Art of BI: Setting Up OBIEE Delivers/iBots to Send Alerts

One of the coolest functions of OBIEE is the bursting option called Delivers.  If you’ve worked with Cognos before you know that they have a similar functionality. I can tell you from experience that OBIEE delivers is much more versitile than Cognos’ bursting tool. That comparison will make for a good blog post in the future but I won’t go into that right now.

OBIEE delivers is not set up to work “out-of-the-box” like its competitor.  However, I see this as good news for us consultants in that we have more control to setting up the relational repositories (Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, etc.) as well has some other port configurations.  At any rate, getting the configuration set-up , diving into to delivers to produce a few iBots, and sending out the alerts via SMTP is straightforward.

Have a look at the two documents below to get up an running from beginning to end.

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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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2 thoughts on “Art of BI: Setting Up OBIEE Delivers/iBots to Send Alerts”
    1. Nirav,

      Yes, of course. You simply need to input the DL in the recipient list using the email option (icon) and you’ll be all set. Test in advance of course.