OBIEE Interview QuestionsFiled under: OBIEE FAQ
harikv @ 5:21 pmDear folks,These are just something that I have found to be some of the very general questions coming around from many different interviewers for the last 3 quarters. I have divided them by complexity and hope these questions help you in bossting yourconfidence.Remember that
Practice and Experience are the best learning methods for your nextjob
but getting to know what kind of questions that people ask for is also good.We will start with easy questions first and slowly gear towards the complex questions that may make your head spin :)To make this more relevant, lets assume you are running 0n OBIEE 10.1.3.4 version1. What is the default location of a repository file?2. How many repository files can be loaded to a BI Server simultaneously? Assumeits a single server with single instance of BI Server running just to keep things easy :)3. If you have more than 3 repository files mentioned in your NQSConfig.ini fileas default, which one gets loaded to the memory when the BI Server is started?Ex:Star = SamplerRepository1.rpd, DEFAULT;Star = SamplerRepository2.rpd, DEFAULT;Star = SamplerRepository3.rpd, DEFAULT;4. How do you import Essbase Cubes into your repository?5. Whats XMLA and where is it used for in OBIEE context?6. Can you change the location of your rpd file in your OBIEE Configuration? IfYes, Where would you mention the new location of this rpd file for Bi Server?7. What kind of joins would you perform in the physical layer of the repositoryfile when opened with Administration tool?8. What are the minimum services needed to load a repository file onto memory and view a dashboard which has reports that have been refreshed on a scheduled basis?9. Can you use an OLTP backend database for creating a dashboard?10. How many tables are needed in minimum to pass through the Consistency Checking in Logical Layer (Business Mapping and Modeling Layer) of the repository?11. Can you create new views in the database using OBIEE Administration tool? Can you explain the procedure for doing this?12. What is a complex join in OBIEE and why, where is it used?