Oracle Real-Time Decisions latest version released

| May 14, 2013

(in via Lia)

The latest versions of Oracle Real Time Decisions have been released.

RTD Platform
RTD Base Applications

As they are part of the Oracle Business Intelligence (10.1.3) Media Pack, you need to search for that (more...)

2 New OBIEE Upgrade Advisors

| May 14, 2013
There are two new upgrade advisors now available to help you when upgrading OBIEE from one version to another.  They are:
Note 1517518.1 - OBIEE Upgrade Advisor 11.1.1.x to
Note 1517501.1 - OBIEE Upgrade Advisor 10g to 11g

These complement (more...)

We will be right back – My Oracle Support Communities Maintenance

| May 9, 2013

(in via Mel)

When you log into My Oracle Support Communities and select the Main Home page, you will see the following message:

Effective immediately there will be a maintenance window for My Oracle Support Community
daily at 2100 PT US (convert time zone) for 40 minutes,
My (more...)

BIApps is ready for download

| May 7, 2013

(in via Lia)

listening closely to the chirps from Development, we heard that a new version of BI Apps is on the loose:

Oracle Business Intelligence Applications version

has been uploaded and is ready for use via technet.

You can find the downloads here:


OBIEE Bundle Patch released

| May 3, 2013

(in via Lia) bundle patch is now available for download from My Oracle Support for all platforms.

Bundled Patch Details:

  • Patch (1 of 7) Oracle Business Intelligence Installer (BIINST):
    Patch 16504136
  • Patch (2 (more...)

EPM – new Log Analysis tool

| May 2, 2013

(in via Maurice)

Log Analysis is a new and versatile troubleshooting tool which has been bundled with Enterprise Performance Management
Documentation for the tool is available on the command line when running the batch without parameters.

To kick it off, simply run:

/Oracle/Middleware/user_projects/epmsystem1/bin/ or

BI Apps with OBIEE – Installation Issue

| Apr 30, 2013

If you are trying to install BI Apps on OBIEE, you will encounter an issue.

 Please be advised that BI Apps 7964 (which was released on OBIEE BP1) requires BI EE


EPM – Documentation is online

| Apr 30, 2013

(in via Mel)

Additional to the EPM Software, the Documentation has also been updated.

You can find it under:

EPM – Essbase – Runtime Substitution Variables

| Apr 30, 2013
With being out I would like to point out the biggest change that we got in Hyperion Essbase:

Runtime Subsitution Variables.

They have been documented in the new features guide.

In short - you can now define Substitution Variables on the fly in a Calc Script (more...)

EPM is available on eDelivery

| Apr 29, 2013

(in via Greg)

Word just came in that


is available for download from  eDelivery.

We checked and it really is there (or - in the process of being uploaded ;) )

Plans are, to share some of the new functionality on this blog as (more...)

How to track MDX queries against Essbase

| Apr 10, 2013

(in via Nancy)

Nancy pointed me at a newly created KM Doc that talks about MDX tracking unsurprisingly called:  Tracking MDX Queries Against an Essbase Database [ID 1543793.1].

This CFG setting is not yet fully documented, but may make it into the next documentation update.

MDX queries run (more...)

FDM & ERPI to be combined into FDMEE starting with

| Apr 8, 2013

(in via Lia)

Starting with release,

Oracle Financial Data Quality Management (FDM)
Oracle Hyperion Financial Data Quality Management ERP Integration Adapter for Oracle Applications (ERPI)

are being combined into a single product named

Oracle Financial Data Quality Management, Enterprise Edition (FDMEE)

built on the (more...)

OBIEE ia available on eDelivery

| Apr 5, 2013

(in via Lia)

In case you missed the news - OBIEE has been released and is ready for download from the  Oracle Software Delivery Cloud.
You need to select "Oracle Business Intelligence" and your Operating System to find this release.

What’s New

The new release (more...)

EPM / OBIEE on Exalytics patching Advisor Webcast

| Apr 4, 2013

One of the frequently requested topics for Advisor Webcast sessions is "patching and maintenance of EPM".

As one of the EPM hosts, I am therefore particularly happy to announce a session that covers patching on Exalytics based on examples of OBIEE, Essbase and Times Ten.

ADVISOR WEBCAST: Exalytics Patching
April (more...)

Top Gun Presentations are online

| Apr 2, 2013

You may have heard of the legendary Top Gun meetings of the Hyperion sphere...  A lot of people who already worked with the EPM products when they were still "Hyperion" (and some other interested Top Gunners) gathered together in one conference? No?

Well - never mind - now that (more...)

Five minutes to lunch and no idea what to spend them on?

| Mar 28, 2013
If you were ever looking for answers to the question
  • where to find the product compatibility matrices,
  • where to go with specific certification requests that you can not find in the compatibility matrices
  • how to use the "Certification" Tab in My Oracle Support
  • or simply how to kill 5:38 minutes (more...)

Advisor Webcast: EPM log hide and seek with Oracle tools

| Mar 25, 2013
Did you ever wonder how to do anything of the following:
  • setting up Remote Diagnostic Agent (RDA) against EPM
  • use Enterprise Manager Fusion Middleware with EPM
  • use the Oracle Diagnostic Framework (ODF) with EPM
  • use JRockit Mission Control with EPM

This and more will be demonstrated (and recorded for later (more...)

OBIEE mobile certification / supported platforms

| Mar 21, 2013

(in via Ian)

Over the last couple of months we have received a number of Service Requests that dealt with questions around Devices and Operating Systems that are supported by OBIEE mobile.

The answer to this can be found in the  OBIEE certification matrix ( Tab 5 - Mobile (more...)

Advisor Webcast – EPM Log files

| Mar 19, 2013

This is just a quick reminder that we have another Advisor Webcast on on Thursday.

Maurice named this one "EPM Log file hide and seek", and as he acts as the automation lead for EPM in Proactive Support, he is the guy to speak to when it comes to tracking (more...)