A Known Differences: Oracle Business Intelligence 12c
This appendix lists the differences in appearance and functionality of the Oracle BI 12c system after migration.
Oracle Business Intelligence Release 12c includes many new and enhanced features. To learn about the features and enhancements, see the "What's New" sections described in those guides.
SCM: DSO and AR Balance Trend Are Displayed Differently in 12c
The DSO and AR Balance Trend graph in the Supply Chain and Order Management module can be displayed differently in Oracle BI 12c even if the underlying data used to generate this graph is the same. The display difference occurs due to the manner in which the BI Server handles the order of the time period data that is fetched from the database.
View Display Error: Invalid Column Encountered in Orders Outstanding Report
You might see a View Display Error message that states that an invalid column was encountered when loading the Orders Outstanding Report in 12c. This error is displayed because the ID of the column that causes the error exists in the XML definition of the report, but not in the subject area table. You must manually edit the XML definition and remove the invalid column.
Visual Cues in BI Composer are Displayed the Same Accessibility Mode
Visuals cues, such as icons and check boxes, which are displayed on pages in BI Composer, are displayed the same whether you have accessibility mode turned on or not. Even though the list of text-based wizard page links are not displayed on a wizard page in accessibility mode, screen reader applications such as JAWS can read them.
Enabling Embedded Content in Dashboards
For security reasons, you can no longer embed content from external domains in dashboards. To embed external content in dashboards, you must edit the instanceconfig.xml file.
Trellis Views Display Without Grid Lines in 12c
A trellis is a view type that presents multidimensional data laid out in a set of cells in a grid, with each cell displaying a subset of data shown as numbers or as graphs. The trellis view allows users to display multiple views all at once for quick comparison, and to display data that reveals trends. In Oracle BI 11g, the trellis view contained grid lines, by default. With Oracle BI 12c, you can select horizontal or vertical lines, or you can select the default option.
Changes to Catalog Structure
In releases prior to Release 188.8.131.52.0, when you first sign in to Oracle Business Intelligence, folders are automatically created for you to hold content that you eventually create. Examples of these folders are the _portal folder to hold personal dashboards and the _delivers folder to hold alerts. Starting with Release 184.108.40.206.0, these folders are not automatically created when you sign in for the first time. Instead, the folders are created when they are needed.