I am a newbie to this forum. We are currently on 184.108.40.206 on BI apps and OBIEE 10g. We would be going to R12 as ebiz shortly. Now for the reporting side, is it advisable to "upgrade" to 220.127.116.11 or do a fresh install of 18.104.22.168 and run full loads on the mappings and see the dashboards as out of the box.
I understand that if we upgrade we have to update the metadata ( dac, infra, rpd and webcat) but how would they pick up the new mappings logic.
How much of 7961 have you customized and have you properly followed the proper development processes for OBIA (e.g keep INFA custom code in separate custom folders etc)? In general, you need to compare the effort of "7963 Reimplementaion + reapply customizations" versus "upgrade". There are several docs on Metalink and OTN that outline the upgrade steps and there are also some OBIEE 11g caveats with some of the OOTB OBIA RPD code. My advice is that if you dont have much 7961 ETL/DAC/OBIEE customization, a reimplementation may be better.
that sounds logical. However, if we upgrade we would never get the new code base of BI apps right ? the new mappings and rpd. Is there a way that anyone has merged the same
from the rpd and the bi apps 22.214.171.124 vanilla to the customized version upgraded ?
Also, if we upgrade ( assuming that the OLTP source is unchanged) would it be advisable to run a full load as opposed to the upgrade of the data and resume the incremental ?