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16 Setting Up Data Sources on Linux and UNIX

This chapter describes how to set up data sources for use with Oracle Business Intelligence when the Oracle BI Server is running on Linux or UNIX.

Most repository development is performed on Windows, because the Administration Tool runs only on Windows. When you move to a production system, however, you can choose to run the Oracle BI Server on a Linux or UNIX platform.

See "System Requirements and Certification" for information about supported Linux and UNIX platforms.

This chapter contains the following topics:

About Setting Up Data Sources on Linux and UNIX

When the Oracle BI Server is running on Linux or UNIX, most data source connections are for query-only access. The Administration Tool is used for importing objects and is a Windows-only tool. Because of this, data source connections for import must be set up on Windows.

Note that some data source connections on Linux and UNIX do support write operations for special functions, like data source connections for write-back, usage tracking, and annotations for Oracle Scorecard and Strategy Management.

When the Oracle BI Server is running on Linux or UNIX and you need to update database object settings (such as the database type) or connection pool settings, you can copy the repository file to a Windows computer, make the changes using the Administration Tool on Windows, and then copy the repository file back to the Linux or UNIX computer.

There are three types of data source connections on Linux and UNIX platforms:

Note that you cannot have a single repository that contains both DataDirect Connect ODBC connections and native ODBC connections.

Configuring Data Source Connections Using Native Gateways

You can connect to both Oracle Database and DB2 using native gateways (OCI and DB2 CLI, respectively).

For Oracle Database, note the following:

For DB2, you must install the appropriate database client on the computer running the Oracle BI Server, then edit the user.sh file to set environment variables for the database client.

To edit the user.sh file to set environment variables for Oracle Database or DB2:

  1. Open the user.sh file. You can find this file at:

    ORACLE_INSTANCE/bifoundation/OracleBIApplication/coreapplication/setup/user.sh
    
  2. Include the appropriate environment variable settings for the database client of your choice. Make sure to point to the appropriate libraries, depending on whether you are using a 32-bit or 64-bit database. See Example 16-1 for sample values.

  3. Save and close the file.

Example 16-1 Sample user.sh Entries for Oracle Database and DB2 (32-Bit)

This example shows sample entries in user.sh for Oracle Database and DB2 on various platforms.

###############################################################
# Linux: Oracle BI 32 bit mode
################################################################
#set +u

# Oracle Parameters
#---------------------------
# Make sure that Oracle DB 32 bit Client is installed
#ORACLE_HOME=/export/home/oracle/10g
#export ORACLE_HOME
#TNS_ADMIN=$ORACLE_HOME/network/admin
#export TNS_ADMIN
#PATH=$ORACLE_HOME/bin:/opt/bin:$PATH
#export PATH
#LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$ORACLE_HOME/lib:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH
#export LD_LIBRARY_PATH

# If you have Linux 64 bit Platform, and would like to run Oracle BI 32 bit
# then you must install Oracle DB 64 bit client, and this client comes with 
# 32 bit libraries under $ORACLE_HOME/lib32. The LD_LIBRARY_PATH in this case
# shall be like this:
#LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$ORACLE_HOME/lib32:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH
#export LD_LIBRARY_PATH

# DB2 Parameters
#---------------------------
#make sure the /DB2ISTANCE/sqllib/lib points to 32 lib file
#. /DB2ISTANCE/sqllib/db2profile
#---------------------------

###############################################################
# Solaris: Oracle BI 64 bit mode
###############################################################
#set +u
 
# Oracle Parameters
#---------------------------
# Make sure to install Oracle DB 64 bit Client
#ORACLE_HOME=/export/home/oracle/10g
#export ORACLE_HOME
#TNS_ADMIN=$ORACLE_HOME/network/admin
#export TNS_ADMIN
#PATH=$ORACLE_HOME/bin:/opt/bin:$PATH
#export PATH
#LD_LIBRARY_PATH_64=$ORACLE_HOME/lib:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH_64:/opt/j2se/jre/lib/sparc
#export LD_LIBRARY_PATH_64
#---------------------------
 
# DB2 Parameters
#---------------------------
#make sure the /DB2ISTANCE/sqllib/lib points to 64 lib file
#. /DB2ISTANCE/sqllib/db2profile
#LD_LIBRARY_PATH_64=/DB2ISTANCE/sqllib/lib:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH_64
#export LD_LIBRARY_PATH_64
#---------------------------

###############################################################
# HPUX Itanium: Oracle BI 64 bit mode
###############################################################
#set +u
 
# Oracle Parameters
#---------------------------
#ORACLE_HOME=/export/home/oracle/10g
#export ORACLE_HOME
#TNS_ADMIN=$ORACLE_HOME/network/admin
#export TNS_ADMIN
#PATH=$ORACLE_HOME/bin:/opt/bin:$PATH
#export PATH
#SHLIB_PATH=$ORACLE_HOME/lib:$SHLIB_PATH:/opt/j2se/jre/lib/hp700
#export SHLIB_PATH
#---------------------------
 
# DB2 Parameters
#---------------------------
#make sure the /DB2ISTANCE/sqllib/lib points to 64 lib file
#. /DB2ISTANCE/sqllib/db2profile
#SHLIB_PATH=/DB2ISTANCE/sqllib/lib:$SHLIB_PATH
#export SHLIB_PATH
#---------------------------

###############################################################
# AIX: Oracle BI 64 bit mode
###############################################################
#set +u
 
# Oracle Parameters
#---------------------------
#ORACLE_HOME=/export/home/oracle/10g
#export ORACLE_HOME
#TNS_ADMIN=$ORACLE_HOME/network/admin
#export TNS_ADMIN
#PATH=$ORACLE_HOME/bin:/opt/bin:$PATH
#export PATH
#LIBPATH=$ORACLE_HOME/lib:$LIBPATH:/opt/j2se/jre/lib/sparc
#export LIBPATH
#---------------------------
 
# DB2 Parameters
#---------------------------
#make sure the /DB2ISTANCE/sqllib/lib points to 64 lib file
#. /DB2ISTANCE/sqllib/db2profile
#---------------------------

Note that the shell script excerpts shown are examples only and are not recommendations for particular software platforms. See "System Requirements and Certification" for information about supported software platforms.

Troubleshooting OCI Connections

If you are having trouble connecting to an Oracle Database using OCI, check to ensure that the following conditions are true:

  • The computer running the Oracle BI Server must use Oracle Call Interface (OCI) to connect to the database.

  • If you choose not to use the entire connect string in the repository connection pool, you must ensure that a valid tnsnames.ora file is set up in the following location within the Oracle Business Intelligence environment, so that the Oracle BI Server can locate the entry:

    ORACLE_HOME/network/admin

  • If you choose not to use the entire connect string in the repository connection pool, ensure that the net service name in the tnsnames.ora file matches the Data Source Name used in the connection pool.

    For example, in the following example of a tnsnames.ora entry, the corresponding Oracle BI repository connection pool Data Source Name is ITQA2.

    ITQA2 =
       (DESCRIPTION =
          (ADDRESS_LIST =
             (ADDRESS = (PROTOCOL = TCP)(HOST = ITQALAB2)(PORT = 1521))
       (CONNECT_DATA =
          (SERVICE_NAME = ITQALAB2.corp)
          )
       )
    

The following procedure shows how to check repository database and connection pool settings against the Oracle tnsnames.ora settings.

To check that the repository database and connection pool settings are correct:

  1. Open your repository in the Administration Tool.

  2. In the Physical layer, double-click the database you want to check to display the Database dialog.

  3. On the General tab, in the Data source definition: Database field, ensure that the appropriate Oracle Database version is selected. Then, click OK.

  4. Open the Connection Pool dialog for this data source. You might need to expand the database object in the Physical layer to see the connection pool object.

  5. In the Connection Pool dialog, check that the following is true:

    • The Call interface field displays the appropriate value for the release of the Oracle Database you are using.

    • The Data source name field displays the Oracle Database net service name that you defined in the tnsnames.ora entry.

    • The User name and password fields contain the correct values.

    Change the values if necessary, then click OK.

  6. In the Oracle Business Intelligence environment, open the tnsnames.ora file located in the following directory:

    ORACLE_HOME/network/admin

  7. Check that a valid net service name exists with the following characteristics:

    • Matches the connection pool settings for the Data Source Name

    • Specifies the targeted Oracle physical database

About Updating Row Counts in Native Databases

This topic applies if both of the following are true:

  • You are using the Update Rowcount functionality in the Administration Tool in offline mode.

  • You are running a heterogeneous environment, such as the Oracle BI Server on UNIX, while remote administrators run the Administration Tool on Windows computers.

When using the Update Rowcount functionality in offline mode, the Administration Tool uses local data sources on the client computer, not the server data sources. Therefore, Oracle Database or DB2 clients must be configured on the Windows computer running the Administration Tool so that the following conditions are true:

  • Data sources point to the same database identified in the Oracle Business Intelligence user.sh file on the UNIX server.

  • The name of the local data source must also match the name of the data source defined in the Connection Pool object in the physical layer of the Oracle BI repository (.rpd) file.

If these conditions are not true, and if the server and client data sources are pointing at different databases, then erroneous updated row counts or incorrect results appear.

Using DataDirect Connect ODBC Drivers on Linux and UNIX

Oracle Business Intelligence provides DataDirect Connect ODBC drivers and driver managers for Linux and UNIX operating systems for connectivity to Microsoft SQL Server, Sybase ASE, and Informix databases.

After Oracle Business Intelligence is installed, the DataDirect Connect ODBC 32-bit drivers are installed in ORACLE_HOME/common/ODBC/Merant/5.3/lib. The 64-bit drivers are installed in ORACLE_HOME/common/ODBC/Merant/5.3/lib64.

Note that communication between database clients and servers is typically independent of the widths and data paths. In other words, the 32-bit database drivers can communicate with 64-bit database servers, and vice versa.

You do not need to set the ODBCINI environment variable to set up the DataDirect Connect ODBC drivers. This variable is set automatically during installation.

Refer to "System Requirements and Certification" for information about supported operating systems, databases, and driver versions for the DataDirect Connect ODBC drivers.

This section contains the following topics:

Configuring the DataDirect Connect ODBC Driver for Microsoft SQL Server Database

The name of the DataDirect ODBC driver file to connect to a Microsoft SQL Server database is ARmsss23.so (ARmsss23.sl on HP-UX PA-RISC). See "System Requirements and Certification" for supported versions of Microsoft SQL Server.

To configure the DataDirect Connect ODBC Driver to connect to Microsoft SQL Server:

  1. Open the user.sh file. You can find this file at:

    ORACLE_INSTANCE/bifoundation/OracleBIApplication/coreapplication/setup/user.sh
    
  2. In the section for your operating system, include the appropriate library path environment variable for the DataDirect Connect libraries. Make sure to point to the appropriate library, depending on whether you are using a 32-bit or 64-bit database. Note the following:

    • For Solaris and Linux, the library path variable is LD_LIBRARY_PATH.

    • For HP-UX, the library path variable is SHLIB_PATH.

    • For AIX, the library path variable is LIBPATH.

    For example, to set the library path variable for the 32-bit driver on Linux:

    ####################################################
    # Linux: Oracle BI 32 bit mode
    ####################################################
    
    #SQLServer 2000 Parameters
    #---------------------------------------
    LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/user/local/Oracle_BI1/common/ODBC/Merant/5.3/lib:$ LD_LIBRARY_PATH
    export LD_LIBRARY_PATH
    
  3. Save and close the file.

  4. Open the odbc.ini file. You can find this file at:

    ORACLE_INSTANCE/bifoundation/OracleBIApplication/coreapplication/setup/odbc.ini
    
  5. Create an entry for your database, ensuring that the ODBC connection name is identical to the data source name specified in the connection pool defined in the repository. Be sure to set the Driver parameter to the file name and location of the DataDirect Connect driver for Microsoft SQL Server. In the following example, the Driver parameter is set to the 64-bit DataDirect Connect driver, and the data source name is SQLSERVER_DB.

    [SQLSERVER_DB]
    Driver=/usr/Oracle_BI1/common/ODBC/Merant/5.3/lib64/ARmsss23.so
    Description=DataDirect 5.1 SQL Server Wire Protocol
    Address=111.111.111.111,1433
    AlternateServers=
    AnsiNPW=Yes
    ConnectionRetryCount=0
    ConnectionRetryDelay=3
    Database=dbschema_name
    LoadBalancing=0
    LogonID=
    Password=
    QuoteID=No
    ReportCodePageConversionErrors=0
    
  6. Save and close the odbc.ini file.

  7. Open your repository in the Administration Tool on a Windows computer.

  8. In the Physical layer, double-click the database object for the Microsoft SQL Server database.

  9. Click the Features tab and scroll to the IDENTIFIER_QUOTE_CHAR parameter. Then, replace the value for this parameter with ' ' (single quotes). The default value is double quotes (" ").

  10. Click OK.

  11. Save and close the repository.

  12. On the Linux or UNIX computer, shut down Oracle Business Intelligence.

  13. Copy the repository from the Windows computer to the Linux or UNIX computer.

  14. Start Oracle Business Intelligence on the Linux or UNIX computer.

Configuring the DataDirect Connect ODBC Driver for Sybase ASE Database

The name of the DataDirect ODBC driver file to connect to a Sybase ASE database is ARase23.so. See "System Requirements and Certification" for information about supported versions of Sybase ASE.

To configure the DataDirect Connect ODBC Driver to connect to Sybase ASE Database:

  1. Open the user.sh file. You can find this file at:

    ORACLE_INSTANCE/bifoundation/OracleBIApplication/coreapplication/setup/user.sh
    
  2. In the section for your operating system, include the appropriate library path environment variable for the DataDirect Connect libraries. Make sure to point to the appropriate library, depending on whether you are using a 32-bit or 64-bit database. Note the following:

    • For Solaris and Linux, the library path variable is LD_LIBRARY_PATH.

    • For HP-UX, the library path variable is SHLIB_PATH.

    • For AIX, the library path variable is LIBPATH.

    For example, to set the library path variable for the 32-bit driver on Linux:

    LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/user/local/Oracle_BI1/common/ODBC/Merant/5.3/lib:$ LD_LIBRARY_PATH
    export LD_LIBRARY_PATH
    
  3. Save and close the file.

  4. Open the odbc.ini file. You can find this file at:

    ORACLE_INSTANCE/bifoundation/OracleBIApplication/coreapplication/setup/odbc.ini
    
  5. Create an entry for your database, ensuring that the ODBC connection name is identical to the data source name specified in the connection pool defined in the repository. Be sure to set the Driver parameter to the file name and location of the DataDirect Connect driver for Sybase ASE Database. For NetworkAddress, provide the IP address or fully qualified host name and the port number.

    In the following example, the Driver parameter is set to the 64-bit DataDirect Connect driver, and the data source name is SybaseASE_DB.

    [SybaseASE_DB]
    Driver=/usr/Oracle_BI1/common/ODBC/Merant/5.3/lib64/ARase23.so
    Description=DataDirect 5.3 Sybase Wire Protocol
    AlternateServers=
    ApplicationName=
    ApplicationUsingThreads=1
    ArraySize=50
    AuthenticationMethod=0
    Charset=
    ConnectionRetryCount=0
    ConnectionRetryDelay=3
    CursorCacheSize=1
    Database=Paint
    DefaultLongDataBuffLen=1024
    EnableDescribeParam=0
    EnableQuotedIdentifiers=0
    EncryptionMethod=0
    GSSClient=native
    HostNameInCertificate=
    InitializationString=
    Language=
    LoadBalancing=0
    LogonID=my_id
    NetworkAddress=111.111.111.111,5005
    OptimizePrepare=1
    PacketSize=0
    Password=
    RaiseErrorPositionBehavior=0
    ReportCodePageConversionErrors=0
    SelectMethod=0
    ServicePrincipalName=
    TruncateTimeTypeFractions=0
    TrustStore=
    TrustStorePassword=
    ValidateServerCertificate=1
    WorkStationID=
    
  6. Save and close the odbc.ini file.

Configuring the DataDirect Connect ODBC Driver for Informix Database

The name of the DataDirect ODBC driver file to connect to an Informix database is ARifcl23.so. See "System Requirements and Certification" for information about supported versions of Informix.

