Friday Sep 26, 2014

OBIEE Sample App V406 - FAQ updated

(in via Pete M.)

While using OBIEE Sample Apps V406 ( we blogged about the release here ), you may encounter an issue as follows :

The database user "system" <password> has expired on your SampleAppv406 virtual appliance.

This will NOT affect normal demo operations as the database starts and functions as excepted when using the 0.Startdb script (sampleapp uses SYS to start the db).

But if you - for whatever reason - require direct access to the database via ./sqlplus or sqldeveloper with user "system" to either the pdborcl or orcl databases, then the updated FAQ document lists the steps to gain back access on the demo database.

Find the OBIEE FAQ here:

    If you have further questions about this - why not post them in our Community here ?

    (info: Pete M; text and layout: Torben; authorized: Lia)

    Monday Jul 14, 2014

    OBIEE Sample App V406 - Learn More

    The OBIEE Sample App v406 was recently released as outlined in Blog posts:

    OBIEE Sample App V406 is available via OTN
    OBIEE Sample App V406 - Try It Live

    The Oracle BI TechDemo team have made available videos to further assist with OBIEE Sample App v406.

    These short sessions are available via:

    YouTube "Oracle BI TechDemo" channel

    OBIEE Sample App v406 Videos Link

    Sample App Explained
    - An overview of what SampleApp is, why you need it and what you can do with it. [4:35]

    Whats New in SampleApp v406
    - Discusses what is new in the latest release of SampleApp v406 that is available via Oracle Technology Network (OTN). [5:05]

    SampleAppv406 Adding Disk Capacity
    - Details the process for adding additional disk storage to the SampleAppv406 virtual box deployment. [4:44]

    ODM Workflows in Sample App
    - Shows examples of the Oracle Data Miner Workflows that are included in the OBIEE SampleApp v406. [5:24]

    BIApps Plug-in for SampleApp 406
    -Discusses the BI Apps Plug & Play option for SampleApp v403. This video is compatiable for v406 release as well. [3:21]

    The SampleApp contents and its code are distributed free for demonstrative purposes only. It is neither maintained nor supported by Oracle as a licensed product.

    Friday Jun 13, 2014

    OBIEE Sample App V406 is available via OTN

    (in via Ian )

    OBIEE SampleApp V406 virtual box appliance
    is now available for public download from  OTN.

    ( VirtualBox Image (includes OEL6.5, Mobile App Designer v2 & Oracle Database 12c and more) )

    OBIEE Sample Application V406 combines a

    • BI-platform
    • ad-hoc queries
    • Dashboards
    • Enterprise Reporting
    • Mobile Analytics
    • Scorecards
    • Multidimensional OLAP
    • and more

    in a standalone virtual box image, creating a comprehensive OOB collection of examples and integrations designed to demonstrate Oracle BI capabilities, product integrations, and design best practices.

    The OTN Public V406 image appliance is a collection of OBIEE examples demonstrating capabilities of OBIEE stack, as well as some design best practices.

    V406 image is an enhanced version of the earlier Internal V403 version. V406 includes latest code patches, several bug fixes, new ODM content examples, new workshops and new datasets.

    It does ">not include Cloudera installation.


    • Latest GA Software & Patches
      Oracle Db 12c PDB, OBIEE (two instances), EID 3.1, BI MAD V2, TT, Oracle Loader for Hadoop, Oracle SQL Connector for HDFS
    • Mapviewer html5 JS integration, Integrated ADF visualizations
    • New BIMAD V2 examples and BIMAD plugins
    • Enhanced OAA integration : ODM Workflows, new ORE scripts
    • EPM and BIApps Companion plug-ins to V406, EID Demos, Domain Demos, Workshops, MVDemo
    • Custom Interactions & Configurations Examples

    Find the release documentation (zipped) here.


    Download all zip files into a single directory (approx 28.5 GB).
    Optionally verify integrity of zip files using checksums.
    Open a zip file manager such as 7zip and select the first zip file (001) and extract.
    This will extract a compressed VMDK file, and .ovf file into Sampleappv406appliance folder.
    Open VBox Manager, select Import, navigate to the directory, select the .ovf file and click import.
    After import the initial image size is about 67 GB.

    The SampleApp contents and its code are distributed free for demonstrative purposes only.
    It is neither maintained nor supported by Oracle as a licensed product

    The last previous release was also blogged here:

    We recommend to use the videos on the Youtube Channel "Oracle BI Techdemo" to get started with the OBIEE Sample Apps.

    Update: 23 September 2014: Sample App FAQ:

      (layout and post: Torben, authorized: Lia)

      Tuesday Oct 08, 2013

      OBIEE Sample App (V309 R2) released

      Update: 29 Dec 2014: Please note that later versions of Sample App are now available. Query our blog for more recent news on releases.

      As you may have heard via the newsletter or other channels, the 

      OBIEE Sample App v. 309 R2 

      has been released via  OTN.
      ( The public V309 image is approximately 23GB zipped and 59GB once deployed. )

      To quote from the release site:

      The Sample Application (SampleApp) for Oracle Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition is a comprehensive collection of examples designed to demonstrate Oracle BI capabilities and design best practices.
      It brings together several integrated Oracle BI products & technologies and illustrates how they can seamlessly work together in solving functional problems.
      These examples include latest OBIEE functionalities and OBIEE architecture examples

      • Semantic layer modeling
      • Multi-source federation
      • Integration with Essbase
      • Integration with ORE
      • Integration with Endeca
      • Integration with TimesTen
      • and more

      The SampleApp contents and its code are distributed free for demonstrative purposes only.
      It is neither maintained nor supported by Oracle as a licensed product.

      A quick overview of its contents is also available via the Oracle BI Techdemo Youtube channel and detailed product information can be found in the user guide.
      The Deployment Guide will give you all necessary information on how to set up a system with the Sample App.


      This blog talks about the latest news and upcoming events initiated by the EPM/BI Proactive Support Team.
      Lia, Torben, Paul, Julie


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