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OBI Time Dimension Weeks In a Month – Prototype Hack

I was looking to create a formula that required averaging based on the number of weeks in the given month.

Christian Screen | February 5, 2010

OBIEE Error Codes: GOA4AK7Z (Cube Definition is invalid…)

Working in OBI Answers you will probably run into this code every now and again.

Christian Screen | February 3, 2010

10 Things I Love About RMAN

We acquired a new client who was stiil using shell scripts to execute hot tablespace backups and it got me thinking about how much I take RMAN for granted these days.

Chuck Edwards | February 2, 2010

Listen and ye shall be heard

Are you the kind of person who takes your car to the shop and tells the mechanic exactly what part needs to be replaced or fixed? Do you go to the doctor’s office and let them know about your condition and probable cures based on what you looked up on WebMD?

Chuck Edwards | February 1, 2010

Art of BI: Row Count for all Tables

The list of tables to have their row counts documented was at about 50, which accounted for about 90% of the table objects in the scheme.

Christian Screen | January 31, 2010

Emergency DBA Support

We maintain a core focus area in emergent problem resolution and have restored and recovered databases for a variety of organizations using both conventional and extraordinary methods.

Chuck Edwards | January 29, 2010

E-Business Suite CPU patches now cumulative

Many Oracle Apps DBAs don’t feel pressure to apply E-Business Suite CPU until they are asked to expose an application node to the outside world; now there’s no excuse.

R Harwood | January 28, 2010

Sun Microsystems’ OBIEE Implementation Review

In the spring of 2009 Sun Microsystems went live with their implementation of OBIEE and presented at the North California Oracle Applications User Group.

Christian Screen | January 23, 2010

A Happy New Year from

This is the year of in review. Just some highlights and recapitulation from 2009 and of course what we have to look forward to in 2010.

Christian Screen | January 13, 2010

s3fox does not create valid export manifest files

S3fox provides a handy utility for creating import manifest and signature files; however, it doesn’t seem to properly create export manifests.

Chuck Edwards | December 27, 2009

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

Don’t be that way

Question for all IT support professionals: Ever hear, “The system is down!” when what they mean is, “I got an error,” or “I can’t log in.”

Chuck Edwards | December 17, 2009
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