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Mashups in OBIEE 12c

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Hi

Is Data Mashups in obiee 12.2.1.2.0 come as default or should we configure any where? please share lights on this

I got access to BICS trail from Oracle, where I can find Add Data Source button to add the excel as SA.

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Thanks

MM

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  • Joel
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    You'll need to open up Visual Analyzer. You can access this on your OBIEE home page by clicking on the Visual Analyzer Projects link.

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    Once you're in VA, you can add an Excel Data Source.

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  • nm.Mani
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    Hi Joel,

    I am bit confused here. I understood that Mashups & VA are two different ways of adding data external sources to SAs.

    Is Data Mashup comes with VA license? or is this completely separate concept?

    Kind Regards

    MM

  • Joel
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    This is a definition of Data Mashup that I pulled off Google - A data mashup is an integration of two or more data sets in a single graphical interface. A business dashboard is a prime example of a data mashup hard at work – most dashboards pull data from multiple, disparate sources to provide end-users with an at-a-glance view of their business performance.

    Visual Analyzer is Oracle's tool that enables the Data Mashup functionalit. So Visual Analyzer is a tool and Data Mashup is functionality. VA is a tool that comes with OBIEE 12c but requires a separate licence for its use.

  • rmoff
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    In an earlier release of OBIEE 12c, you could add an external data source through Answers. This UI was deemed a bug, and removed. The only way to correctly add external data sources is through VA. It's all the same thing though - "Mashups", and all the same licence (part of DV; which is one of the reasons for it being removed from Answers).

  • nm.Mani
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    Thanks Robbin, this cleared my doubts.