Sunday, May 6, 2012

OBIEE en JDev in the same FWM home

Don't do it, it screws up your OBIEE weblogic instance.........

(especially when you are preparing for the Brighton 2012 BI congress.......)


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Monday, April 23, 2012

OBIEE install avoid RTD license problems

If you are not going to use RTD (Real Time Decisions) uncheck the box during installation:


This avoids extremely difficult discussions with Oracle over the license fee.

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Friday, April 20, 2012

OBIEE 11116 repository on MS-SQL I

We had to do a POC on some MS-SQL data. Instead of bringing an extra Oracle DB we used an existing MS-SQL instance.

1. Create a repository database:

We called ours “Repositories” Winking smile


2. Enable case-sensitive collation

ALTER DATABASE Repositories COLLATE Latin1_General_CS_AS

3. Enable Row versioning



Tuesday, March 20, 2012

See you in Brighton !

Want to know if  the White Stork really brings the babies? See me and many others speak at the Rittman Mead BI-Forum

See you in Brighton!

Monday, February 27, 2012

OBIEE upgrade guide

Upgrade guide is found here:

Pretty much a standard weblogic upgrade.

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Friday, February 24, 2012


Recently follower number 250 has joined this blog! Thanks everybody for all the great feedback!

Regards John

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

OBIEE is out!

If you have missed it: ==> is out
See the nice new features:

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Monday, February 20, 2012

OBIEE in hebrew

Boris has set up an OBIEE blog in hebrew:
Translatesd : 

For those of you who also have a non english OBIEE blog feel free to sent me a link and I will gladly advertise it here.

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Sunday, February 12, 2012

OBIEE11g FireFox 10 problems

For those of you having problems with the new FireFox 10 client. Michal Novy posted a solution on Christians Blog:

Hi, I found the way how to do a workaround:
1. type "about:config" into an address bar
2. right click anywhere and choose New / String
3. name it "general.useragent.override"
4. put the value "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; Windows NT 6.1; rv:10.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/9.0"
5. refresh OBIEE login screen
Then it works without any problems!

Seems that Oracle is already working on some patches: see patch # 13564003 released by Oracle Support which repairs this limitation.

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Friday, January 27, 2012

VMWARE connection problems

I noticed when connection a vmware to certain networks the network doesn’t like a loopback adapter running on the vmware. Although you will get a valid IP it can’t connect to anything….

Disabling the loopback did the trick.

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OBIEE101 I’m still around ;-)

Thanks everybody for the interest in my whereabouts.

Yep, I'm still around. Just very very busy on a huge OWB migration.

Hope to be back soon we some OBIEE stuff.

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