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Oracle Fusion Middleware, BPEL, JMS, Java EE, developer tools, integration services, business intelligence and collaboration resources, news, and support articles.

Access Denied when logging in to OSB 12c console

The Oracle SOA Suite 12c quick start is an excellent way to get started with all the new features of 12c. I imagine it must be frustrating when you log in to http://localhost:7101/servicebus and are confronted with an 401 – Access Denied error message. Rest assured, there is nothing wrong with your credential configuration. The cause is likely much more simple; you use the wrong Java version.

RM BI Forum 2015 : Justification Letters for Employers

(Thanks to Christian Berg @Nephentur for the suggestion, and acknowledgements to ODTUG KScope for the original idea – our favourite conference after the BI Forum)

OBIEE nqcmd Tidbits

nqcmd is the ODBC command line tool that always has, and hopefully always will, shipped with OBIEE. It enables you to manually fire queries directly at the BI Server, rather than through the usual way of Presentation Services generating Logical SQL and sending it to BI Server. This can be useful in several cases:

BI Apps has an Universal Data Warehouse

BI Apps data warehouse design is based on an assumption that the data warehouse schema design is independent from OLTP system. The staging schema is an universal staging and the data warehouse is an universal data warehouse. The assumption is that no matter what the source system you are using, the business questions the BI […]

Announcing the BI Forum 2015 Data Visualisation Challenge

The Rittman Mead BI Forum 2015 is running in Brighton from May 6th-8th 2015, and Atlanta from May 13th – 15th 2015. At this year’s events we’re introducing our first “data visualization challenge”, open to all attendees and with the dataset and scenario open from now until the start of each event.

Instrumenting OBIEE Database Connections For Improved Performance Diagnostics

Nearly four years ago I wrote a blog post entitled “Instrumenting OBIEE – The Final Chapter”. With hindsight, that title suffix (“The Final Chapter”) may have been a tad presumptuous and naïve of me (or perhaps I can just pretend to be ironic now and go for a five-part-trilogy style approach…).

OBIEE 11g dashboard pages outside of a dashboard

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Upgrading to SOA 12c and details of the next UKOUG Middleware SIG

SOA 12c is the most important release of Oracle's flagship integration product set that we've seen for 5 years (when 11g was launched). Oracle has also now produced the first SOA 12c bundle patch-set ( so in my opinion any new SOA installations should definitely be using 12c, and existing 11g users should be seriously considering upgrading to take advantage of the many new features.

A quick tip for Dataexport

I love the dataexport function in calc scripts. I tend to use it a lot for both writing data to flat files and to relational databases. I’ve written multiple blog posts on it.

Today, I got an email from a fellow consultant who was having problems with it and needed help.  It took me a few emails back and forth, but I was able to help them. I decided to post it so we all don’t run into the same issue.

The original email was

“There is a sparse dimension that is dynamically calculated in an app.

5 Minute JavaScript #10 JSON

This week we’re taking a break from complex code structures (like modules in the previous issue) and we get back to basics. JSON is a lightweight data-interchange format. Easy to read/parse but also to write/generate. It’s related to the way we notate objects in JavaScript, that’s why it’s called JavaScript Object Notation. Visit the website: for complete information about JSON.

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