OBIEE 12c: Simple Demo Dashboard Error

After migrating from 11g to 12c,  I wanted to quick run through the sample dashboards to verify everything was working properly. On the Product Details page of the Simple Demo Dashboard I ran into the following error: Two reasons for this error: The SAMP_XML_TARGETS_F file is missing The 12c environment variable is still pointing to…

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Converting EPMA Planning Applications to Classic

Converting a classic planning application to EPMA is simple these days with the transformation wizard. Doing the opposite is not as straight forward. With Oracle’s long-term strategy shifting away from EPMA, this will become more useful over the next few years as people want to convert their EPMA environments to classic.  This post will provide…

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OBIEE – Adding a Custom Logo in 12c

Recently, I was given the requirement to swap out the default Oracle logo with a custom logo in an OBI EE 12.2.1.0.0 environment on a Windows server. Although, this is not a difficult task, I thought I'd write a quick post of the process I utilized, as most of the current blogs out there are…

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OBIEE 11g – Unmerge Cells When Downloading OBI Reports to Excel

Many users of OBI like the functionality of being to export OBI reports into excel. However, it can be frustrating for the user when excel automatically merges cells for them. For example, the OBIEE report is doing a group sort by year, brand and then a sum by individual office.   With this group sort, the year…

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Integrating Oracle EPM with IBM Cognos Command Center

Generally, you would not think to use IBM products when working with Oracle EPM solutions.  There is at least one combination that I would recommend exploring.  Below I will walk through the advantages of using the IBM Cognos Command Center to control the processes of your Oracle EPM environment. IBM Cognos Command Center (Overview) IBM…

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