[Almost] Complete OBIEE timeline [so far]


Update 29 November 2016 Added dates of end of error correction support. Update 12 December 2016 Added dates of end of error correction support for 12.2. Update 09 May 2017 All versions and patches are up to date. Recently I started to spend significantly more time at OTN forums. And what I have realised that often people don't understand how old versions of the software they use are. It's pretty typical to use OBIEE 11.1.1.6.x or even 11.1.1.5. Well, I knew this before, but when you can see tens of questions it makes the situation more obvious. I'm going to maintain a list of OBIEE versions with release dates in this post,…

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OBIEE 12c and OSM. OBIEE setup.


This is a finishing post in the series about using the OpenStreetMap data with OBIEE 12c. Actually, I have a few more ideas, but they aren't for a short term perspective. This post describes how to setup OBIEE 12c (but this information is also applicable to 11g) and some map tweaks as well. Let's start with OBIEE part. Log in to http://yourserver:9502/analytics (9502 - default port). Navigate to Admistration/Manage Map Data Now we need to create some layers to display data and define which tile layers should be used to expose them. Go to Layers tab and click Create button. It is in the top right corner. Here we can see all layers from the database…

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OBIEE 12c and OSM. MapViewer setup.


The previous post in the OSM/Spatial series was finished on a simple map of Germany. And it's time to use this map in OBIEE. This post describes how to setup the MapViewer, and the next one how to tweak the map and setup OBIEE. So, let's start. Login to the MapViewer Administration console. The address is http://yourhost:9502/mapviewer (9502 - default port). The first thing we need to configure is a connection to a database which stores a spatial data. It is done by editing MapViewer config file. Select the Configuration tab and then Mapviewer. Locate the Predefined Data Sources section. There is a template for a connection in the config file. It is commnted out by…

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OBIEE 12c remote repository download/upload


One of the most interesting features of OBIEE 12c is an ability to download/upload a repository with command-line utility without using OEM and the best part of all: without restarting of an Analytics server! But when I tried to use it and upload a repository from my developer workstation to a server, I've faced two issues. Disclaimer. This post is a result of my personal investigation. It's neither documented nor supported by Oracle. Following this guide is on your own responsibility. Update Dec 12, 2015 This is now documented: 1.2.4 Error When Running data-model-cmd.cmd Launcher Script. The bug 22095286 BI-LCM TOOLS NOT WORKING FROM CLIENT INSTALLATION will be fixed in 12.2.3 (My Oracle Support)…

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OBIEE 12c Linux installation


A couple of days ago Oracle released a highly anticipated Oracle Business Intelligence 12c (12.2.1.0.0). I've spent a couple of days installing it on an Oracle Linux 7 server. I can't say that it was flawless. An installation process was terminated few times without clear description what was wrong. I don't know yet all of tricks and pitfalls and this guide is only the first version. I've managed to do it, but I don't sure I can repeat it anytime. This post is about a Linux installation procedure only. You can read about Windows 7 installation here OBIEE - Installing OBIEE 12c on my Windows box. From my point of view, there is no significant difference.…

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OBIEE 12c is available


OBIEE 12c is available for download at OTN. You can read a great posts about new features by Boris Dahav here and Shiva Molabanti here, while cat Sherlock and I are writing an installation guide (with pictures but without conversation).…

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