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Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Shahed

OBIEE 11.1.1.6 Favourites

What Are Favorites?



The favorites functionality allows you to bookmark as favorites the catalog objects that you view regularly or want to view again at another time. After you flag objects as favorites, you can use the "Manage Favorites dialog" to organize your favorites by creating categories and rearrange your favorites into the order that you find most intuitive. You can access a list of the objects that you marked as favorites and any categories that you created by clicking Favorites in the global header.

Adding Objects to Favorites

Use the following tasks to add an object to your favorites list. After you add an object to your favorites list, the object's icon is updated to include a gold star.
To add an object to your favorites list by using the Home Page or Catalog Page:
  1. Go to the "Home page" or "Catalog page" and browse for the object that you want to add to your favorites list.
  2. Click the More link, and then click Add to Favorites. The object is added to your favorites list.
To add an object to your favorites list while viewing or editing the object:
  1. Open the object in its designated viewer or editor.
  2. In the global header, hover over Favorites and click Add to Favorites. The object is added to your favorites list.

Accessing Favorite Objects

After you tag objects as favorites, you can use the Favorites menu in the global header to view your list of favorites and browse for and select a favorite object. For information about adding objects, see "Adding Objects to Favorites".
To view your favorites list:
  1. In the global header, hover over the Favorites menu. The list of the objects that you marked as favorites displays.
  2. Scroll through the list of objects and categories to find a specific object. Click the object to select it.
    Oracle BI EE displays the selected object based on your permissions. For example, if you open an analysis to which you have write permission, then Oracle BI EE opens the object in the "Analysis editor".

Organizing Favorites

Use the following tasks to organize the items on your favorites list.
To create a favorites category:
  1. In the global header, hover over the Favorites menu. The list of the objects that you marked as favorites displays.
  2. Click Manage Favorites. The "Manage Favorites dialog" displays.
  3. In the Category Tree area, browse to the location where you want to add a new category. When you select a category in the Category Tree, any subcategories or favorite objects nested in that category display in the Selected Category area.
  4. In the toolbar, click New Category. The "New Category dialog" displays.
  5. Enter a unique name for the category. Click OK.
  6. The new category displays in the Category Tree.
To rearrange your favorite objects:
  1. In the global header, hover over the Favorites menu. The list of the objects that you marked as favorites displays.
  2. Click Manage Favorites. The "Manage Favorites dialog" displays.
  3. In the Category Tree area, browse to the location of the categories or objects that you want to rearrange. When you select a category in the Category Tree, any subcategories or favorite objects nested in that category display in the Selected Category area. You can perform any of the following actions to rearrange your favorites.
    • Select an object or category and click the move buttons to move the object up or down in your favorites list.
    • Drag and drop objects into categories. Drag and drop categories into other categories to nest them. Note that depending on how you want to nest categories, you can drag and drop categories within the Category Tree or the Selected Category area.
    • Copy objects or categories from one location and paste them into another location.
    • Rename categories.
    • Sort the selected categories or objects within a category by ascending or descending alphabetic order.
    For more information, see the "Manage Favorites dialog".
  4. Click OK. Your rearranged objects and categories are saved and display in your favorites list.

Removing Objects From Favorites

Use the following tasks to remove an object from your favorites list. Note that if you have flagged an object as a favorite and you or someone else deletes that object from the Catalog, then the object will be removed from your favorites list.
After you remove an object from your favorites list, the object's icon changes from an icon with a gold star to the object's standard icon.
To remove an object from your favorites list by using the Home Page or Catalog Page:
  1. Go to the "Home page" or "Catalog page" and browse for the object that you want to remove from your favorites list.
  2. Click the More link, and then click Remove from Favorites. The object is removed from your favorites list.
To remove an object from your favorites list while viewing or editing the object:
  1. Open the object in its designated viewer or editor.
  2. In the global header and hover over the Favorites menu. The list of the objects that you marked as favorites displays.
  3. Click Remove from Favorites. The object is removed from your favorites list.
To remove an object from your favorites list by using the Manage Favorites dialog:
  1. In the global header, hover over the Favorites menu. The list of the objects that you marked as favorites displays.
  2. Click Manage Favorites. The "Manage Favorites dialog" displays.
  3. Browse for and select the object that you want to remove.
  4. Click Delete.
  5. Click OK. The object is removed from the list.

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Shahed and Krishna are Oracle / Big Data Experts