On Thursday 23rd June the Irish BI SIG had a networking event on the Mv Cillairne boat. This is a former training boat that has been converted into a restaurant and bar. The boat is moored beside the new convention centre on the quays in Dublin near the O2.
There was a good turn out, with a mixture of people from An Post, ICON, Vertice, Fijitsu and some independent consultants/contractors.
There was a few fee drinks and some food provided by the UKOUG. Many thanks for these.
There was lots of sharing of what BI related projects people have worked. There was some discussions of how the SIG can progress in the future, with the consensus that people will need to be willing to present on their projects and experiences.
Tony Cassidy, the SIG Chair, is hoping to get a few volunteers to present at the next SIG or maybe have another social networking event.
I also did my bit for the Oracle Scene magazine, in asking people would they write an article (even if it is a short one) for the next edition. I’ve recently joined the editorial team of Oracle Scene.
The next Irish Oracle BI SIG meeting will be on Thursday 23rd June starting at 6:30pm.
The format of this SIG meeting is a bit different from the previous ones.
This time the SIG meeting will be an informal networking event and there will be no demos or presentations.
The SIG event will be in the River View Bistro Bar, which is on the the MV Cillairne boat, that is moored beside the new convenion center on the quays. Check out its website
Before you can start using the Oracle Data Miner features that are now available in SQL Developer 3, there are a few steps you need to perform. This post will walk you through these steps and I have put together a video which goes into more detail. The video is available on my YouTube channel.
I will be posting more How To type videos over the coming weeks and months. Each video will focus in one one particular feature within the new Oracle Data Mining tool.
So following steps are necessary before you can start using the ODM tool
Set up of Oracle Data Miner tabs
To get the ODM tabs to display in SQL Developer, you need to go to the View menu and select the following from the Data Miner submenu
- Data Miner Connections
- Workflow Jobs
- Property Inspector
Create an ODM Schema
There are two main ways to create a Schema. The first and simplest way is to use SQL Developer. To do this you need to create a connection to SYS. Right click on the Other Users option and select Create User.
The second option is to use SQL*Plus to create the user. Using both methods you need to grant Connect & Resource privileges to the user.
Create the Repository
Before you can start using Oracle Data Mining, you need to create an Oracle Data Miner Repository in the database. Again there are two ways to do this. The simplest is to use the inbuilt functionality in SQL Developer. In the Oracle Data Miner Connections tab, double click on the ODM schema you have just created. SQL Developer will check the database to see if the ODM Repository exists in the database. If it will create the repository for you. But you will need to provide the SYS password.
The other way to create the repository is to run the installodmr.sql script that in available in the ‘datamining’ directory.
example: @installodmr.sql USER TEMP
Create another ODM Schema
It is typical that you would need to have more than one schema for your data mining work. After creating the default Oracle schema, the next step is to grant the schema the privileges to use the Data Mining Repository. This script is called
example: @usergrants.sql DMUSER
Hint: The schema name needs to be in upper case.
IMPORTANT: The last grant statement in the script may give an error. If this occurs then it is due to an invalid hidden character on the line. If you do a cut and paste of the grant statement and execute this statement, everything should run fine.
If you want to demo data to be created for this new ODM schema then you need to run
example: @instdemodata.sql DMUSER
All of these scripts can be found in SQL developer directories