OBIEE SmartView Part 2 – Connecting to Essbase?

Why would you use OBIEE SmartView Connection and Connect to Essbase?

Before we continue, you need to know how to use SmartView connecting to OBIEE, which was part 1 and can be found here: http://goo.gl/mE23az.

So why would you use OBIEE SmartView instead of SmartView Provider Services when connecting to Essbase? For 3 simple reasons:

  1. Easy creation of Tables instead of Pivot Tables. This could be used for data export, or filtering dimensions that you don’t want to be displayed.
  2. Creating simple charts without too much Excel skills.
  3. Sharing your report through OBIEE Catalog.

I’m sure you will think of other reasons, but let’s just start with those common ones for now. You might also want to read OBIEE Integration with Essbase before you continue reading: http://goo.gl/idX4Ml.

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OBIEE SmartView Part 1 – Creating your first OBIEE SV Report

I’m going to keep the title simple, OBIEE SmartView, and the main purpose of this part will be using SmartView to create analytical reports. Please feel free to ask questions.

Creating a SmartView OBIEE Connection

The version of SmartView I’m currently using: 11.1.2.5.216 which is the latest version when posting this article. You can download this version here: Patch 19858481

To create a SmartView connection for OBIEE, go to the SmartView ribbon, then click Panel, then click Private Connections. At the bottom, click create new connection and you will see a popup screen. You have two choices, SmartView HTTP Provider or Oracle BI EE. Obviously, go choose Oracle BI EE, then enter URL http://host:port/analytics/jbips

Replace host and port with your server configurations.

After that, you’ll be asked to save your connection.

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