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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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Developing cube schema and an Essbase model

In this recipe, we will use the TBC hierarchies to set up a cube schema and Essbase model. The cube schema is an object or foundation structure that specifies the hierarchies, measures, and defines data bindings of an Essbase cube. You can also build an Essbase model when you build a cube schema. The Essbase model is a star schema developed from the relational model. The Essbase models will be used to specify the Essbase cubes' properties, attributes, alias, transformations, and drill-through reports.

Getting ready

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

How to do it…

  1. Right-click on the Root folder of the Metadata Navigator. Click on New and select Folder, and in the textbox type in CUBE_SCHEMAS. Click on OK.

  2. Right-click on the CUBE_SCHEMAS folder, click on New, then click on Cube Schema, and enter in TBC_Schema...