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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
About the Author
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In this chapter, we will continue with the The Beverage Company (TBC) sample database which we started in Chapter 2, Using Essbase Studio, with Essbase Studio, and we will conduct some of these same tasks using Essbase Integration Service (EIS). On the other hand, we will not be discussing the building of a Block Storage database in Essbase Administration Services (EAS) as these tasks are covered in Chapters 5, 6, 7, and 8.

The following is a summary of the application development steps in Essbase Studio:

  1. Prep Data Source

  2. Create Data Source Connection

  3. Create minischema, user-defined tables, and add joins

  4. Select data elements

  5. Create or modify metadata elements, date elements, and hierarchies

  6. Create alias tables

  7. Create Essbase schema and Essbase Models

  8. Set Essbase properties

  9. Build drill-through reports

  10. Deploy Essbase cubes

Building an Essbase application in EIS will require some of the same steps but these tasks can be accomplished within the OLAP Model and OLAP Metaoutline in contrast.