Deploys any combination of WebCatalog objects or the RPD to the target OBIEE environment.  Objects will be deployed at the same path they were built from, e.g. if a report was built from /shared/SampleLite/Reports it will also be deployed to the same location on the target server.

In the case of the RPD, property replacement on variables and connection pool information will occur if the Config File input is specified.  For more information on Property Replacement for OBIEE, see RPD Configuration File Setup. In the case of DataModels, property replacement on datasources will occur if the Config File Input is specified.  For more information on Property Replacement for OBIEE, see Datamodel Configuration File Setup. If both RPD and DataModel replacement is desired, please combine all the configuration into one common file and specify that one file in the Config File Input.

When deploying to 12C, it may not be necessary to specify the replacement values as OBI 12c takes care of the replacement for you in the target environment. If deploying to a new environment, it would be helpful. If your changes don't seem to be working in 12C, verify that the override files contain the correct data. They will override the values that FlexDeploy uses.

Before version, When deploying the RPD to 11g, the OBIEE processes are restarted as part of the operation.

In version and following, restarting the OBI services is optional, and also provided as a separate plugin operation, restartObiServices. It can be run on OBI 11g or 12c.

The list of properties here refers to version Please upgrade to that version if you haven't yet.

Environment/Instance Properties

Property Name

Property Code



OBIEE Server Port

FDOBIEE_SERVER_PORTYesThe managed server port number for OBIEE.(e.g. 9502 or 9704)
OBIEE Server HostFDOBIEE_SERVER_HOSTYesThe managed server host name for OBIEE.
OBIEE Server UserFDOBIEE_USERYesThe user to log into OBIEE. Should have sufficient privileges to move and upload data.
OBIEE Server PasswordFDOBIEE_PASSWORDYesThe password for the user to login to OBIEE.
Oracle BI Web Catalog HomeFDOBIEE_WEBCAT_HOMEYesThe native location of the webcatalog. Ex: /%BI HOME%/content/catalog/root/
OBIEE RPD NameFDOBIEE_RPD_NAMEYesThe RPD name on the OBIEE server. (e.g. liverpd)
OBIEE RPD PasswordFDOBIEE_RPD_PASSWORDYesThe RPD password on the OBIEE server.

The oracle BI home. (e.g. /oracle/Middleware/Oracle_Home/Oracle_BI1)


The oracle BI domain home. (e.g. /oracle/Middleware/Oracle_Home/user_projects/domains/bifoundation_domain)

Oracle Middleware Home (MW_HOME)FD_ORACLE_MW_HOME11GThe Oracle Middleware Home (which has subfolders such as oracle_common, wlserver, coherence*, etc.) (e.g. /u01/oracle/products/fmw)
Oracle Weblogic Home (WL_HOME)FDWLS_WEBLOGIC_HOME11GWeblogic Home Directory. (e.g. /u01/oracle/products/fmw/wlserver)

Required for OBI 11G. Not used in 12C.

The oracle BI instance home.(e.g. /oracle/Middleware/Oracle_Home/instances/FDBI01)

Weblogic Admin Listen PortFDWLS_ADMIN_LISTEN_PORT11GThe admin server port, (e.g. 7001)
Weblogic Domain DirectoryFDWLS_DOMAIN_DIRECTORY11GWeblogic Domain Directory.(e.g. /u01/oracle/config/domains/soa_domain)

Required for OBI 12C build and deploy of the RPD. Not used in 11G.

The Oracle BI Service instance name.(e.g. ssi)

Weblogic Admin UserFDWLS_ADMIN_USER11G Restarts onlyThe user to restart the servers in 11G
Weblogic Admin PasswordFDWLS_ADMIN_PASSWORD11G Restarts onlyThe password for FDWLS_ADMIN_USER
Weblogic Admin Listen AddressFDWLS_ADMIN_LISTEN_ADDRESS11G Restarts onlyThe admin server hostname
Weblogic Admin SSL ConnectionFDWLS_ADMIN_USE_SSL11G Restarts onlyIf checked, the connection to the server will be done with SSL.
Oracle BI Instance NamesFDOBIEE_INSTANCE_NAMES12C restarts only

Required for OBI 12C restarts. Not used in 11G.

The Oracle BI instance names to restart in the OBI 12C restart operation.(e.g. obis1,obis2)

Project Properties

Property Name

Property Code




The WebCatalog path to be exported.

Leave blank to export the RPD instead.

Separate folders with a forward slash (/).

The value must be the same during the build and deploy, so if it is desired to change the value, please perform a new build.


Input Name

Input Code



Copy Object Permissions

FDOBIEE_INP_COPY_PERMISSIONSYesUpload object with exported permissions. If false, parent folder permissions in deploy environment will be used.
Overwrite ObjectFDOBIEE_INP_OVERWRITE_OBJECTYesIf object already exists in deployment environment, should it be overwritten with this one.
Config FileFDOBIEE_INP_CONFIG_FILENoConfig file name for RPD property replacement. If a checkoutFolder was used, it should be specified here: checkoutFolder/


Output Name




This operation consumes the artifacts produced from the obiBuild operation.

Endpoint Selection

This operation delegates endpoint selection to the workflow developer. The workflow editor will default the selection to "All", which selects all available endpoints associated to the environment instance. Selecting a specific resource will result in selection of endpoints associated to the environment instance which have that resource defined.

Endpoint Execution

This operation delegates endpoint execution to the workflow developer. The workflow editor will default to "Any", which will execute on any one of the selected endpoints, which will be randomly picked from selected endpoints or a specific endpoint where previous step may have executed. Changing this value to "All" to will result in execution on all selected endpoints.

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