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Posted on February 21, 2018
Author: Connor Capece, Performance Architects

Oracle offers a wide variety of Power Pack Extensions that make using Oracle Smart View for Office (Smart View) easier and much more efficient. These extensions enhance the user’s experience and day-to-day tasks in Smart View. Oracle offers ten different extensions; the three I’ve recently found most useful include: Quick Options Extension. Allows a user Read More

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Posted on February 14, 2018
Author: Kirby Lunger, Performance Architects

I’ll bet this is the first time you’ve ever seen the phrases “financial planning and analysis (FP&A)” and “cool” and “blow your mind” in the same sentence.  At least I caught your attention!  And, actually, the new Association of Financial Professionals (AFP) FINnext 2018 event is, as far as things go in our somewhat staid Read More

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Posted on February 13, 2018
Author: Melanie Mathews, Performance Architects

We’re a little over a month away from the Oracle Higher Education User Group (HEUG) Alliance 2018 conference, taking place from March 25th – March 28th at the Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah! Alliance is the largest meeting of Higher Education, Public Sector, and Federal users of Oracle Read More

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Posted on February 12, 2018
Author: Kirby Lunger, Performance Architects

What a year for the BIWA User Community and Oracle Spatial & Graph Special Interest Group (SIG)!  Both groups have expanded their leadership teams, as well as rebranding and moving the date of their flagship event, the Analytics and Data Summit (formerly known as the Oracle Business Intelligence, Warehousing and Analytics (BIWA) Summit.  As a Read More

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Posted on February 7, 2018
Author: Garrett Buckley, Performance Architects

Data entry is a laborious and time-consuming activity, pervasive throughout virtually every company’s planning and budgeting cycles. Users entering data via simple forms in Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) can utilize the following shortcuts to save time during the data entry process. Simply enter one of the following commands in the desired data Read More

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Posted on January 31, 2018
Author: Cameron Ross, Performance Architects

First, go to the Oracle website and find the latest version of the Oracle Business Intelligence downloads page link (currently Version 12.2.1.3.0). Scroll to the bottom of the list of downloadable files until you see the one labeled “Oracle Business Intelligence Client Tool”. This client tool is where the admin tool resides in the Oracle Read More

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Posted on January 24, 2018
Author: Linda Stewart, Performance Architects

In late October 2017, Oracle released updates to Data Visualization Desktop (DVD), Version 12.2.4.0 or “DVD 4,” a desktop solution that allows end users to build data visualizations without relying on their IT departments for assistance.  The latest version adds several capabilities to the existing product which require modified installation, including a new home page; Read More

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Posted on November 15, 2017
Author: Cameron Ross, Performance Architects

The reason for using Oracle Transparent Data Encryption Oracle (TDE) column encryption is to protect confidential data, such as credit card and social security numbers, stored in table columns. TDE column encryption encrypts and decrypts data transparently when data passes through the SQL layer with no modification required to any existing application. The first step to implementing Read More

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Posted on November 8, 2017
Author: Linda Stewart, Performance Architects

Today I was working in an Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) 12c RPD (Version 12.2.1.2, the on-premise Oracle BI solution) and I dragged my table from the logical level to the presentation level.  I wanted to rename the table, but the name in the property sheet was locked. The solution is to set a property in Read More

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Posted on November 1, 2017
Author: Cameron Ross, Performance Architects

The Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) error message can be a very daunting alert for an end user to receive. This message can be edited in order to change the display. The standard Oracle error message contains three content objects: 1. The title; 2. The subtitle; and 3. Error details.  The steps below outline how to Read More

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