Indeed firebug is your best friend to recognize the right html and CSS tags you need.
But for the 126.96.36.199.0 there is a customization guide, so I was wondering if there is something for 188.8.131.52.0. to guide me in the right direction.
Nope there isn't one (yet). As I said the concepts have largely stayed the same and will only really change with the next big version.
Good find that's new indeed.
Thanks all for the efforts you put in.
I think that rmoff has found a nice guide to try.
Did you have success following those steps? I have the cleanest newest install of 184.108.40.206 on a shiny new Dev Box - so fast, no warnings or errors (OK, no content yet either, but..). And I am attempting to just change the Oracle logo. Older posts reference the older directory paths, the Oracle doc linked by rmoff advises the bicustom.ear approach which seems neat and future-proofed to a degree.
I diligently* followed the steps about customization but like all of these it gets vague in areas. As a BI developer, where you wear many hats (Data Modeller, BA, SQL developer, Application Admin, Project Manager..) but I admit when it comes to styles and css scripts I usually copy and paste and cross my fingers.
A pint of guinness for the generous poster who can give me clean steps to customise the Oracle logo & brand text
Go raibh maith agaibh - Niamh
* possibly tired
We change the Oracle_Logo by searching for Oracle_Logo.png everywhere in the middleware folder.
Then we replace the content of the Oracle_Logo.png file with our own logo's or the customer's logo. And then we restart the whole environment.
Just make sure you keep the file name Oracle_logo.png.
Regarding the brand text, we don't change that very often but when actually do this we go to the following location:
And open the file called productmessages.xml in a text editor, and change the text in the following tag:
<WebMessage name="kmsgHeaderBIBrandName"><TEXT>Business Intelligence </TEXT></WebMessage>
In the path i mentioned you see the folder "l_en" this is the folder for the english interface, so change it in the language folder you are using.
I'm looking forward to that pint of guinness if this is the solution for your problem.
After changing the kmsgHeaderBIBrandName in productmessages.xml, the brand name in the login page changed to my new Brand Name, however, after log in, the brand name change back to "Business Intelligence".
Any idea on this situation?
Thanks and regards,
Could it be that your login page has an other language than the pages after you login.
Cause you can set the language by user.
If so don't look for . [Middleware home]\Oracle_BI1\bifoundation\web\msgdb\l_en\messages but for the language you use.
(e.g. l_en could be l_nl for dutch people).
Does this resolve your situation?
Mark's right. A lot of browsers react to the language of the OS currently running on the desktop to switch langs by default. You will have to change all l_xy instances you're facing in your org.
Thanks a lot, it resolved after changing all l_xy files.
Oh, B minus Mark!
Thanks for taking the time and explaining - but it is this lazy/risky (no offence) approach of overwriting the defaults I was hoping to avoid, because of upgrade exposure. Dare I raise an SR!?? :O
That said I will probably end up doing it "your" way because of time constraints. Just wish I could figure the smart way (continue to not take offence).
The Guinness is settling.
Cheers fellow OBI-ers
Brief add-on note:
Success: I restarted servers and went home, came in to see updated style options in my dashboard properties, reflecting my company logo.
The link posted by rmoff (https://docs.oracle.com/middleware/11119/biee/BIESG/answersconfigset.htm#BIESG9198) does pay out if followed patiently. It helped me to observe how the out-of-the-box styles, skins and filemap.xml are set out in the deployment server's domain tmp directory in user_projects. Unzipping and rezipping the bicustom.ear and war can get messy, so it is worth noting how your custom application contents are stored post-deployment, and then comparing with their out of the box cousins "blafp" and the new (sounds like a Ninjago) "Skyros".
I recommend this method as bicustom.ear is not overwritten by patches and upgrades, and it helps you learn how to deploy multiple custom skins if you had more than 1 BI customer branding within an instance.