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OBIEE setting up customMessages Folders

OBIEE allows you great flexibility in customizing the interaction with the end user, either in there native language or special systeem messages. A big risk with these customisation it that you loose them on a systeem upgrade or restore if you edit them directly in the messagedatabase (MSGDB). This is a XML style database found in ..:\OracleBI\web\msgdb. There are two kind off messages systemmessages, found in ..\OracleBI\web\msgdb\message and language specific messages found in ..\OracleBI\web\msgdb\l_{LanguageCode}\messages. If you want to customize these messages you have to make some extra folders. For the systemessages a folder called "customMessages" in the MSGDB root ( ..:\OracleBI\web\msgdb\customMessages). For the language specific messages you have to create a "customMessages" in each language folder (..\OracleBI\web\msgdb\l_{LanguageCode}\cutomMessages). Copy the table you want to edit to this folder, and with a good XML editor, make your alterations. After a reboot of the presentation server the custommessages will be avialble.

 

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John Minkjan is a senior BI-consultant and OBIEE Product Expert at Ciber in the Netherlands, the text of this article is also published on his personal blog http://obiee101.blogspot.com/

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