Oracle Business Intelligence (OBI) Answers, KPI and Prompt Reports (XML file) - Import - Cloud

Talend Cloud Data Catalog Bridges

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Bridge Specifications

Vendor Oracle
Tool Name Oracle Business Intelligence (OBI) Answers, KPI and Prompt Reports (XML file)
Tool Version 10.1 to 12c
Tool Web Site http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/bi-foundation/overview/index.html
Supported Methodology [Business Intelligence] BI Report (Dimensional Source, Expression Parsing, Report Structure) via XML File
Data Profiling
Remote Repository Browsing for Model Selection
Multi-Model Harvesting
Incremental Harvesting

SPECIFICATIONS
Tool: Oracle / Oracle Business Intelligence (OBI) Answers, KPI and Prompt Reports (XML file) version 10.1 to 12c via XML File
See http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/bi-foundation/overview/index.html
Metadata: [Business Intelligence] BI Report (Dimensional Source, Expression Parsing, Report Structure)
Component: OracleBIAnswers version 11.0.0

OVERVIEW
Imports an Oracle Business Intelligence Answers (formerly Siebel Analytics Web) report.

REQUIREMENTS
n/a

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
n/a

LIMITATIONS
Refer to the current general known limitations at http://metaintegration.com/Products/MIMB/MIMBKnownLimitations.html or bundled in Documentation/ReadMe/MIMBKnownLimitations.html

SUPPORT
Provide a trouble shooting package with:
- the debug log (can be set in the UI or in conf/conf.properties with MIR_LOG_LEVEL=6)
- the metadata backup if available (can be set in the Miscellaneous parameter with option -backup)


Bridge Parameters

Parameter Name Description Type Values Default Scope
File Specify Oracle BI Answers request (v10.x) or analysis (v11.x) XML file to import.

The XML file may be obtained via OBIEE web-based user interface:

OBIEE 10.x:
1. Connect, via a web browser, to the OBIEE Answers instance (e.g. http://localhost:9704/analytics/saw.dll?Answers).
2. Login when prompted (e.g. Administrator/Administrator).
3. On the left side of the page, click on Catalog tab and navigate to the folder of interest.
4. Select a request of interest (e.g. 'Customer Details.').
5. After the request opens, on the right pane select Modify and then Advanced.
6. In the 'Request XML' text field, one may see the XML contents.
7. Select the XML contents, copy it to clipboard and paste into a new empty file using any text editor.
8. Save the file under any name with .XML extension.
9. Feed the resulting XML file as an input to the bridge.

OBIEE 11.x:
1. Connect, via a web browser, to the OBIEE Answers instance (e.g. http://localhost:9704/analytics).
2. Login when prompted (e.g. weblogic/weblogic).
3. On the left side of the page, under 'Browse/Manage...' go to 'All Content' drop down list and select 'Browse Oracle BI Presentation Catalog'.
(As an alternative, on the right side of the page, in the second horizontal menu, select 'Catalog').
4. On the left side of the page, navigate to the folder of interest.
5. On the right side of the page, find the analysis of interest and select 'Edit' under its name.
6. After the analysis has opened, select 'Advanced' tab and go to 'Analysis XML' text field.
7. Copy the entire contents of the 'Analysis XML' text field into clipboard and paste into a new empty file using any text editor.
8. Save the file under any name with .XML extension.
9. Feed the resulting XML file as an input to the bridge.
FILE *.*   Mandatory
Report name Type the name of the reporting model. Answers XML files do not contain the report name. If you do not type a name, the file name is used as the report name. For KPI reports this parameter is ignored, the report name is specified in the report itself. STRING      
Miscellaneous INTRODUCTION
Specify miscellaneous options starting with a dash and optionally followed by parameters, e.g.
-connection.cast MyDatabase1="SQL Server"
Some options can be used multiple times if applicable, e.g.
-connection.rename NewConnection1=OldConnection1 -connection.rename NewConnection2=OldConnection2;
As the list of options can become a long string, it is possible to load it from a file which must be located in ${MODEL_BRIDGE_HOME}\data\MIMB\parameters and have the extension .txt. In such case, all options must be defined within that file as the only value of this parameter, e.g.
ETL/Miscellaneous.txt

