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OBIEE 11g vs OBIEE 12c – What’s new in OBIEE 12c

In this post I highlight a few of the new features of OBIEE 12c, and in some cases show how they differ from OBIEE 11g.

The OBIEE Home Page looks a bit different, and includes a new “Data Exploration & Discovery” option and functionality.

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OBIEE 12c
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OBIEE 12c has a new visualization feature:  Mouse-over highlights the selected area with animation.

For example, the below image shows what it looks like when you mouse-over the “14.8% purple” slice.

Note: In reports where the selection drills on the entire stacked column (such as in a vertical stacked graph), the drilling will operate the same as before – that is – if the drill was done on the selected area only in 11g, then that will continue to occur; If the report was drilling on the entire stack/column when clicked in 11g, that will continue to occur also (even though the animation only happens on the area that was clicked).

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The Dashboard “Page Options” icon has changed from the “3 lines with the down arrow” to a “gear” icon.

OBIEE 11g
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OBIEE 12c
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OBIEE 12c now provides the ability to Sort in graphs by right-clicking and using the pop-up menu. So, you will now see the Sort option along with the Action Links when you right-click on a graph.

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For report developers:

In OBIEE 12c: It is now possible to modify Column Properties from the Results tab – more efficient.

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In OBIEE 12c: There is a new “Scale for % (x 100)” option in the Column Properties – Data Format tab.

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In OBIEE 12c: You can create a new Calculated Column in the Results tab by clicking the “ruler” icon.

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After adding the column, use the new “Save Column As” option to save the column. This is great feature that will allow for re-using calculated columns instead of having to re-enter the formula each time.

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OBIEE 12c introduces 2 new visualization options – Tree Map and Heat Index

OBIEE 11g
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OBIEE 12c
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OBIEE 12c introduces a new Global Variable type, that can be a value or an expression.

OBIEE 11g  Whats_new_OBIEE12c_Variable_Types_11g                OBIEE 12c Whats_new_OBIEE12c_Variable_Types_12c

In OBIEE 12c, there is a new “Subject Area Sort Order” option available in Account properties.

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OBIEE 12c
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OBIEE 12c provides the ability to search a subject area by keyword entered, and to sort folders and columns in a subject area.

OBIEE11g  Whats_new_OBIEE12c_Subject_Areas_11g                OBIEE 12c Whats_new_OBIEE12c_Subject_Areas_12c

In OBIEE 12c, there are a few new analytic functions.  A new Analytics folder contains new functions Cluster, Evaluate Script, Outlier, Regr, and Trendline. The Aggregate folder contains a new function, Bin. And the Time Series Calculations folder contains a new function, Forecast.

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