Friday, July 15, 2011

OBIEE11g Exposing the Metadata Dictionary

You might have seen a couple of these on the net the last couple of days. So I thought I will give it a shot also. Problem was I couldn’t get it to work, which was driving me nuts….. Thanks to Paul from http://total-bi.com for leading me trough this temporary period of insanity Knipogende emoticon 

Ok here we go:

Start with a new folder on you file system called OBIEE_META:

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copy the WEB-INF folder from the analyticsRes into this folder:

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open the current active rpd offline in the administration tool: (this is the one ending with the highest _BI00xx number!)

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goto tools > utilities

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select Generate Metadata Dictionary:

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Browse to the OBIEE_META folder

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close the administration tool.

Check the OBIEE_META folder

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!! sometimes the administration tool adds an .rpd extension to the folder, if so remove it !!

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next open your weblogic console:

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press the lock & edit button, go to deployments:

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select install.

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Enter the OBIEE_META folder location, press next

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Select Install this deployment as an application, press next

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Select the bi_cluster as deployment target, press next

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Select I will make the deployment accessible from the following location, press next.

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press finish.

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press activate changes

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go to the deployment screen and locate OBIEE_META.

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start the application.

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check the status:

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open the instanceconfig.xml in an editor, add the following:

<!-- My Custom Stuff  Metadata Dictionary—>

<SubjectAreaMetadata>
   <DictionaryURLPrefix>http://localhost:9704/OBIEE_META/</DictionaryURLPrefix> 
<!-- replace localhost with the actual hostname –>

</SubjectAreaMetadata>

just above the </ServerInstance> tag

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Open your enteprise manage en restart the presentation server:

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Log in to analytics and create a new request:

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don’t panic if the dictionary symbol isn’t enabled, you have to click on the subject area first!

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Click on the symbol

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Till Next Time

2 comments:

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