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Error: "No ODBC system data source is defined for Oracle BI Server" When Launching The Oracle BI Administrator In Online Mode Using a Newly Created OBIEE 12c Domain (Doc ID 2290514.1)

Last updated on MARCH 10, 2023

Applies to:

Primavera Analytics - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


When attempting to launch the Oracle BI Administrator (BI Developer Client Tool) in online mode using a newly created OBIEE 12c domain, the following error occurs:

No ODBC system data source is defined for Oracle BI Server.  Please set it up first.

The following steps can be utilized to reproduce the error:

  1. Browse to $BIDomain\bitools\bin
  2. Launch admintool.cmd
  3. Select File > Open > Online (or select the blue folder icon)
  4. Note the error which occurs


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