Q: We often see some folders and files under OracleBI directory and some error messages start with NQ. What is full form of NQ and why it is called like that?
A: we can see some files like NQSConfig.INI and eror messages like [nQSError: 43081], [nQSError: 12002]…etc.
Full form of NQ is nQuire, a Business Intelligence company and the original authors of the OBIEE product. Siebel bought nQuire in 2001 and renamed it to Siebel Analytics then Oracle bought Siebel and renamed the product to OBIEE.
That’s the reason why still some OBIEE error messages starts with “NQ”. An error message referring to “NQ” in upper or lower case, it is an OBIEE error.