About Database Types in the Physical Layer

If you import the physical schema into the Physical layer, the Administration tool usually assigns database type automatically.

The following list contains additional information about automatic assignment of database types:

  • Relational data sources. During the import process, some ODBC drivers provide the Oracle BI Server with the database type. However, if the server cannot determine the database type, an approximate ODBC type is assigned to the database object. Replace the ODBC type with the closest matching entry from the Database list.

  • Multidimensional data sources. Microsoft Analysis Services and SAP/BW are the only supported XMLA-compliant data sources currently available. After you import metadata from a multidimensional data source, check the database object and update the appropriate database type and version if necessary.