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native ODBC Driver

How does BI connector compare to the native ODBC driver that comes with OBIEE?  Why should you use BI connector rather than the OBIEE ODBC driver to connect from Tableau to OBIEE?  These are valid questions asked by some of the BI Architects that we have spoken with.   After learning about the difference between the […]

Connect Tableau to Data Warehouse

For several years Tableau users have wanted a way to connect to OBIEE and visualize the data or mashup OBIEE data with other external data.  Before BI connector became available and made it as easy as pie, Tableau users were presented with two options – download the data from OBIEE reports and import it into Tableau or connect […]

Stuck with OBIEE 10g and want to get to the modern world?

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Stuck with OBIEE 10g

Believe it or not, you are not alone.  Many companies are still using OBIEE 10g as their business intelligence tool. We have seen several reasons for it. Many organizations do not have time, resources or budget to work on the upgrade. There was one case where the customer allocated significant resources to OBIEE 11g upgrade […]

Mash-up OBIEE Data

The Blue Bell Company uses Oracle BI(OBIEE) to store the sales revenue and sales planning data.  The Blue Bell team likes the meta data management capabilities of OBIEE.  The sales team likes the ease and simplicity of Tableau.  They are using BI connector to connect to OBIEE with Tableau. For one of the territories – Blue […]

Visualizing OBIEE data in Tableau Desktop

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OBIEE Subject Area in Tableau, Extract OBIEE Data

In the two previous blogs, we looked at how to install and connect to OBIEE subject area in Tableau using BI Connector within a matter of minutes, without any changes to OBIEE and without any help from your IT. Now, let’s see how the OBIEE subject area folders look like in the worksheet. We saw […]

OBIEE Tableau Connector, Configure Oracle BI Server(OBIEE) to Tableau

We saw how to install BI Connector for Oracle BI Server (OBIEE) in the previous blog. With BI Connector, Tableau users can connect to their OBIEE subject areas in a matter of minutes. If you have access to subject areas through Answers or Analysis then you can use Tableau to visualize data from OBIEE. Now […]

Steps to install BI connector for OBIEE

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Configure DSN for BI Connector, BI Connector Installation

BI connector for OBIEE enables Tableau users to connect to their Oracle BI Server(OBIEE) subject areas in a matter of minutes. The beauty of the solution is that there is no change needed on the OBIEE side. If you have access to subject areas through Answers or Analysis then you can use Tableau to visualize […]

BI Connector - Unable to connect from Tableau to OBIEE, Connect Oracle BI Server

There is sense of frustration among the business intelligence users in the CFO office, marketing, sales, supply chain and other departments.   They adopted user friendly self-service business intelligence tools such as Tableau Desktop in a big way.   However, they hit an insurmountable wall when trying to access the corporate data securely managed in traditional business intelligence […]