OBIEE Quick LDAP Configuration

A common part of an Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) installation is configuring a client’s current LDAP server to pass users and groups into OBIEE. Here are the quick steps to configure a foreign LDAP in OBIEE: Login to weblogic console Click on Security Realms Click new to create the new LDAP entry. Type…

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Standard Report Template

By Trevor Schulte, IBM Cognos BI Consultant, eCapital Advisors and Mark Whit, IBM Cognos BI Senior Consultant, eCapital Advisors As an IBM Cognos BI Consultant, I am often asked if a company can set up a standard report template. While this, on the surface, seems like a generic and trivial task, it is usually imperative…

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Connecting Weblogic Server to LDAP SSL Provider

This is something that has become more prevalent in integrations that I have been doing recently and it isn’t easily found in the Oracle documentation.  A clients LDAP server is SSL protected and they want to leverage their LDAP in the Oracle BI implementation. The steps to configure SSL for LDAP are shown below. Configure…

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HsGetValue Issues in Smart View

I have recently come across some HsGetValue issues in Smart View where #Invalid and #Value were being returned in err from the HsGetValue function in spreadsheets being used for reporting. It took quite a bit of investigating to figure out what was going on in these cases, and below are some findings and best practices…

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OBIEE Act As 11g

Overview of OBIEE Act as 11g OBIEE Act as is a proxy authentication functionality which authorize a user to act as another user when navigating in the OBI dashboards.  When a user (called the proxy user) acts as another (called the target user), the proxy user can access the objects in the catalog for which…

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