Simple Ways to Simplify: Quick Fixes to Enhance OBIEE Visuals

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 by

Over the past couple of months I worked with a few clients in order to conduct an assessment on dashboard and analysis design. In most cases I was noticing that the dashboards were overflowing with content to the point that there was really no discernible “story” or “flow” to the information. Most of the dashboards […]

OBIEE 11g Presentation Server Catalog Replication Across Redundant Servers

Friday, February 14th, 2014 by

The thing about OBIEE 11g, is that there is no single way to get things “up and running”. Over the past year I have performed countless OBIEE installs and almost every one has been different to the last, due to infrastructure challenges, scale requirements or requirements for high-availability and server redundancy. There is little we can […]

Event Triggers in BI Publisher 11g

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011 by

Event Triggers in BI Publisher 11g give the facility to call a function in Oracle either before or after a data set is refreshed. The function must return a boolean (true/false), and if it returns false the data model will abort execution. In this article I will demonstrate how to pass a parameter through to […]

Web Services in BI Publisher 11g

Thursday, November 24th, 2011 by

BI Publisher 11g comes with a shiny set of new Web Services, superseding those that were in 10g. This article will discuss some of the uses, and ways to implement them. Introduction First, a quick refresher : what is a web service? I’d hasten to Wikipedia for a formal definition, but in essence I would […]

Accessing BI Publisher 11g Web Services through a JDeveloper Web Service Proxy

Thursday, November 24th, 2011 by

In the second part of this series looking at Web Services in BI Publisher 11g, I will look at using JDeveloper to create a Web Service Proxy. This exposes the BI Publisher Web Services in Java, from where they can be embedded in numerous other applications. I demonstrated in part one how simple it is […]

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