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OBIEE Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is OLAP and OLTP? 2. What type of that a Fact table should contain? 3. Explain in detail about the lifecycle of DWH? 4. What is a dimensional hierarchy? 5. Explain the Data Modeling fundamentals and concepts? 6. Different types of Data Modeling? 7. How do you add a new dimension to the existing Data Mart? 8. What is star, snowflake schema? Where snowflake schema can be used and which uses what schema?(OLTP and OLAP)
9. What is Meta data? Do we actually have database or is data stored in
Metadata? 10. 11. 12. What are fact and dimension tables? What is a snowflake schema and have you worked on it? What is an Initialization block?
13. What is a complex join? Give an example of many to many complex join? 14. What are views (Narrative, static, view selector, compound layout, charts and other views) 15. How did you do Data level security and what are the different ways of doing it? 16. What kind of Data source do you have in your project and how did you connect to it? 17. What is a variable? What are the types of variables? Give some examples? 18. Which ETL tool you used for Data loading?
36. 28. composite key and candidate key? 35. 39. 30. surrogate key. Name the data bases you have worked on? What are the differences between OBIEE and Siebel Analytics? What is a confirmed dimension? What is aggregated fact table? What is fact less fact? What is simple and complex join? What is a presentation variable? What is full and incremental load in SA ETL? How to create dimension automatically? Dimension specific Aggregation? Can we provide aggregation for multiple rows at a time? How do you bring data at run time from other database? What is correlated sub query. What are triggers in Oracle? What are the difference between DDL. 41. 25.TECHKNOWMINDS 19. 37. 20. 38. alternate key. foreign key. What is a primary key. 32. DCL statements? What is a DEADLOCK? What is a Virtual index? What is a Bridge table? What is OBIEE? What is a BASELINE column? . 26. 22. 24. DML. 21. 40. Explain What do you mean by Normalization and the five normal forms? 34. 23. Derived tables? What is DB Growth and size of the database after ETL? 33. 27. 31. 29.
60. Can we create physical column for Alias table? Use of Alias table? What do you mean by Fragmentation and Fragmented data? Driving table? Logical primary key? Logical foreign key? Default Aggregation Rule? Grand Total Level? 50.TECHKNOWMINDS 42. 56. 61. 44. 55. 48. 57. 46. 49. What is 3NF? What format should the Business logical model be in? 53. How can we convert a 3NF physical design to a star schema logical model? 54. 52. 47. 59. Explain the relationship between a logical table and a Dimension? 51. 62. 63. 58. 43. Explain different variables available in OBIEE? How did you do Cache Management? How can you purge the Cache? How did you handle security management? How did you do MUDE setup? Can we implement MUDE setup in Online mode? Were you involved in the design phase and what did you do? How did you do performance tuning? What happens when NQSQuery Log file is null? What are the levels of Security? . 45.
View and synonym where to use which scenarios in the physical layer of the rpd? 77. 69. 72. What is Multi User checkout and Administration of rpds? . Can CASE statements used in physical and logical layer(IF and Switch case) 78. 74. 66. 73. 70. What are Groups and Web Groups? Groups that’s created in Web will it visible in rpd? 79. Can one presentation catalog refer to multiple business models? Can multiple presentation catalogs refer to one business model? How is Xls sheet imported in physical layer and its use? What is a Connection pool and its properties? What is Object level security and Data level security? Can we club two subject areas? What is call interface? What are the isolation levels available in physical layer? What is system session and variables in the rpd? What is Offline and Online mode in rpd? 75. Explain customization of Login page? What is the use of web server in OBIEE? 81. monitors. configure ETL routines? (DAC Client) 65. 71. How is mapping of new Aggregate table achieved in the BMM layer? 82. 68.TECHKNOWMINDS 64. Which component Schedules. 67. 80. How to have a new column in Siebel Answers if the column is not available in Metadata? 83. What are the advantages and disadvantages of using SQL in physical layer? 76.
What are the different utilities in OBIEE. Explain OBIEE single sign-on? What is the function of Connection pool in physical layer? 86. 85. Explain the hierarchy of the OBIEE web Components? How is the Event pooling and purging done in OBIEE? 96. 102. 103. Explain different User authentication methods available in OBIEE? 87. Which triggers the ETL and how data is refreshed? 92. 100. Explain about Admin Tool. How does OBIEE Delivers automatic population of devices and profiles for users? 91. How are servers installed after your installation of OBIEE? What are action links in OBIEE Application? 90. Explain about OBIEE column selector what is it and how it can be used? 88. 89. What is OBIEE clustering? How fail over recognizes the other server? 97. ODBC Client and Catalog? 93. 95. What is an Alert? What is a Device? What is IBOT in OBIEE? why it is used? Where can we find log messages from OBIEE server? What are the various log files and give their location? What is the default OBIEE web configuration file? . Explain the difference between integrated and standalone analytics? 94.TECHKNOWMINDS 84. 99. Disconnected who uses it and steps in configuring Disconnected application? 98. 101.
