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As you'd expect from the winners of the Specialized Partner of the Year: Business Analytics at the Oracle UKI Specialized Partner Awards 2014, Beyond work with leading edge BI Applications primarily within the UK Public Sector. We intend to share some of our ideas and discoveries via our blog and hopefully enrich the wider discussion surrounding Oracle Business Intelligence and driving improved insight for customers


Creating new calculated items with Oracle Data Visualization

I’m often asked ‘How do I/Can I create my own calculations in DV?’, so I thought that I’d put up a short blog on how to achieve this. I’m going to quickly create some sample data that show some simple sales figures for 99 offices. I’m then going to create 10 buckets ( or ‘bins’ ) and get DV to show wh...
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Is your E-Business Suite ERP ready for GDPR?

If there's one thing that is causing a lot of stir within organisations at the moment it's GRPR . As the date of enforcement approaches rapidly ( 25 May 2018 ), more and more data controllers are becoming increasingly nervous as to whether their Enterprise Systems can support the requirements of GDPR. Particularly, but not only Right to Access Righ...
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Oracle Row Generators and Cardinality

I'm quite a fan of row generators. If I know I need a row for every day of the year for example, I generally avoid holding (and maintaining) a table of these dates, and instead will generate them. This is by no means a universal rule, so take each case on its merits. select trunc(sysdate,'YYYY') + level -1 dt from dualconnect by level <= add_mon...
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Oracle 18c Available on Live SQL Now!

If you haven't already used Live SQL then you're missing out. This free (Enterprise Edition) database instance provided by Oracle as a sandpit for trying things out and learning new stuff is a great resource. More importantly, it tends to be kept in line with the latest "hot off the press" database release. So it came as no real surprise last week ...
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Timing Repository Variable Refreshes in BI Applications

This issue arose at a customer today, and I've seen it happen in the past, so I thought it worthwhile making a quick note. A situation had arisen which had caused the overnight ETL execution to be delayed. Once this had completed the users complained that the dashboard was missing some data. This was tracked down to a shared filter which contained ...
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