Setting up the business view

The business view provides a layer to the information in the source data so that it is easier for your users to build reports.

To enhance the metadata in the business view, do the following:


  1. Add business rules, such as calculations and filters, that define the information users can retrieve.
  2. Organize the model by creating separate views for each user group that reflect the business concepts familiar to your users.
  3. Create a durable model that can withstand later changes to query item names with no impact on existing reports, and report authors.


You can analyze the metadata to ensure that the model is following current modeling guidelines by using the Model Advisor.