Common How-To questions

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How to configure HTTP Timeout settings in BI Connector Web Data Connector?
By default waiting time of BI Connector for response from MicroStrategy Server is set to be 5 minutes. If the response is not received within this specified...
Mon, 10 Jul, 2017 at 6:38 AM
How to apply filters for extract connection?
LIVE CONNECTION: When you work with BI Connector as Tableau-OBIEE connector, during live connection in Tableau, you can apply filters in sheet tab as sh...
Thu, 27 Jul, 2017 at 5:58 AM
How to convert a measure column to a dimension column in Power BI?
By default, Power BI will automatically consider a dimension column with numerical values to be a measure column and apply aggregate functions on the data. ...
Thu, 5 Oct, 2017 at 6:41 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, 20 Dec, 2017 at 12:02 AM
How to set custom null date (for Power BI) value instead of NULL dates from OBIEE?
When you use Power BI in direct query mode and load the columns of DATE and TIMESTAMP datatype, PowerBI will keep on loading (spinning) instead of fetching ...
Tue, 9 Jan, 2018 at 4:01 AM
How to use same BI Connector DSN for connecting Tableau with both OBIEE Subject Areas and OBIEE Reports?
You can either use different DSNs for connecting Tableau with both OBIEE Subject Areas and OBIEE Reports or you can use same DSN for connecting to both. ...
Thu, 11 Jan, 2018 at 12:54 AM
How to remove the embedded username in a published OBIEE data source in Tableau Server
When you publish a OBIEE workbook or data source to Tableau server, the default username is shown whenever someone tries to access that datasource or workbo...
Mon, 22 Jan, 2018 at 8:41 PM
How to use Automatic Preload Metadata option in BI Connector?
BI Connector's Preload Metadata feature (available from v3.1) helps minimizing the waiting time for loading OBIEE SubjectArea / Reports  in both Tablea...
Tue, 24 Apr, 2018 at 5:48 AM
How to increase the number of rows fetched from OBIEE into Tableau or Power BI 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...
Thu, 22 Mar, 2018 at 11:14 AM
How to activate BI Connector License offline from version 3.3
If you are having trouble activating your BI Connector (either Desktop or Server Edition) due to a network issue such as Proxy authentication/firewall, you ...
Tue, 24 Apr, 2018 at 5:44 AM