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Talend: Schema compatibility check

Most of the time when talking about Talend jobs, people think of standard ETL (Extract, Transform, Load). But in some cases there’s the need to check the incoming data before loading them into the target rather than just transforming it. We refer to this process as E-DQ-L (Extract, Data Quality, Load).

Exposing User System Attributes in OIM 11gR2PS2 GUI Customization

Introduction


Recently while working with a customer to help with an upgrade from OIM 11gR1 to 11gR2, one interesting request came up regarding OIM GUI customization.

The requirement was to expose some User System Attributes that in R1 were directly available in the GUI customization data but in R2 are not exposed in the GUI Customization options.

There is a way in R2 to easily expose the data using a custom Managed Bean along with some GUI tweaks.

EPM and BI Meetup at Next Week’s Openworld (and details of our Oracle DI Speakeasy)

Just a short note to help publicise the Oracle Openworld 2014 EPM and BI Meetup that’s running next week, organised by Cameron Lackpour and Tim Tow from the ODTUG board.

Prevent the JDeveloper XSL mapper from breaking

Who has worked with the Design view of the XSL mapper in Oracle JDeveloper, knows that it works nice for simple mappings and drawing lines from one end to the other. However, when adding more complicated transformations, the moment arrives one has to modify the source. This usually results in mapper errors, and the Design view will not be displayed.
Although it’s not entirely avoidable this will happen at some point, there are a few guidelines for the notation of the XML code that help you use your Design Editor as long as possible.
Take a look at this xml snippet:

Update to the FAQ-section of the OBIEE 11.1.1.7.1 – Sample Application (V406)

For those of you who are using or are interested in the OBIEE 11.1.1.7.1 – Sample Application (V406), the following might be of interest to you. As you can see in this Comments Section, an issue was raised regarding the expiry of some Oracle Database Users. Development has updated the FAQ Section.

Tracking Versions in MongoDB

I'm honoured to have been asked by Asya to contribute a guest post to her series on Tracking Versions in MongoDB.

Here's Asya's full series on the topic, which I recommend reading in order:

Introduction to Oracle BI Cloud Service : Service Administration

Earlier in the week we’ve looked at the developer features within Oracle BI Cloud Service (BICS), aimed at departmental users who want the power of OBIEE 11g without the need to stand-up their own infrastructure. We looked at the process of uploading spreadsheets and other data to the Oracle Database Schema Service that accompanies BICS, how you create the BI Repository that translates the tables and columns you upload into measures, attributes and hierarchies, and then took a brief look at how dashboards and reports are created and then shared with other users in your department.

Pivotal GemFire 8 - Starting a Locator / Server directly from IntelliJ 13.x

With the introduction of Pivotal GemFire 8 developers can easily incorporate starting/stopping GemFire Locators/Servers directly within Java code allowing them to easily integrate GemFire  management within their IDE. This ensures developers can develop/test/run GemFire applications all within their IDE of choice making them much more productive using very simple Launcher API's

Understanding the BI Web Catalog Patching Process

Introduction
Following on from a recent blog article for trouble-shooting RPD Patching issues, which you can find here, this article will cover the BI Web Catalog Patching process. In addition to an overview of the process, it will provide a methodology to understand exactly what changes the Patching Process is endeavoring to make.

Introduction to Oracle BI Cloud Service : Building Dashboards & Reports

This week we’ve been looking at the new Oracle BI Cloud Service (BICS), the cloud version of OBIEE11g that went GA at the start of this week. Rittman Mead were part of the beta program for BICS and spend a couple of weeks building a sample BICS application to put the product through its paces, creating a reporting application for Salesforce.com that pulled in its data via the Salesforce REST API and staged it in the Oracle Database Schema Service that comes with BICS.

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