Tuesday Jul 19, 2016

New Knowledge Article for OBIEE 12c: Setting Up Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) 11.1.2.4.x as a Data Source for OBIEE 12c

The following new My Oracle Support Knowledge Article is available:

OBIEE 12c: Setting Up Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) 11.1.2.4.x as a Data Source for OBIEE 12c
Doc ID 2158975.1


The purpose of this document is to describe the steps needed to configure Hyperion Financial Management as a data source for OBIEE 12c.

For information on how to set up a data source connection between the 2 products using the BI Admin Tool, refer to Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) - How to Set Up a Data Source Connection to Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) 11.1.2.4.x Using the BI Admin Tool (Doc ID 2103685.1)


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Friday Jul 15, 2016

OBIA 11g: Oracle BI Applications Implementation and Customization Guidelines

The following new My Oracle Support Knowledge Article is available:

OBIA 11g: Oracle BI Applications Implementation and Customization Guidelines
Doc ID 2116465.1


This document is intended to provide implementation and customization guidelines for Oracle BI Applications. The following guidelines are covered in this document:

  • BIApps Implementation Planning
  • BI Applications Implementer
  • Hardware Sizing & validation
  • Product Installation
  • Implementation timelines


It also provides examples and suggestions for:

  • Order of BI implementation
  • OBIA Upgrade Considerations



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Tuesday Jun 28, 2016

OBIEE 12c: Quick Reference For Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise 12c Upgrade From 12.2.1 to 12.2.1.1

The following new My Oracle Support Knowledge Article is available:

OBIEE 12c: Quick Reference For Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise 12c Upgrade From 12.2.1 to 12.2.1.1
Doc ID 2153433.1


This document is intended to supplement (with screen shots), act as a bridge and be used as a quick searchable reference to the Oracle Fusion Middleware Upgrading Oracle Business Intelligence documentation. It does not supersede the documentation.

This document is a reference to quickly upgrade a test, development or demonstration environment.

Once your installation is complete, you may want to review OBIEE 12c: Quick Reference For Architecture, Lifecycle Managment and File Locations (Doc ID 2067527.1)


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Thursday Jun 23, 2016

Remote Diagnostic Agent (RDA) 8.12 and Diagnostic Assistant (DA) 2.11 now available!

Remote Diagnostic Agent (RDA) is a command-line diagnostic tool that includes a unified package of support diagnostics tools and preventive solutions. The data captured provides a comprehensive picture of any environment which aids in problem diagnosis.

Enhancements and installation instructions for RDA 8.12 can be found in  RDA Release Notes (Doc ID 414970.1)

You can download RDA from Knowledge Article 314422.1, the Main RDA page. Select the RDA zip file for your platform by clicking on the related link. Each zip file contains all the files you need, so only choose one to download.

This release of RDA is also bundled with the new Diagnostic Assistant (DA) 2.11 tool. DA is a command line interface framework designed to simplify and standardize the end user’s experience with various diagnostic tools. It provides a common, lightweight, extensible interface to multiple diagnostic collection tools (ADR, RDA, OCM, Explorer and others).

Refer to Diagnostic Assistant (Doc ID 201804.2) for more detailed information about DA 2.11 new release and functionalities.

For more information:

Remote Diagnostic Agent (RDA) – FAQ (Doc ID 330363.1)
Remote Diagnostic Agent (RDA) – Getting Started (Doc ID 314422.1)
Using Remote Diagnostic Agent (RDA) to Troubleshoot Oracle Hyperion EPM 11.1.2.x - Doc ID 1304885.1


Monday May 23, 2016

OBIEE 12c: Steps to Configure Custom Styles in Dashboards

The following new My Oracle Support Knowledge Article is available:

Steps to Configure OBIEE 12c to Use Custom Style in Dashboards
Doc ID 2131220.1


.This document lists the steps needed to make Dashboards use custom Style (for example: replacing Oracle logo with custom logo, displaying custom images, etc) in OBIEE 12c.


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Monday May 09, 2016

Oracle Data Visualization Desktop (DVD) is Available!

Data Visualization Desktop (DVD) is available!

Oracle’s Data Visualization portfolio expands further with the availability of Data Visualization on the desktop, making it easier and even more convenient for anyone to analyze any data, anytime, anywhere.  

A key element in Oracle’s analytics strategy, Data Visualization Desktop (DVD) is a standalone capability that provides rich, consumer-style analytics, including intelligent data visualization, self-service data discovery, visual storytelling, and predictive analysis, as well as out-of-the-box access to numerous data sources and built-in data preparation.

Get an easy-to-use desktop capability that is part of a complete visual analytics solution to meet all your needs, from individuals to the entire organization, for IT and the business.

