Thursday, June 24, 2010

OBIEE Which report uses which column

With regular intervals you see this question on the forums. Seems that at lot of people are unaware of the possibilities of the catalog manager.

First let’s op a catalog in off-line read only mode:

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select the catalog top level:

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Next goto Tools > Create Report (or use CTRL-R):

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Select The Info you need:

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enter a file location:

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It’s saved as a tab delimited file.

you can do the same for dashboards:

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Till Next Time

4 comments:

F. Orex said...

The persons who is rally into the blogging community will know the use of a catalog manager. This will help and lot and will make the work of the user really fast.

davidp said...

Hi John,
Great post, thanx. Could you please describe how we can configure the output file. Right now, the file is delimited by spaces and we would like comma delimiting.

Thanx,
David

John Minkjan said...

Hi David,

It's not space delimited, it's tab delimited. Just us an ODBC connection to your file to read into a DB.

regards

John

davidp said...

Thanks John, I actually just imported it in to Excel and it serves us fine.

BTW, I came across a very interesting blog post (from Mark Rittman) about creating these reports through the command line and using in a script file. Apparently there are configuration options for setting the delimit character.

See http://obieetalk.com/oracle-bi-ee-101341-%E2%80%93-catalog-manager-command-line-options

Thanks,
David