OTBI Direct Database Query feature removal and fix – Obsolete
OTBI Direct Database Query feature removal and fix – Obsolete

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In one of the earlier posts Direct Database Query, we saw how to use the Direct Database Query feature of OTBI analytics. This feature has been removed from 19A, so if you have upgraded or planning to upgrade to 19A, remember that the reports created using this feature will not be supported post upgrade.

Oracle has suggested moving these analytics to subject area based analytics. I do not know the exact reason for removing this useful feature. This was most widely used when we need to get the complete output of a query without having to create data model and BI Report.

Oracle has provided us with a 12 month temporary window to have this feature post upgrade to 19A.

Steps for Temporary Fix:

Future Product Direction

Direct database query is not a supported OTBI feature for building reports. Customers are encouraged to use BI Answers to create interactive analyses, use BI Publisher for fixed-format reports and use BI Cloud Connector (BICC) for data extraction. If customers have created OTBI reports with Direct Database Query option, Oracle development strongly recommends migrating those reports to use OTBI subject areas as Direct Database Query will be deprecated in OTBI in 12 months.

This feature is no more valid now. Keeping it on website for tracking that we had such feature in the past.

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Sricharan is a Fusion HCM Solution Architect with over 13+ years of overall experience and 5+ years of Fusion experience. He is passionate about technical aspects of Fusion HCM and writes interesting articles on HCM Extracts, HCM Data Loader, Fast Formula, BI Publisher, Integrations and Automation etc.

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