Performing OBIEE 11G Patch Merges


Oracle Business Intelligence provides the capability of generating an XML patch file that contains only the changes made to a repository. This patch can be then applied to the old (original) version of the repository to create the new version.

Creating the Patch:



Description of Figure 17-7 follows

To generate a patch using the Administration Tool:
Step 1:  In the Administration Tool, open the current Oracle BI repository in offline mode. In other words, open the updated repository that contains the changes you want to put in the patch.
Step 2: Select File, then select Compare.
Step 3: Select the original Oracle BI repository. Select Repository from the submenu to select a binary repository file in RPD format, or select XML to select a set of MDS XML documents.
Step 4: In the Open Offline dialog, enter the repository password and click OK.
Step 5a(optional): It is a good practice to equalize your changes to clean up underlying object IDs before generating a patch.
Step 5b: In the Compare repositories dialog, review the changes between the repositories. Then, click Create Patch. In the Create Patch dialog, enter a name for the patch file (for example, my_patch.xml) and click Save.

Applying a Repository Patch:

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Step 1:In the Administration Tool, open the modified Oracle BI repository in offline mode. In other words, open the repository on which you want to apply the patch.
Step 2:Select File, then select Merge. The Merge Repository Wizard appears. For Merge Type, select Patch Repository Merge.
Step 3: Select the original parent repository by clicking Select next to Original Master Repository. Select Repository from the submenu to select a binary repository file in RPD format, or select XML to select a set of MDS XML documents.
Step 4:Enter the repository password for the original repository.
Step 5: Click Select next to Patch File. Browse to select the patch file you want to apply, then click Open. The patch file must be in XML format. Please make sure patch file password is the same as the password for the current repository.
Step 6: Click Finish.

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