But the correct way is a custom deployment. Changing the vanilla core files is simply wrong.
Edit: Also 18.104.22.168 is out of error correction support since December 2018 so it may be a good idea to upgrade.
Thank you, Christian. I had ignored all files that were in a tmp folder, but apparently "tmp" does not stand for "temporary"? You response has given me an avenue to investigate.
Regarding 22.214.171.124, I would LOVE to upgrade to 12.*, but our OBIEE installation is part of a clinical application installation, and this was the latest version of OBIEE that is certified, as of a few months back. I'll check on this again.
You mean it's part of OBIA?
Many clients upgraded the OBIEE part to the latest version and leave the OBIA bits at whatever old version that uses :-) Luckily OBIEE is totally independent and not tied to the outdated OBI*A* parts.