Wednesday Apr 16, 2014

OBIEE Version 11.1.1.7.140415 Now Released

The Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) 11g 11.1.1.7.140415 Bundle Patch is now available to download via My Oracle Support | Patches & Updates. 

This is provided as single Bundle Patch  Patch 18283508 and is comprised of the following:

  • Patch 16913445 - 1 of 8 Oracle BI Installer (BIINST)
  • Patch 18290942 - 2 of 8 Oracle BI Publisher (BIP)
  • Patch 17891247 - 3 of 8 EPM Components Installed from BI Installer 11.1.1.7.0 (BIFNDNEPM)
  • Patch 18291001 - 4 of 8 Oracle BI Server (BIS)
  • Patch 18290979 - 5 of 6 Oracle BI Presentation Services (BIPS)
  • Patch 17300045 - 6 of 8 Oracle Real-Time Decisions (RTD)
  • Patch 16997936 - 7 of 8 Oracle BI ADF Components (BIADFCOMPS)
  • Patch 18291015 - 8 of 8 Oracle BI Platform Client Installers and MapViewer

NOTE: Also required to be downloaded:

Patch 16569379 - Dynamic Monitoring Service patch

This patch set is available for all customers who are using Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 11.1.1.7.0, 11.1.1.7.1, 11.1.1.7.131017, 11.1.1.7.140114 and 11.1.1.7.140225. 

NOTE: It is also available for Exalytics customers who have applied the Exalytics PS3 patch.

For more information refer to:

OBIEE 11g 11.1.1.7.140415 Bundle Patch is Available for OBIEE and Exalytics
Doc ID 1663101.1

 The OBIEE Suite Bundle Patches are cumulative - the content of the previous 11.1.1.7.x bundle patches are included in this latest bundle patch.

Ensure to review the Readme documentation for further important patch information.  This is available via the My Oracle Support | Patches & Updates screen when downloading.


Keep up to-date with the latest OBIEE Patches and Patch Set Updates by visiting

OBIEE 11g: Required and Recommended Patches and Patch Sets
[Doc ID 1488475.1]

Monday Apr 14, 2014

Hyperion Planning Data Forms

(in via Suruchi)

For  Oracle Hyperion Planning comes a NEW Knowledge article which explains how the data type of a cell on a Planning Form is determined. 


"Display Non Numeric Data e.g TEXT, %, Smart List, Currency In Hyperion Planning Data Forms" Doc ID 1635668.1


This document assists Planning Interactive Users and Administrators who design Planning Forms.  It discusses the evaluation order of dimensions on the data forms and provides details to set the evaluation order for "EPMA Planning" and "Classic Planning" applications.

Related article links have been provided for common errors that can be encountered with forms when evaluation order is not set.

Have a question or an issue that you can not identify - why not speak to the Hyperion Planning Community as a first step on your way to a solution?

My Oracle Support Community (MOSC)
Hyperion Planning

Friday Apr 11, 2014

OBIEE 11.1.1.6.x - End of Error Correction Support

Following on from a previous Blog post ...

A reminder that the "Error Correction Support" for Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) 11.1.1.6.x. ended on 2nd April 2014.


For more information refer to:

OBIEE 11.1.1.6.x: End of Error Correction Support
Doc ID 1642219.1



Every version within a product's life cycle has an "End of Error Correction Support" after a defined Grace Period" date. 

OBIEE 11.1.1.6.12 was the Final Regular Bundle Patch and Error Correction Support in Product Life Cycle for OBIEE 11.1.1.6.x. It will continue to be supported under the Lifetime Support Policy.

For assistance on upgrading to OBIEE 11.1.1.7 refer to the following documents on My Oracle Support (https://support.oracle.com):

Doc ID 1517518.1 - OBIEE Upgrade Advisor 11.1.1.x to 11.1.1.7.0
Doc ID 1488475.1 - OBIEE 11g: Required and Recommended Patches and Patch Sets

For further details on the Oracle Lifetime Support Policy refer to:

  • Oracle Lifetime Support Policy Oracle Fusion Middleware [ PDF]



Have a question or an issue that you can not identify - why not speak to the OBIEE Community as a first step on your way to a solution?

My Oracle Support Community (MOSC)
Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition


Thursday Apr 10, 2014

Enterprise Performance Management Mobile 11.1.2.3.500

Oracle EPM Webcasts has made available a video providing an introduction to Oracle Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Mobile Application using sample data.

EPM Mobile enables on-the-go approvals and workflow across Hyperion Planning, Hyperion Financial Management, and Hyperion Tax Provision.

Watch Now at:

Introducing Oracle EPM Mobile 11.1.2.3.500 [3:41]

Download:

The EPM Mobile can be downloaded to the compatible iOS and Android based phones via the following links:
  • Android App Store on Google Play Link
  • Apple App Store Link

After the App has been downloaded, the options will allow access to the "Explore Sample Data" and "Product Tour" in addition to the "Configure Connection" option.

More Information:

The Oracle EPM Compatibility Matrix of Supported Devices is available from the Oracle Technology Network (OTN) website. Within the current EPM 11.1.2.x Support Matrix (XLS) refer to the "Mobile Certification" tab.

Access the EPM Support Matrix via OTN at:

OTN - EPM Support Platforms


More information on EPM Products is available from Here


Watch other Oracle EPM Webcasts via:

YouTube - Oracle EPM Webcasts


Tuesday Apr 08, 2014

Advisor Webcast: Troubleshooting Essbase Analytics Link

Advisor Webcast

 Troubleshooting Essbase Analytics Link

16th April 2014
2:00 PM UTC/GMT

This one-hour session is recommended for technical and functional users who use and administer Essbase Analytics Link.

The Advisor Webcast will cover installation preparation and planning, troubleshooting techniques, log file locations, how to read and interpret the logs as well as talk about the internal communication between EAL components.

In addition the Ports and Protocols used as well as the prerequisites to establish the connections will be addressed, with a quick look at tools to assist with troubleshooting.

TOPICS WILL INCLUDE:

  • EAL Architecture
  • EAL Communication Paths
  • Use Cases
  • Troubleshooting Installation and Configuration


Register Now - visit:

Troubleshooting Essbase Analytics Link
Doc ID 1633062.1

Register



To view scheduled & archived recordings of previous Business Analytics Advisor Webcasts visit:

Oracle Business Analytics Advisor Webcast [Doc ID 1456233.1]



CUSTOMER NOTIFICATION :

Attendees using recent Chrome or Firefox browser versions maybe required to activate the WebEx plug-in before joining a WebEx meeting.

For up to-date information ensure to review the WebEx Support page:
https://support.webex.com/webex/meetings/en_US/chrome-firefox-join-faq.htm


Monday Apr 07, 2014

Hyperion Planning JVM OutOfMemory

The following NEW Knowledge article has been published for Oracle Hyperion Planning which looks at some of the common reasons for an OutOfMemory error:


Hyperion Planning JVM OutOfMemory
Doc ID 1639475.1


This document provides details for setting the JVM heap size for the Hyperion Planning environment and resolving the OutOfMemory error messages that are commonly encountered.

The Knowledge article is targeted towards Hyperion Planning Server Administrators who configure and maintain the Hyperion Planning environment.

Have a question or an issue that you can not identify - why not speak to the Hyperion Planning Community as a first step on your way to a solution?

My Oracle Support Community (MOSC)
Hyperion Planning

Friday Apr 04, 2014

Business Analytics Monthly Index - March 2014

The following provides quick links to recent Proactive Support Blog postings from over the month just past.

Welcome to the Monthly Index posting for March 2014.

Within each section the items are shown in chronological order.


