Configuring the Repository for Oracle Scorecard and Strategy Management

You can use the organization's licensed Oracle Scorecard and Strategy Management repository, if you have the appropriate privileges.

The Oracle Scorecard and Strategy Management repository is part of a default installation with no additional configuration changes are required. Some features such as comments and status overrides, require repository configuration in order to work.


See User's Guide for Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition :

Configuring the Repository for Comments and Status Overrides

Oracle Scorecard and Strategy Management provides the capability to add comments, also known as annotations, or to override the status associated with specific dimension values for key performance indicators (KPIs), objectives, and initiatives.

KPI Watchlists offer the capability to add comments or to override statuses for KPIs. You must configure the repository to include a database object for storing the comments and status override information.

The database that you installed for use with Oracle Business Intelligence contains the Business Intelligence Platform schema that includes the required Oracle Scorecard and Strategy Management schema tables. For more information about installing a database for Oracle Business Intelligence and running the Repository Creation Assistant (RCU) to create the required schemas, see Installing and Configuring Oracle Business Intelligence.


You should open the Oracle BI Administration Tool in Online mode to perform data access security tasks.

See Allowing or Disallowing Direct Database Requests.
  1. In the Oracle BI Administration Tool , open the repository in online mode.
  2. In the Physical layer, right-click and select New Database.
  3. In the Databases dialog, in Name, enter BSC.
  4. From the Database list, select the type of database to use with Oracle Business Intelligence such as Oracle 12c.
  5. Click the Connection Pool tab, and click Add .
  6. In the Connection Pool dialog, in Name, enter BSC.
  7. Select the Call interface appropriate for the database, for example, OCI 11g/12c for Oracle Database.
  8. For Data source name, provide the information that is appropriate for the database that you have installed and configured for use with Oracle Business Intelligence. For example, for Oracle Database, enter a connection string similar to the following:

    When connecting to an Oracle Database data source, you can include the entire connect string, or you can use the net service name defined in the tnsnames.ora file. If you choose to enter only the net service name, then you must set up a tnsnames.ora file in the following location within the Oracle Business Intelligence environment, so that the Oracle BI Server can locate the entry:


  9. Select Shared logon and enter values for User name and Password. In this step, you provide the user/schema name and password that you created when you used the Repository Creation Utility (RCU) to populate the Business Intelligence Platform schema in the Oracle Business Intelligence database.

    Set up the user with read/write privileges for the ANNOTATIONS and ASSESSMENT_OVERRIDES tables in the Business Intelligence Platform schema.

  10. Click OK in the Connection Pool dialog.
  11. Click OK in the Database dialog.
  12. Use the Identity Manager in the Administration Tool to allow the BISystem application role to execute direct database requests by default for the BSC database object.
  13. Save and close the repository.
  14. Restart the Oracle BI Server.