OBIEE 12c External LDAP Configuration

When OBI is first installed it is configured to use Weblogic internal user directory, which is fine if you have a small number of users. With most installations however, it's more ideal to use the company LDAP, which allows users to login with common user-ids (windows/network user-id for example). Below is the step by step…

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OBIEE 12c Uploading an RPD.

OBIEE 12c does not have GUI as 11g did to upload an RPD. In the 12c version, we now have to upload the RPD file using a command script. This blog will quickly walk through the command lines needed to upload an RPD. From the command prompt, change the directory to the “bin” folder that…

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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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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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