JAVA ENVIRONMENT OPTIONS
-m <Java Memory's maximum size>
1G by default on 64bits JRE or as set in conf/conf.properties, e.g.
-m 8G
-m 8000M

-j <Java Runtime Environment command line options>
This option must be the last one in the Miscellaneous parameter as all the text after -j is passed "as is" to the JRE, e.g.
-j -Dname=value -Xms1G
The following option must be set when a proxy is used to access internet (this is critical to access https://repo.maven.apache.org/maven2/ (and exceptionally a few other tool sites) in order to download the necessary third party software libraries.
-j -Dhttp.proxyHost=127.0.0.1 -Dhttp.proxyPort=3128 -Dhttps.proxyHost=127.0.0.1 -Dhttps.proxyPort=3128 -Dhttp.proxyUser=user -Dhttp.proxyPassword=pass -Dhttps.proxyUser=user -Dhttps.proxyPassword=pass

-jre <Java Runtime Environment full path name>
It can be an absolute path to javaw.exe on Windows or a link/script path on Linux, e.g.
-jre "c:\Program Files\Java\jre1.8.0_211\bin\javaw.exe"

-v <Environment variable value>
None by default, e.g.
-v var1=value1 -v var2="value2 with spaces"

MODEL IMPORT OPTIONS
-model.name <model name>
Override the model name, e.g.
-model.name "My Model Name"

-prescript <script name>
The script must be located in the bin directory, and have .bat or .sh extension.
The script path must not include any parent directory symbol (..).
The script should return exit code 0 to indicate success, or another value to indicate failure.
For example:
-prescript "script.bat arg1 arg2"

-cache.clear
Clears the cache before the import, and therefore will run a full import without incremental harvesting.
Warning: this is a system option managed by the application calling the bridge and should not be set by users.

-backup <directory>
Full path of an empty directory to save the metadata input files for further troubleshooting.

DATA CONNECTION OPTIONS
Data Connections are produced by the import bridges typically from ETL/DI and BI tools to refer to the source and target data stores they use. These data connections are then used by metadata management tools to connect them (metadata stitching) to their actual data stores (e.g. databases, file system, etc.) in order to produce the full end to end data flow lineage and impact analysis. The name of each data connection is unique by import model. The data connection names used within DI/BI design tools are used when possible, otherwise connection names are generated to be short but meaningful such as the database / schema name, the file system path, or Uniform Resource Identifier (URI). The following options allows to manipulate connections. These options replaces the legacy options -c, -cd, and -cs.

-connection.cast ConnectionName=ConnectionType
Casts a generic database connection (e.g. ODBC/JDBC) to a precise database type (e.g. ORACLE) for SQL Parsing, e.g.
-connection.cast "My Database"="SQL SERVER".
The list of supported data store connection types includes:
ACCESS
CASSANDRA
DB2
DENODO
HIVE
MYSQL
NETEZZA
ORACLE
POSTGRESQL
PRESTO
REDSHIFT
SALESFORCE
SAP HANA
SNOWFLAKE
SQL SERVER
SYBASE
TERADATA
VECTORWISE
VERTICA

-connection.rename OldConnection=NewConnection
Renames an existing connection to a new name, e.g.
-connection.rename OldConnectionName=NewConnectionName
Multiple existing database connections can be renamed and merged into one new database connection, e.g.
-connection.rename MySchema1=MyDatabase -connection.rename MySchema2=MyDatabase

-connection.split oldConnection.Schema1=newConnection
Splits a database connection into one or multiple database connections.
A single database connection can be split into one connection per schema, e.g.
-connection.split MyDatabase
All database connections can be split into one connection per schema, e.g.
-connection.split *
A database connection can be explicitly split creating a new database connection by appending a schema name to a database, e.g.
-connection.split MyDatabase.schema1=MySchema1

-connection.map DestinationPath=SourcePath
Maps a source path to destination path. This is useful for file system connections when different paths points to the same object (directory or file).
On Hadoop, a process can write into a CSV file specified with the HDFS full path, but another process reads from a HIVE table implemented (external) by the same file specified using a relative path with default file name and extension, e.g.
-connection.map hdfs://host:8020/users/user1/folder/file.csv=/user1/folder
On Linux, a given directory (or file) like /data can be referred to by multiple symbolic links like /users/john and /users/paul, e.g.
-connection.map /users/John=/data -connection.map /users/paul=/data
On Windows, a given directory like C:\data can be referred to by multiple network drives like M: and N:, e.g.
-connection.map M:\=C:\data -connection.map N:\=C:\data

-pppd
Create the connections and connection data sets in DI/ETL design models. This feature should only be used when intending to export to another DI/ETL tool.

