Downgrading RPD version in OBIEE 11g

Today I encountered a problem when trying to deploy a later version repository into an earlier environment. In this case my changes were made in the Administration Tool (v 318) and I needed to deploy the RPD to an environment (v 308). Without downgrading the repository I was not able to start the […]

OBIEE 11g Dimension Browse Revisited

I’ve blogged before about the Dimension Browse feature in the OBIEE Admin Tool. For the uninitiated, there is a “Dimension Browse” checkbox within the logical table source (LTS) dialog which appeared with the release of version It seems this feature never really worked properly and you could click it, click ok, come back to […]

nQSError 77005 When Importing Oracle OLAP Cube

I came across an interesting problem today when importing an Oracle OLAP cube using the Administration Tool that comes with the OBIEE 11g Client Tools. The import failed with the error message: [nQSError: 77005] An invalid parameter was passed to the nQWebIBotAPI.dll. Verify that the Agent configuration is correct. When you install the client tools […]

OBIEE 11g Transactional Update Failed [nQSError:37005] – Patch Available

I’ve blogged in the past about the annoying Transactional update failed message that is seen when editing the OBIEE 11.x repository in online mode. Well it seems Oracle have finally released a patch to fix this – #9884975. It can be downloaded once you’ve obtained the necessary password via a Service Request.

OBIEE Admin Tool Gives nQSError: 46036

Ever wondered what happens when you try and open an OBIEE repository in online mode from the Administration Tool? Well you might get this lovely error message: [nQSError: 46036] Internal Assertion: Condition m_pFile->Read(&*bytes.begin() + sizeof(int32)), numChars * sizeof(uint16)) == numChars * sizeof(uint16), file server\objectmodel\Src\SORpArchivePersistStream.cpp, line 456. Needless to say the 2 versions aren’t […]

Oracle Business Intelligence Developer Client Tools Now Available

Oracle have finally made available a client-only installation of their 11gR1 Developer Tools (BI Administration Tool, Job Manager, BI Server command line tools and ODBC / JDBC drivers). At the moment this is only for 32bit x86 architecture (Windows). You can download it from the link below: Oracle Client Tools Until next time…

OBIEE 11g Transactional Update Failed [nQSError:37005]

If you often edit an OBIEE repository in online mode then chances are you will have come across this error at some point. As far as I understand it, this refers to any number of problems relating to checking-in objects that are currently checked out. It seems the Administration Tool thinks it is unable to […]

Installing only the OBIEE 11g Client Tools

Essentially it isn’t possible to install only the OBIEE 11g Client Tools at the moment. See this support document from Oracle for more information. Let’s hope they hurry up and release a client-only installation really soon as the full installation process is very long and can be difficult. Update 16th November 2010: Andreas has been […]