KScope Excitement Building

I am a relative Conference Newbie, and I have never been to Miami. So to say I’m excited about going to Kscope15 is an understatement!

I’m not speaking, so can just relax, learn something about OBIEE 12c and enjoy the after parties.

We also have a meet the authors event on Monday night, so come and chat to us (Christian, Haroun and Myself) at the ArtofBi stand.

I will try to focus next weeks blog on what I found at the event – OBIEE stuff, everything else stays on tour!

See you there.

Blogs of the day

1. EPM workspace integration with OBIEE

John Goodwin says, “It wasn’t so long ago I wrote a post about integrating EPM workspace with OBIEE, now with the recent release of OBIEE I have to keep up the tradition and test out if the integration is still working, if I don’t then I will just get asked the question so I thought I would get there before it gets asked.”


Debra Lilley writes, “OTNEMEA was a brilliant tour, despite the number of miles, it was actually quite relaxed, it only covered two timezones, so nobody had a jet lag issue.”

She finishes by saying, “These events are not big stage, multiple stream conferences, they are little steps on the way to even more success, more members of the Oracle Community.”

3. Fixing Super LOV in Universal Theme

Dimitri says, “When you migrate to APEX 5.0 and the Universal Theme you might see that some plugins are not behaving correctly anymore. In this post I’ll discuss the Enkitec Modal LOV plugin.”

4. OBIEE – New Features

Nandoo writes, “Oracle has released a new version of OBIEE ( and this has brought some cool new features.”

He lists just some of the new features in his blog.

5. OBIA – Informatica workflow and task logs

Chris Carslen-Jones writes, “Previously, I described where you can find information about ETL runs in the DAC repository.”

He gives an example of how you might combine data from the DAC and Informatica tables.

6. Detecting Change

Pete says, “GoldenGate is a fantastic product and like many other Oracle acquired products has an enviable array of non-Oracle connectivity. In fact, it is my change data propagation tool of choice.”

7. Where is Data Taking Us?

Ian Abramson refers to his presentation ‘Analytics in the Age of Big Data

He concludes his blog by saying, “The evolution of reporting is underway and we need to look at how we can provide our business analysts, business users and consumers with the information they need when they need to empower them to make better and more accurate decisions.”

8. Load More Scroll Policy for ADF 12c Table and Range Paging

Andrejus begins by saying, “There is a new scroll policy for the table component in ADF 12c. This new policy is called – load more. I think it gives good potential, it allows to reduce access load on heavy tables.”

9. Understanding SQL

Jonathan Lewis writes, “From time to time someone publishes a query on the OTN database forum and asks how to make it go faster, and you look at it and think it’s a nice example to explain a couple of principles because it’s short, easy to understand, obvious what sort of things might be wrong, and easy to fix. Then, after you’ve made a couple of suggestions and explained a couple of ideas the provider simply fades into the distance and doesn’t tell you any more about the query, or whether they’ve taken advantage of your advice, or found some other way to address the problem.”

He then gives an example and some updates.

10. Going to Kaleidoscope? What else can you do in Sunny Florida?

This blog details other things to do, including:

  • Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park
  • Wynwood Walls and the Design District
  • Fairchild Tropical Gardens

Read the full blog for more.

11. OBIEE Hack: Putting prompts in file names

Vishal Pathak says, “Users often have the requirement to have the selected prompt values suffixed to the name of the exported file. This blog talks about a hack to achieve this in OBIEE. ”

This week on Twitter

Jeff Smith asks, “Is it possible to learn without doing?

Gokhan Atil shared Cross-platform database migration

Boris Dahav tweeted OBIEE New features – Interface, part 2

This week on LinkedIn

Vishal Pathak shared OBIEE Hack: Putting prompts in File Names

Gerd Aiglstorfer posted OBIEE released

Ian Bristow shared Caution using Microsoft Active Directory with OBIEE


Stories from camerons-blog-for-essbase-hackers.blogspot.comjohn-goodwin.blogspot.com and  thatjeffsmith.com

Videos such as Oracle Business Intelligence Spotlight at Gallup

and Query Tuning 101: Access vs. Filter Predicates In Execution Plans