Sunday Aug 23, 2015

New Knowledge Article: Troubleshooting Oracle Hyperion Essbase Crashes and Hangs

The following new My Oracle Support Knowledge Article is available:

Troubleshooting Oracle Hyperion Essbase Crashes and Hangs
Doc ID 2028052.2


This article provides a series of step through processes, to assist and guide in investigating an Essbase crash or hang issue.

Along with getting started and investigating a crash or hang, the article contains details on common crash and hang symptoms, log and configuration file locations, along with additional references.

Oracle highly recommends you always apply the latest Bundle Patch Set available for your release. This will help to rule out any resolved Bugs as a potential cause.

For more information on the latest Essbase Patch releases refer to the document:

Available Patch Sets and Patch Set Updates for Oracle Hyperion Essbase
Doc ID 1396084.1

To assist in locating these articles for all future updates, they can be easily bookmarked.


To Bookmark - click on the star to the left of the title.

Once bookmarked the star will become yellow, and the article can be quickly accessed from the "Favorites" drop down menu.

Questions specific to Essbase ...

For questions specific to Hyperion Essbase ...

The My Oracle Support Community "Hyperion Essbase" is the ideal first stop to seek & find product specific answers:

Hyperion Essbase



Friday Aug 21, 2015

Oracle Big Data Discovery 1.1

Product Management have announced the release of
Oracle Big Data Discovery version 1.1

Oracle Big Data Discovery (BDD) is available for download from Oracle Software Delivery Cloud.

Version 1.1 includes major new functionality as well as many enhancements.

The Business Analytics Cumulative Feature Overview Tool provides a listing of the new features. Find out more about this tool via our previous Blog post.

In addition, details of new features and references to related documentation can be found in My Oracle Support - Knowledge Article:

BDD 1.1 FAQ: Big Data Discovery 1.1 New Features
Doc ID 2044712.1


Documentation is available from the Oracle Help Center for BDD 1.1 found  here:

Oracle Help Center: Big Data | Big Data Discovery 1.1.x Documentation

The documentation can be viewed online via HTML or downloaded as PDF, Mobi, ePub for offline reading, and includes the:

  • Getting Started Guide
  • Release Notes
  • Installation and Deployment Guide
  • Upgrade Guide
  • Administrator's Guide

Oracle Learning Library provides Getting Started information and tutorials via:

Oracle Big Data Discovery Learning Library

Wanting to know more about Big Data Discovery? Visit the Oracle Technology Network (OTN) website:

Oracle Big Data Discovery

Thursday Aug 20, 2015

Cumulative Feature Overview Tool for Business Intelligence and Big Data Discovery

(in via Jan)

The Oracle Business Analytics - Cumulative Feature Overview tool now includes Business Intelligence and Big Data Discovery, in addition to Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) features and enhancements.

Oracle Business Analytics
Cumulative Feature Overview Tool

The Cumulative Feature Overview Tool provides concise descriptions of new and enhanced solutions and functionality that have become available between starting and target releases.

Select "BI (Business Intelligence)" tab for:

  • Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE)
  • Oracle Business Intelligence Applications (OBIA)

Select "BDD (Big Data Discovery)" tab for:

  • Big Data Discovery (BDD)

A few simple steps are all that is required, from selecting the product name/s, and the from/to release versions. Along with the concise descriptions, the tool provides the release version the specific feature or functionality was implemented in, and where applicable a Video Feature Overviews link maybe provided.

This HTML web-based interface can be viewed on all devices such as laptops, smartphones, and tablets. The results can be downloaded as a report output in various formats such as PDF and Excel.

Wednesday Aug 19, 2015

Oracle Smart View 11.1.2.5.500 Documentation

Documentation for Oracle Smart View for Office 11.1.2.5.500 has been made available within the Oracle Help Center.

The documentation includes:

  • Smart View for Office Readme
  • Smart View for Office New Features
  • Smart View for Office Installation and Configuration
  • Smart View for Office User's Guide
  • Smart View for Office Developer's Guide
  • Smart View for Office Accessibility Guide

In addition to viewing the documentation online via a browser in HTML, the documents can be downloaded as PDF for offline viewing, Mobi for Kindle, and ePub for iBooks and mobile devices.

Oracle Smart View for Office Documentation Release 11.1.2.5.500

Prior to installing Smart View for Office 11.1.2.5.500  please ensure to review the details outlined in the Readme document, along with the topics covered in the "Smart View for Office Installation and Configuration" Guide.

The Readme file is also available from "My Oracle Support | Patches & Updates" screen when downloading Patch Set Update (PSU) 11.1.2.5.500 ( Patch 21635725).

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Business Analytics Cumulative Feature Overview Tool

- The Cumulative Feature Overview Tool provides concise descriptions of new and enhanced solutions and functionality that have become available between starting and target releases.

EPM Defects Fixed Finder

- The EPM Defects Fixed Finder offers you a simple way to review the defects fixed after your current release, starting with Release 11.1.1.