Webcat? What is the use of NQQuery log file? Can we run more than one rpd at a time? What is meant by Cache? Difference between Filter and Criteria prompt? What is the purpose of Filter view? Difference between Logical and physical query? How to create Hierarchies? What is prompt by rpd? What is meant by Dashboard prompt? What is a session log? What type queries we can see in Session log file? Purpose of OBIEE? OBIEE components? Load all Objects on Start Up? RPD contains what? Catalog folder contains what? Schema folder contains what? Usage of variable to specify name of catalog and schema? Display folder in physical layer? Complex join in BMM layer? 116. 105. 123. 122. 112. 110. 108. 111. 121. . How does one load a flat file into a table? Want to run rpd. 125. 113. 117. 106. 115. 127. 107. 124. 109. 118. 120. 119.TECHKNOWMINDS 104. 126. where should I specify to run the rpd? What is the purpose of the view selector? What is meant by . 114.
Cluster What is DAC and ETL? How to BYPASS the rpd Authentication? Config? 145. Explain the Visibility Model in Siebel & OBIEE Analysis? What is physical SQL. 133. 147. How to create the Report and what are the standards followed to do the same? . 139.TECHKNOWMINDS 128. 146. 130. Prompts and Filters? How is Navigation done in OBIEE if column is selected from two sources in the logical layer? Describe the Architecture of OBIEE? How to create a Dashboard prompt? What are the differences between Roles and Responsibilities in same 137. 132. 129. OBI Application Configuration and OBIEE tools and how they are related? 143. 136. NQ Query Log. 144. 135. OBIEE? 140. 134.ini file. 131. Explain in brief about Informatica. 138. What is the difference between Table and Pivot view? 142. How many types of Reports can we create in Dashboard and Answers? 141. NQS Config. Preferred Drilled Path? Logical joins in BMM layer? Non system session variable? Cache hits? Calculation Wizard? Case sensitive option? How does OBIEE work with summary tables? Explain creation of Reports.
Is it applicable to one or all the Dashboards? 152. What is the default view in Answers? 151.TECHKNOWMINDS 148. 157. Suppose I’ve a report which is running for about 3 minutes typically. 161. How do you bring/relate the aggregate tables into Siebel analytics logical layer? 163. How do you know that the report is hitting which table either Fact or Aggregate table? 164. 153. What is Image prompt and Column prompt in OBIEE Answers? 149. What is the first step you take to improve the performance of the query? 165. Can we use multiple data sources in OBIEE? . 160. What is the difference between Single Logical Table Source and Multiple Logical Sources? 162. Did we use it in our projects? How do we create Filter in RPD? What is a ragged hierarchy and how do we manage it? 158. We have Dashboard and Page and % Dashboard prompts. How a logical request works in OBIEE? Explain the process of Upgrade of a OLD WEBCATALOG to a NEW after the new installation of OBIEE? 150. What is Aggregate navigation? How do you configure the Aggregate table in Siebel analytics? 166. What is the default available in Dashboards? Nested folders in Answers? Availability of Permissions Tab? Presentation catalog? Dynamic repository variable? Switch between Repositories? Define pipeline. 155. 154. 159. 156.
169. where can we find that? 182.TECHKNOWMINDS 167. OBIEE? 168. 175. How do you identify what are the dimension tables and how do you decide them during the Data modeling/Business? 173. What is the full form of RPD? How to disable cache for only 2 particular tables? Can we use physical join in BMM layer? Can we use Outer join in BMM layer? What is Level base metrics? How do we implement security using External tables and LDAP? 180. IBOT fails and gives ODBC error in production. If there are 100 users accessing data and you want to know the logging details of all the users. 177. so why/when do we use them? 171. 178. How do you deal with CASE statement and expressions in What is the Query repository tool? What is JDK and why do we need it? 170. If you want to limit the users by the certain region to access only certain data.How to prevent the error in delivering to the recipient? . 183. what would you do? 181. Why do we have multiple LTS in BMM layer? What is the purpose? 174. 184. How to implement Event pooling table? How to sort the columns and tables in rpd and Web catalog? What are the different stages of working in Analytics Repository? How is the Event pooling and purging done in Siebel Analysis? 186. Oracle does not recommend Opaque views because of performance considerations. 185. 179. 176. Can we migrate a Presentation layer to a different server? 172.
What does consistency check perform. How many Business models can a presentation catalog refer to? How many presentation catalogues be created from a single Business model? 199. 193. 189. What is a virtual index? . A fact table can have hierarchy? How many rpd s can be loaded to a BI Server simultaneously? How do you import ESSBase Cubes into your rpd? Can we use an OLTP backend database for creating a Dashboard? 191. Can we create new views in rpd? Is it a mandatory to have hierarchies in a rpd? 194. 190. How many tables are needed in minimum to pass through the consistency checking in logical layer? 192. what are the minimum criteria to pass this for a given rpd? 195.TECHKNOWMINDS 187. 188. How to create Radial buttons in Dashboards? 198. What are the 2 different documentation mechanisms available in Admin tool? 197. What is the best logging level for production supporters? 196.