SampleApp v406 – Automatic startup of OBIEE

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 by

Last week Oracle released v406 of SampleApp. SampleApp is a one-stop-shop for a demonstration of pretty much any conceivable thing that OBIEE is capable of, and then some more on top of it. It is a VirtualBox appliance with everything on the one machine (Database, OBIEE, Endeca, TimesTen, Essbase, etc), and demonstrates basic analysis building […]

Incremental refresh of Exalytics Aggregates using TimesTen

Thursday, January 10th, 2013 by

Introduction One of the key reasons that Exalytics can deliver sub-second response times is the use of TimesTen in-memory database to hold data pre-calculated to various levels of aggregation as required by the reports. Last year I wrote about Alternatives to the Summary Advisor when considering how to build and maintain these aggregates in TimesTen […]

OBIEE Administration Tool – Import Metadata shows no schemas

Thursday, May 24th, 2012 by

Importing Metadata with the Administration Tool The client-only install of the OBIEE 11g Administration Tool is installed with a set of OCI libraries. This means that it can support basic Oracle Database interaction, without the need for a full Oracle Client installation on the machine. For example, you can update row counts in the Physical […]

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 […]

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