Business Explorer Tab

  • What is the Business Explorer Tab?
    • The Business Explorer tab provides super and power users with the capability of sharing non-standard BEx queries with each other as well as end users.  End users do not need the BEx querying tool to execute a link in the Business Explorer tab.  End users will only have the functionality of executing a query link. 

      For example, a super or power user creates an adhoc query to be shared with an end user in their office, the super or power user will contact the Reporting team to create a link to the query in the Business Explorer tab.  The end user will then be able to navigate to the tab to execute the query.

  • Business Explorer Tab Structure
    • The tab will open in a new window to the Overview screen.  The “BEx Portfolio (Public Documents)” section displays the shared query links.  The “My Portfolio (Personal BEx Documents)” section is for personal queries links and these links are not available to other users.  The “BEx Broadcaster” section provides super and power users the capability of scheduling a query.

      The BEx Portfolio (Public Documents) section is structured by folders.  The top level folder is laid out by clusters, business areas, and regional campuses.  The second level represents each college, business area and regional campus. 

      The top level folder also contains a shared folder for queries that need to be executed by a wider audience rather than a specific department.  If a query is determined to have a cross-functional application, it is shared in this folder.  The queries are “Use at Your Own Risk”; a formal validation process has not been completed on the query. 

      The tab will only be used to share links to adhoc queries.  Other types of documents (i.e. word, text, or Excel) will not be allowed in the tab.  These documents will be immediately deleted by the System Administrator.

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