Identify your OBIEE users by setting Client ID in Oracle connection

Very useful

rmoff

You get a call from your friendly DBA. He says the production database is up the spout, and it’s “that bee eye thingumy causing it”. What do you do now? All you’ve got to go on is a program name in the Oracle session tables of “nqsserver@MYSERVER (TNS V1-V3)” and the SQL the DBA sent you that if you’re lucky will look as presentable as this:

The username against the SQL is the generic User ID that you had created for connections to the database from OBIEE.

So you turn to Usage Tracking and discover that when that particular SQL ran there were twenty users all running reports. And not only that, but the SQL that’s recorded is the Logical SQL, not the physical SQL.

So how do you identify the originating report that spawned the SQL that broke the database that upset the DBA that phoned you? …

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