We face issues when filters are not protected.Lets see the importance of protecting filters with small
I created a report with two filters on quarter.
I created a dashboard with prompt on quarter and placed the created report.Selected a value from
prompt and result is as follows..
We applied extra filters on report(2008Q3 & 2008Q4) which you can see in the above report,but in
dashboard it didnt filter accordingly.This is because filters are not protected.
Now i protected a filter(2008Q4) in the report and saved it.
Now i am selecting a value(2007Q3) from dropdown in prompt,you can see the result as follows…(Filters
prompt values and protected filter value)
But in the above report it didnt filter 2008Q3 which is applied as filter,this because we didnt protect
it.Now i will protect that filter(2008Q3)…
Now i selected a value(2007Q3 and 2008Q4) in the dashboard prompt and the result is correct as filters
OBIEE 11g New features (compared to 10g)
Apart from major architectural differences, OBIEE 11g has several new features that were not available
Some of the key features include:
Supports creating hierarchy objects in Subject Area
Export to xml or export to tab delimited/ and power point
11g lets variable have multiple values
11g RPD cannot be without a password
11g supports ragged hierarchies
Column selector in 11g can be defined on multiple columns, compared to just one column in 10g.
Key Terminology Changes
In 11g, the following terminology changes have been made:
iBots have been renamed to agents (also known as intelligent agents)
Requests (or reports) have been renamed to analyses, and the term reports now refers to BI Publisher
Presentation columns have been renamed to attribute columns, and a new column type, hierarchical
column, is introduced
Charts have been renamed to graphs
Security terminology and architecture has changed.
The user interface has undergone major improvements in several areas, including a new Home page and
redesigned editors and panes.
You can use a "selection step" to limit data for columns by specifying the criteria for a set of members
Drill in data (expanding a member, without impacting rest of the report)
Sorting in 11g is now enabled by default. Sorts can be applied to members, measures, and rows in views
such as tables, pivot tables, graphs, and maps
In a pivot table, you can easily drag and drop columns to various edges, to rearrange the display to suit
Graphs and gauges come with new feature of section sliders.
Map view is a new view type that presents data in spatial form
We can also create master-detail relationships among certain view types
We can create calculated items to perform mathematical operations on members. In 10g, we could
create a calculated item for an attribute column. In 11g, we can create a calculated item for the
members of an attribute column or of a hierarchical column
11g allows us to work with multiple subject areas in same report. In addition to the primary subject area
that you select when you create a new analysis, filter, or dashboard prompt, you can include additional
subject areas that are related to the primary subject area with which to work
Interaction with Other Oracle Products
Oracle BI Publisher is a fully integrated member of the Oracle BI EE 11g by default. All of the BI Publisher
functionality appears seamlessly within the Oracle BI EE application, and all of the reports and related
objects are created within Oracle BI EE and saved to the Oracle BI Presentation Catalog
Oracle Hyperion Smart View is available for download from the Oracle BI EE Home page
Interface with MS Office is enhanced, including an additional functionality to download to CSV. In 10g,
there was an option to download data, but it was only 'Tab delimited', not Comma seperated.
SQL Functions for Time Series Calculations and Level-Based Measures
The following new and revised SQL functions enable you to create time series calculations and level-
PERIODROLLING is a new function that computes the sum of a measure over the period starting x units
of time and ending y units of time from the current time.
AGGREGATE AT is a new function that aggregates columns based on the level or levels specified.
AGO is a time series aggregation function that calculates the aggregated value from the current time
back to a specified time period. In this release, the time_level argument is optional, and there are
additional syntax changes. This function was called PERIODAGO in the previous release.
TODATE is a time series aggregation function that aggregates a measure attribute from the beginning of
a specified time period to the currently displayed time. The syntax for this function has changed in this
release. This function was called PERIODTODATE in the previous release.
Enhanced database function usage capability
OBIEE 11g allows calling EVALUATE, EVALUATE_AGGR, and EVALUATE_PREDICATE function for advanced
Enhancements to the Oracle BI Presentation Catalog
The Oracle BI Presentation Catalog is a powerful, underlying storage directory-based system that
contains the objects (dashboards, scorecards, prompts, and KPIs for example) that you create. If you use
BI Publisher, then the catalog also contains BI Publisher data and objects (data models and schedules,
for example). Using the catalog, you can:
Perform basic tasks such as creating, deleting, and copying objects and folders.
Perform object-specific tasks (for example, modifying settings using the associated editor, or creating
and assigning an agent).
Find objects by performing a search.
In addition to these tasks, administrators can:
Access the root folder that contains system-wide object and user data.
Specify permissions that determine the folders and objects that users can view.
Work with properties such as changing the ownership of a folder or viewing the creation date of an
Archive the entire catalog, folders, or objects to unzip them in another directory location.
You can create actions that navigate to related content or that invoke operations, functions, or
processes in external systems. You can include actions in analyses, dashboard pages, agents, scorecard
objectives, scorecard initiatives, and KPIs