Art of BI: Deploy the OBIEE AnalyticsRes Folder on a WebLogic Server
Author: Christian Screen | | October 27, 2015
Since Oracle BI 11g was released it has sought as to use the /analyticsRes folder of the default OBIEE 11g implementation to store media and programmatic scripting files as a best practice. Although you could create a different folder named arbitrarily, containing a WEB-INF folder with web.xml file to denote it is a JEE deployable folder location, we recommend just sticking with something that works as a best practice. If you have never deployed the /analyticsRes application, or if you just want to know if you are doing it correctly, we have the steps and a video for you below. After spending some time with this article you will have learned how to deploy the OBIEE analyticsRes folder on a WebLogic Server.
The basic steps are:
- Open WebLogic Admin Server Console and Logon with Administrator account, ex: weblogic
- Click on the left panel, Deployments option
- Click the Lock and Edit link
- Click the Install button
- Locate the /analyticsRes folder from the path, C:OracleFMWinstancesinstance1bifoundation OracleBIPresentationServicesComponentcoreapplication_obips1analyticsRes
- Click Next, and select Deploy as Application
- Click Next, and Check the bi_cluster checkbox
- Click Next, and at the bottom select I will make the deployment accessible from the following location
- Click Finish
- In the Deployments table, locate analyticsRes, check that row’s checkbox, and then click on the Start button to Start Application
- Go to the physical directory for /analyticsRes and create file there called README.txt with “Hello World!” in the file and save the README.txt file
- Navigate to the OBIEE portal, and change the URL to http://<obi_server>:9704/analyticsRes/README.txt
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