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Metalink wget download script

Looking for a simpler way to download from the new Metalink? Oracle has replaced the ftp site with http downloads using wget.

Chuck Edwards | December 23, 2009

Use Autoconfig for common system administrator tasks

Autoconfig is a wonderful tool that may be extended and customized to meet a variety of needs.

Chuck Edwards | December 11, 2009

Repartition a Windows Machine for Linux (Installing Linux on Windows)

I looked in WIndows Disk Management and there is no tool for reducing a partitioned space. What?? You can’t shink a partition via Windows?

Christian Screen | December 6, 2009

OBIEE, Corda PopChart, and SQL Anywhere – Underrated Third Party Tools

Searching for some answers to an OBIEE issue a client was having led me through an extremely detailed excursion through the OracleBI and OracleBIData file system folder structures.

Christian Screen | December 3, 2009

OBIEE Content Accelerator Framework(CAF) Usage Matrix

My last blog post on CAF primarily introduced our readers to the Oracle Content Accelerator Framework and its installation.

Christian Screen | November 30, 2009

OBIEE Usage Tracking – Install in < 20 minutes

Learn how to install OBIEE Usage Tracking. Usage Tracking is now a fundamental “must have” with the implementation of any OBIEE analytics project you are working on.

Christian Screen | November 26, 2009
Man having fun with Oracle Standby Databases

How to Hire a Really Good Oracle DBA

Many of our customers have internal database administrators. FACT: Any remote DBA organization, and I mean ANY one of them, should be excited to work with a talented on-site person.

Chuck Edwards | November 23, 2009

Automatically Deploy Smart View Upgrade

Whether you are a user or implementer of Smart View there comes a time when an upgrade is necessary.

Christian Screen | November 23, 2009

Scripting OBIEE with UDML/XML (XUDML Automation?)

Looking at the inner workings CAF and how to automate the tool for daily or weekly maintenance tasks.

Christian Screen | November 22, 2009

Top 10 Reasons to Migrate Integration Services to Essbase Studio

Sometimes I feel like I am the only evangelist out there for Essbase Studio and I wonder why that is since Essbase Studio is such a great tool. 

Christian Screen | November 20, 2009

Converting Hexadecimal Oracle SCNs to Decimal

Oracle serializes transactions and manages concurrency and recovery using an ever-increasing number called a system change number, or SCN.

Jeremiah Wilton | November 19, 2009

Essbase ASO Version of BSO Dynamic Time Series

One straightforward approach to achieving this functionality is to implement a time aggregation dimension and leverage MDX functionality.

Christian Screen | November 19, 2009
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