Oracle Business Analytics
- Proactive Support Blog


Monthly Index - March 2014
General Summary Link
February 2014 Index Posting
- Review the previous months Index page.
Business Analytics - Support News Volume 11
- Quarterly Support News providing information for BI & EPM.
RDA Version 8.03 Released
- New RDA release available incporporating several new features.
Oracle OpenWorld 2014 - Registrations Now Open
- Register for OpenWorld 2014 and a Call for Proposals.
Business Intelligence (BI) Summary Link
Important! Discoverer Statement of Direction
- Providing Oracle’s Product Strategy, Support Policy & Recommendations to Customers for Discoverer.
Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Summary Link
EPM Patch Set Updates - February 2014
- Listing of all EPM Patches released during February 2014.
Hyperion Product Support in Virtual Environments
-Information for Hyperion product support in Oracle Virtual Machine & 3rd Party Virtual Environments.
Hyperion Product Name Changes in My Oracle Support
- Product Name Changes in My Oracle Support Service Requests & Knowledge sections.
Patch Release: Hyperion Essbase 11.1.2.3.500 PSU
-Direct Patch Links to Hyperion Essbase 11.1.2.3.500 Patch Set Updates (PSU)
Patch Release: EPM 11.1.2.3.500 PSU
- Direct Patch Links to Enterprise Performance Management 11.1.2.3.500 Patch Set Update (PSU).
Patch Release: EPM 11.1.2.3.500 Client PSE
- Direct Patch Link to Enterprise Performance Management 11.1.2.3.500 Client Installer.
Monitoring Hyperion Planning JVM in EPM Environment
- Information on tools used for monitoring Hyperion Planning JVM
Advisor Webcast Summary Link
Advisor Webcast: Embedding OBIEE Content in WebCenter Portal (archive)
- AW 19-Mar-14: Covering integrating OBIEE with WebCenter Portal.
  (Recording of this presentation is also available via Doc ID 1456233.1)
Advisor Webcast: Installation and Configuration of Webservices for HPCM (archive)
- AW 26-Mar-14: Details for install/configure and use Web Services to automoate tasks in HPCM.
  (Recording of this presentation is also available via Doc ID 1456233.1)
Advisor Webcast: Interpreting the EPM Registry (archive)
- AW 27-Mar-14: Guide to assist in the navigation through the EPM registry configuration settings.
  (Recording of this presentation is also available via Doc ID 1456233.1)
For more information on future webcasts and archived recordings
visit Doc ID 1456233.1.

View all Monthly Index posts since October 2013 via the category:
Monthly Index


Wednesday Apr 02, 2014

EPM Patch Set Updates - March 2014

The following is Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Patch Set Updates (PSU) released last month (March 2014).

Refer to the Knowledge Article Document ID below for additional information.  The document also provides a link to the PSU Patches.  The "Patch" ID links will access the patch directly for download.



Oracle Hyperion 11.1.2.3.x

Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) 11.1.2.3.500 [Doc ID 1641392.1]
- Patch 17529887
EPM Client Installers 11.1.2.3.500 [Doc ID 1641392.1]
- Patch 18383790
Oracle Essbase 11.1.2.3.500 [Doc ID 1637267.1]
- Patch 17767302: Essbase Server
- Patch 17767299: Essbase RTC
- Patch 17767301: Essbase Client
- Patch 17767307: Essbase Client MSI
Oracle Essbase Studio 11.1.2.3.500 [Doc ID 1637628.1]
- Patch 17767295: Essbase Studio Server
- Patch 17767296: Essbase Studio Console MSI
Oracle Essbase Administration Services 11.1.2.3.500 [Doc ID 1637563.1]
- Patch 17767309: EAS Server
- Patch 17767316: EAS Console MSI
Oracle Hyperion Analytic Provider Services 11.1.2.3.500 [Doc ID 1637609.1]
- Patch 17767293: APS Services
Hyperion Financial Data Quality Management Enterprise Edition 11.1.2.3.510
- Patch 18044402
Hyperion Financial Close Management 11.1.2.3.101
Patch 17434714


Oracle Hyperion 11.1.2.2.x

Hyperion Financial Reporting 11.1.2.2.313 [Doc ID 1631448.1]
- Patch 17671920
Hyperion Calculation Manager 11.1.2.2.306
- Patch 18240460
Hyperion Shared Services 11.1.2.2.303
- Patch 17537889
Hyperion Profitability and Cost Management 11.1.2.2.353
- Patch 17974124
Hyperion Strategic Finance 11.1.2.2.305
- Patch 18355715


Oracle Hyperion 11.1.2.1.x

Hyperion Financial Reporting 11.1.2.1.138 [Doc ID 1631432.1]
- Patch 17750920
Hyperion Financial Management 11.1.2.1.602 [Doc ID 1636566.1]
- Patch 18252538
Hyperion Shared Services 11.1.2.1.601
- Patch 17734704

To view the patches released over previous two months visit the earlier Blog posts:

January 2014 EPM PSU Released
February 2014 EPM PSU Released

Tuesday Apr 01, 2014

Advisor Webcasts Recordings for March 2014 Sessions

Did you miss one of the recent Business Analytics Advisor Webcasts?

