“OBIEE 11g Repository Beginner’s Guide”

This is one of our documents from “OBIEE11g building metadata model (RPD)” series. The document briefs you the step by step approach to import metadata from different data sources and Build Physical Layer of OBIEE repository. Read this document along with Sample Sales Metadata excel sheet (Modeling Sample Sales.xls) to have complete understanding of sample business requirements and preparing the OBIEE11g RPD.

History: Version 0.1 0.1 Description Change Initial Draft 1st Review Author Hitesh Mankar Amit Sharma Publish Date 15th July 2011 19th Jul 2011

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Building Physical Layer This is first layer (first pan) in the Oracle BI Administration Tool to build a repository. In this layer you can import metadata information from different databases of different data sources like RDBMS (Oracle, MSSQL, MySQL, IBM DB2, MS-Access), Multidimensional ( Essbase), Excel sheets and Flat Files. Physical Layer Objects.

To create physical layer and model of the repository development need to import metadata from data sources. Importing Metadata from Sources 1. Create a New Repository go to Start  Programs  Oracle Business Intelligence  BI Administration.

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Click yes if you want to import metadata now or select No to create a blank repository. Enter password for this repository.

2. Now got to File  Import Metadata, Import samplesales1 schema from data source. Select Connection Type, DSN for the database, enter username and password of the database or source.

3. Select the Metadata types you want to import.

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4. Select tables from the database which you want to import.

5. Verify the imported tables into physical layer.

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6. Now similarly using the above steps import the another schema samplesales2, using samplesales2 DSN and verify into physical layer  Select tables to import.

7. Again verify the new imported schema into physical layer.

8. Creating Alias Tables Select a table Right Click New Object AliasGive a name for this new alias table and save it.

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9. Follow below details to create Alias tables, using original tables from data source and define keys for each Alias table as shown in screen shot.

10. Create join relationship between tables to Build Physical Diagram for both schemas. Right click on the schema and select Physical Diagram Objects and All joins. Use Create New Join button to join tables.

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11. Go to Manage select Join. Select Physical to review all the relationships into physical layer.

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12. See the first tab Alias Physical Layer of samplesales metadata details excel sheets for more details about alias tables, keys and joins.

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