Configuring the Oracle BI EE Analytics Home Page

Note:

Configuring a custom download link for the Smart View installer applies to Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 11.1.1.7.1 and later versions, and might not be available in earlier versions.

Starting in Oracle BI EE release 11.1.1.9, the Smart View for MS Office link on the Download BI Desktop Tools drop-down list points to the Smart View download on Oracle Technology Network.

If you do not want to direct your users to Oracle Technology Network, you can configure the Smart View for MS Office link to point to a custom download link for the Smart View installer. You can then ensure that the correct version of Smart View for your environment is always available to your users. Do this by adding the SmartViewInstallerURL element to instanceconfig.xml.

You can configure the download link point to a location where the smartview.exe resides; for example:

  • An external URL

  • An internal URL, such as internal web page or intranet location where the installation can start immediately

  • A folder on a local server where the installation can start immediately

  To configure a custom download link for the Smart View installer:

  1. Open the instanceconfig.xml file for editing

    Refer to “Where Are Configuration Files Located?” in the Oracle Fusion Middleware System Administrator's Guide for Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition.

  2. Locate the CatalogPath and <DSN>AnalyticsWeb</DSN> sections and add the SmartViewInstallerURL element after those sections.

  3. Use the syntax in the following examples to add the SmartViewInstallerURL element.

    Example for download from Oracle Technology Network:

    <CatalogPath>/example/path/work/abc/instances/instance1/bifoundation/OracleBIPresentationServicesComponent/coreapplication_obips1/catalog/SampleApp</CatalogPath>
    <DSN>AnalyticsWeb</DSN>
    <SmartViewInstallerURL>http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/epm/downloads/smart-view-1112x-1939038.html</SmartViewInstallerURL>
    

    Example for download from an intranet site:

    <CatalogPath>/example/path/work/abc/instances/instance1/bifoundation/OracleBIPresentationServicesComponent/coreapplication_obips1/catalog/SampleApp</CatalogPath>
    <DSN>AnalyticsWeb</DSN> <SmartViewInstallerURL>http://myserver:8080/downloads/smartview.exe</SmartViewInstallerURL>
    

    Example for download from an internal server:

    <CatalogPath>/example/path/work/abc/instances/instance1/bifoundation/OracleBIPresentationServicesComponent/coreapplication_obips1/catalog/SampleApp</CatalogPath>
    <DSN>AnalyticsWeb</DSN> <SmartViewInstallerURL>\\myserver\downloads\smartview.exe</SmartViewInstallerURL> 
    
  4. Save your changes and close the file.

  5. Restart the Oracle BI EE instance.