Reading XML in Oracle -2

Loading XML into Oracle might require some SQLLDR code. Of course, the standard insert is a possibility, but this might be slow if many XML files are to be loaded. From publications, I got the idea that the SQLLDR is the most recommended tool to do it. It does require some time and tuning but… Read More »

Reading XML in Oracle -1

As a first example on how to read an XML file, I show how an XML file can be read with a PLSQL programme. The logic is quite simple. We know that XML can be declared as an XMLtype. Once that is known, we declare the full XML file as an object that is read… Read More »

An Oracle Programme with a loop

This programme creates an Oracle procedure. This Oracle programme has a loop. Within that loop, one record is read from a table. The content of that record is used within the loop. I want to retain this programme for future usage. I tend to forget how such a table is created within a cursor and… Read More »

Everything is SQL – the story of OBIEE

As one can imagine, SQL is the main engine to start loading a report in OBIEE. In principle, one has two kinds of queries. One query runs against the Oracle DBMS. This is the physical query that we know from any Oracle client. It can be found on the main main. Choose New > Analysis… Read More »

Connect SAS to Oracle

I now work in an organisation where they often use SAS as a means to maintain Oracle tables. For some reason, people approach me to create such connection. Dunno why but they seem to think that I can do this. I developped a method how to set this up. Generally speaking, SAS offers three ways… Read More »

A simple introduction into creating spatial report

I write this to show you how to use Oracle Map Builder and Map Viewer to create spatial reports within Oracle BIEE. I assume you have a set of tables that can be used to generate future spatial reports. I use three tables: [1] Edge that contain a filiaal_num as an identifier and a point… Read More »

Using OBIEE spatial reporting

Using spatial reporting in OBIEE is not for the faint of heart. However it is also rewarding. The reports look great; it is new and henceforth exciting. It is challenging but the outcome stands out. However on the route to the reports, some obstacles must be overcome. Let me provide some thoughts on the obstacles… Read More »

Spatial Reporting in OBIEE

OBIEE allows you to create spatial reports. The idea is relatively simple. Instead of a tabular reports with rows and columns, we create a reports that are createad as a layer upon a map. So we have a map, with a layer of plotted values. When we have a report with a geographical component, such… Read More »

Latitudes and longitudes in the Netherlands

Getting geographical data on Holland is not a trivial matter. It took me a bit of tenacity to get the data. Hence I thought being a good idea to store my findings. I might need these data in the future. The first file that I found on the internet is a file with longitudes/ latitudes… Read More »

Oracle OBIEE – My First Report

Recently, I created my first OBIEE report. To be honest, my biggest problem was to identify which tools to use. I might overlook the clues, but it took me quite some time before I could identify the important tools that I had to use. Finally, I understood that two important tools must be used: [1]… Read More »