Adobe has announced the deprecation of Flash Player for December, 2020 and will be turned off by default in Chrome in July, 2019.

What is the alternative for Adobe Flash Player and what is the impact on OTBI and BI Publisher?

Also, in a browser that does not have Adobe Flash Player installed, the following message is displayed when running an OTBI Analysis or Dashboard:.

There is still a Flash dependency for “Copy XML to clipboard” functionality.

The “Copy” option is present in all OTBI Analyses, therefore “Copy Link Requires Adobe Flash Player” message will be generated when a user opens the report.

Solution – HTML5 is the native utility which replaces the Adobe Flash Player.

The possibility to solve the issue is to change charts type from flash to HTML5. It’s very easy and takes only a few minutes. All you need to do is to change (add) one parameter to Presentation Server’s configuration file

So open instanceconfig.xml file from $ORACLE_INSTANCE/config/OracleBIPresentationServicesComponent/coreapplication_obips1 directory (in my case its /u03/oracle/Middleware/instance/instance1/config/OracleBIPresentationServicesComponent/coreapplication_obips1/instanceconfig.xml

You need to find Viewssection and then Charts. Depending on your config, there may be no Charts section. In this case, you should add it to Views. Inside the Charts section, you need to add DefaultWebImageType tag with html5 value


Save the file and restart the presentation Service.

Clear the browser cache and restart the browser and try again..!

By mithun

3 thoughts on “Adobe Flash Player Decommissioning Deprecation – Whats Next ?”
  1. it does not solve the issue.
    I have set this parameter already in the past, but recently the issue appeared in some of the answers that I opened directly cliccking in catalog on its Open link.

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