For years our Oracle Business Intelligence customers have been using an RPD session variable to redirect end users to a specific dashboard when they hit the URL for their analytic platform.
This has served us well but fast forward to Oracle Analytics and this approach needed to change. Starting with OAC 5.5 this is set using System Setting on our console page.
Once in system settings you simply do the following:
- Search for or scroll to the setting called ‘Portal Path’
- Update it with a valid location (path) to a dashboard. ex. /shared/_portal/MyStartPage
- A restart of OBI Presentation Server is required and the UI will prompt the user to do this.
All set! Keep in mind that any logged in users will be impacted by this restart so it is best to make this change during off hours. Also, user must have Access to Home ‘Granted’ in the Manage Privilege section of the Administration page for this to work properly. Lastly once set the setting in the RPD will simply be ignored so you can remove it if you wish.
Here is a support note with all the same details: