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Oracle BI EE – Charts – Flash, SVG, PNG, JPEG

Posted by Venkatakrishnan J on October 17, 2007

If you are wondering what are all the various types of charts that OBI EE supports, then the answer is in title of this blog post. Yes, OBI EE supports Flash, SVG, PNG and JPEG charts. But by default one would get the flash charts. If you do not have a flash plugin in your browser then the flash charts would not work. So, if you do not want flash charts but like to have the same interactivity as flash charts then you can try SVG charts. In order to change the chart types to SVG, just follow the following steps

Go to {oracleBIData}/web/config. Open instanceconfig.xml. Add the following entry to the instanceconfig.xml file.


Just remember, these tags should come before the close of ServerInstance and WebConfig tags. Once you have copied this restart your presentation services and you would be getting the graphs in SVG format. But remember, it is always recommended to use Flash Charts since they support huge data sets. SVG might fail in some data sets.



As you see above, we have got SVG chart within OBI EE. If you feel that you dont need any kind of interactivity in your charts, try using the JPEG and PNG options. These would remove the drill downs from your charts and would present the charts as static images of type JPEG or PNG.





This is just to show you the types of charts one can have in OBI EE. But it is recommended that you stick to Flash charts since they have maximum interactivity.


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