ODI Tutorials & Documentation: Oracle Data Integrator Resources for Beginners

Uli Bethke Oracle Data Integrator (ODI)

I have put together a link list of all the ODI resources I know off on the web. If you know any other relevant resources contact me and I will add it to the list below.

ODI Training. Learn ODI from the experts.

Teach me Big Data to Advance my Career

In my opinion the best place to get started with is the Data Warehouse Best Practices using Oracle Data Integrator Enterprise Edition guide. This explains the concepts very well and also has some detailed examples on Knowledge Modules, the Substitution API, setup, deployment etc.

ODI Books

Discover the Oracle Data Integrator 11g Repository Data Model

Oracle Data Integrator 11g Cookbook

Getting Started with Oracle Data Integrator 11g: A Hands-on Tutorial

ODI OTN Discussion Forums

I monitor the ODI forum on OTN at the end of each day to see if any relevant items have been discussed.

Oracle By Example: Oracle Data Integrator

The Oracle By Example (OBE) series should be one of the starting points for learning any new Oracle technology. The OBE for ODI series is a must.

Documentation

Download all relevant PDFs on Knowledge Modules, the Substituion API, Jython, ODI Tools etc. from the documentation page.

ODI homepage on the Oracle website

Blogs

Rittman/Mead

John Goodwin

My own blog Uli Bethke

The official Oracle Data Integration Blog

ODI webcasts

No new webcasts for a while now, but still useful stuff.

Oracle Data Integration (ODI) Resource Kit

LinkedIn Groups

Oracle Data Integration: Warehouse Builder (OWB), Data Integrator (ODI), Data Profiling and Quality

Oracle Data Integrator (ODI)

Metalink

Metalink has very useful information on Oracle Data Integrator. To get an overview what is available, log on to Metalink and search for ODI FAQ.
This will return a list of valuable documents

Oracle Data Integrator, Change Data Capture (CDC), and (near-)realtime data integration requirements

Mark Rittman - An Introduction to Real-Time Data Integration

Gartner: ODI and CDC for Activity Monitoring

Improve Data Integration with Changed Data Capture (PDF)

Installation

Complete installation guide including Lightweight Designer, Axis 2 etc.

Knowledge Modules

Have a look at my own article on OTN for an introduction to knowledge modules

Uli Bethke - Developing a Knowledge Module in Oracle Data Integrator

Oracle Data Integrator documentation library: XML guide, LDAP guide, Java APIs Reference etc.

No link here. This is installed when you install ODI. Access via oracledidoc

ODI Data Quality

Data Quality Tutorial

Misc.

Import Export Best Practices PDF: Metalink document 549318.1

ODI 10.1.3 Work Repository Documentation: Note 579751.1 on Metalink

Craig Stewart has put together a superb set of ODI video tutorials.

How to define a PostgreSQL in ODI - then reverse engineer in the Designer to access the data
Defining a PostgreSQLserver in ODI

ODI has some automatic features which will generate the Group By Statement for you when you use any of the aggregation functions, this is a short demo of how to use it
How to use Aggregation Functions in ODI

What is the Common Format Designer (CDF), and what can we do with it? Short demo of the features, generating schemas and generating interfaces automatically.
ODI's Common Format Designer

Short demo on the Metadata Navigator of ODI
ODI's Metadata Navigator

OdiZip is a useful tool and this short screencam illustrates its use
OdiZip How to use

Sybase ASE to IQ knowledge module
Sybase ASE to IQ KM demo

How to use custom Java classes in your ODI procedures
Using custom Java code in ODI

Using Excel in ODI, including getting round the problem with the limitation of fixed named ranges
Using Excel in ODI

How to define and use Flexfields to extend ODI's metadata
Using FlexFields in ODI

Defining XML file in Topology and reverse engineering
XML 1 Defining

What does the XML structure look like in ODI?
XML 2 The Rendered Data Structure

When the definition doesn't work, how do you find out what has gone wrong?
XML 3 Topology

How to use ODI to populate a simple XML structure
XML 4 Populating Simple XML

Populating a more complex XML structuire - requiring the use of multiple interfaces. Writes to a file with a dynamic name - in this case the session_id.xml
XML 5 Populating Complex XML

How to configure external database storage for the JDBC Driver for XML- useful when dealing with large XML files
XML 6 External Database Storage

How to set up the file name for the XML file so that it accommodates the use of multiple different file names
XML 7 Reading a Dynamically named XML file

About the author

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Uli has 18 years’ hands on experience as a consultant, architect, and manager in the data industry. He frequently speaks at conferences. Uli has architected and delivered data warehouses in Europe, North America, and South East Asia. He is a traveler between the worlds of traditional data warehousing and big data technologies.

Uli is a regular contributor to blogs and books, holds an Oracle ACE award, and chairs the the Hadoop User Group Ireland. He is also a co-founder and VP of the Irish chapter of DAMA, a non for profit global data management organization. He has co-founded the Irish Oracle Big Data User Group.