Customising Graph OBIEE – A Charismatic Gradient Effect


Sometimes we are so bogged down with our business requirements fullfilling so that its pretty easy to forgot about any enhancement from look and feel perspective which sometimes client demands.”Showmanship” is something should not be avoided and thats why there is common terminology called “Good Presentation” . 

Anyway I am bit fond of colors . If you don’t like colors that means somethings definitely will be colorless in your life 🙂 Thats my opinion …

Keeping in my mind , the professional look and feel sometimes I feel crazy to play with colors to see how a graph representation could be made attractive , verbose and charismatic obviously considering the business fulfillment.Most of them given below adopted the customised gradient effect …

So here you go ….

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The above all is the output after tweaking the gradient effect in the PCXML file .You need to edit the PCXML files typically resides at : ..\OracleBI\web\app\res\s_oracle10\popbin) and (..\OracleBI\oc4j_bi\j2ee\home\applications\analytics\analytics\res\s_oracle10\popbin). Considering s_oracle is your default Style for dashboard .Then restart the BI Presentation server, BI Javahost service and OC4J .Sometimes you need to clear your “browser cache” also .

Here I modified below files for the special effect:

bar.pcxml file (for Horizontal Bar Chart) as:

<Chart Version=’4.30.00′ BorderType=’None’ Width=’491′ Height=’295′ BGGradientColor=’#ccccff’ GradientType=’RightLeft’>

column.pcxml (for Vertical Chart) like:

<Chart Version=’4.30.00′ BorderType=’None’ Width=’491′ Height=’295′

BGGradientColor=’#C1FFC1′ GradientType=’BottomTop’ >

Line.pcxml (for Line chart) like:

<Chart Version=’4.30.00′ BorderType=’None’ Width=’491′ Height=’295′

BGGradientColor=’#FFE1FF’ GradientType=’TopBottom’ >

Linecolumn.pcxml (for Line Bar Combo chart) like:

<Chart Version=’4.30.00′ BorderType=’None’ Width=’491′ Height=’295′

BGGradientColor=’#CAFF70′ GradientType=’BottomTop’ >

Pie.pcxml (for Pie Chart) like below:

<Chart Version=’4.30.00′ BorderType=’None’ Width=’362′ Height=’318′

BGGradientColor=’#FFC1C1′ GradientType=’BottomTop’ >

As mentioned possible Gradient types are:BottomTop,TopBottom,LeftRight and RightLeft .

One thought on “Customising Graph OBIEE – A Charismatic Gradient Effect

  1. hi Debashish,

    Good One.

    I actually was looking some way for customizing charts.

    I tried the steps told by you but there is no change in the look and feel of the charts.

    Please let me know if any other settings to be done

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