more robust, extensible, and productive reporting solution. DB2 Web Query provides three main components: Report Assistant, Graph Assistant, and Power Painter with the base product. Using these tools, customers can modernize existing Query for iSeries reports while providing a foundation for building more complex business intelligence applications, such as online analytical processing (OLAP), data mining, dash boarding, or data warehouse implementations. DB2 Web Query provides capabilities to query or build reports against data that is stored in DB2 call-level interface (CLI) databases through the latest browser-based user interface technologies. It enables you to build new reports with ease through the Power Painter or Report Assistant and Graph Assistant components. It simplifies the management of reports by allowing you to leverage parameterized reporting. It delivers data to users in many different formats, including spreadsheets, PDF, HTML, or through browser support of the Java-based thin client interface. DB2 Web Query offers features to import Query/400 definitions and enhance their look and functionality with Power Painter or Graph Assistant. It enables you to add OLAP-like slicing and dicing to the reports or to view reports in disconnected mode for users on the go. It provides an interface to all data in IBM i5/OSAr through either DB2 or Open Query File native adapters that automatically identify the files to be accessed and import the metadata into DB2 Web Query. This IBM RedbooksAr publication provides a broad understanding of the new DB2 Web Query product. It entails a group of self-explanatory tutorials to help you get up to speed quickly. Overall, this book is designed for IT users. You can use Part 2, qTutorials for DB2 Web Queryq on page 89, and Part 3, qTutorials for DB2 Web Query optional featuresq on page 231, as stand-alone tutorials for anyone who is developing their own queries. Much of Chapter 8, qActive Reportsq on page 233, is appropriate for those who work disconnected from the System iAr environment. In addition, you can use much of Chapter 10, qOnline analytical processingq on page 261, if you will simply be running OLAP-enabled reports. For additional resources on DB2 Web Query for i: DB2 Web Query InfoAssist Supplemental Tutorial DB2 Web Query Documentation DB2 Web Query ForumThere are several new features in Excel 2007 that make it more powerful than ever for data analysis. Check out features such as themes for building dashboards with consistent formatting. Look to the ... This way, when data is added or updated, it takes on the formatting in the template and does not reset to the default format.

Title:Getting Started with DB2 Web Query for i
Author: Hernando Bedoya, Jackie Jansen, Gene Cobb, Robert Andrews, Linda Swan, Tyler Even, IBM Redbooks
Publisher:IBM Redbooks - 2010-02-03

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