OBIEE 11g: PORTALPATH Becomes Invalid Showing My Dashboard Instead (Doc ID 2006662.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 25, 2016

Applies to:

Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition - Version 11.1.1.7.140415 and later
Business Intelligence Server Enterprise Edition - Version 11.1.1.7.140415 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

You have set the Session Variable, PORTALPATH, in OBIEE 11g, which specifies the default dashboard page you see on logging in.

At first the PORTALPATH is valid. When you log in, you see the page specified in the PORTALPATH.
But after you access the page of My Account->Preferences, even though you do not change anything, if you then click on the OK button for saving, then log out and log into OBIEE again, the PORTALPATH becomes invalid.
You see the My Dashboard page.

See the OBIEE Metadata and Repository guide for details:

https://docs.oracle.com/cd/E28280_01/bi.1111/e10540/variables.htm

Cause

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