OBIEE 11g How to change the expiration time of a Dashboard Bookmark Link (Doc ID 1678764.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 18, 2016

Applies to:

Business Intelligence Server Enterprise Edition - Version 11.1.1.6.2 and later
Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition - Version 11.1.1.6.2 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

How to change the expiration time of a Dashboard Bookmark Link?

In a dashboard page, you can create a bookmark link:

Tools-Create Bookmark Link


This bookmark link expires in 30 days, as you can see in the OBIEE User's guide:

http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E28280_01/bi.1111/e10544/dashboards.htm#BIEUG687

What Are Bookmark Links?

A bookmark link is a URL that captures the path to a dashboard page and all aspects of the page state, for example:

http://localhost/10.1.3.2/saw.dll?Dashboard&_scid=7ndOC-SjmWo&PortalPath=%2Fusers%2Fadministrator%2F_portal&Page=p2&PageIdentifier=7fsg0r2sdssvgen4&BookmarkState=r78an1mbj0fj4lmqhdjfndvvai

After you create a bookmark link, you can:

   Save the link as a bookmark so that you can return to the exact same page content at a later time.

   Copy and send the link to other users who then can view the exact same content that you are viewing, providing they have the same permissions as you and have access to the page.

When you create a bookmark link, the state of a dashboard page is saved in the catalog as a hidden bookmark object for the amount of time that your organization specifies. The default is 30 days. See the administrator for the amount of time that your organization specifies. Because the state of a dashboard page is saved when you create a bookmark link, you can continue to modify the content of the page after you create the link.

Note: There is no documented maximum about this parameter, but, this is not meaning that the unlimited value (large value) is available for all OBIEE 11g. It depends on customer's system. Since you can have multiple bookmarks, keeping old and unused bookmarks will fill up the interface. Unused bookmarks will still need to be displayed, which could lead to taking more time to show the complete webpage with both used and unused bookmarks. This could lead to an unnecessary browser performance issue. So, we recommend default value or 525600(one year) for a maximum value for customer.

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