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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 substitution variables

In this recipe, we will go over how to set up substitution variables for different types of applications. The substitution variable is a global place holder for information that changes often. We will be setting up substitution variables at the Essbase Server level, at the application level, and at the database level. Moreover, we will discuss what the order of precedence is for substitution variables that have the same names at different levels. Finally, we will create substitution variables for use in date ranges and SQL queries in data load rules.

Getting ready

To get started, click on your Start menu and navigate to Programs | Oracle EPM System | Essbase | Essbase Administration Services | Start Administration Services Console. In the Log in menu, enter your Administration Server, Username, Password, and click on the Log in button.

  1. Right-click on your Essbase Server in EAS, select Edit, and click on Variables.

  2. In the Substitution Variables menu, click down...