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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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Clearing data and using the cross- dimensional operators in a calculation script

In this recipe, we will use the ClearData and ClearBlock commands to clear intersections of our data. We will also use an IF/ENDIF conditional statement to set data to #MISSING if it meets certain criteria. Clearing data is a task that you are going to conduct frequently, specifically if your data is transactional. We are also going to be using the cross-dimensional operator in our calculation frequently. The cross-dimensional operators point to specific intersections of member combinations and can be recognized by the hyphen followed by the right-angle bracket sign, which is ->. This recipe only applies to the BSO model.

Getting ready

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