Enterprise Performance Management - Supported Platform Matrices

- The compatibility information with EPM product versions, and supported languages for EPM products, is available in the Oracle EPM System Certification Matrix.

Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Documentation Portal

- Additional information is available from the EPM Documentation Portal.

Oracle Technology Network (OTN) offers information on their Oracle Smart View for Office website, which includes an Overview, Documentation links and Tutorials.

Friday Aug 14, 2015

New Knowledge Article: OBIA: Required and Recommended Bundle Patches and Patch Sets

The following new My Oracle Support Knowledge Article is available:

OBIA: Required and Recommended Bundle Patches and Patch Sets
Doc ID 2005366.1


This article provides the Oracle Business Intelligence Applications (OBIA) recommended versions and required patches for a successful BI Applications

To assist in locating this article for all future updates, it can be easily bookmarked.

To Bookmark - click on the star to the left of the title.

Once bookmarked the star will become yellow, and the article can be quickly accessed from the "Favorites" drop down menu.

Questions specific to OBIA ...

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

OBIA



Tuesday Jul 28, 2015

Oracle OpenWorld 2015 - Registrations Open

Registrations for Oracle OpenWorld 2015 are open ...

Oracle OpenWorld 2015
25th - 29th October , 2015
San Francisco
http://www.oracle.com/openworld

For registration details visit Oracle OpenWorld 2015, which includes Early Bird* and Pre-Registration, along with Group Pass options.

*Early Bird - register before 16th August 2015.

Information on the Sessions, Agenda's and featured Speakers is also provided.

Oracle OpenWorld 2015

Stay updated with Oracle OpenWorld 2015 via:


Oracle OpenWorld - Facebook Oracle OpenWorld - Twitter Oracle OpenWorld - Linked In Oracle OpenWorld - Blog

Wednesday Jul 22, 2015

New Knowledge Article: OBIEE 11g: Problem invoking WLST - Traceback' when Installing OBIEE 11.1.1.9.0 on Windows 2012 R2

The following new My Oracle Support Knowledge Article is available:

OBIEE 11g: Error: 'oracle.as.provisioning.exception.ASProvWorkflowException:
Problem invoking WLST - Traceback' when Installing OBIEE 11.1.1.9.0 on Windows 2012 R2

Doc ID 2027617.1


There is currently a problem installing Weblogic Server on Windows 2012 R2. Hence the configuration of OBIEE fails during installation.  The work around is to:

  • Install Java 1.7.
  • Install WebLogic Server 10.3.6.
  • Patch WebLogic Server with Patch 16844206.
  • Perform a software-only install of OBIEE 11.1.1.9.0.
  • Configure OBIEE.
Please refer to the article for more details on how to work around this issue


Questions specific to OBIEE  ...

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

OBIEE



Tuesday Jul 21, 2015

New Knowledge Articles: Installing OBIEE 11.1.1.9.0 with OBIA

The following new My Oracle Support Knowledge Articles are available:

Installing BI Applications 7.9.6.4 with OBIEE 11.1.1.9.0
Doc ID 2033757.1

OBIA 11g - NOTICE: Support of BI Applications 11g with OBIEE 11.1.1.9.0
Doc ID 2032211.1


These articles contain details of the certification and workarounds to enable you to use OBIEE 11.1.1.9.0 with OBIA.

Issues covered include

  • The Oracle Business Intelligence Application 7.9.6.4 installer failing on Oracle BI EE 11.1.1.9.0 with the error "[nQSError:47077] NQSConfig.ini not found. Please make sure your environment is set up properly
  • Installing OBIEE 11.1.1.9.0 'Out of Place' with OBIA 11g

 

Questions specific to OBIA ...

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

OBIA



Thursday Jul 02, 2015

OBIEE SampleApp V506 is Available

OBIEE SampleApp V506 virtual box appliance is now available for public download on OTN.

The image and deploy documentation can be downloaded from OBIEE SampleApp page:

V506 image content demonstrates capabilities of 11.1.1.9 OBIEE stack, Oracle DBIM and 12.1.0.2 database and several other OBIEE functional integrations.

  •  A What’s-new pdf is available here for an overview of new content on V506
  •  The YT playlist here includes a few view-lets about major new content areas




Wednesday Jun 17, 2015

Team Schedule

So you want to meet the Proactive Support Technology Team?
Here is where we can be found next:

Conference
Date
Member
Link
UKOUG Business Analytics SIG
Birmingham
Th 10 Sept 2015
  • Ian Bristow
  • Julie Foster
Info

You will find this schedule via the link in the upper right section of this blog under "meet the team", or you can bookmark this post

Tuesday Jun 16, 2015

New Knowledge Article: Interactive Reporting 11.1.2.4 with Internet Explorer 11

The following new My Oracle Support (MOS) Knowledge Article is available, that provides information for Oracle BI+ Interactive Reporting (IR) 11.1.2.4 with Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) 11:

Limited Support for Interactive Reporting 11.1.2.4 in
Internet Explorer 11 by using Enterprise Mode to Emulate IE 10

Doc ID 2015779.1


Additional Information ...

