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Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service (BICS) Agile Analytics

Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service (BICS) is the cloud based version of Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition. The Cloud BI service brings a low-cost, enterprise-class analytics environment, with built-in mobile capabilities, to users across an organization, regardless of technical level. “Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service, with built-in mobile capabilities, will speed and improve decision-making across

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OBIEE 11.1.1.5 new features

Published by in BI & ETL, OBIEE on November 1st, 2011

Cintra has been involved with this release and we are currently implementing and upgrading serveral of our environments to this release.  Aside from the many bugs that this release has squashed from OBIEE 11.1.1.3, this micro release brings several new features to software suite that are very welcomed. This is the first major patch release

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OBIEE 11g Installation – Part 3

Published by in BI & ETL, OBIEE on November 1st, 2011

I ran the installer, and selected ‘simple install’.  The prerequisite check came up with a warning that my physical memory was insufficient to run the application.  I’m going to ignore this for now, since I don’t want to allocate any more memory to this virtual machine given that I need to run a db simultaneously.

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OBIEE 11g Installation – Part 2

Published by in BI & ETL, OBIEE on November 1st, 2011

Alright, the little guy’s being looked after by my wife.  Getting back to the OBIEE 11g install, what we’ve got so far is a clean Win 2003 server virtual machine with both installation zip files downloaded and uncompressed.  We have a 10g database with a new OBIEE_RPD schema waiting for the RCU to generate a

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OBIEE 11g Installation – Part 1

Oracle made OBIEE 11g available in the following link: https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/bi-enterprise-edition/downloads/bus-intelligence-11g-165436.html It represents a significant step up from the popular OBIEE 10 release. We prepared a VMware image with Windows 2003 Server (Standard Edition, sp2). Having downloaded the software to the Vmware server’s local drive and made a backup. The install comes in 4 files: bi_windows_x86_111130_32_disk1_1of2.zip (1,2

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Siebel Analytics Repository Design Best Practices

Published by in BI & ETL, OBIEE on August 30th, 2010

This document was previously published as Siebel Technical Note 492. Purpose This technical note summarizes some general Siebel Business Analytics repository design best practices. Siebel Systems recommends that customers implement these best practices when designing or modifying the Siebel Analytics repository. Change Request 12-HK441Z has been logged to address the documentation enhancement request to include

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Creating a New Dashboard

Published by in BI & ETL, OBIEE on February 4th, 2010

A common mistake when starting to create the dashboards is using the “My Dashboards”. This is the easier option, but there is a restriction that the reports be viewed only under your user. To create a new dashboard, click in the link “Setting -> My Account” and choose the option below:

Tips for suppressing repeated values

Published by in BI & ETL, OBIEE on February 4th, 2010

When you configure the reports to suppress repeated values for some specific column, you have to make sure the other configurations will not overlap this option below: If the behavior is what you expected, so go to the Table layout and click in the “Table Properties” image. Uncheck the option highlighted:

Creating Dashboard Prompts

Published by in BI & ETL, OBIEE on February 4th, 2010

As a standard, the filters that will be displayed on the top of the dashboards (poplists, textboxes, radio buttons, etc) have to be done using Dashboard Prompts. To create a new Dashboard Prompt, click on the link “Answers”. On the “Answers” home page, click in the image below:

OBIEE – Configuring Multiple Repositories and Presentation Service in the same Machine

Published by in BI & ETL, OBIEE on December 16th, 2009

This chapter explains how to go about setting up multiple Oracle BI presentation services, each configured to access a different repository file (RPD) running on the BI Server. The thing is that you can easily set up the BI server so that it manages more than one RPD file. This is done by the follow

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