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Connecting Bold BI to Oracle BI Reports data source

Bold BI dashboard designer supports connecting Oracle BI Reports web services through Report services API.

Choose Oracle BI Reports data source

To configure the Oracle BI Reports data source, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Data Sources button in the configuration panel to add a new data connection.

    Click data sources icon

  2. Click CREATE NEW to launch a new connection from the connection panel.

  3. Select the Oracle BI Reports connection in the connection panel.

    Select the Oracle BI reports data source

NOTE: You can also create a data source from the home page by clicking the Data Sources menu from the left menu panel and Create Data Source from the data sources page.

Creating data source from server page

Create Oracle BI Reports data source

Once you click the data source, the NEW DATA SOURCE configuration panel opens. Follow these steps to create Oracle BI Reports data source.

  1. Enter a name and description (optional) for the data source.

  2. Enter the valid Base URL, Username, and the Password.

  3. The Choose Report section option will become visible and list out the Oracle catalogs in the tree view format, and you can expand the tree view to select the report you want to connect.

    Choose report from the tree view

  4. If the report has parameters, they will be listed in the Parameters section, and you can enter valid values if needed.

    Parameters section

You can also edit the connection information set here using the Edit Connection option.

Additional information

Refresh Settings Period of time before the next refresh call is triggered. This will automatically trigger a call for the API configured in the data source to keep the data up to date.

Preview and data import

  • Click Preview & Connect to connect with the configurations set.

  • The Choose Table(s) dialog opens. The schema represents the key fields of XML data retrieved from the Oracle BI reports Report Service API request. This dialog displays a list of schemas in the tree view and its corresponding values in grid for preview. Select required schema(s) from the tree view to use in designer and click Connect.

    Select required schemas and connect

  • Now, the data design view page with the selected table schema opens. Drag from the tree view table in the left pane and drop the table in the Query designer page.

    Drag the required tables into the query designer

Click Save to save the data source with a relevant name.

Data Transformation

Editing a Data Connection

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