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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Thursday Apr 21, 2016

Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) 12c Bundle Patch

The following Bundle Patch has been released for Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE)

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

  Oracle Business Intelligence Bundle Patch
Patch 22734181

OBIEE Suite Bundle Patches are cumulative. Oracle BI Bundle Patch includes all the bug fixes released in Oracle BI

To install the Oracle BI Bundle Patch patch, Oracle BI must be installed in the Oracle BI Home directory. Subsequent Oracle BI patches can be installed on Oracle BI or any Oracle BI bundle patch with a lower fifth numeral version than the one being installed. For example, you can install on

Prior to proceeding with this OBIEE Bundle Patch implementation and related downloads refer to the Readme file for important information. It is important to verify that the requirements, installation instructions; support paths; notes; etc for this patch are met as outlined within the Readme file.

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

For an introduction to OBIEE Suite Bundle Patches, which includes information on the bundle patch lifecycle, availability, and version names, refer to Knowledge Article:

OBIEE Suite Bundle Patches
Doc ID 1591422.1

To locate the latest available Patch information visit the Knowledge Article:

OBIEE 12c: Required and Recommended Bundle Patches and Patch Sets
Doc ID 2070465.1

To share your experience about installing this patch ...

In the MOS | Patches & Updates screen for OBIEE Patch 22734181, click the "Start a Discussion" and submit your review.

Have a question for OBIEE specifically ....

The My Oracle Support Community " OBIEE (MOSC) " is the ideal first stop to seek & find product specific answers:


Monday Oct 26, 2015

Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 12c - OBIEE

We are pleased to announce the release of:.

Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 12c

The download is available from the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud and Oracle Technology Network (OTN):

Oracle Software Delivery Cloud | Oracle Business Intelligence

OTN | Oracle Business Intelligence Downloads


Ensure to download this Oracle Business Intelligence (BI) release from the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud for production environments. 

Please note the OTN download is provided for non-production environments such as developing, testing and demonstrating, etc. 

For more information refer to the Oracle license agreement made available prior downloading within Oracle Software Delivery Cloud and OTN. The OTN license is also made available for review via Oracle Technology Network License Agreement.


Access Oracle BI Documentation via Oracle Help Center:

Oracle Fusion Middleware Documentation

Release notes for OBIEE have been made available via:

Oracle Fusion Middleware Release Notes for Oracle Business Intelligence

New Feature information is outlined within

Doc ID 2070474.1 - OBIEE 12c - New Features in OBIEE

OBIEE Supported Systems Configuration information is available to download from OTN:

OTN | Oracle Fusion Middleware Supported System Configurations 

Please note  you will need to select the following from the Product Area Oracle Fusion Middleware Certifications 12.1.x

For OBIEE Information you need to select the appropiate tab from within the spreadsheet.

Change Log:
27-Oct-2015: OTN available only.
01-Nov-2015: OSDC link included.

Thursday Oct 09, 2014

Automating the OBIEE patching process from EM Cloud Control 12c

(in via Senthil)

With Software patching being one of the more work intensive and error prone tasks in your daily business, it is nice to see that there are people constantly working to make this easier, more reliable and less demanding.

OBIEE Development has taken the time to lay out steps to automate the patching process of OBIEE by using Deployment Procedures (DP) that are already available in Enterprise Manager 12c.

A Deployment Procedure (DP) is a sequence of steps and phases, where each phase can contain sequence of steps. The steps can be scripts or commands to be run on any BI host where patch has to be applied. The DP once created can be used to:

  • Apply a patch on multiple BI environments.
  • Apply multiple patches if the steps to patch are the same.
  • Apply multiple patches having different patching instructions by customizing the DP (adding new steps and enabling/disabling certain steps).

The complete article including detailed explanations, steps and screenshots can be found in:

Automate Patching of OBIEE using EM Cloud Control (Doc ID 1919956.1)

Apart from the obvious work to create this detailed guide and the simplicity of the idea to use what already exists, what I personally like about this is that these Deployment Procedures carry the potential to work for other software that runs on a Weblogic Server just as well. 

  • They are pointed at any Weblogic Server that are managed by Enterprise Manager 12c
  • They call opatch with a user defined set of instructions

so unless we hear different, it is fairly safe to assume that the same technique can be applied to any other Weblogic based Application that uses opatch for patching.

To prevent anyone from thinking that I am are jumping to conclusions here: there is a KM note indicating this:

Master Index for Provisioning and Patching through Deployment Procedures (a Generic Note specific to a Target Type) (Doc ID 1305014.1)

definitely one to keep bookmarked to ease the troubleshooting of DPs:

Tips and Tricks on Debugging Deployment Procedures (Doc ID 463355.1)

And finally the detailed steps to use Deployment Procedures in the Oracle Enterprise Manager Lifecycle Management Administrator's Guide (  Chapter 42 "Customizing Deployment Procedures") along with the instructions how to create them in the first place ( Chapter 41.6 "Creating, Saving, and Launching User Defined Deployment Procedure (UDDP)")

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

Wednesday Jun 26, 2013

OBIEE certified with Oracle 12c

 OBIEE is now certified with Oracle 12c database.


This blog talks about the latest news and upcoming events regarding Oracle EPM abd BI.
Tanya Heise


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