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Set up Fusion SaaS BI Cloud Connector (BICC) to use Classic Cloud Storage

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Note: This article is for Classic Cloud Storage. For Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Object Storage please use this article.



Set up Oracle Fusion SaaS Business Intelligence Cloud Connector (BICC) to use Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Object Storage


This article walks through the steps to set up a Cloud Storage Container, for use with the Fusion SaaS BI Cloud Connector.

This may be of particular interest to Oracle Analytics Cloud customers, wanting to use the new Data Replication functionality from Fusion SaaS (for more details, see this article).

The process requires the use of Cloud Storage Classic Service.

Existing OAC customers should have Storage Classic as part of their services.  

Autonomous Analytics (OAAC) customers may need to get an additional subscription for this service.

Create a Storage Container


  • Connect to your Oracle Cloud and go the the 'My Services' page.
  • Select the 'Storage Classic' service, then open the Service Console.

  • If this is the first time creating a container, the screen will look like this.  Go ahead and 'Create Container'.  If other containers have already been created - use the 'Create Container' button on the right side of the page.

  • Give the container an appropriate name.  Note - under the 'Advanced' options, there's an 'Enable Encryption' selector.  Leave this unchecked.  Analytics Cloud will support encryption in a future release, but for now, do not select this.
  • Click 'Create' to finish the process of creating the storage container.

The final step is to get the details of the Rest Endpoint.  This string will be used within the Fusion BI Cloud Connector storage settings.

  • Click on the 'Account' menu item.

  • Copy and paste the Rest Endpoint details from this section:

This URL will be in the format of:



Update BICC Settings


  • Go to the Fusion SaaS BIACM environment and select the 'Configure External Storage' menu option from the right menu bar as shown:

You should see 2 tabs - one for 'Configure External Storage', and one for 'Configure OAC External Storage'.


In the 18.05 release of the BI Cloud Connector, you need to first 'Configure External Storage', and then the 'Configure OAC External Storage'.   Enter the same details in both tabs.

In subsequent releases you should be able to just enter the details in the 'Configure OAC External Storage'.


  • Be sure to select 'Cloud Storage Service' as the 'Storage Type' .  UCM is NOT supported for the OAC Data Replicator.
  • Create a new connection.  Note, while you can in theory create multiple connections, only one can be used for OAC Storage.

  • Give the Storage connection a name, and select the 'OAC External Storage' checkbox.
  • Use HTTPS as the protocol.
  • For the Host, enter the value that corresponds to the 'someurl.oraclecloud.com' from the Rest Endpoint URL above.
  • Use the Storage Admin user credentials
  • For the Service Name, enter the value that corresponds to the 'Storage-somedetails' from the Rest Endpoint URL above.
  • Use the 'Test Storage Service Connection' to confirm the correct values.  Once a successful test has been performed, you can select the storage container you created in the previous step.  In this example the 'Analytics' container is selected.
  • 'Save' the settings with the button in the upper right of the screen, then do the same for the 'Configure OAC External Storage' tab.



That's it !  When the BI Cloud Connector next runs, it will save the files to the cloud storage container.



This article walked through the steps to set up and configure a Storage Cloud container to be used by the Fusion SaaS BI Cloud Connector.

For other A-Team articles by Richard, click here


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