obiBuild

Builds a deployment object that contains any combination of WebCatalog objects or the OBI Repository file(RPD).

In full deployment mode, the artifacts are downloaded from a source OBI server. In Partial mode, they can be sourced from either an OBI server or SCM instance.

All WebCatalog objects and the RPD are supported for both full and partial deployments.

If partial deployment is used, each of the WebCatalog files will be placed into one of the following buckets:

  • Analysis
  • Dashboards
  • DashboardPrompts
  • DataModels
  • Filters
  • Folders
  • KPIs
  • MetaData
  • Reports
  • StyleTemplates
  • RPD
  • Other Files


In the case of the RPD and DataModels, property replacement on variables and connection pool information is supported via a configuration file that should reside in an SCM repository.  For more information on Property Replacement for OBIEE, see RPD Configuration File Setup and Datamodel Configuration File Setup. Note that if you want to provide a config file for both the RPD and DataModels and deploy both at the same time using partial deploy, the two configurations should reside in one common file which is specified on the obiDeploy input Config File.

Source Controlling

Source Controlling of OBI Objects and the RPD is supported. When sourcing the objects through a Source Control Management system, some additional setup and consistencies are required.

  

Environment/Instance Properties

Property Name

Property Code

Required

Description

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.
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.
Oracle BI Domain PathFD_ORACLE_BI_DOMAINYes

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

Oracle BI Service Instance NameFDOBIEE_SERVICE_INSTANCE_NAME12C

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 Listen PortFDWLS_ADMIN_LISTEN_PORT11GThe admin server port, (e.g. 7001) Not used in 12C.
Oracle BI HomeFD_ORACLE_BI_HOME11G

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

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

Oracle BI Instance Path

FD_ORACLE_BI_INSTANCE

11G

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

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

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)
Weblogic Domain DirectoryFDWLS_DOMAIN_DIRECTORY11GWeblogic Domain Directory.(e.g. /u01/oracle/config/domains/soa_domain)
  

Project Properties

Property Name

Property Code

Required

Description

OBIEE WebCat Object PathFDOBIEE_OBJECT_PATHYes

The WebCatalog path to be recursively exported. If using full deployments, leave blank if you wish to build the RPD.

Separate folders with a forward slash (/).

The value must be the same during the build and deploy, so after changing the value, please do not deploy any old builds.

You probably want to set it to "/shared" or "/system" if you are populating the web catalog.

  

Inputs

Input Name

Input Code

Required

Description

Copy Object Permissions

FDOBIEE_INP_COPY_PERMISSIONSYesCopy object with current permissions. If false, parent folder permissions in deploy environment will be used.
Recursive WebCat Object BuildFDOBIEE_INP_RECURSIVE_CAT_BUILDYesBoolean to indicate if a recursive build should be performed for web catalog objects.  If false, no objects under the catalog path will be exported. This will only be set to false in rare circumstances. Even if you only wish to export a single WebCatalog object, chances are that object has other data underneath it, that are required for the object to run, that would justify a recursive export.
Recursive WebCat Folder BuildFDOBIEE_INP_RECURSIVE_FOLDER_BUILDYesBoolean to indicate if a recursive build should be performed for web catalog folders.  If false, no objects under the catalog path will be exported.

  

Outputs

Output Name

Required

Description




  

Artifacts

This operation produces an archive file of the object specified in the OBIEE WebCat Object Path or the RPD artifact if the project is configured for full deployments.  If the project is configured for partial deployments, then the artifact will be a zipped directory containing the archive files for each built object(whether WebCatalog or RPD). The zip/archive files are suitable for the deploy 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.