March 7, 2016

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by: Phil Goerdt

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Categories: OBIEE, Tips

Who doesn’t love a solid VM workstation? I’m a big fan of these given their scalability and low maintenance (just update that master image and redeploy!). Not to mention the fact that I can use fancy buzzwords like “cloud” and “virtualization”. Jokes aside, VMs are awesome developer tools and here at Red Pill, we recommend using […]

February 29, 2016

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by: Mohamed Himedan

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Categories: OBIEE, Oracle 12c

Open the dashboard editor in 12c, you’ll see a few changes. What Changed?? Well, dashboard development has never been the sexiest task, but it is a little simpler now. You can browse to BI content in the Shared Folders, just as you could before, but now you can also browse to dashboard content. In the […]

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 20, 2015

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by: Kathryn Watson

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Categories: OBIEE, Tips, Weblogic

If you work with OBIEE 11g in an administrative role, one of the most debilitating issues you can experience is an Admin Server that fails to start. A large majority of OBIEE configuration and management tasks take place within the WebLogic Server Administrative Console and Enterprise Manager; when the Admin Server is down, neither tool […]

June 9, 2015

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by: Kathryn Watson

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Categories: OBIEE, Tips

If you’ve ever developed an OBIEE Repository (RPD) in which you’ve configured a multi-table Logical Table Source (LTS), you’ve likely been plagued by the following warning: There are physical tables mapped in Logical Table Source “Logical Table Source Name” that are not used in any column mappings or expressions. If you’re a Type-A OBIEE Developer […]

November 3, 2014

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by: KevinMcGinley

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Categories: OBIEE

It’s a bear. There, I said it. A bear. Wrestle with OBIEE RPD Development and you’ll feel like you’re wrestling with a big ‘ol grizzly bear. It’s not that the OBIEE metadata layer is bad, or that it doesn’t work, or it should be removed. Far from it. But work in the RPD long enough […]

June 7, 2014

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by: KevinMcGinley

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Categories: OBIEE, Tips

In Part 1 of this post, I wrote about why you might want to add third-party visualization capabilities for OBIEE and gave a brief explanation how to setup one approach: calling java visualization engines. In Part 2 I walked through a detailed example of how to actually do this using a visualization engine called Flot. In this post I […]

May 26, 2014

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by: KevinMcGinley

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Categories: OBIEE, Tips

In Part 1 of this post, I wrote about why you might want to add third-party visualization capabilities for OBIEE and gave a brief explanation how to setup one approach: calling java visualization engines. In this post, I’ll give a simple and a more advanced example of how to do this specifically in one of the engines: […]

May 22, 2014

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by: KevinMcGinley

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Categories: OBIEE, Tips

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted anything substantial, so I thought I’d blogify the presentation I gave at the BIWA Summit and also plan to give at both the 2014 BI Forum in Atlanta as well as the upcoming Kscope ‘14 in Seattle. Not your daddy’s OBIEE chart, is it? The presentation is entitled “Adding Third-Party Visualizations to OBIEE” and it […]