After my last article, I’ve been wrestling with the installing documentation for Oracle Business Intelligence Applications – the new name for Siebel Analytics. I’m pleased to say that, a few niggles aside, the process of getting this up and running is pretty straight forward! I’ve summarised the steps below and included some details of the issues I came up against and how I resolved them.
After downloading and installing the basics, there were a few additional bits and pieces that were required:
- Java JDK 1.5 is recommended – I originally had JDK 6 update 20 installed but this caused problems with the DAC user interface
- DAC is installed with OBIA – there is no need to download and install this separately
- Oracle 11g client is fine, but you should download classes12.zip and jdbc14.zip from the 10g JDBC driver site at Oracle
- There is some fiddling required with .JAR files for both database connectivity and ‘Hibernate3.2’ – both must be copied to DAC\lib
That’s about it really – following the instructions from the Oracle BI Applications documentation was surprisingly simple and successful!
Please feel free to post your experiences.