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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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Working with Common Platform Language (CPL)

CPL is the syntax that you will need to use on your data elements or dimension elements to apply functions, filters, and operators. In this recipe, we will use the MonthShortName function and concatenate data elements using CPL.

Getting ready

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

How to do it…

  1. In Essbase Studio, on the right side of your screen, you will see two tabs. Click on the Minischema tab, click and hold the MEASURES folder, and drag it under the MetaData Navigator root directory. Repeat the same step for the SALES folder.

  2. Right-click on the SALES folder, click on New, and then Dimension Element:

  3. Change the name to MonthShortName, select the Function tab, drill down on All functions, and click on the monthShortName function. Click on the Source tab and highlight $...