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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 Date measures on a BSO cube

In this recipe, we will set up a set of Date-stored members and load data into them. We will also determine our Shelf Life and Days to Sell value by adding the appropriate outline formulas to the two corresponding measures.

Getting ready

To get started, click on the 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. Drill down on the Essbase Server in EAS and the Applications node, select the Sample Basic database, and double-click on the Basic outline to edit.

  2. Click on the Properties tab, set Type Measures enable to True, and change the Date format value to yyyy-mm-dd.

  3. Click on the Outline tab, drill down on the Measures dimension, drill down on the Ratios hierarchy, right-click on Profit per Ounce, click on Add sibling, and type in Production Date in...