To configure the DataDirect Connect ODBC Driver to connect to Informix:

  1. Open the user.sh file. You can find this file at:

    ORACLE_INSTANCE/bifoundation/OracleBIApplication/coreapplication/setup/user.sh
    
  2. In the section for your operating system, include the appropriate library path environment variable for the DataDirect Connect libraries. Make sure to point to the appropriate library, depending on whether you are using a 32-bit or 64-bit database. Note the following:

    • For Solaris and Linux, the library path variable is LD_LIBRARY_PATH.

    • For HP-UX, the library path variable is SHLIB_PATH.

    • For AIX, the library path variable is LIBPATH.

    For example, to set the library path variable for the 32-bit driver on Linux:

    LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/user/local/Oracle_BI1/common/ODBC/Merant/5.3/lib:$ LD_LIBRARY_PATH
    export LD_LIBRARY_PATH
    
  3. Save and close the file.

  4. Open the odbc.ini file. You can find this file at:

    ORACLE_INSTANCE/bifoundation/OracleBIApplication/coreapplication/setup/odbc.ini
    
  5. Create an entry for your database, ensuring that the ODBC connection name is identical to the data source name specified in the connection pool defined in the repository. Be sure to set the Driver parameter to the file name and location of the DataDirect Connect driver for Informix. Also, you must specify the HostName parameter (you can use the fully qualified host name or the IP address) and the PortNumber parameter.

    In the following example, the Driver parameter is set to the 64-bit DataDirect Connect driver, and the data source name is Informix_DB.

    [Informix_DB]
    Driver=/usr/Oracle_BI1/common/ODBC/Merant/5.3/lib64/ARifcl23.so
    Description=DataDirect Informix Wire Protocol
    AlternateServers=
    ApplicationUsingThreads=1
    CancelDetectInterval=0
    ConnectionRetryCount=0
    ConnectionRetryDelay=3
    Database=
    HostName=111.111.111.111
    LoadBalancing=0
    LogonID=informix
    Password=mypassword
    PortNumber=1526
    ReportCodePageConversionErrors=0
    ServerName=
    TrimBlankFromIndexName=1
    
  6. Save and close the odbc.ini file.

Configuring Database Connections Using Native ODBC Drivers

Oracle Business Intelligence bundles UNIX ODBC drivers for some data sources, but not all. For these data sources, including Teradata and Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database, you must install your own ODBC driver, then update the user.sh and odbc.ini files to configure the data source.

If you are using Teradata, see also "Avoiding Spool Space Errors for Queries Against Teradata Data Sources" for related information.

To configure a database connection using a native ODBC driver:

  1. Install the ODBC driver for your data source.

  2. Open the user.sh file. You can find this file at:

    ORACLE_INSTANCE/bifoundation/OracleBIApplication/coreapplication/setup/user.sh
    
  3. In the section for your operating system, include the appropriate library path environment variable for the native ODBC driver. Make sure to point to the appropriate library, depending on whether you are using a 32-bit or 64-bit database. Note the following:

    • For Solaris and Linux, the library path variable is LD_LIBRARY_PATH.

    • For HP-UX, the library path variable is SHLIB_PATH.

    • For AIX, the library path variable is LIBPATH.

    For example, to set the library path variable for Teradata on Linux:

    LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/odbc/lib:/usr/lpp/tdodbc/odbc/drivers:$ LD_LIBRARY_PATH
    export LD_LIBRARY_PATH
    

    Note that for Teradata in particular, you need to put /usr/odbc/lib at the beginning of the library path variable before all other entries. This step is only required for Teradata.

  4. Save and close the file.

  5. Open the odbc.ini file. You can find this file at:

    ORACLE_INSTANCE/bifoundation/OracleBIApplication/coreapplication/setup/odbc.ini
    
  6. Create an entry for your database, ensuring that the ODBC connection name is identical to the data source name specified in the connection pool defined in the repository. Be sure to set the Driver parameter to the file name and location of the native ODBC driver for your database, with the library suffix appropriate for your operating system (for example, .so for Solaris and AIX, or .sl for HP-UX).

    The following example provides details for a Teradata data source on Solaris, with a data source name of Terav502.

    [Terav502]
    Driver=/usr/odbc/drivers/tdata.so
    Description=NCR 3600 running Teradata V2R5.2
    DBCName=172.20.129.42
    LastUser=
    Username=
    Password=
    Database=
    DefaultDatabase=name_of_target_database_or_user
    

    Note that the DefaultDatabase parameter can be left empty only if you have selected the option Require fully qualified table names in the General tab of the Connection Pool dialog for this data source in the Administration Tool.

  7. Still in the odbc.ini file, add an entry to the section [ODBC Data Sources] with the details appropriate for your data source. The following example provides details for a Teradata data source with a data source name of Terav502.

    Terav502=tdata.so
    
  8. Using the Administration Tool, open the repository and add the new DSN you created as the Connection Pool Data source name for the appropriate physical databases. See "Creating or Changing Connection Pools" for more information.

  9. Restart the Oracle BI Server.

Setting Up Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database on Linux and UNIX

To set up Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database data sources, first follow the instructions in "Configuring TimesTen Data Sources" to set up your TimesTen data source. Make sure to go to the section "Configuring Database Connections Using Native ODBC Drivers" in step 4 of the procedure to obtain the correct steps for Linux and UNIX systems.

Next, review the best practices described in "Improving Use of System Memory Resources with TimesTen Data Sources" and implement them as needed.

Finally, if the user that starts OPMN does not have the path to the TimesTen DLL ($TIMESTEN_HOME/lib) in their operating system LD_LIBRARY_PATH variable (or SHLIB_PATH and LIBPATH on HP-UX and AIX, respectively), you must add the TimesTen DLL path as a variable in the opmn.xml file.

To update opmn.xml to include TimesTen variables on Linux and UNIX:

  1. Open opmn.xml for editing. You can find opmn.xml at:

    ORACLE_INSTANCE/config/OPMN/opmn/opmn.xml
    
  2. Locate the ias-component tag for the Oracle BI Server process. For example:

    <ias-component id="coreapplication_obis1" inherit-environment="true">
    
  3. Under the Oracle BI Server ias-component tag, add the required TimesTen variable TIMESTEN_DLL, and also update the LD_LIBRARY_PATH variable (or equivalent), as shown in the following example. Replace the example values with the correct path for your TimesTen client:

    <ias-component id="coreapplication_obis1" inherit-environment="true">
     <environment>
      ...
      <variable id="TIMESTEN_DLL" value="$TIMESTEN_HOME/lib/libttclient.so" />
      <variable id="LD_LIBRARY_PATH" value="$TIMESTEN_HOME/lib:$ORACLE_HOME/
      bifoundation/server/bin$:$ORACLE_HOME/bifoundation/web/bin$:
      $ORACLE_HOME/clients/epm/Essbase/EssbaseRTC/bin$:" append="true" />
      ...
    </environment>
    
  4. Save and close the file.

  5. Restart OPMN.

  6. Repeat these steps on each computer that runs the Oracle BI Server process. If you are running multiple Oracle BI Server instances on the same computer, be sure to update the ias-component tag appropriately for each instance in opmn.xml (for example, ias-component id="coreapplication_obis1", ias-component id="coreapplication_obis2", and so on).

Configuring Oracle RPAS ODBC Data Sources on AIX UNIX

You can access Oracle RPAS ODBC data sources when the Oracle BI Server is running on an AIX UNIX platform. To configure this database connection, first update the odbc.ini file to configure the Oracle RPAS ODBC data source, then use the rdaadmin tool to define dimension tables as not normalized at run time.

See "Setting Up Oracle RPAS Data Sources" for information about configuring Oracle RPAS ODBC data sources on Windows.

