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  • Ling Xiang
    R13.18A OTBI BI Catalog Lockdown44.6
    Topic posted June 15, 2018 by Ling XiangGold Trophy: 10,000+ Points, tagged BI Publisher, Fusion Financial reporting, OBI Answers, OBIEE Answers, OTBI, Reports, Sample Reports in Reporting and Analytics for ERP public
    Title:
    R13.18A OTBI BI Catalog Lockdown
    Summary:
    With 13.18A release customers will no longer be able to modify the shipped BI catalog content.
    Content:

    R13.18A OTBI Product Alert

    This product alert is published by Oracle OTBI Product Development.

    Release 13.18A Factory BI Catalog Lockdown

    To minimize upgrade regression, an enhancement has been introduced in the 13.18A release to permanently make the shipped BI catalog content read-only.  If users attempt to modify the shipped BI catalog content including folder permissions, they will receive an alert "You are not allowed to modify factory content. Save your own content in /Shared/Custom."  Customers that upgrade from R12 to R13 will no longer be able to make changes to the delivered BI catalog even with BI Administrator role. Starting with R13.18A, BI catalog folders will behave as follows:

    • Customers must save all custom content in /Shared/Custom folder or create new sub-folders under /Shared to maintain custom content.
    • Except for /Shared/Custom folder, customers can no longer make any modifications to the delivered BI catalog. If a user attempts to add, change or remove any object including permission list in the delivered catalog folder, he/she will get an error "You are not allowed to modify factory content. Save your own content in /Shared/Custom."
    • Customers are permitted to retain EXISTING custom top-level folders under Shared. All existing content in those top-level custom folders will be preserved.
    • Customers cannot add, remove or change permissions on the shipped folders, e.g. /Shared/ Human Capital Management
    • Customers cannot modify the folder permissions to 'hide' the shipped factory catalog folder, e.g. hide /Shared/Marketing.
    Impact on R12 upgrade customers:
    • For customers upgrading from R12, all existing custom content in /Shared/Custom or custom folders under /Shared and their sub-folders will remain as they are.  However, if customers have modified the content in the delivered BI catalog folders, e.g. added custom reports, modified delivered reports, modified folder or report permission, all changes to this content will be lost after the R13 upgrade.  Customers are advised to archive their custom BI catalog to a file prior to R13 upgrade; and after R13 upgrade customers can unarchive the custom projects in the /Shared/Custom folder.  

     

    • Fusion application users are auto-provisioned with BI Consumer role, which allows them to read and traverse the BI catalog folders. This access is for folder viewing and navigation only and doesn't give the user the privilege to view, open, edit and execute BI reports, for which the user has no security authorization. An enhancement is in development to restrict access to BI catalog folders such that a user will no longer be able to see and traverse BI catalog folders that he or she has no security authorization to access.
  • Richard Beet
    Adding and embedding BI content into Fusion Cloud...315.0
    Topic posted August 15, 2017 by Richard BeetRed Ribbon: 250+ Points, tagged Fusion Financial reporting, OBI Answers, OBIEE Answers, OTBI, Reports in Reporting and Analytics for ERP public
    Title:
    Adding and embedding BI content into Fusion Cloud Applications
    Summary:
    Looking for guidelines on which Fusion Cloud Applications pages we can add or embed BI content into
    Content:

    Hi All,

    Our client wants to be able to add some BI content to the Payables > Invoices page in Oracle Fusion Financials Cloud. Ideally they would like to add their own custom Infolet-like report to this page, but I am not sure this is possible...

    I was thinking that a potential option would be to use the Page Integration wizard to add a new tab to the Payables > Invoices page and include a custom BI report that displays the desired information.

    I have setup the tab in the Page Integration wizard and have confirmed that the new icon appears to the left of the Payables > Invoices page. However, when I go to Customize Page and select 'Add Content', it is not providing me with the option to select a report from the Oracle BI Presentation Catalog.

    - Does anyone know if we can embed BI content on this page?

    - Does anyone have any guidelines on exactly which pages we can add/embed BI content to in Fusion Cloud Applications?

    Thanks,

    Richard

  • Ling Xiang
    R13 Financials OTBI subject area to database lineage mapping...254.8
    Topic posted August 4, 2017 by Ling XiangGold Trophy: 10,000+ Points, tagged BI Publisher, Fusion Financial reporting, OBI Answers, OBIEE Answers, OTBI, Reports in Reporting and Analytics for ERP public
    Title:
    R13 Financials OTBI subject area to database lineage mapping spreadsheet
    Summary:
    This spreadsheet documents R13 Financials OTBI subject areas to database lineage mapping and subject area security.
    Content:

    This spreadsheet is published by Oracle OTBI Development.  This spreadsheet documents Fusion Financials OTBI subject areas, the corresponding View Objects and database tables and columns.  Customers can use this spreadsheet to search for reporting fields in OTBI subject areas or trace the lineage from subject area to database tables, columns and view objects or vice versa.  

    This spreadsheet also documents subject area security duty roles and job roles.

    The spreadsheet applies to Financials R13. 

