Microsoft OneDrive Reporting and Star Schemas in OBIEE

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Microsoft OneDrive ODBC Driver

The Microsoft OneDrive ODBC Driver is a powerful tool that allows you to connect with live data from Microsoft OneDrive, directly from any applications that support ODBC connectivity.

Access Microsoft OneDrive data like you would a database - read, write, and update Microsoft OneDrive Files, Changes, Apps, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.



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

The CData ODBC Driver for Microsoft OneDrive is a standard database driver that can integrate real-time access to Microsoft OneDrive data into your data warehouse or directly into your reporting tool. This article shows how to bypass the data warehouse and import operational Microsoft OneDrive 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 Microsoft OneDrive Data as a Remote Oracle Database.

Connect to Microsoft OneDrive 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.

OneDrive uses the OAuth authentication standard. To authenticate using OAuth, you will need to create an app to obtain the OAuthClientId, OAuthClientSecret, and CallbackURL connection properties. See the OAuth section of the Help documentation for an authentication guide.

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 Microsoft OneDrive Metadata

Follow the steps below to use the OBIEE Client Tools to import Microsoft OneDrive metadata into an OBIEE repository. You can then integrate Microsoft OneDrive 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 Microsoft OneDrive tables.
You can now create star schemas based on Microsoft OneDrive tables: