Tuesday, March 26, 2013

BI Mobile App Update

An update to the Oracle Business Intelligence Mobile HD app went live on the Apple iTunes App Store. This is the version of the app, and if you already have the Oracle BI Mobile HD app installed on your iPad device, you would have been notified via the App Store app (kind of redundant isn't it - calling it the "app" store "app"?) of the available upgrade.

As far as updates go, this version basically brings in bug and stability fixes, along with two minor enhancements. First, you can now change between landscape and portrait orientation when viewing content, and second, you can now send content as PDF attachments via email.

A new option on the "Settings" screen - "Display" - has been added to let users control how attachments should be displayed when sending them via email - "as Links", "as Attachments", or "as Inline". The "as Links" option basically means no attachment is included with the email, and only links to the content are included in the body of the email. The "as Attachments" option, when selected, adds a sub-option to the "Settings" screen, named "Format", which lets you select whether format of the attachments should be "PDF" or "HTML". The third option - "as Inline" - embeds the content inside the body of the email as rich HTML.

That's all folks.
Bangalore, Mar 26, 2013

Monday, March 18, 2013

OBIEE Bundle Patch - 2

The latest bundle patch for Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition,, released a few days back.
Here are some more details on the patch and how to get it from the My Oracle Support site.
First, you can read Document 1536004.1 that provides details on this bundle patch as well as the the constituent patches of this bundle patch:
  1. Patch 16287811 (1 of 7) Oracle Business Intelligence Installer. (generic)
  2. Patch 16287778 (2 of 7) Oracle Real Time Decisions. (generic)
  3. Patch 16237960 (3 of 7) Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher. (generic) 
  4. Patch 16287840 (4 of 7) Oracle Business Intelligence ADF Components. (generic)
  5. Patch 16287854 (5 of 7) Enterprise Performance Management Components Installed from BI Installer (port-specific)
  6. Patch 16227549 (6 of 7) Oracle Business Intelligence. (port-specific)
  7. Patch 16287884 (7 of 7) Oracle Business Intelligence Platform Client Installers and MapViewer (generic)
Second, do read the readme file associated with this bundle patch that provides the installation instructions for applying these patches.

Third, this is a cumulative patch, and therefore includes all the fixes included in the,,,, and patch sets of the release.

Thank you.
Bangalore, March 18, 2013

Monday, March 11, 2013

OBIEE Bundle Patch released

Over the weekend our sustaining engineering team announced the availability of the latest bundle patch for OBIEE 11g -

I will post more details in a day or so.

A note on bundle patches: They are recommended because these are a collection of critical bug fixes for a product or specific products. These patches can sometimes also contain minor enhancements as well as security updates. These patches undergo a rigorous set of tests before they are released for consumption by customers. Furthermore, these bundle patches are cumulative in nature, which means a bundle patch contains the contents of previous bundle patches that have been released. 

Take care folks.
Mar 11, 2013, Bangalore