OBIEE 11G - Action

Saw Object


Users can create actions in the Oracle BI Presentation Services user interface.

Actions provide functionality to:

  • navigate to related content
  • invoke operations, functions, or processes in external systems.

You can include actions in:

An action is an operation or process that can be invoked explicitly by a user clicking an action link for example, as they gain insight from analyzing data in analyses or from viewing dashboards.


  • book a meeting room


Action Type Executed by… Add to Analysis,
Dashboard Pages,
Scorecard Objectives,
Scorecard initiatives,
and KPIs
Add to Agents
Navigate to BI Content Browser Yes No
Navigate to a Web Page Browser Yes No
Navigate to EPM Content Browser Yes No
Navigate to E-Business Suite Browser Yes No
Invoke a Web Service Action Execution Service Yes Yes
Invoke a Java Method (EJB) Action Execution Service Yes Yes
Invoke a Browser Script Browser Yes No
Invoke an HTTP Request Action Execution Service Yes Yes
Invoke Server Script Scheduler No Yes
Invoke Agent Scheduler No Yes
Java Jobs Javahost No Yes


The Oracle BI EE installation contains a configuration file:

<Oracle Middleware Home>\user_projects\domains\bifoundation_domain\config\fmwconfig\biinstances\coreapplication\ActionFrameworkConfig.xml

After you modify the configuration file, you need to restart the Managed Server in Weblogic that is hosting your Oracle BI EE environment.


A registry entry

enable a browsable list of action targets in the Web front-end.

In this file, the Provider-Class Element Values contains the valid values for the provider-class element

Related Action Type Content Type SPI Class
Navigate to EPM Content EPM
Invoke a Java Method (EJB) Java
Invoke a Web Service Web Services
Web Services

The location of the registry must point to a wsil file.

	<name>my Web Services</name>

If you want to use a WSDL file, you must do it when you create an action and not in the configuration file.

   <name>Sample EJBs</name>
   <description>Custom Java classes which can be invoked as action targets</description>


  • the ejb-targets node tells the EJB registry specifically about the application server hosting the EJBs and the EJBs that should be exposed as registries from that server.
  • the account node refer to the account xml configuration

If you have the following account defined in the configuration file, you need to enter a credential for JNDIUser into a map called in Oracle's Credential Store Framework (CSF).

    <description>Account used to access WLS JNDI.</description>


Credentials are security-related attributes used to authenticate or authorize users and systems requesting access to Oracle BI EE resources such as actions.

Where to find the actionframework-common.jar library

Documentation / Reference

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