Applying Patch in OBIEE 11G

If you all have plans to apply patch in OBIEE 11g you have to follow a few simple steps mentioned below.

1. For up gradation you will have to download the patch 13742915 from the Oracle site.

2. Once this is done place this patch folder in a location which has all the permissions to read and write. (I have placed it in the OBIEE_HOME\Oracle_BI1 location).

3. Once this is done then we are ready to start the process.

4. Basically the logic for applying of the patch is that you need a path that points to the Opatch location that is responsible for all the patch deployment in the 11G and we need to set up a session variable to do so because by this method we set up a variable that will be alive till the command prompt is active for the patch process only


 1. Login cmd as Administrator
2. Bring down all the opmn services and the database 

Steps to be done in the command prompt( Make sure that you read the README file before doing the steps)

1. Open the cmd as Administrator(Basically right click on cmd and click Run as Administrator)
PS. If you do not do this you will face Erorr-22. Access denied to files and folders

2. Then once this is done navigate to the path where we have placed the patch

3. If you have already set the PATH Variable and it points to another location (database) and you do not want to change it. then use the command prompt to set a session bounded environment variable. Usually we set up the path variable as ORACLE_HOME.

4.  Here we have to set up a path that points to the Opatch

5. After the step make sure that the patch is working by typing
opatch lsinventory

6. You can also test if the version of the patch is right by typing in
    opatch version

7. If all the things are set then we can apply the patch

For 32 bit
opatch apply

For 64 bit

opatch apply -jre D:\FUSSION\Oracle_BI1\jdk\jre


8. After the prerequisite step they will ask for Y or N. Type Y and allow the process to complete .


9. Once you get a success message then inorder to check if the patch has been applied go to

C:\OBIEE_HOME\Oracle_BI1\bifoundation and check the file version

10. Restart the services and login into Analytics.



OBIEE 11g is Available For BI Enterprise and Exalytics

The Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition patch set has been released, and is available to download from My Oracle Support (https:\\

Per the patch readme:
This patch set is available for all customers who are using Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition and

It is also available for Exalytics customers who have applied the Exalytics PS3 patch.

Patch 17530796 - OBIEE BUNDLE PATCH (Patch) is comprised of the following patches, which are not available separately:

Patch 16913445 - Patch (1 of 8) Oracle Business Intelligence Installer (BIINST)
Patch 17463314 - Patch (2 of 8) Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher (BIP)
Patch 17300417 - Patch (3 of 8) Enterprise Performance Management Components Installed from BI Installer (BIFNDNEPM))
Patch 17463395 - Patch (4 of 8) Oracle Business Intelligence Server (BIS)
Patch 17463376 - Patch (5 of 8) Oracle Business Intelligence Presentation Services (BIPS)
Patch 17300045 - Patch (6 of 8) Oracle Business Intelligence Presentation Services (BIPS)
Patch 16997936 - Patch (7 of 8) Oracle Business Intelligence Presentation Services (BIPS)
Patch 17463403 - Patch (8 of 8) Oracle Business Intelligence Platform Client Installers and MapViewer

Also you must download:

Patch 16569379 - Dynamic Monitoring Service patch

The instructions to apply the bundle patch are given in the patch readme along with some important notes if you are upgrading from versions.

The new functionality in this patch includes:

Support for Microsoft Internet Explorer 10
Support for Oracle BI Mobile App Designer
Support for improved exporting functionality into Micorsoft Excel

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