Recently, I was given the requirement to swap out the default Oracle logo with a custom logo in an OBI EE 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 referencing OBI 11g.

1. Right-click the Oracle logo and select Inspect Element.


2. Locate the HeaderLogo in the HTML and hover over it to get the dimensions of the logo we are looking to replace. As you can see the dimensions are 136×28.


3. Resize your custom logo and set the horizontal dimension equal to 136 pixels. Make sure you maintain the aspect ratio, so your logo doesn’t get distorted. Save the logo as ‘oracle_logo.png’.

4. Navigate to the drive where OBIEE is installed and do a global search for ‘oracle_logo’. Obviously, this will return quite a few images, but as we know from step 2, we are looking for a logo roughly the size of 136×28 pixels. I’m seeing logos sized at 136×17…in the land of pixels that’s close enough!


5. Save a copy of the default oracle_logo.

6. Right-click the image you want to replace and open in file location. Overwrite the existing oracle_logo.png file with the updated file. Altogether I updated six images in the following locations:

  1. [ORACLE_HOME]\user_projects\domains\bifoundation_domain\servers\AdminServer\tmp\.appmergegen_1455568138144\analytics.ear\4y0hm8\res\s_Alta\master
  2. [ORACLE_HOME]\user_projects\domains\bifoundation_domain\servers\bi_server1\tmp\_WL_user\analytics\eiguw6\war\res\s_Alta\master
  3. [ORACLE_HOME]\user_projects\domains\bifoundation_domain\servers\bi_server1\tmp\_WL_user\analytics\za01ic\war\res\s_Alta\master
  4. [ORACLE_HOME]\user_projects\domains\bifoundation_domain\servers\bi_server1\tmp\_WL_user\bimad_11.1.1\hkbdzw\war\theme\alta\master
  5. [ORACLE_HOME]\user_projects\domains\bifoundation_domain\servers\bi_server1\tmp\_WL_user\bipublisher_11.1.1\to5gma\war\theme\alta\master
  6. [ORACLE_HOME]\user_projects\domains\bifoundation_domain\servers\obips1\tmp\earmanager\analytics\WlzJQDm37zu7StOTnXCIxA\res\s_Alta\master

7. When finished, restart OBI services. Once everything is back up and running, clear the web browser cache on your PC and the next time you navigate to OBI you should see your custom logo.


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