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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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Creating Alias tables

In this recipe, we will create an Alias set or table to give more descriptive names to the members in the outline. In a business environment, it is common for the same functions to have different names depending on the recipient of the information. Version now supports 32 alias tables, or 32 different ways of naming the same member. This is, of course, far more than the average application needs, but it gives you a lot of flexibility for reporting purposes.

Getting ready

To get started, click on the Start menu and navigate to Programs | Oracle EPM System | Essbase | Essbase Studio. Log in to Essbase Studio using your server, username, and password.

How to do it…

  1. In Essbase Studio, click on the Tools Menu and Alias Set Manager to display the Alias Set Manager dialog box. Click on the + sign in the middle of the dialog box, and enter Default for the name of your Alias set. Then click on the OK button.

  2. On the right-hand side of your Alias Set Manager dialog, click...