ORACLE BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE ANSWERS, KPI AND PROMPT REPORTS OPTIONS
-r
Remove the report pages and their graphical structure.
bp_miscellaneous_default: ""
STRING      

 

Bridge Mapping

Meta Integration Repository (MIR)
Metamodel
(based on the OMG CWM standard)
"Oracle Business Intelligence (OBI) Answers, KPI and Prompt Reports (XML file)"
Metamodel
Oracle Business Intelligence (KPI)
Mapping Comments
     
Condition Condition Report filter
Description Description  
Hide Hide  
InitialValue Initial Value  
Name Name  
NativeId Native Id  
NativeType Native Type  
Optional Optional  
PhysicalName Physical Name  
Position Position  
ConnectionClassifier Server Variables  
Description Description  
Name Name  
NativeId Native Id  
NativeType Native Type  
PhysicalName Physical Name  
ConnectionFeature Server Session Variable, Server Repository Variable  
Name Name  
NativeType Native Type  
ConnectionPackage Subject Area  
Description Description  
Name Name  
NativeId Native Id  
NativeType Native Type  
PhysicalName Physical Name  
DataAttribute Presentation Variable, Dynamic Variable, Criteria Hierarchical Column, Repository Variable, Criteria Column, Session Variable  
Description Description  
InitialValue Initial Value  
Name Name  
NativeId Native Id  
NativeType Native Type  
Optional Optional  
PhysicalName Physical Name  
Position Position  
Usage Usage  
DataSet Presentation Variables, Repository Variables, Criteria, Session Variables  
Description Description  
Name Name  
NativeId Native Id  
NativeType Native Type  
PhysicalName Physical Name  
Dimension Presentation Table  
Description Description  
Hide Hide  
Name Name  
NativeId Native Id  
NativeType Native Type  
Type Type  
DimensionAttribute Presentation Column Represents presentation column inside presentation table
Description Description  
Hide Hide  
InitialValue Initial Value  
Name Name  
NativeId Native Id  
NativeType Native Type  
Optional Optional  
OriginalName Original Name  
Position Position  
Sort Sort  
Hierarchy Presentation Hierarchy  
Description Description  
Name Name  
NativeId Native Id  
NativeType Native Type  
PhysicalName Physical Name  
Type Type  
Level Presentation Level  
Description Description  
Name Name  
NativeId Native Id  
NativeType Native Type  
Report Report  
Description Description  
Name Name The report name can be retrieved from the presentation server if the bridge runs via the Oracle BI EE repository bridge, or computed from file name otherwise
NativeId Native Id  
NativeType Native Type  
ReportField Report Field Represents the usage and display of a query column on a View
Description Description  
Name Name  
NativeId Native Id  
NativeType Native Type  
Position Position  
ReportPage Page A single page is created, for the purpose of holding all possible views
Description Description  
Name Name  
NativeId Native Id  
NativeType Native Type  
Position Position  
StoreConnection Variables, Presentation For reports, represents RPD presentation layer
Connection Connection  
Description Description  
Name Name  
NativeId Native Id  
NativeType Native Type  
PhysicalName Physical Name  
StoreType Store Type  
SystemMajorVersion System Major Version  
SystemMinorVersion System Minor Version  
SystemReleaseVersion System Release Version  
SystemType System Type  
SystemTypeOld System Type Old  
StoreModel KPI  
Author Author  
CreationTime Creation Time  
Description Description  
ModificationTime Modification Time  
Modifier Modifier  
Name Name  
NativeId Native Id  
NativeType Native Type  
PhysicalName Physical Name  
StoreType Store Type  
SystemMajorVersion System Major Version  
SystemMinorVersion System Minor Version  
SystemReleaseVersion System Release Version  
SystemType System Type  
SystemTypeOld System Type Old  

Meta Integration Repository (MIR)
Metamodel
(based on the OMG CWM standard)
"Oracle Business Intelligence (OBI) Answers, KPI and Prompt Reports (XML file)"
Metamodel
Oracle Business Intelligence (Answers Report)
Mapping Comments
     
