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Upgrading the Oracle Web Tier to version 11.1.1.5.0 by applying Patchset 1

Posted by on July 26, 2013 at 3:00 am
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This post will very briefly describe the steps required to upgrade Oracle Web Tier 11.1.1.2.0 to version 11.1.1.5.0. This is the recommended procedure to deploy Oracle Web Tier 11.1.1.5.0 per the Fusion Middleware Documentation.

Customizing your DOS prompt

Posted by on December 6, 2012 at 4:30 am
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Being back on a windows shop I find the DOS prompt sort of gets in my way, I have customized it so that it will display my current path and then let met type on a new line with this command: PROMPT Ignacio’s rocking at $P$G$_ The different formatting options for the command are: $A […]

Error (BEA-141244) Schema validation errors while parsing %MW_HOME%\user_projects\domains\bifoundation_domain\config\config.xml – Invalid xsi:type qname: ‘ext:osso-identity-asserterType’ in element realm@http://xmlns.oracle.com/weblogic/domain

Posted by on October 25, 2012 at 3:30 am
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Resolving WebLogic Issue (BEA-141244) Schema validation errors while parsing %MW_HOME%\user_projects\domains\bifoundation_domain\config\config.xml – Invalid xsi:type qname: ‘ext:osso-identity-asserterType’ in element realm@http://xmlns.oracle.com/weblogic/domain

Key Announcements by Larry Ellison @ the Open World Keynote

Posted by on September 30, 2012 at 6:54 pm
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  OK, the key announcement from day one are out now and I am pretty sure there’s a bunch of unhappy people at SAP headquarters in Germany with the announcement of Exadata X3 which is 42 times larger the largest Hanna configuration.   Key Announcements:   *) Oracle Cloud to offer Infrastructure as a Service […]

OBIEE 11.1.1.6.0 Installation

Posted by on April 5, 2012 at 3:30 am
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This is a step by step guide for the installation of Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 11.1.1.6.0

Issue: WordPress sticky posts always on top instead of being incorporated in the default descending date sort for blog home

Posted by on January 19, 2012 at 6:30 am
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I am using WordPress 3.1, I was able to solve this issue by customizing the call to the query_posts() function in my theme’s home.php file. The only customization necessary was adding the ignore_sticky_posts variable at the end of the query string as illustrated below. Current code in my theme: query_posts($category."&paged=$paged&showposts=$number_posts"); Tweaked code: query_posts($category."&paged=$paged&showposts=$number_posts&ignore_sticky_posts=1");

Troubleshoting Error: unable to get file lock, will retry …

Posted by on July 21, 2011 at 4:00 am
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(English) Troubleshooting error BEA-141281 unable to get file lock, will retry …

Tip: Getting Unix command output and status in your email

Posted by on October 15, 2010 at 6:00 pm
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I have a scheduled script that refreshes some of my materialized views but sometimes these operations could fail if the database backup takes too long or an unexpected condition presents. This led me to think of sending the output of my refresh procedures to my email or my team’s listserv, here are sample versions of my scripts:

Uninstall Oracle Application Server

Posted by on August 18, 2010 at 6:00 pm
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Here’s my latest run on uninstalling Oracle Application Server 10.1.3.0 from a SuSE 10 Enterprise box: Important: Be sure to backup your OAS instance and the OAS repository database before you proceed with these instructions. Run oracle universal installer from the OAS home directory: $ORACLE_HOME/oui/bin/runInstaller Click on “Deinstall products…” and select the oracle home where […]

DataStage: ParamName does not reference a known parameter of the job

Posted by on May 26, 2010 at 6:00 pm
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Today I got an error that reads like this: JobControl (@<JOB_NAME>): Controller problem: Error calling DSSetParam($<PARAMETER_NAME>), code=-3 [ParamName does not reference a known parameter of the job] After a quick debug/issue tracking session on Director I found out that one of the jobs in my master sequence was missing all of our standard parameters with […]

Google Webmaster Tools

Posted by on April 12, 2010 at 10:00 am
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If you feel like tracking how the rest of the world sees your blog (and I guess we can assume the rest of the world uses Google of course), adding Google Webmaster Tools is a very good idea