OBIEE 11g : In BI Administrator, Import Essbase Metadata is failing with message "Physical database already exists, but it is not of the same provider type."

(Doc ID 2313984.1)

Last updated on MAY 18, 2018

Applies to:

Business Intelligence Server Enterprise Edition - Version 11.1.1.9.161018 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

On: Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 

Importing Essbase Metadata in BI Administration tool

It is failing with error message  "Physical database already exists, but it is not of the same provider type."

STEPS
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The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. Access Oracle BI Administration Tool
2. Import Metadata
3. Get error as above


Changes

 N/A

Cause

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