The recordings and presentations (PDF) are available for the following recently hosted (March 2014) Advisor Webcast sessions:



  • Embedding OBIEE Content in WebCenter Portal

    ... recommended for technical users who are interested in integrating OBIEE with WebCenter Portal. The objective is to provide an overview of the system requirements and the steps required to perform a basic integration.

         Visit:

    Doc ID 1613815.1 to obtain recording and presentation.
    MOS Community for additional discussion about this session.



  • Installation and Configuration of Webservices for HPCM

    ... recommended for technical and functional users who need or would like to know how to install/configure and use Web Services to fully automate tasks in Hyperion Profitability and Cost Management (HPCM).

         Visit:

    Doc ID 1623123.1 to obtain recording and presentation.
    MOS Community for additional discussion about this session.



  • Interpreting the EPM Registry

    ... recommended for technical and functional users who have to support, install or maintain Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) installations. This is a guide that will help users navigate the registry to find Hyperion EPM configuration settings.

         Visit:

    Doc ID 1623837.1 to obtain recording and presentation.
    MOS Community for additional discussion about this session.


To view Advisor Webcasts scheduled sessions & archived recordings for Business Analytics (EPM & BI) visit:

Oracle Business Analytics Advisor Webcasts
Doc ID 1456233.1



Friday Mar 28, 2014

Oracle OpenWorld 2014 - Registrations Now Open


Oracle OpenWorld 2014
September 28 - October 2, 2014
San Francisco
http://www.oracle.com/openworld


The Oracle OpenWorld 2014 Registrations are now open. For more information and to register visit Oracle OpenWorld 2014.



Call for Proposals

If you're an Oracle technology expert, this is an opportunity to share your expertise directly with conference attendees. Proposals must be submitted by April 15.  For more details visit here

Call For Proposals is Now Open


Wednesday Mar 26, 2014

Monitoring Hyperion Planning JVM in EPM Environment

A NEW Knowledge article is now available that provides information on tools that are used for monitoring the Oracle Hyperion Planning Java Virtual Machine (JVM).


Monitoring the Planning JVM in EPM Environment
Doc ID 1636657.1


At times when you encounter slow performance or JVM crash the monitoring information is requested by support for troubleshooting. This document assists in the gathering of the required information.

This Knowledge article is targeted towards Hyperion Planning Server Administrators who configure and maintain the Planning environment. The same principals can be applied to any JVM in the Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) System.

Have a question or an issue that you can not identify - why not speak to the Hyperion Planning Community as a first step on your way to a solution?

My Oracle Support Community (MOSC)
Hyperion Planning

Patch Release: EPM 11.1.2.3.500 Client PSE

A download is available for Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) 11.1.2.3.500 Clients (refer list below) and is bundled as a single Patch Set Exception (PSE).

This has been made available via the My Oracle Support | Patches & Updates section. The following "Patch" link will access the PSE directly.


PATCH BUG FOR 11.1.2.3.500 Client Installers PSE
Patch 18383790


This PSE download provides client .exe/.msi installers for the following EPM clients:

  • Enterprise Performance Management Architect (EPMA)
  • Hyperion Strategic Finance (HSF)
  • Planning SV Extension
  • Predictive Planning
  • Crystal Ball (CB)

Important to Note:

  • The installers are for Microsoft Windows.
  • This patch supports English Only.
  • It is not an Opatch patch.
  • Ensure to read the Readme file available from the PSE download screen.
  • This is a single PSE download file (approx 652Mb) and includes the above mentioned EPM Client products.


For related EPM 11.1.2.3.500 information also refer to previous Blog posts:

Patch Release: EPM 11.1.2.3.500 PSU
Patch Release: Hyperion Essbase 11.1.2.3.500 PSU


Tuesday Mar 25, 2014

Advisor Webcasts: Coming This Week

A quick reminder of the Advisor Webcasts being presented this week:

  • Installation and Configuration of Webservices for HPCM
  • Interpreting the EPM Registry

See below links to register. The time link provides local date/time conversion.

