Accessing Data and Data Analysis
This section provides a quick reference to the terms and concepts discussed in
The information below is organized by category:
• Basic terms such as document, microcube, aggregation, etc.
• Calculation contexts (local, body, input, output and reset)
• Context operators (In, ForEach, ForAll)
• Keywords (Report, Block, Body, CurrentPage).
Frequently used terms
A selection of useful terms often used in this context.
Aggregation A calculation that returns totals, percentages, etc. in which any
of the following functions are used:
Average, Count, Max, Min, StdDev, StdDevP, Sum, Var, VarP.
A calculation that returns running totals, percentages, etc. in
which any of the following functions are used:
RunningAverage, RunningCount, RunningMax, RunningMin,
Qualification of an object, variable or formula that returns text
(names, IDs, etc.) or dates.
In a report, dimensions make up calculation contexts.
A BusinessObjects file (extension .rep).
The syntax of a formula for an aggregation, in which the input
and output contexts for the aggregation are displayed.
You can use extended syntax to define your own input and
You have to use extended syntax to define reset contexts.
The definition of the content of a cell. Can contain functions,
operators, variables and text.