Somewhere in Oracle HQ I imagine someone is saying ‘Don’t you love it when a plan comes together‘.
Years ago, members of the team were sent on a mission to get together all the tools needed for the Big (data) battle.
Into the garage they all went with their acquisitions, and worked through the night, until out they came with a ‘SampleApp 406‘
And SampleApp saved the day, so they broke out the cigars, and are now famous for being wanted by the Government (and loads of companies too!).
So now, if you’re in trouble and you need help, then call in the A-Team (or better still their Sample App).
How do you get it?
Run a search for ‘Sample App on OTN’.
The first result gives you the link to the Sample App.
The trick here is to download all the files into one place. I have 150 MB download and it took about an hour to complete.
I use 7-zip, and when you ‘Extract’ the first file part 001, all of the other parts 002-006, are also extracted.
You will need loads of space for these extract and load steps.
You then just open Virtualbox, and load the ovf file, it will then spend an hour creating the virtual machine for you.
Whats in the VirtualBox ?
OEL6.5 – Oracle Enterprise Linux, also know as Oracle
MAD – Mobile App Designer v2
Oracle Database 12c
OBIEE 188.8.131.52 (version from May 2014)
One word of caution, I have tried this OBIEE version with IE 8 and it doesn’t work, so make sure you can demo/use on a recent IE, or Firefox etc
Times Ten database,
Oracle Map Builder,
See the PDF Whats New
There’s more information in the User Guide
Ravi has a SlideShare for you to read
You may want to install in a cloud machine.
Now you have a sample App installed you can use it to experiment, and learn how to configure OBIEE 11g, and use the front end.
One thing I will use it for is to run through the OBE (Oracle by Example) for OBIEE, so the OBIEE OBE! Look out for up coming articles on this.
The first page tells you how to adjust the first page. Lets try it.
So, we will find the file that they refer to, adjust it, and restart the Presentation server.
Before the change the login page looks like this
Lets edit the logonmessage.xml file
After restart we have a new message on the front page:
another test task is at http://rakeshpatil002.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/remove-help-and-about-product-link-from.html
Great picture here from Boris Dahav
There are plenty of other resources on SampleApp, just search the web!
And watch a Video!