OBIEE 12C - Service Instance

Obi Edition


A service instance is a container for all OBIEE metadata (repository data, presentation catalog, security policy)


You manage a service instance in an BI domain using WebLogic Scripting Tool (WLST)

Default value



  • ORACLE_HOME\user_projects\domains\bi\bidata\service_instances


There is no special configuration but you can found the definition at the root location. The service instance as:

  • a key
  • owners
  • and stores
   <description>Default BI Service Instance</description>


The service instance key can be found:

  • in the location
  • in the following file ORACLE_HOME\user_projects\domains\bi\bidata\components\OBIS\instance_mapping\obis1\mapping.xml (ServiceInstanceKey)

With wlst:

INFO: Service Instance retrieved from the environment is ServiceInstance [
        description = Default BI Service Instance,
        key = ssi,
        path = service_instances\ssi\metadata,


You can backup a BI Service Instance into a BAR file, and subsequently restore it either to the existing service instance running in the BI domain, or into a different service instance running on a different BI installation.

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