Monday, July 02, 2012

OBIEE Patchset Available

Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation Suite BP1 is now generally available, or "GA", as is more commonly known.

This is a significant update to the Oracle Business Intelligence product suite as it contains two major new pieces of functionality. The first is a set of Trellis visualization capabilities that allow users to quickly create and analyze information using data-dense, word-sized, high-quality visualizations. The second is a completely overhauled and new mobile app for the suite, called "Oracle Business Intelligence Mobile" for the Apple iPad tablet device.
Apart from that, there are also updates to the geo-spatial visualization capabilities, that now support line geometry types.

The software bits can be downloaded from the Oracle Support site at

How To Download The Patch:
You can either search by the Patch number, or, do a search by product, platform, and release.
After logging in to the Oracle Support site, click the "Patches & Updates" tab, and you should see the "Patch Search" section. If not, then add it to your page by clicking the "Customize" button and dragging "Patch Search" to your page.

Patch Search Section
 From the "Product" dropdown, select "Oracle BI Suite EE". You can start typing and the dropdown filters only the hits that match your typed keywords. Click "Oracle BI Suite EE" to select it.
Selecting the Product from the dropdown

From the "Release" dropdown, select the BP1 option. I.e., check the box next to the "Oracle BI EE" result.

You could simply click "Search", or if you are interested in only a specific platform, then select that platform from the "Platform" dropdown. I have selected "Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit)"
Platform options
 This will yield a search result set comprising seven rows (not the movie "Seven"). The first file, i.e. the file numbered (1 of 7) is the installer for the patch. This is also identified by its Patch Name, "14223977".

The seven patches are as follows (for the Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit)) platform:
14223977 - Patch BP1 (1 of 7) Oracle Business Intelligence Installer
14226980 - Patch BP1 (2 of 7) Oracle Real Time Decisions
13960955 - Patch BP1 (3 of 7) Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher
14226993 - Patch BP1 (4 of 7) Oracle Business Intelligence ADF Components
14228505 - Patch BP1 (5 of 7) Enterprise Performance Management Components Installed from BI Installer
13867143 - Patch BP1 (6 of 7) Oracle Business Intelligence
14142868 - Patch BP1 (7 of 7) Oracle Business Intelligence Platform Client Installers and MapViewer
Note that this is a cumulative patchset, and is available for all customers who are using Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition versions,, and

This patchset is available for the following platforms:
1. Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
2. Oracle Solaris on x86-64
3. Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
4. Linux x86-64
5. Linux x86
6. Microsoft Windows (32-bit)
7. Microsoft Windows (64-bit)
8.IBM AIX on POWER Systems (64-bit)

Second point to note is that this is a cumulative patch, so will include prior patches.

Third, the mobile app for this release is available separately. You need to download the app, a free download, from the Apple iTunes App Store, at

More to follow this week.

Happy analyzing.