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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Smart View 11.1.2.1 bugs

In my previous post, I had discussed about some of the intricacies associated with Smart View 11.1.2.1 and some workaround to avoid the same. There is an update on the first two (Decompression Failed error & Search functionality error), that is, Oracle has identified these errors as bugs.

Bug 11846992 – Decompression Failed – Invalid Pointer Error On Refresh after Session Timeout.
It will be really good if Oracle finds out a resolution to this error message. All users working with Smart View surely know the pain of receiving this error on regular basis.
Anyhow, there seems to be a yet another workaround for this error which appears to be more potential than the rest. We are required to update following entry as true in essbase.properties file:
smartview.webservice.gzip.compression.disable= true

Bug 12913916 - Member search functionality error
As discussed earlier, the workaround is to enable Alias table, fetch the required member and then turn-off the Alias table ( it will be rather good to use alias names in data-sheet to avoid the pain of changing over Alias tables)

Recently, I also came across an error where a user gets a pop-up when open MS PowerPoint, with the message:
SHAPE.TAGS : INVALID REQUEST. PRESENTATION CANNOT BE MODIFIED
It appears some user had already registered it with Oracle and they have identified it as yet another bug.
Bug 12418027: SMART VIEW ERROR : SHAPE.TAGS : INVALID REQUEST. PRESENTATION CANNOT BE MODIFIED

I just hope, Oracle do find out a solution to these errors and release some patch soon. Anyhow you can surely log a SR with Oracle to ask for an intermediate solution for your specific environment before any formal release is carried out.

Keep you posted !!

4 comments:

  1. Oracle asked me to apply patch 11823281 to resolve Bug 11846992 – Decompression Failed – Invalid Pointer Error On Refresh after Session Timeout. Have you tried this?

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  2. This Patch corrected the issue.

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  3. How do we apply the patch to the hyperion system? In my case, only one end user is complaining about this issue. She gets the error while working on Smartview

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    1. Which one of the three issues are you referring to?
      The patch can be downloaded from http://support.oracle.com and use the opatch utility to apply it.

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