Winter Analytics

My Fireworks didnt go off in the right sequence.

Thats Bang Out of Order!

The nights are drawing in, the leaves have dropped and snow is on the hills. Time to stay in, curl up by the fire, and read a good blog.
So, here’s my Top 10 OBIEE blogs for you to



This weeks highlights are ….

blogBlogs of the week

  1. Thoughts/Info on Essbase/EssCS after Oracle Open World 2016

Tim Tow gives his thoughts on Essbase after Oracle Open World

2. How to get BI with Excel

Greg Suk writes about using Excel with BI. He concludes by saying, “There are a lot of other benefits to BI as well, but I’m purposefully being brief because I want you conscious. If you are still awake and want to know how to prepare Excel spreadsheets for analysis, click here

3. My OOW16 – My Thoughts and Those From The Analysts I Follow

Debra gives her thoughts on OOW16

4. OBIEE11g: All the Column Values are not shown in Prompts drop down for Check Box, Radio Buttons and List Box

This blog explores the scenario:

“We have created a column prompt on a column which has about 450 values. When we click on the Prompt Drop down all the column values are not displayed in the prompt when we are using Check Box or Radio Buttons or List Box the same prompt is displaying all the values when we select the check boxes option. The prompt shows first 256 values only, there is no option to see or select the values other than these 256.”

5. Known Issues in Oracle Database 12c R1 (

Ravi shares the following:

Known Issues _12

6. Oracle Process Cloud Service Connectors (Part 2 of 2): REST Service Connector

Antonis writes, “In the previous post we saw how you can use the Web Service Connector in Oracle Process Cloud Service to exchange data with an external application using the SOAP protocol.
Oracle Process Cloud Service also supports the REST architecture to retrieve, create, update and delete data using REST services and this is what we will look into in detail.”

7. Oracle JET and ADF BC REST Security Integration Approach

Andrejus promised to the attendees of his OOW16 session (Building Enterprise-Grade Mobile Apps with Oracle JET and Cordova [CON5731]) to post a blog about ADF BC REST security and integration with Oracle JET. This post is to demonstrate how we could reuse cookie ID generated by ADF BC REST Web session for REST requests from JET.

8. OTN Appreciation Day – Looking for Change

Peter Scott posts his appreciation for OTN, on appreciation day, a day to express thanks to OTN for wealth of technical content that makes our life easier!

twitterThis week on Twitter

Jonathan Lewis tweeted Adaptive Mayhem

Connor McDonald shared Direct mode operations on IOT’s

Mike Fuller posted Kicking with JSON in the Snow

LinkedinThis week on LinkedIn

Yasmin Morrison shared

Demo & Webinar Replay: Oracle BICS Visual Analyzer

Kent Graziano posted

“Yes we still need data modeling – My OTN Interview at OOW16”


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Using Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) 11g Cache to Debug Reports:

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