How to Download RPD in OBIEE 11g and Upload it to OBIEE 12c

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Last Updated on September 17, 2022

An RPD file contains the information needed to run OBIEE 11.g. To download the RPD file, you must open it using an administrator account. When it is ready, you will need to log into the application server. You will need to run a command with administrator privileges to download the file. After you have downloaded the RPD file, you will need to upload it. Here are the steps you need to take:


In the past, OBIEE 11g and 12c users could download the RPD file from the server, edit it in the Administrator utility, and upload it again. This worked fine until a recent update caused some of the RPD files to become invalid. Now, users of these two versions cannot do these tasks. Instead, they have to manually restart all components of OBIEE and manually upload the RPD file.

Fortunately, this upgrade is easier than the OBIEE 11g to 10g migration. Because there’s no need to recompile the OBIEE software, it’s also easier than the 10g to 11g upgrade. However, you will still have to install the new software. Moreover, you will need to migrate your 11g artifacts from the old system. However, the migration will be smoother if you’re using the export bundle feature of OBIEE 11g.

To download an RPD file, you must use an Oracle Enterprise Manager. This application requires an Oracle BI Administration tool, which is available to all users. You must first install Oracle Enterprise Manager, which is a client application that manages your Oracle BI Enterprise Edition repository. Oracle Enterprise Manager must create and upload the RPD file, as well as password. In addition, you must create physical joins between Fact and Dimension tables before you can begin downloading RPD files.

Besides the RPD, you can also use the Oracle BI Publisher. These reports include custom reports, audit and operational reports. The Oracle BI Publisher is an excellent alternative to Excel. There are many other advantages to using OBIEE. In fact, OBIEE 11g is more than a useful tool for both business users and developers. But before you start downloading RPD files, make sure you meet the prerequisites.


OBIEE 12c offers many similarities to OBIEE 11g, including the ability to download and edit an RPD file. This file stores data model and dimensional details. The Administrator tool is a windows-only utility that is used to download and edit an RPD file. This article will discuss some of the similarities and differences between OBIEE 11g and OBIEE 12c.

In order to access the Oracle BI repository, you must have an account on the OBIEE application server, which requires a Weblogic certificate. Once you have a certificate and a Weblogic account, you can view RPD content in the browser. The Administration console and tools require an administrator account. After installing the database and using the administrator tools, you can then upload the RPD to the OBIEE 11g application server.

The GUI for downloading RPDs in OBIEE 11g follows the same procedure. You can also filter the RPD column by filtering the plugins. Then, click the filter icon next to the RPD column to add a prompt box. You can also define complex reactions for the visualisations based on the subject area. By clicking the filter icon, you can specify which columns have the RPD file.

To configure the OBIEE 11g BI Admin Tool, you must create the BIPLATFORM and MDS schema. The response file must be edited to configure the BIPLATFORM schema. This is a prerequisite for the OBIEE installer. Make sure you have the permission to run the installer as the Oracle user who will be using the response file. In addition to editing the response file, you must verify ownership by specifying the full path for the response file.


To download an RPD file for OBIEE, you must have administrator privileges. To upload an RPD file to OBIEE, you must log into the OBIEE application server using your administrator account. You will need to restart the OBIEE server after uploading the file. You can also upload the RPD file using HTML code. But, before you can use HTML code, you should know the steps for installing it on OBIEE 11g.

First, you need to make sure you have a current OBIEE installation. If you don’t, you must first uninstall all applications. After that, you should install OBIEE or on the server. Then, install and configure BI Migration Tool. Make sure you have downloaded the latest version of OBIEE and configured all the necessary services. Once you’re done, run the BI Migration Tool to generate a cohesive artifact.

The RPD file is a database that contains the data model. You should upload it to the application server using the datamodel command or HTML code. To use Weblogic credentials, you need to have an administrator account. This is required because the database can only be accessed through the application server if you have Weblogic credentials. If you want to view the content of RPD files, you need an administrator account.

To export RPD metadata from OBIEE, you must first open the Administration Tool. Then, select “Utilities” in the Administration Tool. From there, select “RPD Metadata Export” from the drop-down list. You can choose the directory or file name to export the RPD metadata. After that, you should wait for the CSV file to download. Afterwards, save the CSV file.

Requirements for downloading

Before downloading an RPD file from Oracle, you should know the prerequisites. OBIEE requires an administration tool. It has two modes – online and offline. Online, you can use the Administration Tool to export RPD metadata. From the Administration Tool, select Utilities. In the file name field, type CSV. The export process can take a few seconds. Once the file has been created, it can be used in the Enterprise Metadata Modeling process.

To download an RPD file from OBIEE, you must have administrator privileges on your server. If you are running on Windows, you must use the Administrator tool. The Administrator tool is a windows utility that allows you to access the OBIEE server and perform actions. Once the Administrator tool is configured, you can import an RPD file. Alternatively, you can download an RPD file from Oracle using the Administrator tool.

Generally, the RPD file should have the same name. However, the prefix should be unique. For manual patching, you should use production RPD. Production RPD is less likely to be corrupted during the patch. It is also less likely to have been mixed up with other RPDs. Nonetheless, you should note that the RPD file might have a different name in the log files.

In order to download RPD from OBIEE 11g, you must install the latest version of the software and configure the services. Then, you can use the BI Migration Tool to migrate all relevant files from the older version to the new one. In-place (upgrading OBIEE binaries) migration is not available. Migration is possible only from OBIEE or later.

Requirements for uploading

OBIEE 11g and OBIEE 12c are both based on the RPD file for storing data models. Both have the same functionality for uploading and downloading RPD files, but they differ in some ways. For example, in OBIEE 11g, you could FTP the RPD file to the application server, and then execute the “upload rpd” command to install it. In OBIEE 12c, you can’t FTP the RPD file to the system, and you must run the application with administrator privileges.

In version 11g, you could use the Enterprise Manager URL to upload the repository.rpd file, which is a critical component of the BI Server. You can also use the BI Server Repository deployment path to deploy your Business Intelligence Instance. The location of the repository is specified in the Oracle Home folder, which is typically the same as the directory for your Middleware installation.

The Administrator tool lets you edit your data model in both on-line and off-line modes. While on-line mode lets you edit the RPD file, changes are saved to the live RPD file, so if you change anything, you can easily see it and update it in OBIEE. In off-line mode, however, you can only edit the RPD file after it has been downloaded from the OBIEE server. Once you’ve updated the RPD file, you’ll need to re-upload it.

Creating an RPD file is easier than you might think. All you need is an administrator account and access to the OBIEE application server. Once you’ve done this, you can use the administration console and Administrator tools to manage the RPD file. A few simple steps can make the process a breeze. This guide will help you get started quickly. You’ll be able to view the content of your RPD file and upload it to your OBIEE server.

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