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Art of BI: Installing Hyperion System 11 – Part 1

The idea here is to get a nice single server instance of the EPM suite up with the core Shared Services, EPM, Essbase, and Planning.

Christian Screen | May 4, 2009

What should I check after bouncing E-Business Suite?

As an Oracle Apps administrator, it’s a good idea to have a punch list of things to check after your applications have been started, to ensure all services are working correctly.

R Harwood | May 4, 2009

Art of BI: Transferring SQL Server Logins Across Server Instances

A while back I was working with a client on a web application project that had a basic SQL Server database as the relational data storage system.

Christian Screen | May 2, 2009

FNDCPASS doesn’t always use the SYSTEM password

FNDCPASS does not check the system password when used to change an application’s user account. We can check this with a simple test.

Chuck Edwards | April 21, 2009

Art of BI: Integrate Essbase into OBIEE – Best Practices from Oracle

We’ve been doing quite a bit of Hyperion Essbase integration into Oracle BIEE lately. It is just cool stuff and most Oracle BI consulting groups will admit that this is all the rave right now.

Christian Screen | April 1, 2009

Why should I properly close my Oracle E-Business Suite session?

Your E-Business Suite session is idle, and in your haste you simply click the ‘X’ at the top of your browser. You know it’s not the proper thing to do, but you’re not sure of the implications.

R Harwood | March 10, 2009

ORA-12154: TNS:could not resolve the connect identifier specified

Most people will encounter this error when their application tries to connect to an Oracle database service, but it can also be raised by one database instance trying to connect to another database service via a database link.

Jeremiah Wilton | March 4, 2009

Proactive support

We all know proactive service when we see it. A couple of examples: Proactive is when you are shopping for a new gadget, but just before you buy it the clerk tells you a special battery is required (even though the box fails to mention it) but is not included. “Would you like one of those as well?”

Chuck Edwards | February 20, 2009

Art of BI: OBIEE on the iPhone! So, What?

This is why I love OBIEE. The integrations just aren’t stopping. I’ll soon be writing a good article on integrating Google Maps with OBIEE, but for now let’s stay on topic.

Christian Screen | February 12, 2009

When is remote DBA the right solution?

A remote DBA service can provide access to experts in performance tuning, backup and recovery, replication, or a host of other database focus areas for a fraction of the cost.

Chuck Edwards | February 10, 2009

ORA-04031 and ASMM

Oracle E-Business Suite customer was reporting ORA-04031 errors being returned by the database.

Steven Kolev | January 28, 2009

Monitor the X display for E-Business Suite

Those running Oracle’s E-Business Suite on Linux/UNIX environments are probably familiar with a dependency on some X display technology to render graphics.

R Harwood | January 28, 2009

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