Change the “Business Intelligence” name on OBIEE11g Common Portal header

16 Sep

If you want to change the OBIEE11g Common portal header name open <MW_HOME>\Oracle_BI1\bifoundation\web\msgdb\l_en\messages\

productmessages.xml (You can make changes in this file to change browser title for application)

search for webmessage name=kmsgHeaderBIBrandName and change the text in <TEXT> </TEXT> tag


<WebMessage name=”kmsgHeaderBIBrandName”>

<TEXT>Business Intelligence</TEXT> ——-> change this text to your application name e.g: BI Application


Now your application looks like below:




Posted by on September 16, 2010 in OBI EE, OBIEE 11g


8 responses to “Change the “Business Intelligence” name on OBIEE11g Common Portal header

  1. Sugan

    September 22, 2010 at 4:17 pm


  2. henry

    November 24, 2010 at 9:16 am

    I changed the productmessages.xml file, then login and logout page to be modiied, but when login to the dashboard page or answer pace, the header name is still original name, whether any other setting? thanks for you support!

    • karuna reddy

      October 21, 2014 at 7:44 am

      same issue in my case as well, in the home page its not getting changed while in the login page its ok.

  3. fbasani

    October 31, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    Hi Shiva, how to remove it completely. We dont want to show any thing at all (display blank). Just logo is good for us.

  4. Venkat

    June 5, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    I followed the same steps but banner name remains same. is there any other steps we need to do to change “Business Inteligence” header.

  5. KALA

    February 17, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    That works for me for Business Intelligence .But how can i replace default Oracle Logo and Application name “BI Publisher Enterprise ” default name for BI Publisher with my company name

  6. Vahib Gandhi

    May 26, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    Shiva – it is not a good practice to modify productmessages.xml in its place. Instead, one should take a copy of productmessages.xml under /analyticsRes/customMessages//messages and then modify the xml file under this new location. Just my two cents.

    • Vahib Gandhi

      May 26, 2016 at 6:54 pm

      between customMessages and messages folders above, you need to specify individual language folders for the languages that are used in your environment.


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