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OBI Mobile App Designer Installation

The Oracle BI Mobile App Designer complements BI Mobile HD and is packaged with BI Foundation Suite and the BI Mobile option to OBIEE at no additional cost.

Follow the below steps to install Oracle BI Mobile App Designer:

Prerequisites:

  • OBIEE 11.1.1.7.1 [If your version of Oracle BI EE is not 11.1.1.7.1, download Patch 16556157: OBIEE BUNDLE PATCH 11.1.1.7.1 from My Oracle Support].
  • To support Oracle BI Mobile App Designer with Oracle BI Web Catalog, Apply OBIEE 11.1.1.7.1 MLR Patch 17004920.
  • Download Oracle BI Mobile App Designer patch 17220944 from My Oracle Support.

Installation Steps:

Stop All OBIEE 11G services (Weblogic Admin Server, Managed Server and OPMN services)
Apply OBIEE 11.1.1.7.1 MLR Patch 17004920 using OPatch utility.
Apply OBI Mobile App designer Patch 17220944 using OPatch utility.
Deploy the OBI Mobile App Designer (MAD) manually using WebLogic configuration assistant as shown in below:
Open Command prompt window and Navigate to <MW_HOME>\Oracle_BI1\common\bin\

Run ‘config.bat’ to start the WebLogic configuration assistant tool.

On welcome screen, select ‘Extend an existing WebLogic domain ‘ and click Next.

Choose the domain to extend, for example: bifoundation_domain

Choose Extend my domain using an existing extension template and Set the Template Location to: <MW_HOME>/Oracle_BI1/common/templates/applications/oracle.bimad_template_11.1.1.jar

On Configuration summary, review the deployment details and click “Extend” button.

Upon successful configuration, you see the following screen. Click “Done” to close this window.

Great. This concludes the OBI MAD application deployment in our OBIEE 11G application. Now we need to update the Security Configurations for OBI MAD. This is mandatory step to use OBI MAD in OBIEE 11G presentation services.

Update Security Configuration for Oracle BI Mobile App Designer:

This is a Python script to update the OBIEE 11G domain (bifoundation_domain) system JAZN file (system-jazn-data.xml) with the security grants required for BI Mobile App Designer. This step is required only the first time you apply the patch.

Navigate to <MW_HOME>\Oracle_BI1\bifoundation\install and run the command: <MW_HOME>\Oracle_BI1\common\bin\wlst.cmd addMADCodeGrants.py t3://<hostname>:7001 <weblogic_Admin_Username>

For example: D:\MW\Oracle_BI1\common\bin\wlst.cmd addMADCodeGrants.py t3://shivapc:7001 weblogic

After successful execution, Start All OBIEE 11G services (Weblogic Admin, Managed servers and OPMN)

Once the services are started, Login OBIEE 11G analytics (http://hostname:9704/analytics)

Right after, you logged into OBIEE 11G, click the ‘New’ Menu. In this you will see a new application category called “Mobile Application” and you see the “Mobile App” module. Click on that to start design and developing the reports.

In next blog, I’ll explain how to develop the reports using this OBI MAD.

Thanks,
Shiva Molabanti

 

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OBI Mobile App designer – A direct app for Any Platform, Any Device, Any Screen Size

Oracle introduced another great application called “Oracle BI Mobile App Designer (MAD)” in Release 11.1.1.7.1 of Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (Oracle BI EE). The Oracle BI Mobile App Designer (MAD) is a new design tool for business users easily to create stunning and interactive analytical applications for use on any major mobile device. With Oracle BI Mobile, businesses have been able to deploy full interactive dashboards with zero additional development using Oracle BI Mobile HD on iOS devices only, and now can create purpose-built mobile analytic applications for any smartphones and tablets with drag-and-drop simplicity using Oracle BI Mobile App Designer. BI Mobile App Designer complements BI Mobile HD and is packaged with BI Foundation Suite and the BI Mobile option to OBIEE.

OBI MAD Highlights:

  • Mobile-first Business Apps – BI Mobile App Designer is the ideal solution for users that want targeted, business-specific mobile apps that are easy and fast to build, require no programming expertise, and can be delivered to users across all the major mobile platforms and devices. Apps are built with support for touch and gestural interactions built in.
  • Intuitive App Design Interface – BI Mobile App Designer has a simple drag-and-drop interface that allows business users to select their data visualizations—including tables, charts, navigation panels, repeating grids, images, text narrative, etc.—and then drop these elements onto a palette to create mobile apps within minutes. Third-party plug-ins like Google Maps, Sunburst visualizer, etc., can be incorporated and used in a similar manner. A preview function allows users to preview their apps within a computer’s browser, or on a mobile device by scanning a QR code – without requiring any installation or configuration.
  • Portable Device, Platform, Screen-size Design – BI Mobile App Designer is certified to support iOS, Android, and Windows Mobile smartphones and tablets. Since it supports HTML5, most mobile browsers can run BI Mobile App Designer apps; it requires no plug-in, no installation, and no download from a third-party app store.
  • Enterprise Integration – Oracle BI Mobile App Designer is a part of and fully integrated with the Oracle BI Foundation. Users can create mobile apps with enterprise data from the BI Semantic layer (RPD), with data from BI Publisher data models, or even Excel data files, with seamless support for and the benefits of role-based data-level security that the Oracle BI Foundation suite provides

A sample Mobile app designer screen:

The result in iPad:

How to get this?

  • BI Mobile App Designer is available now as a patch to Oracle Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition, version 11.1.1.7.1. [patch number 17220944 at support.oracle.com]
  • BI Mobile App Designer is licensed at no extra charge with Oracle BI Foundation Suite and Oracle BI Mobile.

I’ll keep you guys posted about my experiences with OBI MAD. Stay tuned…

 

Thanks,
Shiva

 

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