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How do I determine the source of an Analysis in a Dashboard?

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I'm reorganizing the contents of some Shared Folders. I need to update Dashboards to reference Analyses in new locations.

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Is there a way to tell what folder an Analysis is in besides editing the Dashboard, then editing the Analysis and doing Save As?

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July 2022

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  • Michal Zima
    Michal Zima ✭✭✭✭✭

    Use Catalog Manager report for that purpose (for dashboard object) - it will give you, what you are looking for.

  • I was afraid you were going to say that. I don't currently have that available. It's a client install and I don't have admin rights on my laptop so I need the company to create a software package that can be pushed to me. That is a long drawn out process. And it never ends because we have to upgrade regularly.

    Anyway, not your problem. Thanks for the information. I guess I will have to continue doing it by editing the analysis in the dashboard for the time being.

  • Michal Zima
    Michal Zima ✭✭✭✭✭

    Apologize for not having better answer :-(.

    Alternatively (but with significant effort) you could use WebService API for "good old" tradional UI (/analytics): - which has WebCatalogService and one of tis method is readObjects() - returning XML definition of BI catalog object - thus dashboard page for example - and from XML definition of dashboard page, you can "parse" info about all analysis included in particular dashboard page (full catalog path)... Pretty complicated I guess....

  • Are the Web Services supported in OAC in the cloud?

  • Michal Zima
    Michal Zima ✭✭✭✭✭

    Not sure, you have to ask Oracle Product Mgmt. But I would guess, that it is only available in on-prem, thus OAS (we are OAS customer and we are using this Web Service API).

  • The good old webservices are fully working in OAC (as long as you have the permissions, managed with privileges in the admin page), they didn't change for 5+ years but at least they are there still.

    Using that you can do the same job you would do with Catalog Manager but without the GUI.

    But you can absolutely get the code of any object and by that seeing all the full paths (relative to the catalog root) of anything referenced in a dashboard page. It was working in OAC for years, I didn't try recently but really don't see why it wouldn't (because the WSDL is still published and didn't change).

  • Michal Zima
    Michal Zima ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Gianni Ceresa Good to know, that gool old analytics Webservices are working in cloud (OAC) as well...

  • That's great. I will check it out.

    Thanks, everyone.