buildWebCatalog

Builds a deployment artifact that contains WebCatalog objects.

All WebCatalog objects are supported for both full and partial deployments. If partial deployment is used, all objects are populated into a single object type called WebCatalog Objects, and file extensions are added to map to the underlying OTBI object type (e.g. Folder, Data Model, Analysis, Report, etc).

Source Control

  • Full deployment mode - objects are downloaded from a source OBI server.
  • Partial deployment mode - objects can be sourced from either a source OBI server or SCM instance.

Endpoint Tip

This operation uses HTTP operations to communicate remotely to the OTBI server, and therefore, can be executed on any endpoint (including LOCALHOST).

Environment/Instance Properties

Property Name

Property Code

Required

Description

OTBI Server HostFDOTBI_SERVER_HOSTYesThe server host name for Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence.

OTBI Server Port

FDOTBI_SERVER_PORTYesThe HTTP port number for Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence.  Default is 443.
OTBI Server UserFDOTBI_USERYesThe user to log into Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence. User must have BI Service Administrator role to unarchive catalog.
OTBI Server PasswordFDOTBI_PASSWORDYesThe password for the user to login to Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence.
OTBI Server SSL ConnectionFDOTBI_SERVER_USE_SSLYesIndicates whether to connect to OTBI server using SSL.  Default is true.

Project Properties

Property Name

Property Code

Required

Description

OTBI WebCat Object PathFDOTBI_OBJECT_PATHYes

The WebCatalog path to be recursively exported. Separate folders with a forward slash (/) (e.g. /shared/Custom/Financials).

Default value is "/shared/Custom".

Inputs

Input Name

Input Code

Required

Description

Copy Object Permissions

FDOTBI_INP_COPY_PERMISSIONSYesCopy object with current permissions. If false, parent folder permissions in deploy environment will be used.
Keep Timestamps

FDOTBI_INP_PRESERVE_TIMESTAMPS

No

Export object with timestamp details.

Outputs

Output Name

Required

Description




Artifacts

This operation produces an archive file of the object specified in the OTBI WebCatalog Object Path 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. 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.