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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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Setting up folder structure and other files needed for MaxL automation

In this recipe, we will set up the folder structure needed to run most Essbase processes, keep track of error files, and view process log files. We will also work through some techniques that can help a developer replicate the functionality shown here for all their applications. The steps in this recipe will be done once for each application, then the folder structure and objects will be copied for the purpose of automating other applications' processes. In a sense, the techniques used here were designed for portability and ease of migration from development to production. Finally, we will execute a MaxL script that will add the Sample2 application and Basic database.

Getting ready

To get started, right-click on the Start menu, select Explore, and browse to your C drive.

How to do it...

  1. Right-click on your C drive in Windows Explorer, click on New, click Folder, type AUTOMATION in the folder name, and press Enter.

  2. Open the...