A collection of OBIEE / OBISE stuff from 101 till 404. I just put the things here I run into.
Finally had the time to activate on of my other blogs. This one will contain my more generic articles. Here is the first one: http://bizintell101.blogspot.com/2009/10/bi-101-generic-calendar-dimension.html
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Hi John,Nice to see you back. I liked your article on the time dimension. I'm still going through it. My initial instinct was to argue about splitting time dimension into separate table, however, after some thinking I have to admit that for huge and aggregate fact tables - this could be a viable performance solution. Do you have any real measurements to prove that one solution is faster than the other?Also, can you confirm that numerous date/time tables would work with Time Dimension functionality (i.e. setting up time dimension in OBIEE). It's been my experience (and I think I've seen a service request somewhere) - that in order to use AGO,TODATE functions - you need to have 1 time dim table. Also, I've had great success with implementing AGO,TODATE time-series functions on new projects - they improve development speed considerably (however, there're still some issues Oracle should fix - such as problem with leap years and most importantly - problem with using variables in these functions - currently not supported)Take care - and I hope you can share more knowledge!
Hi JohnI also read your article and indeed it was interesting :)I'm not sure I understood the section related to the "PeriodLastPeriod" column but it sound something that might be helpfull. Can you elaborate on the use of this column or give a simple example.Thanks youAmir VogelLogistics and BI Application Manager - Radware LTD.
1 question in OBI deliverI want to send a notification (Alram) email to all the receipients.How can i achieve this using OBI deliver ?I can add receipients name( in the destination ).. but they dont receive the mail..In the my account setting , i can edit my email addr.There is no option of recepients's email address ..Pls help....!!!!!!!!!!
@naCHya,Please put your question on BI-publisher on the OTN forum.regardsJohn
This is a bit of a specific problem, but I could see it being something that those new to OBIEE could run into. It deals with incorrect Grand Total values being displayed for a Calculated Column when using report filters.
John, thanks for this excellent post..I have one question regarding the monthID in the week dimension.I'm not sure how to reference the month dimension in case when I have a week passing between months (13th week in 2010 is in March and April as well). Its a many-to-many reference so how do you use it then?best regards,Ivan
@Ivan,There is no monthId in the week dimension, You can can only enter it trough year. the quarterid depens on the type of production calendar you are using
@John,but in your week table you do have a MonthID column, which is an integer and a foreign key to the Month table.Ivan
@Ivan,This is only used if a compagny uses a 454 or a 445 production calendar.regardsJohn
@John,thanks for your reply!I have one more problem. If I have a date dimension which is made of more physical tables (like in your post), the time series functions AGO and TODATE, they dont work! I'm getting the following error: "nQSError 22045".I see Andriy mentioned that in his post so I was wondering if anyone has a solution for this problem?best regards,Ivan
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