Tips and Tricks and When to Use Oracle Analytics Desktop

Oracle Analytics allows customers to get insights on data with a couple key deployment options; cloud (OAC) and on-premises (OAS). This should cover most needs, but there are a couple of specific reasons for a desktop version. First, if you just want to try things out you can download the desktop version. One great wayContinue reading “Tips and Tricks and When to Use Oracle Analytics Desktop”

Show the Latest Data

Sometimes you need to just show the latest data. This is often the case for metrics like inventory or some percentages where adding things up just does not make sense. Most analytic tools like Oracle Analytics allows authors to pick from various aggregation methods as a solution, but when building a project you don’t alwaysContinue reading “Show the Latest Data”

Be ‘Responsive’ to a Point

By default Oracle Analytics data visualization projects are responsive by default and this is great so authors generally don’t have to worry about device, device size, or screen resolution. Right? Above is an example of some to the beautiful screenshot I see on social media showing off an authors work, but this sort of layoutContinue reading “Be ‘Responsive’ to a Point”

Setting the PORTALPATH for OAC 5.5 and Above

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. https://hostname/analytics This has served us well but fast forward to Oracle Analytics and this approach needed to change.  Starting with OAC 5.5 this isContinue reading “Setting the PORTALPATH for OAC 5.5 and Above”

Oracle Analytics on Chrome 80

In February Google will roll out an update to Chrome (80) that will implement a secure-by-default model for cookies, enabled by a new cookie classification system.  Details can be found here – https://blog.chromium.org/2019/10/developers-get-ready-for-new.html   Although general use of Oracle Analytics (any version) will not be impacted by this change we know that some specific embedding use casesContinue reading “Oracle Analytics on Chrome 80”

Compare Data Without Cluttering Your Data Visualizations

By Raveesh Kumar How many times have you thought – when you view a data visualization you should be able to see and compare related data points, without actually adding those related data points to the visualization. You do not want to clutter your already expansive bar graph with additional bars – right? For example,Continue reading “Compare Data Without Cluttering Your Data Visualizations”

Let’s Catch Up at Oracle Open World!

Last minute edits September 12 – Changes in bold. 2019 Oracle Open World is sure to be a great conference and great place to be to collaborate and learn about Oracle Analytics.  If you are not singed up stop reading and sign up now!   https://www.oracle.com/openworld/register.html If you are attending there are some great sessionsContinue reading “Let’s Catch Up at Oracle Open World!”

Viz of the Day (aka Month) – Pie Chart

So I had a lofty goal to do this every day, but building product got in the way so I took a long break.  As a result I will call this one Viz of the Month.  This time I picked the Pie Chart (includes donut 🍩) because it is controversial in the data world.  MostContinue reading “Viz of the Day (aka Month) – Pie Chart”