OBIEE 12C - Adding OBIEE Connection Fails In Data Visualization Desktop (DVD) Error: "Failed to save the connection. Invalid connect string / url to external source." (Doc ID 2186092.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 24, 2017

Applies to:

Business Intelligence Server Enterprise Edition - Version 12.2.1.1.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

"Failed to save the connection.
Invalid connect string / url to external source."

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INFO: DVDesktopRESTSecurityFilter doFilter: Validating new request
java.util.concurrent.ExecutionException: java.net.UnknownHostException: ftp=<hostname>
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Caused by: java.net.UnknownHostException: ftp=<hostname>
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Aug 07, 2016 8:13:58 AM oracle.bi.datasource.logging.ODLLoggerWrapper error
SEVERE: MALFORMED_URL_EXCEPTION [JDSError : 78] Error Malformed URL: Failed to connect to URL: http://<hostname>:<port>/analytics
Cause - Malformed URL encountered
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Cause

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