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Oracle® Enterprise Data Quality for Product Data Oracle DataLens Server Administration Guide
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1 Introduction

Enterprise DQ for Product (EDQP) is a web browser-based, graphical user interface you use to manage provides network-wide access to Oracle DataLens Servers. The Oracle DataLens Administration Server is used for archiving data lenses and Data Service Applications (DSAs) while Oracle DataLens Transform Servers are used for processing large amounts of data using data lenses and DSAs.

Each Oracle DataLens Server is comprised of the following components:

The Oracle DataLens Server provides an HTTP service operating on a dedicated port (default port 2229), executing the Server Web Application. The Knowledge Studio and Administration Server web page both communicate with the Enterprise DQ for Product using HTTP SOAP requests.

In a typical enterprise environment where everything is within your Local Area Network (LAN), it is unnecessary to use the HTTPS option. In an environment where client applications are communicating across less secure networks back to the Oracle DataLens Servers, it is recommended that you enable HTTPS. For more information about securing your EDQP environment, see Oracle Enterprise Data Quality for Product Data Security Guide.

Administration Web Page

All of the administration for the Oracle DataLens Server topology is managed using the Administration web page accessed on the Administration Server. The Administration web page provides basic information about the server.

To use the Administration web page, use one of the supported Web browsers for your environment, see Oracle Enterprise Data Quality for Product Data Certification Matrix at

Locate Oracle Enterprise Data Quality in the Product Area column and then click the System Requirements and Supported Platforms for Oracle Enterprise Data Quality for Product Data 11gR1 (11.1.1.x) Certification Matrix (xls) link.

To start the Administration web page:

  1. Start an Administration Server.

  2. Open one of the supported Web browsers to one of the following URLs:

    On the server, browse to:


    Or remotely browse to


    The server is the name of your Oracle DataLens Server. If you configured the Administration Server to use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) you must add s after http as follows:

    Figure 1-1 EDQP Login Page

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  3. Enter the user name and the password you used to start the Administration Server, and then click Sign In.


    Each server installation results in a separate WebLogic Server instance. When installing an Oracle DataLens Administration Server and a Transform Server, separate WebLogic Server instances are created for each and the login credentials are not shared across the two servers. Logging into a Transform Server requires the Administration Server user name and password. A best practice is to install both WebLogic instances for the Administration and Transform Servers with the same administrator user, for example, dlsadmin.

    Figure 1-2 Welcome Page

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    For more information about the Welcome page, see Oracle Enterprise Data Quality for Product Data Getting Started Guide.

  4. Click the Administration tab.

    Figure 1-3 Administration Page

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    If logging onto an Oracle DataLens Transform Server by either clicking on the link on the Server Configuration panel (see "Adding a Server to a Server Group") or entering it directly into your browser address bar, then the transform home page will render with only the Transform Server's information. No other information or links will be available.

    If logging in as a user without Administrator privileges, then the all of the information is read-only. It is not possible to administer the server without logging in as a user with Administrator privileges.

Elements of the Administration Page

The Administration page user interface includes five navigational panels that contain links to the various functions on the left and informational or input panels on the right. The appearance of these panels is dependent on the roles assigned to the user that is logged in. For example, without administrative roles only the Jobs and Server panels are displayed.

Any of these panels can be hidden or expanded by clicking the adjacent arrow button.

Navigational Panels


This panel includes links to job processing tasks. See "Using Server Jobs".

Figure 1-4 Jobs

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This panel includes links to administer data lenses and groups, DSAs, your StatSim Index, and obtain related reports. See "Administering the Server".

Figure 1-5 Server

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This panel includes links to server configuration tasks including user administration, FTP and database connections, and web services. See "Configuring the Server".

Figure 1-6 Configuration

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User Access

This panel includes links to configure user access and privileges to data lenses and DSAs. See "Setting User Access".

Figure 1-7 User Access

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Admin Dashboard

This panel includes links to review server information and logs, as well as configuring package tracing administration. See "Using the Dashboard".

Figure 1-8 Admin Dashboard

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Informational Panels

All informational panels appear to the right of navigational panels and display the information related each of the navigational panel links.

Any of these panels can be hidden or expanded by clicking the adjacent arrow button. The informational panels that contain columns allow you to resize the columns.

Additionally, the blue, double-arrow Refresh button in the informational and input panels allows you to either provide the initial set of information or refresh the information being displayed with the latest from the server.

Use the navigational panels on the left to return to a given page rather than the back or forward buttons in your browser. Using these browser buttons may produce unexpected results.

Many of the informational panels contain an Action column that enables you perform the following actions on the selected object (data lens, DSA, server group, and so forth) as follows:

View or Edit Surrounding text describes edit.png. Click to review or edit the parameters of the given object.
Delete Surrounding text describes delete.png. Click to delete the object. The list is refreshed once the object has been deleted from the server.
Run Surrounding text describes process.png. Click to run the object immediately regardless of the configured object frequency.
View Log Surrounding text describes viewlog.png. Click to view the log associated with the object in the panel. You can download the log to review independent of the Administration Server web page by clicking Download Log.

The following two panels are the default informational panels of the Administration Server web page.

Server Information

The EDQP product version, server name and port, home directory, and JVM and WebLogic versions are listed. The Administration Server home directory is defined with the environmental variable, EDQP_HOME, which is created and set during the installation process. See Oracle Enterprise Data Quality for Product Data Oracle DataLens Server Installation Guide.

Connected Users

Any users are currently connected to the server from the EDQP Client applications such as the Knowledge Studio and the Application Studio are listed. Initially no user connections are displayed; you must click the refresh to view the currently connected users.

This is useful if you want to restart the server, run a backup, or make substantial changes to the server configuration and wants to know what users may be currently using the server. You should also check the server jobs to see which users are running real-time or batch jobs against the server.


The tool bar at the top right of the page includes the following elements:

Toolbar Element Description
About... Click to view the release information and access the EDQP product website.
Logout username Click log out of the Welcome Launch Pad page.