Up until this part of the book, we have focused on creating a server environment that will run the OBIEE system. As you have seen, you can already use the system by logging in to the frontend dashboards at
http://localhost:9502/analytics. Now we want to control what is available for the frontend to display.
We need to install the tools that will be used to build the metadata layer. The metadata layer is the part of the system that converts database columns into user friendly fields we can use in the Answers web application.
The main tool that will be installed is the Oracle BI Administration tool, which is used to edit the repository (RPD) files. There are also several other RPD management tools ...