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Matthew Walding

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Managing Metadata in OBIEE 12c [Video Tutorial]

Posted by Matthew Walding   |   OBIEE,   |   BI Training

In this 5-minute video tutorial, learn how system admins manage metadata in OBIEE 12c, including how to upload RPD files using the command line.

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Starting & Stopping OBIEE Components [Video Tutorial]

Posted by Matthew Walding   |   OBIEE,   |   BI Training

In this quick video tutorial, learn the options you have for starting, stopping, and viewing the status of OBIEE components in 12c.

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Self-Service Data Transformation: Getting In-Depth with Oracle Data Flow

In part one, I talked about the common concepts and goals that Tableau Prep and Oracle Data Flow share. In part two, I looked at a brief overview of both tools and took an in-depth look at Tableau Prep.

In this third post, let's dive deeper into Oracle Data Flow.

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Self-Service Data Transformation: Getting In-Depth with Tableau Prep

In part one of this series, I shared an overview of the common concepts that Tableau Prep and Oracle Data Flow share as well as a brief look at the tools themselves. In part two, I want to take a more in-depth look at Tableau Prep and share my experiences using it.

In my first example, I have three spreadsheets containing data collected from every World Cup Match from 1930 to 2014. One contains detailed information about each match individually.

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Self-Service Data Transformation: Intro to Oracle Data Flow & Tableau Prep

In the world of self-service analytics, Tableau and Oracle Data Visualization are two tools that are often put on the same discussion platform. In the last year, the conversations surrounding these two tools have increased dramatically — with most of our clients using self-service analytics. In this blog, I am not going to do a comparison rundown between Tableau and Oracle DV. What I do want to show you is two similar tools which introduce exciting new possibilities: Tableau Prep and Oracle Data Flow.

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OBIEE Tutorial: Preventing Write Back When Using Act As

Posted by Matthew Walding   |   OBIEE,   |   Business Intelligence

Recently, I was presented with a unique client requirement. They needed to prevent write back functionality when acting as users who have write back capabilities. They also wanted to be able to turn it on or off depending on the situation, since there are some scenarios where using Write Back in conjunction with Act As is needed. This created a few challenges because of how Act As and Write Back are configured in OBI.

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