Condition Condition Report filter
Description Description  
Hide Hide  
InitialValue Initial Value  
Name Name  
NativeId Native Id  
NativeType Native Type  
Optional Optional  
PhysicalName Physical Name  
Position Position  
ConnectionClassifier Server Variables  
Description Description  
Name Name  
NativeId Native Id  
NativeType Native Type  
PhysicalName Physical Name  
ConnectionFeature Server Session Variable, Server Repository Variable  
Name Name  
NativeType Native Type  
ConnectionPackage Subject Area  
Description Description  
Name Name  
NativeId Native Id  
NativeType Native Type  
PhysicalName Physical Name  
DataAttribute Presentation Variable, Dynamic Variable, Criteria Hierarchical Column, Repository Variable, Criteria Column, Session Variable  
Description Description  
InitialValue Initial Value  
Name Name  
NativeId Native Id  
NativeType Native Type  
Optional Optional  
PhysicalName Physical Name  
Position Position  
Usage Usage  
DataSet Presentation Variables, Repository Variables, Criteria, Session Variables  
Description Description  
Name Name  
NativeId Native Id  
NativeType Native Type  
PhysicalName Physical Name  
Dimension Presentation Table  
Description Description  
Hide Hide  
Name Name  
NativeId Native Id  
NativeType Native Type  
Type Type  
DimensionAttribute Presentation Column Represents presentation column inside presentation table
Description Description  
Hide Hide  
InitialValue Initial Value  
Name Name  
NativeId Native Id  
NativeType Native Type  
Optional Optional  
OriginalName Original Name  
Position Position  
Sort Sort  
Hierarchy Presentation Hierarchy  
Description Description  
Name Name  
NativeId Native Id  
NativeType Native Type  
PhysicalName Physical Name  
Type Type  
Level Presentation Level  
Description Description  
Name Name  
NativeId Native Id  
NativeType Native Type  
Report Report  
Description Description  
Name Name The report name can be retrieved from the presentation server if the bridge runs via the Oracle BI EE repository bridge, or computed from file name otherwise
NativeId Native Id  
NativeType Native Type  
ReportAxis Axis  
Description Description  
Name Name  
NativeId Native Id  
NativeType Native Type  
Position Position  
Role Role  
ReportChart Funnel, Graph Chart, Chart, Gauge  
Description Description  
Name Name  
NativeId Native Id  
NativeType Native Type  
Position Position  
ReportField Report Field Represents the usage and display of a query column on a View
Description Description  
Name Name  
NativeId Native Id  
NativeType Native Type  
Position Position  
ReportMatrix Pivot Table  
Description Description  
Name Name  
NativeId Native Id  
NativeType Native Type  
Position Position  
ReportPage Page A single page is created, for the purpose of holding all possible views
Description Description  
Name Name  
NativeId Native Id  
NativeType Native Type  
Position Position  
ReportRectangle Narrative View, Column Selector, Title View, Ticker, View Selector, Compound View, Filters View For other views, like Title view, Narrative view, View Selector, filters view, compound view
Description Description  
Name Name inferred from the view id
NativeId Native Id  
NativeType Native Type  
Position Position  
ReportTable Table View  
Description Description  
Name Name  
NativeId Native Id  
NativeType Native Type  
Position Position  
ReportText Text, Html View  
Description Description  
Name Name  
NativeId Native Id  
NativeType Native Type  
Position Position  
Value Value  
StoreConnection Variables, Presentation For reports, represents RPD presentation layer
Connection Connection  
Description Description  
Name Name  
NativeId Native Id  
NativeType Native Type  
PhysicalName Physical Name  
StoreType Store Type  
SystemMajorVersion System Major Version  
SystemMinorVersion System Minor Version  
SystemReleaseVersion System Release Version  
SystemType System Type  
SystemTypeOld System Type Old  
StoreModel Answers Report  
Author Author  
CreationTime Creation Time  
Description Description  
ModificationTime Modification Time  
Modifier Modifier  
Name Name  
NativeId Native Id  
NativeType Native Type  
PhysicalName Physical Name  
StoreType Store Type  
SystemMajorVersion System Major Version  
SystemMinorVersion System Minor Version  
SystemReleaseVersion System Release Version  
SystemType System Type  
SystemTypeOld System Type Old