OBIEE 11G - bi-init.cmd (or on UNIX)


Before you can run any of the Oracle BI Server command-line utilities, you must now run bi-init.cmd (or on UNIX) to launch a command prompt or shell window that is initialized to your Oracle instance.

You can find this utility in:



cd /u01/app/oracle/product/fmw/instances/instance2/bifoundation/OracleBIApplication/coreapplication/setup/

Content bi-init.cmd

@echo off

set ORACLE_HOME=E:\MiddelwareHome\Oracle_BI1
set ORACLE_INSTANCE=E:\MiddelwareHome\instances\instance1
set ORACLE_BI_APPLICATION=coreapplication
set JAVA_HOME=E:\MiddelwareHome\jrockit_160_17_R28.0.0-679

call %ORACLE_INSTANCE%\bifoundation\OracleBIApplication\%ORACLE_BI_APPLICATION%\setup\user.cmd

if NOT "%1" == "" set COMPONENT_NAME=%1

set PATH=%ORACLE_HOME%\common\ODBC\Merant\5.3\Drivers;%ORACLE_HOME%\bifoundation\server\bin;

if "%2" == "" start

Tip: Opening a repository in offline mode (from a remote Linux server)

  • Step 1: Just add the below code at the end
if "%3" == "" ( 
) ELSE (
	echo OpenOffline %3 > C:\temp\OpenOffline.txt
	%2 /command C:\temp\OpenOffline.txt

The command syntax comes from: OBIEE 11g: How To Run the Administration Tool and Administer Repositories in Automated Mode from the Command Line

  • Step 2: modify the WinScp file association preference:

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