OBIEE 11g: Create Prompted Link for a Dashboard Throws the Error obips.MetadataUtil is null or not an object
Last updated on FEBRUARY 09, 2017
Applies to:Business Intelligence Server Enterprise Edition - Version 18.104.22.168.0 to 22.214.171.124.161018 [Release 11g]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
On OBIEE 126.96.36.199.x
A Dashboard contains no Analyses and only contains a Dashboard Prompt that sets a Presentation Variable.
(The use case for a Dashboard built in this way is that a user selects prompt values on the first page (where there are no reports) and then navigates to another dashboard / page which contains the reports.)
On "Create Prompted Link", the following error is thrown in a pop-up window:-
Message from webpage
TypeError: 'obips.MetadataUtil' is null or not an object
For example, on OBIEE 188.8.131.52.x with SampleAppLite:-
1. New > Dashboard Prompt > Sample Sales Lite ... New > Column Prompt > Time.Per Name Year ... Options > Set a Variable = Presentation Variable > pv_year ... Save
2. New > Dashboard ... Add the Dashboard Prompt ... Save
3. Run the Dashboard ... Select a value from the prompt ... click Apply. Go to Page Options > Create Prompted Link ... See the 'obips.MetadataUtil' error is thrown
This issue is *not* encountered if an Analysis is added to the Dashboard, or if the Dashboard prompt does *not* set a Presentation Variable.
(This issue was only discovered when using the OBIEE 12c Baseline Verification Tool during the OBIEE 11g to 12c upgrade.)
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