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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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Using If/Else logic and substitution variables in outline formulas

In this recipe, we are going to be setting up substitution variables for the outline formulas. We will then set up an outline to not only use If/Else logic, but also allow the user to conduct the "what if" analysis on a forecast scenario. We will use the Adjust Data menu in Smart View to increase the selected cell values by three percent and submit this data into Essbase. In addition, we will run a calculation from Smart View and validate the results of the If/Else logic.

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.

How to do it...

  1. In EAS, drill down on the Essbase Servers node, right-click on your Essbase Server, select Edit, click on Variables, and enter the CurMthTD and FcstMthTD substitution...