Today I was working in an Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) 12c RPD (Version 188.8.131.52, the on-premise Oracle BI solution) and I dragged my table from the logical level to the presentation level. I wanted to rename the table, but the name in the property sheet was locked.
The solution is to set a property in the “Tools > Option > General” tab.
Let’s walk through the solution:
My logical table object is: “Fact_PC_Reconciliation_Extension” and I want the presentation table object name to be: “Fact – PC Reconciliation Report.”
If I go to the presentation layer and right-click my table, I then can select “Properties” from the menu:
The property sheet has the “Name” value greyed out and it cannot be edited:
To fix this, click “Tools > Options” and then in the “General” tab, check “Edit presentation names” and click “OK:”
Reopen the menu for the table by right clicking on “Presentation Table name”:
Notice that we now have two new menu options: “Rename Wizard” and “Rename.” Open “Properties:”
The value for “Name” is now unlocked and we can rename the “Presentation Table.”
I hope this blog might save some others some time when working in the RPD.