  • Ashish Harbhajanka
    How to Pass Parameter from Dashboard to BI Report214.0
    Topic posted April 26, 2017 by Ashish HarbhajankaGold Crown: 30,000+ Points, tagged BI Publisher, Discussion Forums, OBIEE Answers, Reports in General OBIEE public
    Title:
    How to Pass Parameter from Dashboard to BI Report
    Summary:
    Passing Parameter from Dashboard to BI Report
    Content:

    Hi Experts,

    I have a BI Report which has a parameter. (A List of Value Item which gets value from a SQL Query)

    The standalone BI Report works fine.

    The BI Report is embedded in a Dashboard.

    Now I would like to know how can we ensure that the said BI Report works fine in the Dashboard too.

    Any worked out example (containing a very simple Report and with screen-shots ) would be wonderful

    Thanks in Advance!

    Kind Regards

    Ashish

  • Lakmal Somasiri
    Budget balances not available in General Ledger subject...Answered18
    Topic posted June 30, 2018 by Lakmal SomasiriBlue Ribbon: 750+ Points, tagged Fusion Financial reporting, OBI Answers, OBIEE Answers, OTBI, Reports in Reporting and Analytics for ERP public
    Title:
    Budget balances not available in General Ledger subject areas
    Summary:
    Can we query budget balances in General Ledger subject areas?
    Content:
    Budget balances not available in General Ledger subject areas like 'General Ledger - Balances Real Time' or 'General Ledger - Transactional Real Time. Only the 'Actual' balances are there. Is this the intended behaviour or am I facing some issue. SR raised but it's not going anywhere. Please help. Thanks
  • Tim Welsh
    Setting relative dates in a filter for an OTBI AnalysisAnswered173.0
    Topic posted April 28, 2017 by Tim WelshBlue Ribbon: 750+ Points, tagged Analyses, OBIEE Answers, OTBI, Reports, SQL in General OBIEE public
    Title:
    Setting relative dates in a filter for an OTBI Analysis
    Summary:
    In an OTBI Analysis is there a way to add into a relative date range into a filter?
    Content:

    I need an Analysis with a filter to pick up dates within the last week.  I don't see a way to do this in the normal filter properties and I'm getting errors when i add the below code into "Convert this filter to SQL"  Is there a way to do this either with the regular filter or with the Advanced SQL filter?  

     BETWEEN (SYSDATE - 7) AND SYSDATE

  • Andy Gough
    OTBI Dashboard and Reports for Expenses155.0
    Topic posted December 23, 2016 by Andy GoughBronze Medal: 1,250+ Points, tagged Fusion Financial reporting, OBI Answers, OBIEE Answers, OTBI, Reports, Sample Reports in Reporting and Analytics for ERP public
    Title:
    OTBI Dashboard and Reports for Expenses
    Summary:
    An OTBI dashboard with a series of drillable reports for Expenses
    Content:

    The attached catalog files can be imported into an ERP Cloud instance to create a dashboard with a series of drillable reports for expenses. Please see screenshot and attached files for details on how to use the dashboard, and how to import it into your environment.

    Enjoy!

    Andy

    Image:
  • Kamran Butt
    Custom BI Publisher Report SQL ErrorAnswered14
    Topic posted September 16, 2019 by Kamran ButtRed Ribbon: 250+ Points, tagged BI Publisher, Fusion Financial reporting, OBI Answers, OBIEE Answers, OTBI, Public Sector, Reports in Reporting and Analytics for ERP public
    Title:
    Custom BI Publisher Report SQL Error
    Summary:
    SQL or ORA exceptions error.
    Content:

    Hello,

    We are receiving the following error when running a custom built BI Publisher report. This report was functioning without any issues 2-3 weeks prior. No changes were made, but now we are receiving this error when trying to run.

    Please see attached for data model and report.

    SQL or ORA exceptions caused due to invalid sql, database package state or some database exceptions.

    Please advise on how best to debug. Thanks!

    Version:
    Oracle Cloud 19C (11.13.19.07.0)
    Image:
  • Animesh Agrawal
    CSV output Date FormatAnswered145.0
    Topic posted March 25, 2019 by Animesh AgrawalBlue Ribbon: 750+ Points, tagged BI Publisher, OBIEE Answers, Reports, Tip in Reporting and Analytics for ERP public
    Title:
    CSV output Date Format
    Summary:
    CSV output Date Format
    Content:

    Hello all,

    I have created one Report using new data model (OBIEE data source) and an Subject Area Analysis based query. I have created layout using inbuilt step by step report wizard.

    I need report output of CSV in particular date format.

    Can anyone help in this regards.

  • Rashmi Rao
    Can we generate a OTBI analysis in a Pyramid format in R13...145.0
    Topic posted November 8, 2018 by Rashmi RaoBronze Trophy: 5,000+ Points, tagged OBI Answers, OBIEE Answers, OTBI in General OBIEE public
    Title:
    Can we generate a OTBI analysis in a Pyramid format in R13 release update 18B version
    Summary:
    Can we generate a OTBI analysis in a Pyramid format in R13 release update 18B version
    Content:

    Hi,

    Can we generate a OTBI analysis in a Pyramid format in R13 release update 18B version? Please advise.

    The different levels in the pyramid would represent different grades (e.g. Analyst, Associate consultant, Consultant,... partner, etc.) And their width+number(width of the pyramid) would represented headcount at those grades.

     

    attaching the screenshot of the different ways to represent data. one of the images in the screenshot is of the pyramid shape of data layout that we are trying to achieve.

    Thanks,

    Rashmi

    Document: