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Oracle® Business Intelligence Mobile App Designer

Installation Notes

11g Release 1 (11.1.1.7.1)

E48576-03

February 2014

This document describes how to install the Oracle Business Intelligence Mobile App Designer. It includes the following sections:

1 Overview

To install the Oracle Business Intelligence Mobile App Designer, download and apply the required patches into an existing Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition environment. Complete the postinstallation tasks to enable the BI Mobile App Designer components in your environment.

2 Prerequisites

Ensure that you meet the following requirements before you install or deinstall the patch. Download patches from My Oracle Support at https://support.oracle.com.

3 Installing Oracle BI Mobile App Designer

Complete the following tasks to install Oracle BI Mobile App Designer:

3.1 Task 1: Stop the Oracle BIEE System

Stop all of the following components in the order shown:

  1. BI System components.

    • On Unix:

      Navigate to

      prod_mwhome/instances/<instance>/bin

      Enter the following at the command prompt:

      ./opmnctl stopall

    • On Windows:

      Navigate to

      prod_mwhome\instances\<instance>\bin

      Enter the following at the command prompt:

      opmnctl stopall

  2. Weblogic Managed Servers:

    • On Unix:

      Navigate to

      prod_mwhome/user_projects/domains/<domain_name>/bin

      Enter the following at the command prompt:

      ./stopManagedWebLogic.sh bi_server1

    • On Windows:

      Navigate to

      prod_mwhome\user_projects\domains\<domain_name>\bin

      Enter the following at the command prompt:

      stopManagedWebLogic.cmd bi_server1

  3. WebLogic Administration Server

    • On Unix:

      Navigate to

      prod_mwhome/user_projects/domains/<domain_name>/bin

      Enter the following at the command prompt:

      ./stopWebLogic.sh

    • On Windows:

      Navigate to

      prod_mwhome\user_projects\domains\<domain_name>\bin

      Enter the following at the command prompt:

      stopWebLogic.cmd -stop

3.2 Task 2: Apply Oracle BI Mobile App Designer OPatch

Note:

Standard Oracle Fusion Middleware (FMW) customers must apply this patch to:

-MW_HOME /OracleBI1 (Oracle BI Home)

To apply the OPatch:

  1. Unzip the patch zip file into the Oracle BI Home directory.

    For example:

    • On Unix you might extract patch 17220944 to

      prod_mwhome/Oracle_BI1/17220944

    • On Windows you might extract patch 17220944 to

      c:\prod_mwhome\Oracle_BI1\17220944

  2. Set your current directory to the directory where the patch is located.

    For example:

    • On UNIX: If the Oracle BI Home directory is prod_mwhome/Oracle_BI1, then enter the following:

      $ cd prod_mwhome/Oracle_BI1

    • On Windows: If the Oracle BI Home directory is C:\prod_mwhome\Oracle_BI1, then enter the following:

      cd c:\prod_mwhome\Oracle_BI1

  3. At the command prompt, set the ORACLE_HOME, PATH, and JAVA_HOME environment variables as appropriate for the operating system.

    For example:

    • On Unix if you are using a command shell derived from the C shell, then set the environment variables by entering the following:

      setenv ORACLE_HOME $PWD
      setenv PATH $ORACLE_HOME/bin:$PATH
      setenv JAVA_HOME $ORACLE_HOME/jdk
      setenv PATH $JAVA_HOME/bin:$PATH
      setenv PATH $ORACLE_HOME/OPatch:$PATH
      
    • On Windows: If the Oracle BI Home directory is C:\prod_mwhome\Oracle_BI1, then set the environment variables by entering the following:

      set ORACLE_HOME=C:\prod_mwhome\Oracle_BI1
      set PATH=%ORACLE_HOME%\bin;%PATH%
      set JAVA_HOME=%ORACLE_HOME%\jdk
      set PATH=%JAVA_HOME%\bin;%PATH%
      set PATH=%ORACLE_HOME%\OPatch;%PATH%
      
  4. At the command prompt, change directory to the extracted patch directory.

    For example:

    • On Unix: If you extracted patch 17220944 into

      prod_mwhome/Oracle_BI1/17220944

      then enter the following:

      $ cd prod_mwhome/Oracle_BI1/17220944

    • On Windows: If you extracted patch 17220944 into

      C:\prod_mwhome\Oracle_BI1\17220944

      then enter the following:

      cd C:\prod_mwhome\Oracle_BI1\17220944

  5. Apply the patch.

    Use the following command to apply the patch to the ORACLE_HOME:

    opatch apply

    When OPatch starts, it validates the patch to ensure that there are no conflicts with the software already installed in the ORACLE_HOME.

