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Author: Sherry Milad
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Oracle BI Publisher (BIP) Tips: Functions, Calculations & More

Check out these BI Publisher tips including functions & calculations so you can understand more about the production and support of BI Publisher reports.

Sherry Milad | January 15, 2018

Art of BI: OBIEE 12c RCU Installation – Invalid Credentials Error

This blog will guide you through a work-around on an error you may face during the OBIEE 12c RCU Installation on a Windows 2012 R2 environment.

Sherry Milad | August 3, 2017
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An Inside Look At Oracle BICS Data Mashup

The new Oracle BI Cloud Service has a tool called “data mashup” that makes combining data as easy as drag-drop-done. Read here to find out more.

Sherry Milad | April 18, 2017
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Art of BI: Data Sync with Oracle BICS

Data Sync, an exciting new feature that comes with Oracle BICS, allows users to extract data from on-premises data sources and load them into BICS.

Sherry Milad | April 11, 2017
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Art of BI: Oracle BI Cloud Service – The data model cannot be replaced error

This blog post takes you through the steps to take to avoid the error in Oracle BICS: The data model cannot be replaced

Sherry Milad | April 5, 2017
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Art of BI: Oracle Analytics Training Courses — What You Need to Know

This blog post discusses why Big Data training should be part of the big picture for your company and lists Datavail’s current Oracle Analytics training courses.

Sherry Milad | March 9, 2017

Art of BI: Successful Self-Service BI

Don’t be fooled by the term “self-service BI” — you still need some support and solid infrastructure to make it work.

Sherry Milad | February 15, 2017

Art of BI: How to Upload OBIEE RPD to Oracle BICS

This blog post will help you get started with BICS and leverage the existing data models already created in OBIEE.

Sherry Milad | January 12, 2017

Art of BI: Enabling new features of OBIEE 12c ( on your SampleApp v607 VM

How to enable new features with in your SampleApp v607 virtual machine: Lightweight SSO and the .dva project import/export functionality.

Sherry Milad | January 11, 2017

Art of BI: How to Make a Linux Machine Use Latest Installed Java Version

This Datavail How-to post covers how to make a Linux machine use the latest installed java version.

Sherry Milad | January 4, 2017

Art of BI: Oracle BICS – Where did that Load data button go?

If you’ve been wondering what happened to the Oracle BICS button, Sherry Milad has yours answers in this blog post.

Sherry Milad | October 26, 2016

Art of BI: Create an Empty OBIEE 12c Web Catalog – Easy as 1,2,3

In this blog I have used the sample app v511 to demonstrate how straight forward it is to create a blank Web Catalog.

Sherry Milad | July 12, 2016

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