April 4, 2016

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by: FrankDavis

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Categories: OBIA, Tips

The Big difference between Oracle BI Applications 7.9.X and 11g is the Integration or ETL tier. 11g no longer uses DAC or Informatica. Instead Oracle Data Integrator replaces those components. This cross-reference I created here is for those thinking of or moving to 11g from 7.9.X. Below, you will find a cross reference guide I […]

March 16, 2016

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by: FrankDavis

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Categories: OBIA, Tips

A little primer on Slowly Changing Dimensions (SCD). Slowly Changing Dimensions are a star schema design principle and design pattern used to reflect how source data field changes are handled in dimension tables. There are basically 5 types that I know of. Of which 2 are the most prevalent and used in OBIA. These 2 […]

July 26, 2015

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by: FrankDavis

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Categories: OBIEE, Tips

Next on the list… cross drilling. In dimensional modeling terms, we refer to this as “drilling across”… as in “drilling across fact tables.” We do this when we need metrics from two or more fact tables in the same analysis. This is easy when the analysis is using all conformed dimensional attributes. In most cases, […]

July 22, 2015

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by: FrankDavis

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Categories: BI Publisher, Tips

So it seems that by default, BI Publisher uses CSS style sheets as opposed to inline CSS when generating reports in HTML format. This is perfectly fine as the reports render fabulously in our favorite browsers. However, in certain popular browser-based email services like Gmail, Hotmail, and so on… not so fabulous.. I first noticed […]

July 14, 2015

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by: FrankDavis

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Categories: BI Publisher, Tips

Overview: Working with a bursting BIP report to be sent out to X number of recipients. The bursting job never completes and stays in ‘Job processor completed’ status indefinitely. Looking at the job details, N number of recipients’ reports are created and delivered. M number, however, are stuck in ‘Rendering Report Document’ statuses. The BIP […]

December 17, 2014

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by: FrankDavis

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Categories: Tips

While I was looking into a calculation issue today for a calculated percentage, let’s say the formula is ((b-a)/c)*100, the numbers just were not coming out correctly. Actually they were all coming out to 0! I know this was not right, so I investigated. I looked at my physical query and noticed OBI was creating that […]

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