    OPatch categorizes two types of conflicts:

    • Conflicts with a patch already applied to the ORACLE_HOME.

      In this case, stop the patch installation, and contact Oracle Support Services.

    • Conflicts with a subset patch already applied to the ORACLE_HOME.

      In this case, continue the install as the new patch contains all the fixes from the existing patch in the ORACLE_HOME.

4 Postinstallation Steps

After applying the OPatch, perform these steps:

4.1 Task 1: Deploy Oracle BI Mobile App Designer

Run the WebLogic Configuration Assistant to deploy Oracle BI Mobile App Designer. This step is required only the first time you install the patch.

Start the Oracle Business Intelligence Configuration Assistant from the bin directory in the ORACLE_HOME (default folder name is Oracle_BI1), based on the operating system.

For example:

  • On Unix: Go to prod_mwhome/Oracle_BI1/common/bin

    and run

    ./config.sh

  • On Windows: Go to prod_mwhome\Oracle_BI1\common\bin

    and run

    config.cmd

Enter the following for the Configuration Assistant screens:

Note:

The bimad Web application must be deployed to the same target as the Analytics web application. The default target is "bi_cluster".

  1. On the Welcome screen:

    Select Extend an existing WebLogic domain.

    Surrounding text describes wls_1.gif.
  2. On the Select a WebLogic Domain Directory screen:

    Choose the domain to extend, for example: bifoundation_domain

    Select a WebLogic Domain Directory
  3. On the Select Extension Source screen:

    Choose Extend my domain using an existing extension template

    Select extension source screen
  4. Click Browse to locate and select <mw_home>/Oracle_BI1/common/templates/applications/oracle.bimad_template_11.1.1.jar

    for the Template Location.

    Select the template
  5. On the Configure JDBC Data Sources screen:

    Click Next.

    Configure JDBC Sources screen
  6. On the Test JDBC Data Sources screen:

    Click Next.

    Configure JDBC Component Schema
  7. On the Configure JDBC Component Schema screen:

    Click Next.

    Test JDBC Data Sources screen
  8. On the Test JDBC Component Schema screen:

    Click Next.

    Test JDBC Component Schema
  9. On the Select Optional Configuration screen:

    Click Next.

    Select Optional Configuration screen
  10. On the Configuration Summary screen:

    Click Extend.

    Configuration summary
  11. On the Extending Domain screen, when Progress shows 100%

    click Done to finish.

    Extending Domain Progress screen

4.2 Task 2: Update Security Configuration for Oracle BI Mobile App Designer

This step executes a Python script to update your system JAZN file (system-jazn-data.xml) with the security grants required for BI Mobile App Designer. This step is required only the first time you apply the patch.

  1. Start WebLogic Administration server:

    • On Unix:

      Navigate to prod_mwhome/user_projects/domains/<domain_name>/bin

      Enter the following at the command prompt:

      ./startWebLogic.sh

    • On Windows:

      Navigate to prod_mwhome\user_projects\domains\<domain_name>\bin

      Enter the following at the command prompt:

      startWebLogic.cmd -start

  2. Run WLST script to enable integration with Oracle Fusion Middleware.

    • On Unix: Change directory to the install directory:

      cd prod_mwhome/Oracle_BI1/bifoundation/install

      Then enter:

      prod_mwhome/Oracle_BI1/common/bin/wlst.sh addMADCodeGrants.py t3://<hostname>:7001 <WebLogic administrator name>

      Example:

      prod_mwhome/Oracle_BI1/common/bin/wlst.sh addMADCodeGrants.py t3://myserver1:7001 weblogic

    • On Windows: Change directory to the install directory:

      cd c:\prod_mwhome\Oracle_BI1\bifoundation\install

      Then enter:

      prod_mwhome\Oracle_BI1\common\bin\wlst.cmd addMADCodeGrants.py t3://<hostname>:7001 <WebLogic administrator name>

      Example:

      prod_mwhome\Oracle_BI1\common\bin\wlst.cmd addMADCodeGrants.py t3://myserver1:7001 weblogic

4.3 Task 3: Enable BI Mobile App Designer in BI Presentation Services

Enable BI Mobile App Designer in the BI Presentation Services user interface by updating the BI Presentation Services instanceconfig.xml file.

