Assume you created a more or less complex OBIEE analysis with a lot of views and settings. It perhaps looks like:
If you want to reuse the analysis and report settings in a new report, then there exists a very fast solution for changing the OBIEE subject area which keeps all the settings. Go to Advanced tab and search for subjectArea in the Oracle BI Analysis XML (usually located at the top):
To change the subject area you need to know the name of the new one, e.g. Supply Chain Process. Now just substitute as follows and press Apply XML:
subjectArea=""Supply Chain Process""
As new OBIEE subject area probably doesn't contain the same fields as the old one you will see a lot of errors that fields cannot be found. Change back to Criteria tab and use Column Formula editor to change to the fields needed in the new subject area. Don't delete the fields and add new ones, because thus you would need to adapt your views again.
Be careful not to overwrite your old Oracle BI analysis. Press Save as first ;-)
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