Monthly Archives: September 2013

Blog of the Week

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OBIEE News is out! Edition of 30th September

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1. Conditional Formatting of Calculated Items in OBIEE 11g

Victor Fagundo, in ORACLENERD, discussed the problem of while calculated items in OBIEE are easy and flexible, they do have one important drawback: they take on the data and display formatting of the fact column they are calculated against.

He discussed 3 possible and common solutions:

  1. Use HTML formatting tricks to “hide” trigger text in the results, then conditionally format off those triggers.
  2. Convert the pivot table to a regular table with some complex column formulas.
  3.  Convert the calculated result to text and manually add your formatting characters.

He then explained another solution  – read the blog here.

2.  Predefined Presentation Variables in OBIEE 11G

In this blog post on ‘Praveen’s blog’, he presents a table that contains a list of the predefined presentation variables.

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Monica Hasebi posted a link to the highlights of Oracle Openworld 2013.

Khalid Khan shared details of OBIEE Online Training – contact him at or for further details.

Benjamin Perez-Goytia posted ‘How to Implement Warehouse Early Arriving Facts in ODI 11g. Step-By-Step instructions, and sample ODI repository included.’

Santosh Jogal shared ‘Learn How to use SAP ERP Software.’

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OracleBlogs posted Webcast: Endeca Extension for Oracle Install Base and REST Enabling Oracle Fusion Sales Cloud using Java

Andrejus Baranovskis tweeted Conditional Task Flow Activation in ADF 12c/11g

Chriscmuir shared Going Mobile with ADF – Understanding the Options

Oracle Middleware tweeted a link to Recap of Yesterday’s General Session: Transform the Enterprise – Optimize Application Investment with Fusion Middleware Racing News

Australia’s Hamilton Island Yacht Club confirmed as Challenger of Record


Blog of the Week

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OBIEE News is Out! Edition of 23rd September.

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1.  Just Analytics – OBIEE 11g – Change Default Behavior when editing a report

In this week’s blog, Shwetank Sheel discusses the move from OBIEE 10 to OBIEE 11 and the consequent change in default behaviour when editing a report.

2.   OBIEE Exceeded configured maximum number of allowed output prompts, sections, rows or column

Lamont Consulting, this week, focus particularly on the error messages relating to Output Prompts, Sections, Rows or Columns.

3.  5 Reasons to Use Oracle Scorecard and Strategy Management

In this blog, five reasons to use Oracle Scorecard and Strategy Management are listed as:

  • Hyperion Scorecard is Dead
  • You Don’t Know Jack about Scorecarding…You Simply Dashboard
  • KPIs are Amazing
  • Cause and Effect
  • Shiny Spoons and Custom Views

Read the blog to discover more!

4. How-to: Automated Web Catalog Deployment in OBIEE 11g

Here, John Cook discusses the unknowns that the Oracle documentation does not cover. He attempts to answer questions such as:

  • What about version control?
  • How do you migrate only select files?
  • How do you migrate object level security?
  • What if there are multiple people editing the web catalog?

5. The Single Most Important Thing to Know About the OBI RPD

In his blog of September 10th, Jeff McQuigg states the Single Most Important Thing to Know About the OBI RPD is Dimensional Hierarchies. He advises to follow three simple rules a) get into the habit of doing it correctly from the beginning, b) make sure that the stuff you build works, c) be prepared for when your RPD grows much larger – pay a dollar now or 10 later.

Read the whole blog post for some great advice.

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This week on LinkedIn

Adiva Consulting shared a link to their online training – to commence September 28th.

Mark Willems posted “Stop Worrying About Your Infrastructure, Focus on Your Business”

Nilesh Vyas shared “Using Endeca information discovery to drive customer experience.”

Sanket Suri posted “Oracle Hyperion Planning and Public Sector Planning Implementation.”

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Oracle Blogs tweeted “ADF Mobile: The Specific of programmatic invocation of REST XML service which returns data in encoding other than UTF-8”

KPI Partners shared What’s New In Oracle Manufacturing Analytics? [Examining OBIA 11g: The Series] and a Downloadable Information Sheet “Depot Repair Analytics for Oracle BI & E-Business Suite

UKOCN posted the quiz How well do you know Oracle Fusion Apps? Racing News

ORACLE TEAM USA scrapped its way back into contention at the 34th America’s Cup with a pair of victories on Sunday 22nd September over Emirates Team New Zealand.

Super Sunday for ORACLE TEAM USA

Another week of OBIEE Racing News

Racing with giants

Oracle Team USA captures first victory in the America’s Cup

Oracle Team USA – The Launch

OBIEE News is out!! Edition of 9th September

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This week on Twitter

Oracle Analytics tweeted “Oracle E-Business Suite Extensions for Oracle Endeca”

Oracle Blogs posted ADF Mobile Deployment Problem to Google Play and OBIEE and EPM search helpers are online

KPI Partners shared OBIA 11g Domain Load to Business Analytics Warehouse

Christian Berg tweeted OBIEE Bundle Patch Now Available

Paul Mitchell shared OBIEE is the Final Regular Bundle Patch

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Weekly OBIEE News Racing News

Inside the Deadly Quest to win the America’s Cup

Get to know Simeon Tienpont

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OBIEE News is out!! Edition of 26th August

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This week on Twitter

Oracle Blogs tweeted Shout-out for ADF EMG Sunday at Oracle OpenWorld 2013 and Partner Webcast – Geospatial Ready Solutions with Oracle Fusion Middleware – 5 September 2013

Nick Whitehead posted Focus on Business Analytics (EPM, BI, Analytics, Big Data, Exalytics) for Oracle Open World

Oracle Analytics shared Quickly find the Root of Warranty Claims

ClearPeaks tweeted “Learn how to implement KPI trending in OBIEE here”

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This week on LinkedIn

Kris Poria posted Push Your Data Centre Ahead of the Curve  – an invitation to join in Oracle Storage Innovations Breakfast

Kashinathan K shared Types of Dimensions from the DataWarehouse Concepts Blog.

 Italia Nowodworska shared Introduction to Oracle BI Mobile App Designer

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