Sunday, 31 August 2014
SQL query is often used as a data source in BIP and often we have a requirement in which we have to use one table when the user selects a certain value in a parameter and select a totally different table when the user selects another value in the parameter. While we have discussed a method to do this using pipelined functions in http://obiee-oracledb.blogspot.com.au/2011/07/performance-enhancing-drug-called-table.html, this blog post talks about a BIP 11g method of achieving the same result.
Friday, 29 August 2014
I was recently involved in a project implementation on OBIEE 10g. The dashboard had a multiselect and the values in the prompt were huge. The standard width of the multiselect was making the user uncomfortable since a large part of the value was hidden due to the small size of the multiselect. This blog talks about a method to fix this problem.
Saturday, 9 August 2014
My client wanted to hide some of the reports from the users and release them at a later date. The however wanted a set of users to have the privilege to see hidden objects. Let us see the process to achieve this objective.
This article introduces the concept of Smart Tables in OBIEE. I call them 'Smart' because these tables have the ability to produce different data on the fly. These can morph themselves according to the user requirement. Smart Tables also make the data model dynamic in nature as a Smart Table can change characteristics on the fly. Let me now explain the procedure of implementing Smart Tables.
Friday, 8 August 2014
This is an awesome feature in BI Publisher 11g but I do not hear a lot of noise about it so let me create some.
I'm talking about Event triggers in BI Publisher 11g. Using event triggers, we can conditionally stop the delivery of a report. We will see the process of skipping schedules in this article.
Tuesday, 5 August 2014
I had a requirement to indent the levels in a hierarchical column. The solution isn't really innovative but I thought of sharing this because finding the option can become a treasure hunt.