In this chapter, we installed the client software in a Windows machine. There is no equivalent Linux install for the client tools. We installed an editor for the OBIEE repository and a specialist OBIEE catalog manager.
We then updated the configuration so that the software is usable, by creating a shared Data Source and a TNS entry to our Oracle database. Finally, we tested everything, to make sure that all the connections worked, by trying to connect to our database.
This chapter is crucial for the task set out in Chapter 7, Developing the BI Server Repository, but the client tools are not required if we just wanted to dive into the dashboard-creation tasks in Chapter 8, Creating Dashboards and Analyses.