I think that is intended functionality. If you are editing a dashboard visibile to all, why should you be able to select an item from your own storage space? It doesn't make sense - that item won't be visible to anyone else when it's on the dashboard.
Thanks for your reply.
I agree with you, but how can I add a request that is in "My Folders" for that dashboard if I didn't see "My folders" in Catalog?
how can I add a request that is in "My Folders" for that dashboard if I didn't see "My folders" in Catalog?You need to copy/paste it somewhere it can be reached. Do this via the catalog link at the top of the screen (assuming you've got the correct privileges).
I know. I did that. But I would know if there is a manner to access "My folders" in Catalog when I edit a dashboard.
Thanks for your reply.
what does your login look like? Is it a 'normal' name in a string?
I have the same problem in our dev environment. In test and prod, this works fine.
Only difference in dev is that we changed authentication method, and now user names look like this: domain\login
Maybe this could be the cause?
It does not make any sense to add your report into someone Else's dashboard. Even if you were able to add a report from your folder to a dashboard from the shared folders how can other users access the content for your folder unless they have Admin rights?
that's true, but our users wish to be able to create 'personal' dashboards. They can't even put personal analysis on their 'My dashboard' and that should be possible in my opinion.
Concerning the usernames: I created a weblogic user without backslash in the name: my folders and dashboards work like a charm.
I created a weblogic user WITH backslaash (test\user): creation was fine but that user is unable to log on to OBI! So maybe there is a problem with weblogic and \ in usernames?
Any updates on the issue of accessing My folders. Looks like I do have the same issue in OBIEE 11g environment.
Only in case the OBIEE was originally on another installation and was upgraded or ported from a different installation, where the same user existed, there are cases you don't see MyFolder.
To solve it you should alter instanceconfig.xml. (MWHOME\instances\instance1\config\OracleBIPresentationServicesComponent\coreapplication_obips1)
Check the line after <UpgradeAndExit>false</UpgradeAndExit>
If the tag <UpdateAccountGUIDs> does not exist add <UpdateAccountGUIDs>Recover</UpdateAccountGUIDs>
If it exists, change the value to Recover.
Restart the BI using EM or with the opmnctl command. The presentation Service can't start with the value Recover.
Return the instanceconfig.xml to its original state.
Start the Presentation Service.
You should see MyFolder in your next login.