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Highrise Reporting and Star Schemas in OBIEE

Create a star schema that shows perspectives on Highrise facts in real time.

The CData ODBC Driver for Highrise is a standard database driver that can integrate real-time access to Highrise data into your data warehouse or directly into your reporting tool. This article shows how to bypass the data warehouse and import operational Highrise data into Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE).

See the knowledge base for ODBC integrations with ETL tools like Informatica PowerCenter. For an ETL solution into Oracle Warehouse Builder, use the driver with the Oracle ODBC Gateway to Access Highrise Data as a Remote Oracle Database.

Connect to Highrise as an ODBC Data Source

If you have not already, first specify connection properties in an ODBC DSN (data source name). This is the last step of the driver installation. You can use the Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to create and configure ODBC DSNs.

Highrise uses the OAuth authentication standard. To authenticate to Highrise, you will need to obtain the OAuthClientId, OAuthClientSecret, and CallbackURL by registering an app with Highrise. You will also need to set the AccountId to connect to data.

See the "Getting Started" section in the help documentation for a guide to using OAuth.

When you configure the DSN, you may also want to set the Max Rows connection property. This will limit the number of rows returned, which is especially helpful for improving performance when designing reports and visualizations.

Import Highrise Metadata

Follow the steps below to use the OBIEE Client Tools to import Highrise metadata into an OBIEE repository. You can then integrate Highrise data into your business models.

  1. Open the Administration Tool and click File -> New Repository.

  2. In the Connection Type menu, select ODBC 3.5 and select the CData DSN.
  3. Select the metadata types you want to import under the Relational Sources option and then select Highrise tables.
You can now create star schemas based on Highrise tables: