This week’s OBIEE News is out! Edition of 24th March

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1. EPM patch has landed

John Goodwin says, “Finally after a long wait EPM has arrived and the patch comes in a bundled 1.8GB download or as Oracle likes to call it a superpatch.”

Read the full details here.

2. OBIEE BI Publisher prompts not visible when added to dashboard page

Arun Kumar writes, “When creating a BI Publisher report from a BIP data model, we can add prompts on the report directly to have interactivity on the report. This is specifically useful if you end up creating a BIP report when all required field are not available in the Subject Area, and the report is more like a one-of report (not requiring any further Ad-Hoc analysis). The report and prompts work well when accessed from a catalog directly. But when you try to add the same BIP report to a dashboard page, it does not show the prompts for some reason.”

He then explores in his post, two workarounds for this problem.

3. OBI Mobile App for Android devices available now

Download it from the Play Store.

Shiva Molabanti gives us some useful screenshots as a taster!

4. OBIEE 11g – Multiple Instances on Computer – Auto Ports Vs Custom Ports

Pravin Khadakkar states, “The standard installation of OBIEE 11g would configure software components to default ports. These ports may be different if it is chosen manually during installation process. The problem arises when company plans to install multiple instances of Oracle Business Intelligence on a single computer; there is a need to decide on a port management strategy. There are two options; the first option is to allow Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Installer to assign the ports for each instance automatically while other option is to assign ports through a custom port configuration file (.ini).”

He then goes through:

  • Auto Port
  • Custom Port Configuration
  • Review Configuration
  • Commands to Find Active Ports

5. Live from the 1st Annual World Wide Data Vault Consortium: Day 1

In the 1st of three posts, Kent Graziano gives us the news from Day 1 of the 1st Annual World Wide Data Vault Consortium.

6. Live from the 1st Annual World Wide Data Vault Consortium: Day 2

Read on for the highlights of Day 2.

7. Live from the 1st Annual World Wide Data Vault Consortium: Day 3

…and finally the news from day 3!

8. Open World 2014 – guidelines for call-for-papers…

Keith Laker provides us with his top 10 list of guidelines for submitting proposals including:

* Make the title and abstract interesting – Your title and abstract must be easy to read and make sure you introduce your main idea as early as possible. Review the titles and abstracts from previous conferences as a guide. Ideally make the issue relevant to the delegates attending OWW, get to the point, and make sure it is easy to read.

* Look at previous presentations – the content catalog for last year’s conference is available online,see here:https://oracleus.activeevents.com/2013/connect/search.ww?eventRef=openworld. You can review all the titles and abstracts that were accepted and use them as guidelines for creating your own title and abstract for this year’s conference.

Read the full article for more fantastic tips.

9. Creating Text Entry in Essbase – SmartList

Steve Yeung explores SmartLists in this blog. He concludes with, “The interesting part is that OBIEE doesn’t seem to support SmartList for some reason. Let me see what I can do to retrieve this list later on next week.”

10. Oracle BigDataLite version 2.5.1 is now available

Brendan Tierney tells us of that a new updated versions of the BigDataLite VM was released on Wednesday.

The following components are included on Oracle Big Data Lite Virtual Machine v 2.5:

Oracle Enterprise Linux 6.4

Oracle Database 12c Release 1 Enterprise Edition (

Cloudera’s Distribution including Apache Hadoop (CDH4.6)

Cloudera Manager 4.8.2

Cloudera Enterprise Technology, including:

Cloudera RTQ (Impala 1.2.3)

Cloudera RTS (Search 1.2)

Oracle Big Data Connectors 2.5

Oracle SQL Connector for HDFS 2.3.0

Oracle Loader for Hadoop 2.3.1

Oracle Data Integrator 11g

Oracle R Advanced Analytics for Hadoop 2.3.1

Oracle XQuery for Hadoop 2.4.0

Oracle NoSQL Database Enterprise Edition 12cR1 (2.1.54)

Oracle JDeveloper 11g

Oracle SQL Developer 4.0

Oracle Data Integrator 12cR1/

Oracle R Distribution 3.0.1

It can be downloaded from here.

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This week on Twitter

Alexander Hansal tweeted Time to Learn the Languages of the Web (and Good Design) and Oracle announces Java 8

John de Voogd shared Six Challenges of Big Data

Blake Ramsey tweeted The Bold Data Project: Big Data and the Tailored Fit


Oracle Blogs posted OBIEE:Difference between High Availability and Scale Out

OTNArchBeat shared OBIEE Security Examined: WebLogic Security

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posted “Oracle SOA” online DEMO Session Scheduled on Saturday, 29 March at 8:00 AM IST.

Kent Graziano shared Live from the 1st Annual World Wide Data Vault Consortium: Day 2 and  Live from the 1st Annual World Wide Data Vault Consortium: Day 3

Paul Anderson posted Patch Release: Hyperion Essbase PSU

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