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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 MDX to calculate Aggregate Storage database

In this recipe, we will be using MDX to run a calculation off an Aggregate Storage Option (ASO) database. Calculating an ASO database is a functionality that was not available in Essbase prior to version 11.1.2.x; as such, it is one of the more compelling reasons to upgrade from the previous versions. Although calculation in the ASO cube is a relatively new technology and does not have the breadth and depth of the BSO calculation script, it presents an exciting option to the traditional calculation options in the BSO cube. Note this recipe requires that you have the ASOsamp database added in the recipe Using MDX in aggregate storage applications in Chapter 5.

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, Password, and click on the Log in button...