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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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Using a text file data source

The ability to load data from many different data sources is one of the reasons why Essbase is such a flexible tool. In this recipe, we will see how to use text files as the data source and how to add a text file to a new minischema using the Connection Wizard.

Getting ready

To get started with Essbase Studio, click on the Start menu and navigate to Programs | Oracle EPM System | Essbase | Essbase Studio. The login menu will pop up. Enter your server, username, and password, and click on the Log in button.

How to do it…

  1. On the right-hand side of your Essbase Studio screen, you are going to see two tabs. Click on the Data Sources tab and right-click on the Data Source node. Then click on New and Data Source….

  2. When the data source menu pops up, enter the connection name tbc_sample_text and select Text as the Data Source Type. Click the Browse button to the right of the Location textbox. The following Text File Location dialog should be displayed:

  3. Double-click on tbc_samples...