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Oracle® Fusion Middleware Integrator's Guide for Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition
11g Release 1 (11.1.1)

Part Number E16364-02
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New Features for Oracle Business Intelligence Developers

This preface describes new features and upgrade considerations in Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Release 1 (11.1.1).

This preface contains the following topics:

New Features for Oracle BI EE 11g Release 1 (

This section contains the following topics:

New Features

New features in Oracle BI EE 11g Release 1 ( include:

Oracle Business Intelligence Metadata Web Service

The Oracle BI Metadata Web Service provides a Web services interface to call the Oracle BI Server stored procedures. You use these procedures to obtain information about the metadata and to modify the metadata. See Chapter 4, "Using the Oracle Business Intelligence Metadata Web Service".

Navigate to Siebel CRM Action Type

The Navigate to Siebel CRM action type allows the content designer to add an action that navigates to a view (such as an opportunity) in a Siebel CRM application. This action type allows users to navigate from a dashboard that is embedded in a Siebel CRM application to a record in a view in the CRM application. This action type requires you to perform a security integration between Oracle's Siebel CRM and Oracle BI EE. You must also configure the Action Framework before it is available in Oracle BI EE Presentation Services.

See Chapter 5, "Using Actions to Integrate Oracle BI EE with External Systems" and Chapter 7, "Embedding Oracle BI EE In Oracle's Siebel CRM".

Upgrade Considerations

If you have upgraded your instance of Oracle Business Intelligence, there are no upgrade consideration specific to the content in this guide that you need to be aware of.

For more information about upgrading to Oracle BI EE 11g, see Oracle Fusion Middleware Upgrade Guide for Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition.

New Features for Oracle BI EE 11g Release 1 (

This section contains the following topics:

New Features

New features in Oracle BI EE 11g Release 1 ( include:

Web Services

Oracle Business Intelligence includes the following new Web services:

New methods and structures were added to the existing Web services.

See for more information, see Part I, "Using Oracle BI EE Web Services".

Action Framework

The Action Framework provides functionality for creating, managing, and invoking actions. Actions can be included within analyses, dashboards, agents, KPIs, and Scorecard objectives. Actions provide functionality to navigate to related content and invoke operations, functions, or processes in external systems.

The Action Framework must be configured to enable the Actions functionality in Oracle BI Presentation Services. See Part III, "Configuring the Action Framework" for more information.

Oracle Business Intelligence Server XML API

Oracle Business Intelligence now provides utilities to create a generic, XML-based representation of the Oracle Business Intelligence repository metadata. You can use these utilities for programmatic metadata generation and manipulation, metadata migration, metadata patching, and other functions. See Part V, "Using the Oracle BI Server XML API" for more information.

Upgrade Considerations

Upgrade considerations in Oracle BI EE 11g Release 1 ( include:


A default ODBC DSN for Presentation Services is now created and configured for you during Oracle Business Intelligence installation. Administration Tool clients on the same host as a Presentation Services instance also use the default DSN to connect to the Oracle BI Server.

The connection parameters for the Cluster Controller in the default DSN are now centrally managed by Fusion Middleware Control. Do not update these parameters. If you attempt to manually update the centrally managed parameters, the values will be overwritten the next time the system is started.

See Chapter 10, "Integrating Other Clients with Oracle Business Intelligence" for more information.

System Requirements and Certification

Refer to the system requirements and certification documentation for information about hardware and software requirements, platforms, databases, and other information. Both of these documents are available on Oracle Technology Network (OTN).

The system requirements document covers information such as hardware and software requirements, minimum disk space and memory requirements, and required system libraries, packages, or patches:

The certification document covers supported installation types, platforms, operating systems, databases, JDKs, and third-party products: