What I Learned From Oracle’s BIWA Summit 2015 (Perspective from a Consulting Intern)

Our Big Data Team, here at M&S, packed up their bags and headed to San Francisco last week for the 2015 Oracle Business Intelligence Warehousing and Analytics Summit. Some of the major topics discussed included: Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, and Advanced Analytics. The Internet of Things (IoT) is at the peak of Gartner’s Hype Cycle. It is becoming increasingly talked about and there are predictions of billions and billions of sensors by 2020. But what exactly is IoT? IoT involves embedded computing devices interconnected with existing internet infrastructure, such as, wearables and connected cars. Why the hype right … Read More

OBIEE HTML Customizations

This is a short outline to demonstrate how to edit the HTML files used by OBIEE to make customizations for your organization. For this post, I will explain how to add disclaimers within the footer of particular pages used by OBIEE presentation services, along with a simple way to add an Auto-Fill functionality to your log-in page. Each step will be listed that was used complete the task, I will also highlight the proper directories which can be used to find the HTML files to make changes to. Log-in Page Location $MW_HOME/Oracle_BI1/bifoundation/web/msgdb/pages/common OBIEE Home Page Location $MW_HOME/Oracle_BI1/bifoundation/web/msgdb/pages/bieehome Administration Pages Location … Read More

Fixing the Configuration Error in the Oracle BI (OBIEE) Administration Tool on 64-bit Windows 7

Fixing the Configuration Error in the Oracle BI (OBIEE) Administration Tool on 64-bit Windows 7

After completing a client-only installation of the Oracle BI (OBIEE) tools on a 64-bit Windows 7 computer, people frequently report getting a “Configuration Error” dialog box every time they launch the Administration Tool. This is what the dialog box looks like: Hitting OK just closes the tool. There are no log files. You appear to be stuck. Here is how you can resolve the problem: Go to the C:\Program Files\Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition Plus Client\oraclebi\orahome\bifoundation\server\binC:\Program Files\Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition Plus Client\oraclebi\orahome\bifoundation\server\bin directory. Look for the bi_init.bat file. This is the file that is executed when you run the Administration Tool. Make a … Read More