Common Questions about BI Connector

Commonly asked questions re: BI Connector

How to use Filter option in BI Connector?
BI Connector's Filter option from version 3.0 to 3.3 helps in quicker search and faster access minimizing the waiting time for loading OBIEE SubjectAre...
Wed, 6 Jun, 2018 at 1:07 AM
How to use Preload Metadata option in BI Connector?
BI Connector's Preload Metadata feature from version 3.0 to 3.3 helps to minimize the waiting time for loading OBIEE SubjectArea / Reports in both Tabl...
Wed, 6 Jun, 2018 at 1:07 AM
How to configure HTTP Timeout settings in BI Connector?
By default waiting time of BI Connector for response from OBIEE Server is set to be 5 minutes. If the response is not received within this specified time, B...
Wed, 18 Dec, 2019 at 9:12 PM
How to use Automatic Preload Metadata option in BI Connector?
BI Connector's Preload Metadata feature (available from v3.1 to v3.3) helps minimizing the waiting time for loading OBIEE SubjectArea / Reports  in bot...
Wed, 6 Jun, 2018 at 1:09 AM
How to increase/decrease the number of rows fetched from OBIEE into Tableau or Power BI or Qlik Sense using BI Connector?
Five Things to Consider Before You Extract a Large Number of Rows from OBIEE   If you are thinking of fetching a large number of records from OBIEE into T...
Tue, 4 Jan, 2022 at 3:01 AM
How to manage reports list on BI Connector
BI Connector from version 3.4 and above, no longer support preloading the complete set of reports from OBIEE.  Instead, you can cache the selected OBIEE...
Tue, 16 Jul, 2019 at 3:01 AM
How to set the query limit for BI Connector?
If your OBIEE server has reports/tables with a large dataset and fetching such large number of records from OBIEE into Tableau or Power BI or Qlik causes ov...
Mon, 11 Jun, 2018 at 3:21 AM
How do I copy the path of report or folder from OBIEE?
To add a report or folder to BI Connector's cache list using Manage Reports List option, you have to enter its absolute path. This path can be copied f...
Mon, 11 Jun, 2018 at 3:53 AM
How to increase or decrease the maximum number of column or fields to allow for a query?
BI Connector has an initial setting to allow upto 25 columns or fields when extracting OBIEE data.  If you need to extract more fields, use the following in...
Mon, 17 Sep, 2018 at 4:20 AM
How to overcome "OBIEE is taking too long to return data" error message from OBIEE?
If your OBIEE is taking too long to return the data, then you have to add filters to reduce data fetched from OBIEE or increase the timeout limit.  Plea...
Thu, 26 Jul, 2018 at 1:10 AM