For more information on Data Visualization Desktop (DVD) visit:

Tuesday Apr 26, 2016

Patch Set Update: Oracle Hyperion Shared Services 11.1.2.4.003

Hyperion Product Management has advised the release of a Patch Set Update (PSU) for Hyperion Shared Services (HSS) 11.1.2.4.x.

This PSU download is available from the My Oracle Support | Patches & Updates section.

Hyperion Shared Services PSU 11.1.2.4.003
Patch 22535737

This PSU is supported for all platforms as stated for 11.1.2.4 in Release 11.1.2.x Certification Matrix. You can apply this patch to EPM System Release 11.1.2.4.002 (Patch 21473221) only.

Refer to the Readme file prior to proceeding with this PSU implementation for important information that includes a full list of the defects fixed, along with additional support information, prerequisites, details for applying patch and troubleshooting FAQ's.

It is important to ensure that the requirements and support paths to this patch are met as outlined within the Readme file.

The Readme file is available from the Patches & Updates download screen.


Share your experience about installing this patch ...

In the MOS | Patches & Updates screen for Hyperion Shared Services Patch 22535737, click the "Start a Discussion" or "Reply to Discussion", and submit your review.

The patch install reviews and other patch related information is available within the My Oracle Support Communities. Visit the Oracle Hyperion EPM sub-space:

Hyperion Patch Reviews

Questions specific to Hyperion Shared Services ...

The My Oracle Support Community "Hyperion HPCM, HSF, DRM & Other Products" is an ideal place to seek & find product specific answers:

Hyperion HPCM, HSF, DRM & Other Products

To locate the latest Patch Sets and Patch Set Updates for the EPM products visit the My Oracle Support (MOS) Knowledge Article:

Available Patch Sets and Patch Set Updates for
Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management Products

Doc ID 1400559.1

Friday Mar 18, 2016

FDM Classic to FDMEE Migration Utility V 1.1

The following patch contains a migration utility from FDM Classic to FDMEE :

This PSU download is available from the My Oracle Support | Patches & Updates section.

FDM CLASSIC TO FDMEE MIGRATION UTILITY V 1.1
Patch 22659123


This patch contains a utility to migrate from Oracle Hyperion Financial Data Quality Management to Oracle Hyperion Financial Data Quality Management, Enterprise Edition.

Refer to the patch readme for more information.

Full details of installation steps and execution of this utility are provided in the FDM Migration Guide included in the patch. The guide is also available here.






Friday Feb 26, 2016

OBIEE 12c and MapViewer - Common Issues and Troubleshooting Steps

The following new My Oracle Support Knowledge Article is available:

Common Mapviewer Issues in OBIEE 12c
Doc ID 2109293.1


This article provides common issues with MapViewer and OBIEE 12c and includes helpful troubleshooting steps.


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Monday Feb 15, 2016

OBIEE 12c - Infrastructure Tuning Guide

The following whitepaper describes techniques for monitoring and optimizing the performance of Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) 12c components.

The reader of this document should have knowledge of server administration, Oracle Fusion Middleware (FMW), hardware performance tuning fundamentals, web servers, java application servers and database.

OBIEE12c: Best Practices Guide for Infrastructure Tuning Oracle® Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 12c (12.2.1)

(Doc ID: 2106183.1)

  • Performance Overview
  • Top Tuning Recommendations for OBIEE
  • Performance Monitoring and Testing OBIEE
  • Tuning OBIEE Components
  • Tuning Oracle Essbase

All tuning information stated in this guide is for orientation only and should be tested and monitored closely to determine what best suits your needs.

Thursday Feb 11, 2016

Oracle BI Mobile Support for iOS 9

Information on iOS 9 Support with Oracle BI Mobile Apps



 We've recently been receiving questions on compatibility with iOS 9, so this post is to inform you that..

iOS 9 has been supported since app release 11.1.1.7.45 and higher.

For more information on support compatibility with iOS9 and BI Mobile App versions, please review the following:

  • OBIEE 11g|12c: BI Mobile (iOS/Android) Latest Application Versions and Supported Compatibility
     Doc ID 1986237.1)

In addition, if you're interested in knowing if third party devices can be used with iOS and OBIEE Mobile Applications, please review this document for more information:

  • OBIEE 11g FAQ: Can Third Party Mobile Device Management ( MDM ) Be Used With The iOS and Android OBIEE Mobile Application?
     Doc ID 1672436.1

Additionally, the respective app store will show the operating system compatibility and requirements:


Wednesday Jan 20, 2016

Patch Numbering for Oracle DB, Enterprise Manager and Middleware

A change in the version numbering for new Bundle Patches, Patch Set Updates and Security Patch Updates for Oracle Database, Enterprise Manager and Middleware products was implemented in November 2015.

