OBIEE Dashboard Page State Persistence

14 Apr

When you are viewing a report which was configured to “drill in place” in section.
You might observe that the drill down reports in Dashboard Pages are not displaying results which are related to that; instead it displays results which are last seen on that particular Dashboard Page where you drilled down from its level.
For e.g.: I have a report which has drilled down from year to month in dashboard.


Now if you click on the Drill down Test page still I am seeing the same granular level report instead of original report;


This is because our OBIEE is maintaining the dashboard page state by default.
To handle this we need to configure page state maintenance and for this add PersistPageState parameter in instanceconfig.xml as it determines whether page state is persisted when moving between pages on a dashboard. By default this parameter was set to “True” now change this value to “False”.

The parameter you have to add in instance config.xml after <ServerInstance>element is:


Now restart the Presentation server and Java host, check the reports and see that the dashboard page not maintains its page state.


till next time…


Posted by on April 14, 2009 in OBI EE


4 responses to “OBIEE Dashboard Page State Persistence

  1. Raghava

    September 14, 2009 at 3:06 pm


    I have this Page Presistence issue in the new version of OBIEE even after placing FALSE in instanceconfig.xml

  2. Sergio

    July 20, 2011 at 5:25 pm


    I’m with the latest version of OBIEE and the problem repeats itself. I have to change the instanceconfig.xml or config? No matter what, where do I find it?

    Thank you.

  3. Hugo Balmiza

    July 20, 2011 at 5:26 pm


    I’m using the version 11g of OBIEE.
    I Want to know where is the exactly directory of Instanceconfig.xml.
    And where i need to aply the tag “FALSE” in the xml?

  4. Jassi

    August 8, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Hi Shiva.. This is a great post and works like a charm!. Had a quick question though. Is there a parameter or a setting that can be used at the dashboard/ report level to achieve the same functionality. The reason being that my customer has a shared environment and modifying the instanconfig file is going to be a big hassle.


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