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Archive for the ‘OBIEE 11g Prompts’ Category

OBIEE 11g – Auto Complete Functionality in Prompts

Posted by Santosh Kumar Gidadmani on November 23, 2014

Oracle BI EE provides auto-complete functionality for prompts, which, when enabled, suggests and highlights matching prompt values as the user types in the prompt selection field. Auto complete is only available for the Choice List as user input and when checked the “Enable User to Type Value” option.


Configuring Auto Complete at system level.

Open the instanceconfig.xml file for editing

Location: D:\OBIEE11g_HOME\instances\instance1\config\OracleBIPresentationServicesComponent\coreapplication_obips1

Take backup copy

Right click and click on Edit

Insert the below code between the    <ServerInstance>…….. </ServerInstance>












Save your changes and close the file

Restart Oracle Business Intelligence.

The auto complete functionality is enabled at the system level, but the dashboard designer or BI Reports developer can exclude the auto-complete functionality from dashboards, and user can turn auto-complete off by using the “My Account dialog”.

After implementing the auto complete functionality at system level, you can enable or disable at dashboard properties level


And by user level in my account settings.


The results in Prompts for auto complete are shown below


These are not case sensitive, you can type in any case (this is part of the above code)







Posted in End User Analysis, OBIEE 11g, OBIEE 11g Analysis, OBIEE 11g Dashboards, OBIEE 11g Prompts | 1 Comment »

OBIEE 11g Null Values in Prompts

Posted by Santosh Kumar Gidadmani on October 25, 2014

If you get null values in prompts like shown below


There are two ways to fix this issue, either you make this prompt mandatory by checking on ‘Require user input’ or on the RPD level by unchecking the Nullable option under the physical column as shown below





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