2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 3, 2014 9:57 PM by RS RSS

Briefing Book Clarification

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I am using OBIEE I worked on briefing book and got success, but I have so many confusion regarding it. like:

1. what is difference between content type : Updatable and Snapshot

(for me both are working same)


2. what is "Follow Briefing Book Navigation Links".

(I had tried both, but I did got any changes)



I got so many blogs but still I feel confusion. If anyone has clear picture please let me know.



  • 1. Re: Briefing Book Clarification
    Srini VEERAVALLI Guru
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    • Snapshot. This adds the content in its current state. Snapshot content preserves the original data and is not updated when the briefing book is rerun. Snapshot content will not be updated using Oracle BI Delivers.
    • Updatable. The content is refreshed whenever the briefing book is downloaded, or when it is specified as the delivery content for an iBot in Oracle BI Delivers.
    • A briefing book navigation link is a special type of link that can be added to a dashboard using the Dashboard Editor. When a briefing book navigation link is found in content included in a briefing book, the destination content for that link is also included in the briefing book.
  • 2. Re: Briefing Book Clarification
    RS Explorer
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    Hi Srini,


    Thanks for reply. I am not getting any changes of snapshot & updatable. For that I tried:


    • created a sample report with snapshot option and when I am downloading this report, getting same structure as report has.
    • create another report whose values changing after every 1 min with updatable option. Whenever I am downloading this report using briefing book option, I am not getting changes. Report is same as it was downloaded 1st time.


    Can you please tell me how can I get difference and updated pdf.




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