For information on Oracle Support Policy for IE 11 with Enterprise Performance Management (EPM), refer to:

Policy for Supporting EPM System 11.1.2.2.500 & 11.1.2.3.500 with IE11
Doc ID 1920566.1

Related details for the IE recommended settings are outlined in:

IE7, IE8, IE9, IE10 & IE11: Recommended Settings for Oracle Hyperion Products
Doc ID 820892.1

For supported platform information, review the EPM Certification Matrix located on the Oracle Technology Network (OTN) website:

Oracle Enterprise Performance Management System - Release 11.x

Did you know ...

The " EPM Cumulative Feature Overview Tool" (Web Interface) is available, and provides an outline of the new and enhanced features and functionality for EPM product releases:

Enterprise Performance Management
Cumulative Feature Overview Tool

The "EPM System Defects Fixed Finder" resource provides an efficient way to review the defects fixed in patch set updates, patch set exceptions, and patch sets for major releases. Access via the MOS article:

EPM System Defects Fixed Finder
Doc ID 1292603.1


Questions specific to Hyperion EPM Certification ...

The My Oracle Support (MOS) Community "Hyperion Certification for EPM" is an ideal place to seek & find product certification answers:

Hyperion Certification for EPM

For questions specific to BI+ Interactive Reporting (IR) visit the MOS Community:

Hyperion Reporting Products



Thursday Jun 11, 2015

Remote Diagnostic Agent - RDA 8.08 released

(in via Ian)
We are happy to announce the release of

Remote Diagnostic Agent (RDA) 8.08

RDA 8.08 contains a number of changes in the Hyperion112_xxx profiles.

Among the RDA changes for Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) are:
  • Collects data on  Unix for the Hyperion1112_HFM profile
  • Collects OS and some user settings for all the Hyperion Profiles


The changes implemented reduce the number of questions asked in the Hyperion Profiles.

Using RDA allows Oracle Support to troubleshoot software issues even faster.


Release announcement (including full list of additions):
 Oracle Support Announces RDA 8 - Production Release! (Doc ID 392719.1)

Getting started KM doc:
Remote Diagnostic Agent (RDA) - Getting Started (Doc ID 314422.1)

Profile Manuals:
Remote Diagnostic Agent (RDA) - Profile Manual Pages (Doc ID 391983.1

(info:Ian; text and layout: Torben; authorized: Lia) 

Wednesday Jun 10, 2015

Inside EPM - Planning, Consolidation and Cloud (YouTube Video)

(in via Jan)

Now available in the Oracle Business Analytics - YouTube Channel for Enterprise Performance Management (EPM):

Inside Enterprise Performance Management:
Planning, Consolidation and Cloud


"In this episode of Inside EPM, Matt Bradley EPM Senior Vice President talks about how EPM products uniquely solve planning and consolidation challenges and the advantages of using EPM Cloud Services."



While visiting Oracle Business Analytics - YouTube Channel ensure to Subscribe to help find the new video releases when they become available.

Friday Jun 05, 2015

New Knowledge Article: HFM 11.1.2.4 New Features & Differences from Previous Releases

(in via Tanya)

The following new My Oracle Support Knowledge Article is available:

Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) 11.1.2.4
New Features and Differences from Previous Releases

Doc ID 2015669.1


This article provides a high level list of the new features that exist in HFM 11.1.2.4 and details the changes/differences between HFM 11.1.2.4 and previous releases.

The details contains brief overview of the architectural changes and information relating to utilities, tools and logs that HFM Administrators will want to know.

Did you know ...

The EPM Cumulative Feature Overview Tool - New Web-Based Interface is available. This tool outlines the new and enhanced features and functionality for Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) product releases.

To access the tool directly visit:

Enterprise Performance Management
Cumulative Feature Overview Tool


Questions specific to Hyperion Financial Management ...

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

Hyperion Financial Management (HFM)



Wednesday Jun 03, 2015

New Document Available OBIA Upgrade 11.1.1.9.1 to 11.1.1.9.2

Oracle BI Applications Upgrade 11.1.1.9.1 to 11.1.1.9.2 Document Now Available:

The Upgrade of BI Applications 11.1.1.9.1 to version 11.1.1.9.2 consists of upgrading the following components, repositories (schema and content) and data:

  • Platform components
  • BI Applications binaries
  • JAZN, RPD and Presentation Catalog
  • ODI Repository content (BIA_ODIREPO)

Note: There is no new content in 11.1.1.9.2 as compared to 11.1.1.9.1. Hence there is no data warehouse (schema and data) upgrade.

For more information and instructions on how to perform the upgrade please refer to the following note:-

  • Doc ID 2016413.1 OBIA Oracle BI Applications: Upgrading to 11.1.1.9.2 from 11.1.1.9.1

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