4 Responses to “Step-by-step on how to generate a Metadata Dictionary”

  1. srini says:

    Thanks for your post and very informative. I did the above on my machine for automated using batch file and I have question regarding restrating server .
    File created andmoved to Res folder but when I login to Answers I dont see Metatdata symbol.
    I manually restarted BI presenation server then i see the metadata symbol in Answers.
    So eventhough we put windows scheule…do we need to manually restart the server or any other ways…

  2. Enrique says:

    Hi Srini,

    Thank you for comment. It is a good question.
    After you edit the BI Presentation server configuration file {BIEEDataHome}/web/config/instanceconfig.xml, you have to restart this component. This is the way to let this component know that some changes were made in the configuration file and it will reflect the new settings into your BI system. Therefore, this is needed only after you edit this file. You can either restart the server manually or you can automate the restart.

    If you want to automate this restarting, you can also do it with net stop and net start when you are in Windows environment. You can add these lines to the .bat file:
    net stop “Oracle BI Presentation Server”
    net start “Oracle BI Presentation Server”

    In Linux, having set the environment variables, these are the equivalent lines:

    run-saw.sh stop
    run-saw.sh start

    Once you have done the initial setup, it is not needed to restart the BI Presentation server anymore, you just need to click in Anwers on the link “Reload Server Metadata” to the see the changes you made in your OBI rpd (Picture 06 and 07). As usual, in order to see the changes you made in the rpd, you will have to restart the BI server component before reloading the metadata in Answers. And then, you will get both the new rpd work available in Answers as well as the new links updated to the metadata dictionary that you should update after the latest changes in the rpd you put online.

    To sum up:

    First time:
    1. Generate the metadata dictionary and put it in place
    2. Edit instanceconfig.xml file
    3. Restart the BI Presentation server
    4. Reload Server Metadata

    Next times:
    1. Update your rpd file and restart the BI server. Alternatively you can work online in your rpd.
    2. Generate the metadata dictionary and place it.
    3. Reload Server Metadata


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