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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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Oracle Analytics Roadmap: OBIEE & OAC

After attending Kscope18, one thing is still extremely clear — Oracle continues and will continue to be all about the cloud. For example, the title of the Kscope presentation detailing what’s coming to OBIEE is “Oracle Analytics: How to Get to the Cloud and the Future of On-Premises.”

While that does tell you there’s still a future in on-prem Oracle BI, it's also clear that all the innovation will be put into the cloud. In this blog post, we’ll look at…

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Oracle BI Commentary Tools: Open Source or Enterprise?

Posted by Nicholas Padgett   |   OBIEE,   |   Oracle Analytics Cloud,   |   CollaborateBI

Commentary support in Oracle BI tools has been a commonly requested feature for many years. As with many absent features in our beloved tools, the community has come together to develop methods to implement this functionality themselves. Some of these approaches, such as leveraging Writeback, implement out-of-the-box Oracle BI features.

More commonly you’ll find custom-built software extensions or free “open source” applications that provide OBIEE comments as extensions.

In this blog post, we’ll look at the difference between custom-built extensions and open-source applications. We’ll also consider two different tools — one open source, another a custom-built extension.

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UnifyBI Community Edition: Free OBIEE Tableau Connector

Posted by Nicholas Padgett   |   OBIEE,   |   Oracle Analytics Cloud,   |   UnifyBI,   |   Tableau

Typically, issues that arise with your enterprise software require costly solutions, but occasionally you’ll find something that’s both helpful and affordable.

UnifyBI, the Tableau to OBIEE connector, is now available in a community edition and free to download. That’s right, free. So, what’s the catch? It doesn’t come with all the bells and whistle of the paid versions, but it will still help the community of Tableau and Oracle BI users solve their biggest problems.

This blog post will cover the issues the Community Edition helps solve, installation, as well as how its features stack up to the UnifyBI Professional Edition and Server Edition.

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PBCS and EPBCS Updates (July 2018): New Data Integration Component, Updated Vision Sample Application, Considerations & More

The July updates for Oracle's Planning & Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) and Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (EPBCS) have arrived! This blog post outlines several new features, including a new data integration component, updated vision sample application, considerations, and more.

The monthly update for PBCS and EPBCS will occur on Friday, July 20 during your normal daily maintenance window.

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ARCS Updates (July 2018): Power Calculation, Drag and Drop Attachments, Considerations & More

The July updates for Oracle's Account Reconciliation Cloud Service (ARCS) are here. In this blog post, we’ll outline new features in ARCS, including adding power calculation, drag and drop attachments, considerations, and more.

We’ll let you know any time there are updates to ARCS or any other Oracle EPM cloud products. Check the US-Analytics Oracle EPM & BI Blog every month.

The monthly update for Oracle ARCS will occur on Friday, July 20 during your normal daily maintenance window.

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