Welcome

Welcome to MicroStrategy Web Help. This online help includes information on the windows you see and the steps you perform when logging in to MicroStrategy Web, navigating through folders and other objects, and running, creating, and formatting reports and Report Services documents.

Access to functionality: Permissions and privileges

Depending on your MicroStrategy privileges, you may not have access to all of the features described in this Help.

When you log in to a project using your MicroStrategy user name and password, Intelligence Server checks your security privileges. For example, you may have the privilege to run a report and sort the data on it, but not the privileges to create a report or document or permanently remove objects from a report grid.

If you have any questions about functionality or report results, contact your MicroStrategy administrator.

Additional resources

You can find additional documentation, such as introductory information and business scenarios, in the product manuals listed below. Click a link below to download a PDF of the corresponding manual.

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Evaluating MicroStrategy

Introduction to MicroStrategy

MicroStrategy Evaluation Edition: Quick Start Guide

MicroStrategy Reporting Suite: Quick Start Guide

MicroStrategy Evaluation Edition on a Linux Virtual Appliance

Installing or upgrading MicroStrategy

Installation and Configuration Guide

Upgrade Guide

Configuring and administering a MicroStrategy system

System Administration Guide

Supplemental Reference for System Administration

MicroStrategy Mobile Design and Administration Guide

Modeling data and designing a project

Project Design Guide

MDX Cube Reporting Guide

Customizing MicroStrategy Web

MicroStrategy Developer Zone (MSDZ)

Note: To access the MSDZ, you must have the following:

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  • Access to the MicroStrategy Knowledge Base

  • A license for the MicroStrategy SDK

  • A current MicroStrategy maintenance agreement

Creating reports / working with projects

Creating dashboards and scorecards

Report Services Document Creation Guide

Analytics Module References

Analyzing data using slice-and-dice techniques

Basic Reporting Guide

Advanced Reporting Guide

Report Services Document Analysis Guide

MicroStrategy Office User Guide

Analytics Module References

MicroStrategy Mobile Analysis Guide

Analyzing data using advanced analysis methods

Functions Reference

Advanced Reporting Guide

Receiving alerts and proactive notification

MicroStrategy Mobile Design and Administration Guide

Narrowcast Server guides

Analyzing OLAP data

OLAP Services Guide

For information about contacting Technical Support, see Technical Support.

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This product is patented. One or more of the following patents may apply to the product sold herein: U.S. Patent Nos. 6,154,766, 6,173,310, 6,260,050, 6,263,051, 6,269,393, 6,279,033, 6,567,796, 6,587,547, 6,606,596, 6,658,093, 6,658,432, 6,662,195, 6,671,715, 6,691,100, 6,694,316, 6,697,808, 6,704,723, 6,741,980, 6,765,997, 6,768,788, 6,772,137, 6,788,768, 6,798,867, 6,801,910, 6,820,073, 6,829,334, 6,836,537, 6,850,603, 6,859,798, 6,873,693, 6,885,734, 6,940,953, 6,964,012, 6,977,992, 6,996,568, 6,996,569, 7,003,512, 7,010,518, 7,016,480, 7,020,251, 7,039,165, 7,082,422, 7,113,993, 7,127,403, 7,174,349, 7,181,417, 7,194,457, 7,197,461, 7,228,303, 7,260,577, 7,266,181, 7,272,212, 7,302,639, 7,324,942, 7,330,847, 7,340,040, 7,356,758, 7,356,840, 7,415,438, 7,428,302, 7,430,562, 7,440,898, 7,486,780, 7,509,671, 7,516,181, 7,559,048, 7,574,376, 7,617,201, 7,725,811, 7,801,967, 7,836,178, 7,861,161, 7,861,253, 7,881,443, 7,925,616, 7,945,584, 7,970,782, and 8,005,870. Other patent applications are pending.

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Actuate® Formula One. Copyright © 1993-2011 Actuate Corporation. All rights reserved.

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