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Oracle Essbase 11 Development Cookbook

By : Jose R Ruiz
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Oracle Essbase 11 Development Cookbook

By: Jose R Ruiz

Overview of this book

Oracle Essbase is a Multi-Dimensional Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) server, providing a rich environment for effectively developing custom analytic and enterprise performance management applications. Oracle Essbase enables business users to quickly model complex business scenarios. This practical cookbook shows you the advanced development techniques when building Essbase Applications and how to take these applications further. Packed with over 90 task-based and immediately reusable recipes, this book starts by showing you how to use a relational data model to build and load an Essbase cube and how to create a data source, prepare the mini schema, and work with the data elements in Essbase Studio. The book then dives into topics such as building the BSO cube, building the ASO cube, using EAS for development, creating Calculation Scripts and using MaxL to automate processes.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Oracle Essbase 11 Development Cookbook
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Retrieving data using UDAs and Attributes

In this recipe, we will retrieve data in a financial report using UDAs and Attributes. Although both of these options allow you to retrieve subsets of data, you should know their strengths in order to create better reporting. Consider using UDAs over Attributes when retrieving from dense dimensions or if you have to assign UDAs to various different levels in your hierarchy. Consider Attributes over UDAs when you want to conduct cross-tab reporting.

Getting ready

Click on the Start menu, select Oracle | Financial Studio Report | Financial Studio Report, enter your User ID, enter your password, modify the Server URL, and click on OK. Your Server URL should be http://EssbaseServer:Port if you are not using SSL.

How to do it...

  1. Click on the File menu, select New, and click on Report.

  2. Select the Grid menu, click, and drag your mouse on the report designer area below to draw the grid. The Select a Database Connection menu will pop up asking your connection...