  1. Open the configuration file instanceconfig.xml for editing. You can find instanceconfig.xml at:

    ORACLE_INSTANCE\config\OracleBIPresentationServicesComponent\coreapplication_obipsn

    For example:

    \instances\instance1\config\OracleBIPresentationServicesComponent\coreapplication_obips1

  2. Add the <EnableMAD> element to the file as shown in the following example:

    <ServerInstance>
        .....
         <AdvancedReporting>
             <EnableMAD>true</EnableMAD>
             ...
        </AdvancedReporting>
      </ServerInstance>
    
  3. Save the instanceconfig.xml file.

4.4 Task 4: Start Managed Servers and BI Components

Restart the managed servers and BI components:

  1. Start Managed Servers:

    • On Unix, navigate to

      prod_mwhome/user_projects/domains/<domain_name>/bin

      and enter the following at the command prompt:

      ./startManagedWebLogic.sh bi_server1

    • On Windows, navigate to

      prod_mwhome\user_projects\domains\<domain_name>\bin

      and enter the following at the command prompt:

      startManagedWebLogic.cmd bi_server1

  2. Start the BI system components by performing the following actions:

    • On Unix, navigate to

      prod_mwhome/instances/<instance>/bin

      and enter the following at the command prompt:

      ./opmnctl startall

    • On Windows, navigate to

      prod_mwhome\instances\<instance>\bin

      and enter the following at the command prompt:

      opmnctl startall

4.5 Task 5: Set Up the Apps Library

The Apps Library is where users view, manage, and subscribe to published apps from their mobile devices. From the administrator's perspective, the Apps Library is a folder in the catalog configured to act as the library.

Mobile App Designer also supports publishing apps to a configured Apps Library on a remote instance. For more information about the Apps Library including steps for setting up a remote Apps Library, see "Reference for Administrators" in the Oracle Fusion Middleware User's Guide for Oracle Business Intelligence Mobile App Designer.

Perform the following steps to set up an Apps Library on the local instance:

4.5.1 Create the Apps Library Folder in the Catalog

Create a folder in the catalog under Shared Folders to be the target folder for the Apps Library.

To create a folder in the catalog:

  1. Log in to Oracle Business Intelligence.

  2. On the Catalog page, select Shared Folders.

  3. In the catalog toolbar, click New and select Folder.

    Figure 1 Creating a New Folder

    Surrounding text describes Figure 1 .
  4. Enter the folder name and click OK, as shown in Figure 1.

    Figure 2 Entering the Name for the Apps Library Folder in the Catalog

    Naming the Apps Library Folder
  5. Set Permissions on the Apps Library folder. App designers that will be publishing apps to the folder must have Write permissions. App consumers that will be viewing apps in the library must have Read permissions.

4.5.2 Set Up the Configuration File

To register the folder in the catalog to act as the Apps Library, add a property entry to the xmlp-server-config.xml configuration file.

To set up the configuration file:

  1. Open the xmlp-server-config.xml file. It is located under <DOMAIN_HOME>/config/bipublisher/repository/Admin/Configuration.

  2. Add the following property to xmlp-server-config.xml:

    Property: APPS_LIBRARY_FOLDER_LOCAL

    Description: Specifies the folder in the catalog to act as the Apps Library. Enter the path to the folder under Shared Folders that you created in the previous step (do not include "Shared Folders" in the path).

    Sample Configuration File Entry:

    <property name="APPS_LIBRARY_FOLDER_LOCAL" value="/Apps Library"/>

  3. Restart the bimad (BI Mobile App Designer) application from the WebLogic Server Administration Console.

5 Validating the Install

To validate the install, log in to Oracle Business Intelligence: http://<hostname>:<port_number>/analytics

On the home page, verify that Mobile Application is an option from the Create menu.

