Art of BI: OBIEE Content Accelerator Framework (CAF) Installation

I’ve noticed that some OBIEE developers are still used to the old school methods of moving catalog data from environment to environment with copy and paste tactics, so I thought it would be good to begin a series on the OBIEE Content Accelerator Framework (CAF) that Oracle has provided for about a year now. The CAF provides a means to clone catalog data (via Catalog Manager) from a source and push it to a destination environment (target) using only a few quick steps. It also has the ability to sync up requests, etc. based on a changed Presentation Layer so that manually identifying changes in reports, etc. now becomes much less of a pain-staking process.

This is the first in what I hope to be a more elaborate deep-dive on the topic.  For now, here are the steps (see video) on how to conduct the installation of CAF in your base client environment taken right from the installation guide.  So far the installation of the tool is only certified in Windows XP, however, I have conducted the install in Windows Server 2003 and it functions as designed.

Below, the is the install video from a Windows Server 2003 installation.  Below that are links to get 100% up-to-speed on making your life easier with CAF. Enjoy.

Noted Issues/Problems

During the installation if you are unable to delete the “JAR” file from the plugins folder, be sure to Kill the Processes highlighted in the screenshot below from the task manager.  Once these two processes are no longer running the file may be deleted without issue.

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Additional Information…

Oracle CAF Usage Instructions

http://www.oracle.com/technology/products/bi/pdf/oraclebiee-cafv1-usage-instructions.pdf (Mirrored File)

Oracle by Example for Content Accelerator Framework
http://www.oracle.com/technology/obe/obe_bi/bi_ee_1013/caf/caf.html

CAF Download Files
http://download.oracle.com/technology/products/bi/files/OracleBIEE_CAFV1_Setup.zip

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Christian is an innovator in analytics and data warehousing design, best practices, and delivery. With more than fifteenyears of decision support and data warehousing with key experiences at Office Depot HQ, Sierra-Cedar, and Capgemini, he oversees the Oracle Analytics Practice which includes the technical development and delivery of Oracle BI collaboration software, data warehouse solutions, Oracle BI/EPM projects, and packaged analytics solutions at Datavail.

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7 thoughts on “Art of BI: OBIEE Content Accelerator Framework (CAF) Installation”
  1. Hi friends!
    Has anyone used CAF on a Remote Catalog? I mean a local instance of Catalog Manager accessing a remote Presentation Service, where OBI was installed?

    I thinks there's some additional configurations i have to do but i don't know where to start.

    Can you help me?
    Thanks,
    Cynthia

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