For those unable to attend these Advisor Webcasts, they will be recorded and available two business days after being hosted via:

Oracle Business Analytics Advisor Webcasts [Doc ID 1456233.1]

Installation and Configuration of Webservices for HPCM

26th March 2014
3:00 PM UTC/GMT


Register

For more information and to register visit:

Doc ID 1623123.1

Interpreting the EPM Registry

27th March 2014
3:00 PM UTC/GMT


Register

For more information and to register visit:

Doc ID 1623837.1

Note: Summary details for the above two Advisor Webcasts may also be viewed via previous blog posts:

  • Installation and Configuration of Webservices for HPCM [Blog]
  • Interpreting the EPM Registry [Blog]


To view scheduled & archived recordings for Business Analytics Advisor Webcasts visit:

Oracle Business Analytics Advisor Webcasts [Doc ID 1456233.1]


CUSTOMER NOTIFICATION :

Attendees using recent Chrome or Firefox browser versions maybe required to activate the WebEx plug-in before joining a WebEx meeting.

For up to-date information ensure to review the WebEx Support page:
https://support.webex.com/webex/meetings/en_US/chrome-firefox-join-faq.htm


Monday Mar 24, 2014

Patch Release: EPM 11.1.2.3.500 PSU

The Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) 11.2.3.500 Patch Set Update (PSU) has been released.

This download is available via the My Oracle Support | Patches & Updates section. The "Patch" link below will access the PSU patch directly.


Oracle Enterprise Performance Management System 11.1.2.3.500
Patch 17529887


The Readme file is available from the PSU download screen and should be reviewed prior proceeding with PSU implementation. This Readme file contains important information that includes prerequisites, known issues, new features, details for applying patch and troubleshooting FAQ.

Important to note - this patch supports English only. Ensure to verify your system configuration (product version, patch level, and platform) exactly matches what is specified in the Readme.

This is a single PSU download file (approx 1.8Gb) and includes multiple EPM products (for Essbase PSU refer details below). The details for each of these products are outlined within the above mentioned Readme file.

Oracle Hyperion Essbase

The full list of the Oracle Hyperion Essbase 11.1.2.3.500 Patch Set Updates released (March 2014) are available via previous blog post:

Patch Release: Hyperion Essbase 11.1.2.3.500 PSU


For the latest Enterprise Performance Management Patch Set Updates visit:

Oracle Hyperion EPM Products
Doc ID 1400559.1

Friday Mar 21, 2014

Patch Release: Hyperion Essbase 11.1.2.3.500 PSU

The Oracle Hyperion Essbase 11.1.2.3.500 Patch Set Updates (PSU) have been released.

These are available for download via the My Oracle Support | Patches & Updates section. The "Patch" ID links below will access each these PSU patches directly.


Hyperion Essbase Server 11.1.2.3.500
     - Patch 17767302: Essbase Server


Hyperion Essbase Client 11.1.2.3.500
     - Patch 17767299: Essbase RTC
     - Patch 17767301: Essbase Client
     - Patch 17767307: Essbase Client MSI


Hyperion Essbase Studio Server 11.1.2.3.500
     - Patch 17767295: Essbase Studio Server
     - Patch 17767296: Essbase Studio Console MSI


Hyperion Essbase Administration Services (EAS) 11.1.2.3.500
     - Patch 17767309: EAS Server
     - Patch 17767316: EAS Console MSI


Hyperion Analytic Provider Services (APS) 11.1.2.3.500
      -
Patch 17767293: APS Services




Be sure to review the related Readme files
available per Patch Set Update
.

... for the latest Business Analytics Patch Sets & Patch Set Updates visit:

Doc ID 1400559.1 - Oracle Hyperion EPM Products
Doc ID 1488475.1 - OBIEE 11g

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This blog talks about the latest news and upcoming events initiated by the EPM/BI Proactive Support Team.

Authors:

italia.nowodworska@oracle.com
paul.anderson@oracle.com





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