If you do not see the Mobile Application option, see Troubleshooting.

6 Uninstalling Mobile App Designer

If you experience any problems after installing this patch, remove the patch as follows:

Prerequisite: Ensure to follow the same prerequisites when uninstalling a patch. This includes setting up any environment variables such as ORACLE_HOME and verifying the OUI inventory before uninstalling.

6.1 Task 1: Delete the Mobile App Designer application from the WebLogic Administration Console

To delete the Mobile App Designer application:

  1. In a browser, navigate to the WebLogic Administration Console.

  2. Click Lock & Edit in the Change Center.

  3. Click Deployments on the left pane under Domain Structure.

  4. On the Deployments table select the bimad application.

  5. Click Delete at the top of the table.

  6. Click Release Configuration in the Change Center.

6.2 Task 2: Remove Security Configuration

To back out the updates to the system JAZN file (system-jazn-data.xml):

  1. Start WebLogic Administration server:

    • On Unix:

      Navigate to prod_mwhome/user_projects/domains/<domain_name>/bin

      Enter the following at the command prompt:

      ./startWebLogic.sh

    • On Windows: Go to prod_mwhome\Oracle_BI1\common\bin

      and run

      config.cmd

  2. Run WLST script to back out the grants added for Mobile App Designer:

    • On Unix:

      Change directory to the install directory:

      cd prod_mwhome/Oracle_BI1/bifoundation/install

      Then enter:

      prod_mwhome/Oracle_BI1/common/bin/wlst.sh removeMADCodeGrants.py t3://<hostname>:7001 <WebLogic administrator name>

      Example:

      prod_mwhome/Oracle_BI1/common/bin/wlst.sh removeMADCodeGrants.py t3://myserver1:7001 weblogic

    • On Windows:

      On Windows: Change directory to the install directory:

      cd c:\prod_mwhome\Oracle_BI1\bifoundation\install

      Then enter:

      prod_mwhome\Oracle_BI1\common\bin\wlst.cmd removeMADCodeGrants.py t3://<hostname>:7001 <WebLogic administrator name>

      Example:

      prod_mwhome\Oracle_BI1\common\bin\wlst.cmd removeMADCodeGrants.py t3://myserver1:7001 weblogic

  3. Start Managed Servers:

    • On Unix, navigate to

      prod_mwhome/user_projects/domains/<domain_name>/bin

      and enter the following at the command prompt:

      ./startManagedWebLogic.sh bi_server1

    • On Windows, navigate to

      prod_mwhome\user_projects\domains\<domain_name>\bin

      and enter the following at the command prompt:

      startManagedWebLogic.cmd bi_server1

  4. Start the BI system components by performing the following actions:

    • On Unix, navigate to

      prod_mwhome/instances/<instance>/bin

      and enter the following at the command prompt:

      ./opmnctl startall

    • On Windows, navigate to

      prod_mwhome\instances\<instance>\bin

      and enter the following at the command prompt:

      opmnctl startall

6.3 Task 3: Run OPatch to uninstall the patch

Use the OPatch command to uninstall the Oracle BI Mobile App Designer patch.

  1. Change to the directory where the patch was unzipped.

  2. Run the OPatch command:

    opatch rollback -id 17220944

7 Troubleshooting

7.1 The bimad Application Does Not Start

Following are two possible causes for the bimad application failing to start after installation and deployment:

7.1.1 The bimad Application Is Not Deployed to Same Target as Analytics

The bimad Web application must be deployed to the same target as the Analytics web application. The default target is "bi_cluster".

If you did not deploy the bimad application to the same target as the Analytics web application, change the deployment as follows:

  1. In a browser, navigate to the WebLogic Administration Console.

  2. Click Lock & Edit in the Change Center.

  3. Click Deployments on the left pane under Domain Structure.

  4. On the Deployments table select the bimad application.

  5. Select the Targets tab.

  6. Click Change Targets and update the target server.

  7. Click Release Configuration in the Change Center.

7.1.2 Oracle BI JBIPS Is Not Deployed

If the bimad application does not start and you see this error:

[Extension-Name: oracle.bi.jbips.commons, exact-match: false], 
[Extension-Name: oracle.bi.jbips.soap, exact-match: false]

You must deploy Oracle BI JBIPS 11.1.1.7.0.

Follow the steps in the section "Enabling JBIPS Features for the Smartview Client" under "Post-Patching Tasks If Your Starting Point is Release 11.1.1.6.0," in the Oracle Fusion Middleware Patching Guide.

7.2 Mobile App Designer Option Not Available from Oracle Business Intelligence Home Page

If you log in to the Oracle Business Intelligence Home page and do not see the Mobile App Designer option, ensure that you followed the postinstall step: Section 4.3, "Task 3: Enable BI Mobile App Designer in BI Presentation Services."

7.3 Log In Required When Mobile App Designer Is Opened

If you are prompted for login credentials when you access Mobile App Designer, then the code grants were not successfully added to the system JAZN file.

To validate the code grants:

  1. Start WebLogic Administration server:

    On Unix:

    Navigate to prod_mwhome/user_projects/domains/<domain_name>/bin

    Enter the following at the command prompt:

    ./startWebLogic.sh

  2. Run WLST script to validate the code grants for Mobile App Designer:

    cd prod_mwhome/Oracle_BI1/bifoundation/install

    prod_mwhome/Oracle_BI1/common/bin/wlst.sh validateMADApplication.py t3://<hostname>:7001 <WebLogic administrator name>

    Example:

    prod_mwhome/Oracle_BI1/common/bin/wlst.sh validateMADApplication.py t3://myserver1:7001 weblogic

If the validation script returns: "BI Mobile App Designer deployment not found. Please double check the installation process."

Repeat Task 2: Update Security Configuration for Oracle BI Mobile App Designer.

If the validation script returns: "BI Mobile App Designer deployment found."

Contact Oracle Support Services.

7.4 The addMADCodeGrants.py Script Fails

If the addMADCodeGrants.py script fails ensure that you are using wlst.sh under

prod_mwhome/Oracle_BI1/common/bin

Do NOT use

prod_mwhome/wlserver_10.3/common/bin

7.5 Mobile App Designer Options Disappear from BI Home Page After Upgrading to a BIEE Bundle Patch

If you installed Oracle BI Mobile App Designer to your 11.1.1.7.1 environment and then upgrade to a later Oracle BIEE Bundle Patch (such as 11.1.1.7.140114), ensure that <EnableMAD> is set to "true" in the instanceconfig.xml, as described in Section 4.3, "Task 3: Enable BI Mobile App Designer in BI Presentation Services."

7.6 Why do I get the following patch conflict error message when running OPatch?

If the patch that you apply conflicts with a previously applied patch, you may receive the following error message when running OPatch:

Patch(es) <PreviousPatch#> conflict with the patch currently being installed (<NewPatch#>).

If you continue, patch(es) <PreviousPatch#> will be rolled back and the new patch (<NewPatch#>) will be installed.

If a merge of the new patch (<NewPatch#>) and the conflicting patch(es) (<PreviousPatch#>) is required, contact Oracle Support Services and request a Merged patch.

This error is returned when one patch attempts to update a previously patched file. When this conflict happens, you can either (1) roll back the previous patch and use the new patch (this action might be appropriate if the previous patch was not critical) or (2) request a ”merged patch” consisting of the new patch and the patch that it conflicts with. To request a merged patch, contact your Oracle Support representative.

7.7 Why do I get the OUI-67078 warning message when applying OPatch?

This warning means that the patch being applied is a superset of a patch already on the deployment and the existing patch will be rolled back. The following snippet shows the context of this warning.

The following warnings have occurred during OPatch execution:
1) OUI-67078:Interim patch [77777777] is a superset of the patch(es) [77777777] in OH C:\Oracle\Middleware\EPM_ORACLE_HOME
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
OPatch Session completed with warnings.  

8 Known Issues

For the most current list of known issues and workarounds for this release, see the Oracle Business Intelligence Mobile App Designer Release Notes on the Oracle Technology Network at

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/bi-foundation/bi-foundation/release-note-1990156.html

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