There seems to be some forum threads with installing ODI in windows 7 Edition . I would like to throw some light and tweaks to make it work.
ODI doesn’t support windows 7 since it checks for Windows version before installing. To suppress run the setup from command prompt > setup -ignoresysprereqs , this will let you pass through the initial Windows version check and keep continuing until the end.
In windows 7 Home premium , my ODI was not successful in installation or even it does the ODI dint start so I triggered manually by copying Oracledi folder and created the Environment Variable – ODI_JAVA_HOME to point to latest JDK Path.
Windows 7 Professional , Enterprise and Server 2008 R2 have been successful in installation with ignoresysprereqs option.
After ODI installation , install the JDK1.6 and later since 1.6 support transparency else ODI will work in Basic Theme and create or change the Environment Variable – ODI_JAVA_HOME to point to latest JDK Path.
Small simple idea to access ODI faster from Taskbar
The easy way of calling designer or topology is creating a shortcut or batch file. Batch files are smart windows programming as shell scripts for Unix.
For example – create a batch file – designer.bat and copy paste
CD C:OraHome_1oracledibin < odi designer path >
similarly do so for operator , topology and agent too .
or create shortcut into the desktop from oracledi/bin folder into a separate Folder and call it Batch_files or whatever meaningful name you wish to provide.
Right click on Taskbar – > Toolbars – > New toolbar and selected the Batch file folder .
As shown in the above image , with one click from taskbar i can access my ODI easily. This is just my way of accessing ODI in windows 7 , if you have some thing more creative , please share with odiexperts followers.