VHA Support Service Center. ProClarity Desktop Pat Gadbaw Scot Dingman. Course Objectives. Learn how to Access Cubes and Briefing Books via ProClarity Desktop Cubes (Data) currently available Desktop Layout Navigating the Desktop & Using the Commands Customize Pre-built Views
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Begin Class Demo & Exercises
Can change connection to different server
BB server address
(should not be needed)
Briefing Book Options
Menu Bar: (File, View, Navigate, Book, Tools, Help)
Briefing Book Views
Toolbar: (back, forward, Apply, Setup, View, Sort, Filter, Decomp, Analytics Server, KPI Designer, Selector)
Setup Panel: Measures, Dimensions, Rows, Columns, Background
Setup panel (hierarchies, rows, columns, background): The area where you will design the look of your report. You can click and drag the measures and dimensions to create a display that has your desired rows, columns and background detail.
Measures: Measures are quantitative values contained in a cube. Ex: Number Unique Pts, Total Cost, ALOS
Dimensions: Dimensions are the data elements/ attributes that you select to focus your analysis. They can be composed of hierarchical members. Ex: Facilities (VHA-VISN-Facility-Division), Time (FY-Quarter-Month- Day), Blood Pressure ranges.
Selected dimensions will be in Rows, & Columns & Background
Search Function on Set up Panel
View (Grid, Chart, Both)
Grid functions by right click
Drill functions on a views & cells (up, down, hide, expand, collapse)
Flatten rows & Column headers
Actions: Drill to detail (SSN, data updates & documentation, etc.) Real SSN access required appropriate Task code. Complete VA Form 9957. See VSSC FAQ #2.
Analyze in decom tree
(important function – right click on mouse to display format options)
Click on Book link on menu & add new View
Go to File on Menu & select Send
Export grid data to Excel.
Export graphs to PowerPoint