To configure Oracle RPAS ODBC as a data source on AIX UNIX:

  1. Log on as a separate telnet session.

  2. Open the odbc.ini file. You can find this file at:

    ORACLE_INSTANCE/bifoundation/OracleBIApplication/coreapplication/setup/odbc.ini
    
  3. In the RPAS data source section, edit the values. For example:

    [RPAS Sample]
    Data Source Name=RPAS Sample
    Driver=[client RPASClient/lib/raix/oaodbc.so
    DriverUnicodeType=1
    Description=OpenRDA DSN
    

    The Data Source Name you provide must match the value entered for DATABASE: in Step 3 of the following procedure. Also, you must add the line DriverUnicodeType=1 as shown in the preceding example.

To use the rdaadmin client tool to define dimension tables as not normalized at run time:

  1. Locate the rdaadmin client tool in the following location:

    /bin/rdaadmin

  2. Run the rdaadmin client tool by typing the following command:

    rdaadmin

  3. Enter appropriate text when prompted, as follows:

    DATABASE: [Oracle_RPAS_database_name]

    The database name must match the name given for the Data Source Name in the previous task (for example, RPAS Sample).

    ADDRESS: [ip_address]

    PORT: [port_number]

    An example port number value is 1707.

    CONNECT_STRING: [NORMALIZE_DIM_TABLES=NO]

    This value treats dimension tables as not normalized at run time.

    TYPE: []

    SCHEMA_PATH: []

    REMARKS: []

  4. The RPAS environment variable OPENRDA should be declared in the Oracle BI Server session on UNIX. For example, declare the variable as follows using the 64 bit rdaadmin client tool:

    OPENRDA_INI=/rpasclient64/config/raix/openrda.ini export OPENRDA_INI
    

Configuring Essbase Data Sources on Linux and UNIX

The Oracle BI Server uses the Essbase client libraries to connect to Essbase data sources. The Essbase client libraries are installed by default with Oracle BI Enterprise Edition. No additional configuration is required to enable Essbase data source access for full installations of Oracle BI Enterprise Edition.

However, for HP-UX Itanium systems, the following additional steps are required:

  1. Define ESSLANG and LANG.

    For example:

    ESSLANG=English_UnitedStates.UTF-8@Binary
    export ESSLANG
    LANG=en_US.utf8
    export LANG
    
  2. Comment out LOCALE, SORT_ORDER_LOCALE, and SORT_TYPE in the NQSConfig.ini file. For example:

    [ GENERAL ]
    // Localization/Internationalization parameters.
    // LOCALE="English-usa";
    // SORT_ORDER_LOCALE="English-usa";
    // SORT_TYPE="binary";
    

Configuring DB2 Connect on IBM z/OS and s/390 Platforms

IBM DB2 Connect does not support the option of automatically disconnecting when an application using it receives an interrupt request.

When the native database uses DB2 Connect workstation, then you must change the setting of the parameter INTERRUPT_ENABLED. This parameter must be changed on any Oracle Business Intelligence computer if the database or any data source resides on IBM DB2 on a mainframe running z/OS or s/390 platforms.

Note:

If IBM DB2 is used, DB2 Connect must be installed on the Oracle BI Server computer. The version of DB2 Connect must match the most recent DB2 instance that was configured as a data source.

To configure the INTERRUPT_ENABLED parameter:

  1. Configure a database alias to be used as the native CLI Data Source Name. For example, create a new database entry using DB2 Configuration Assistant.

  2. Using the database alias created and the name of the actual target DB2 database, set the INTERRUPT_ENABLED parameter using the following syntax:

    uncatalog dcs db local_dcsname
    catalog dcs db local_dcsname as target_dbname parms \",,INTERRUPT_ENABLED\"
    

    where:

    • local_dcsname represents the local name of the host or database (database alias name)

    • target_dbname represents the name of database on the host or database system

      Note:

      Be sure to use backslashes to pass the quotation marks as part of the string.

      The following example uses an OS390 DB2 instance:

      uncatalog dcs db DB2_390
      catalog dcs db DB2_390 as Q10B parms \",,INTERRUPT_ENABLED,,,,,\"
      catalog database DB2_390 as DB2_390 at node NDE1EF20 authentication dcs