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Machine Learning Algorithm Cheat Sheet

Posted by sranka on April 11, 2017

With so many algorithms around its always a struggle to find out which algorithm could be suitable for the problem statement, I want to solve. Microsoft has done an amazing job to start with. Please find attached  Machine Learning Algorithm Cheat Sheet .

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Hope This Helps

Sunil S Ranka


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Posted by sranka on May 9, 2011

The most awaited release of OBIEE is publicly available :

OBIEE and OBI Apps download link:

OBIEE documentation link:

OBI Apps documentation link:

Hope This Helps

Sunil S Ranka
“Superior BI is the antidote to Business Failure”

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Style Sheet changes (custom look and feel) in OBIEE

Posted by sranka on May 23, 2008

Hi All,

Here I will try to talk about one of the famous problem every one talks about the look and feel change of the OBIEE dashboard out of the box . Spent last whole week figuring out how to achieve the same look and feel for new upgraded Dashboard vs the old dashboard. To my surprise the changes lied in only 4 xml and 3 css files. After going through whole OBIEE documentation and Venkant’s blog things looked simple but they were not that simple. Here I will try to simplify things more. To change UI all it take is to make changes to following files

1.   Logon.css – Stylesheet that sets the font sizes, background color etc resides under Res\sk_Oracle10\b_mozilla_4 folder
2.   LogonControlMessages.xml under web\msgdb\messages folder
3.   LogonMessages.xml  under web\msgdb\l_XX\messages folder
4.   ProductMessages.xml under web\msgdb\l_XX\messages folder
5.   Utilmessages.xml under web\msgdb\l_XX\messages folder
6.   sk_oracle10 – Base skin which provides the images for the login screen.

The key point is to copy all the XML you are going to make the change into the following directory ::


And all the CSS file needs to be copied at the folder — C:\OracleBIData\web\Res 

If you are using IIS as your webserver than things are much easier as you don’t need to go through many hoops as analyticsRes. But if you are using any other webserver than make sure you copy all the changed files (primarily css files) on to the webserver directory e.g. in case of OC4J copy the files at C:\OracleBI\oc4j_bi\j2ee\home\applications\analytics\analytics\res folder.

With my understanding all the CSS will be picked from the Webserver (Oc4J or IIS or Websphere) where in all the XML files will be picked from SAW server.

One more thing what we did was including some of the Java Scripts, we modified commonuitemplates.xml file residing at C:\OracleBI\web\msgdb\messages.

See below some code snippet

<a href=”@{dashboardsURL}” target=”@{target}”><sawm:messageRef name=”kmsgUIPortal”/></a></td>
<td class=”@{classPrefix}Sep”>|</td>
<script src=””></script>
</sawm:if><sawm:if name=”answersURL”><td class=”<sawm:param name=”classPrefix”/><sawm:if name=”product” op=”equals” value=”answers”>Active</sawm:if>ProductCell”>
<a href=”@{answersURL}” target=”@{target}”><sawm:messageRef name=”kmsgUIAnswers”/></a></td></sawm:if><sawm:if name=”advReportingURL||deliversURL||marketingURL||mobileURL||officeURL”><td class=”@{classPrefix}Sep”>

 My next assigment is to open up Answers to end users. Than I will work on making Answers Look and feel same as the dashboard. I will keep you all posted.

Hope this helps

Sunil S Ranka

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Hello world!

Posted by sranka on May 19, 2008

Hi All

Been thinking about writing blogs for a while, but I guess things only happens only when they really happens. “Hello World” reminds me my 1st year engineering days, C class and the 1st program was “Hello Word”. Very important word. I would say that class is the the class which is paying for my bills. Its 10:42PM here and guess time to sleep but one more day passed with the thoughts of doing some thing different and big for the world or big in the world. I am confident that I will make it big.  I am not meant for what I am doing today. Doesn’t mean I am not good in what I am doing, but can be much better in other things. Need a push and things will happen .

Well its the 1st blog, don’t anticipate many people to read this, but will have at least one reader. My wife Rinku or may be my computer savy dad Sampatrajji Ranka.

See ya guys

Sunil S Ranka

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