This week’s favourite blog posts.

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OBIEE News is out! Edition of 11th November

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1. Formatting a Field Globally in OBIEE 11g

In this blog post by M & S Consulting, there are detailed instructions and screenshots of how to format a field globally in 11g. They say, “Having to format the field each time that a user wants to use it becomes quite burdensome and gives a developer more room for error if they are formatting the field each time it is used. The saying “work smarter, not harder” comes to mind with this solution.”

2. OBIEE 11g – Enable Log-Level from Advanced Tab

Kishore Uppalapti tells us exactly how to Enable Log Level from the Advance Tab. A very short and to the point instructional blog.

3. Monitoring OBIEE Performance for the End User with JMeter from EM12c

Robin Moffat in his third article in his two-article set of posts on extending the monitoring of OBIEE within EM12c. It comes after a brief interlude discussing Metric Extensions as an alternative using Service Tests to look at Usage Tracking data.

He talks us through

  • The JMeter test script
  • Running JMeter from the command line
  • Making the script available to run on EM12c server
  • Building the JMeter EM12c Service Test
  • Measuring response times from additional locations

Read the whole blog post here

4. OBIEE Architect Developer vacancy at Staff I.T., Inc in Detroit

This blog displays a vacancy for a qualified OBIEE Architect / Developer. In this role you will be responsible for building out the OBIEE infrastructure. You will be required to design and implement new reporting meta data repositories and will also be instrumental in developing reports against those meta data repositories. See the blog post for full details.

5. How to check version of OBIEE 10g and 11g

This is a short blog showing just how to check the version of 10g and 11g that you are using.

6. Integrating OBIEE 11g into Weblogic’s SAML SSO

In this blog by Srinivasan Software Solutions Pvt Ltd, SAML is described as a way of conveying identity information across systems. The writer describes a scenario where a situation required OBIEE 11g integration into SAML 2.0 SSO.

The post examines what can be done (and how) if this occurs.

7. Custom style and skin in OBIEE

This blog advises that when upgrading existing customized installations of OBIEE to, one thing that you may run into is a subtle change in the usage of the vanilla style and skin of the application.

The blog post explores this further.

8. Development Costs and Technical Confidence…

Dr OBI says, “For the manager, it’s important to understand the RELATIVE impact of software development challenges, when you’re delivering solutions driven by software. Why the problem is easy or why it is hard, has a profound impact on programme planning and budgets. This can greatly increase cost for enterprise programmes, increasing the cash burn rate…”

Read the full blog for some useful advice.

9. Populating OBIEE Event Polling Table via Trigger

Paul McGarrick states “When using Oracle BI Applications there is often the need to invalidate OBIEE’s query cache once new data has been loaded into the Data Warehouse to prevent users from seeing stale data in the reports. Perhaps the simplest and most elegant method to do this is to make use of the standard Event Polling Table mechanism.”

He then goes on to say there are three ways to do this:

1. Editing each Informatica Workflow to include post-ETL SQL insert statements
2. Configuration of new tasks within the DAC to handle inserts
3. Triggers in the database (Oracle only) to automate the inserts

He focuses on Method 3 in this blog. Read the blog here.

10. Display a list of dashboards based on permissions?

In this OBIEE Developer Blog, The question “Is there a way to display a list of dashboards based on permissions?” is answered. The writer gives credit to MTache who posted the Java Script on the OTN Forums.

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Anshu Monga posted Build Your Career with Oracle WebLogic: #1 in the Application Server Market Segment for 2012

Kris Poria shared Oracle Democratizes Data Discovery with Oracle Endeca Information Discovery 3.1

Ritesh Bhagwat said “I’m in process of a developing LOV tables for improving Prompt Performance. If you have anything related please share.” Help him out here!

Richard Rankin posted Oracle R Enterprise: Programming and Integration

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OAUG shared OAUG eLearning

Oracle Tech Network tweeted information regarding a Virtual Development Day

SOA Community asked Why is the Oracle Specialization Program important for Your Fusion Middleware Implementation? and shared a link to the blog by Jurgen Kress

Kevin McGinley shared the YouTube video “Real Time BI with Kevin & Stewart: Ep 016”

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Matt Bradley discusses different deployment options for Oracle EPM. Cloud services (SaaS), managed services, on-premise, off-premise all have their merits, and organizations need flexibility to easily move between them as their companies evolve.