OBIEE 12c Migrating your Custom Messages

So you may need to migrate customMessages.xml to your new 12c environment. Fortunately, there are a few easy steps to achieve this.


1. Take environment backup.
2.Stop all the services
2.Create below folder structure in 12c.
/…/ORACLE_HOME/user_projects/domains/bi/bidata/components/OBIPS/customMessages (for custom xml messaging)
4.Place the customMessages.xml file.
5.Restart the servers.
6.And check the whether you achieved your requirement also.

A sample of my customMessages.xml file:



Author: Steve Yeung

Being in the EPM & BI field for more than 8 years, it's about time I contribute to newcomers! As a founder of I wish to give you all the help I can. Feel free to give any suggestions or questions. Hope you will all enjoy this blog! William Wong Essbase Certified Specialist OBIEE Certified Specialist

7 thoughts on “OBIEE 12c Migrating your Custom Messages”

  1. Hi Steve,

    Thanks for the post, It was really helpful.
    Can you please share the process to deploy the AnalyticsRes to change the logo (Branding Header), I was following the document provided by Oracle but I don’t know if I am missing something.

    Can you please help me out the way to implement.



    1. If you are just replacing the logo. Just replace it oracle_logo.png. Located:

      Restart after you finish. There is no specific width but it try keeping it to 25px in height. The current length is 370 x 25.

      For your brand name it is using CustomMessage , add or edit 12c CustomMessage location: \user_projects\domains\bi\bidata\components\OBIPS\customMessages\custommessages.xml

      If location doesn’t exist, create it. The file would not exist if you haven’t created it, then create it.

      <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> 
      <WebMessageTable system="Custom Messages" table="Messages"> 
      <WebMessage name="kmsgHeaderBIBrandName" translate="no"> 
      <TEXT>Brand Name</TEXT> 

      Otherwise, you can follow the link instructions:

      As for this reference, you will need to copy existing theme from Alta to create the new skin for yourself.


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