I would say that using the web service is the only way to do it: http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E28280_01/bi.1111/e16364/soa_overview.htm#BIEIT3170
I am trying to create a java app that allows a user to select an object from Catalog Manager.
What will the user do with the object once they've selected it? How does the java app interact with catalog manager? Seems like only half the picture we're getting here.
As Gianni Ceresa says, the webservices are the best way to interact with the Presentation Catalog, if not through the provided OBIEE web front end or Catalog Manager GUI/CLI
I only want to get objects out of the catalog.
My front end will ask the user to select the object type (Dashboard Prompt, Analysis, Dashboard Page, etc.).
Once selected, I need to return a list of the selected object type.
Nothing else needs to be done with the catalog.
Are there any basic examples out there?
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The answer is for the most part still "Web Services" as the interaction with the actual catalog manager (rather than with the presentation catalog) is restricted to the command line.
I am able to access the catalog using the webservice. However, there is supposed to be a method that will getObjectTypes. This method is not found in the WebCatalogService service. Does anyone know where this method went and what I can use to access the Object Types?
Thank you again.
Any additional information on how to get Object Types would be helpful.
I can get a list of items and it's children, but I don't see a way of determining whether the item is a Dashboard, Prompt, Analysis, etc.
I found the getObjectTypes method in the documentation but it is not part of the WebService on 220.127.116.11.
Does anyone have any additional information or possible tips/tricks to help me accomplish this?