March 24, 2009

Metalink Metalink Metalink

Filed under: metalink, oracle, support — rmoff @ 09:21

I’m learning about a lot of the Oracle BI stack through reading manuals and trial-and-error.
One thing I’ve realised is that Metalink holds a whole heap of useful information.
For example, simply searching on “publisher cluster” throws up these two very pertinent docs:

  • OBIEE Clustered Installation with BI Publisher (Doc ID 744515.1)
  • BI Publisher does not accept cluster jdbc connection strings (Doc ID 559795.1)

The first one is a publically available PDF, the second one is the answer to the problem I spent more time than I needed to scratching my head over yesterday.

My attitude until now has been to reach for Metalink after I’ve become stuck with a problem – I am now going to try searching it as a matter of course when starting out on any new task.

All I need now is an interface that searches both Metalink and Metalink 3. It seems that some docs and bugs are in both, and some only in one or the other 😦


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