Oracle Database, Enterprise Manager and Middleware
- Change to Patch Numbering from Nov 2015 onwards

Doc ID 2061926.1

This new format has the numeric 5th digit of the bundle version with a release date in the form "YYMMDD" where:

  • YY is the last 2 digits of the year
  • MM is the numeric month (2 digits)
  • DD is the numeric day of the month (2 digits)

The new numbering makes it easier to see which bundle patches are from which time-frame, and in particular which patches are from the same Critical Patch Update release.

Note: the existing patches retain their current version numbering.

Ensure to review Doc ID 2061926.1 for additional details and examples of the new patch numbering.

Wednesday Jan 13, 2016

New Knowledge Articles: Support of BIApps with OBIEE 12c

The following new My Oracle Support Knowledge Articles have been made available for Oracle Business Intelligence Applications (OBIA):

OBIA 7.9.6.4: Support of BI Applications 7.9.6.4 with OBIEE 12.2.1(12C)
Doc ID 2087632.1

OBIA 11g: Support of BI Applications 11g[11.1.1.9.2 & 11.1.1.10.1] with OBIEE 12.2.1(12C)
Doc ID 2084688.1


These articles provide information for those that are planning to use OBIA 7.9.6.4 or OBIA 11.1.1.9.2 /11.1.1.10.1 with Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) 12.2.1.0.

The notes discuss how to perform the 'Out of Place Upgrade' of OBIEE to ensure compatibility.

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A listing of Information Centers and Upgrade Advisors for Business Intelligence (BI) and Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) can be found in the index page:

Information Center: Business Analytics Index (EPM/BI)
Doc ID 1378677.2

Questions specific to OBIA or OBIEE ...

The My Oracle Support Community is an ideal place to seek & find product specific answers:

OBIA | OBIEE



Friday Jan 08, 2016

Top Gun EU 2016: EPM Conference (by Infratects)

This years Top Gun EU Conference will be in Berlin:

https://blogs.oracle.com/proactivesupportEPM/resource/postpics/topgun16.jpg

(click to see more details @infratects)

As of the announcement:

"The 5th Annual Infratects Top Gun EU Conference will provide the Oracle Hyperion EPM user community with a forum to share knowledge around the design, setup, installation, configuration, management and support of best-in-class EPM environments, without any sales or marketing content."

https://blogs.oracle.com/proactivesupportEPM/resource/postpics/kemp_tg16.jpg
(click for more details)

This highly technical event is located at the well known Adlon Kempinski Hotel in Berlin.

Keynote Speakers will be

  • Kash Mohammadi
  • Rajesh Bhatia

Find more details regarding

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Saturday Dec 19, 2015

Oracle Support - Technical Support and Lifetime Support Policy

Oracle Support Website provides information on Product Support and Support Resources. Amongst these are Technical Support Policies, Lifetime Support Policy and EPM Error Correction documents.


To assist in locating these documents, a Bookmark section has been made available within this Blog:

"Oracle Support"

This is located in the right side column when viewing the posts via:

Business Analytics - Proactive Support

Note: not available by RSS or Atom streams.

The following list provide the links and details of each of these current Blog Bookmarks. These include references to Oracle Website pages, along with direct links to PDF documents and My Oracle Support Knowledge Articles.


Oracle Support Services and Resources
Oracle Support website providing information Product Support and Support Resources.


EPM Error Correction Policy (login required)
Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Software Error Correction Policy (Doc 1617238.1)


EPM 11g Grace Periods for Error Correction (login required)
Oracle Enterprise Performance Management 11g Grace Periods for Error Correction (Doc ID 1590676.1)


Oracle Technical Support Policies - General
Provides access to all Oracle Technical Support Policies documents


Oracle Software Technical Support Policies (PDF)
The Software Technical Support Policies document is the primary document used to communicate Oracle's software support policies


Oracle Lifetime Support Policies - General
Lifetime Support Policies for Oracle Fusion Middleware and Oracle Applications


Lifetime Support Policy: Oracle Fusion Middleware Products (PDF)
Lifetime Support Policy: Oracle Fusion Middleware Products (PDF) details for Business Intelligence - includes OBIEE, OBIA, EPM


Lifetime Support Policy: Oracle Applications (PDF)
Lifetime Support Policy: Oracle Applications (PDF) details information for Hyperion and Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) products.


Supported Platforms - BI
Oracle Fusion Middleware Supported System Configurations and Requirements, including OBIEE.


Supported Platforms - EPM
Oracle EPM Supported Platforms website contains links to documents providing supported platform information for Premier Supported, Oracle EPM System products.



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