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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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Executing dimension build rules using MaxL

In this recipe, we will build the dimensions for the entire Basic database using Essbase Administration Services (EAS). We will then use dimension build rules and MaxL dimension build commands to build the hierarchies for each dimension. You should complete the recipe Setting up folder structure and other files needed for MaxL automation before you continue as we are going to need the folder structure and script created in that recipe.

Getting ready

To get started, click on the Start menu and navigate to Program | Oracle EPM System | Essbase | 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. Expand the Essbase Server in EAS, expand the Applications node, drill down on the Sample2 application, click on the Basic database, right-click on the Outline, and click on Edit.

  2. Right-click on the Outline: Basic node in the Outline Editor, selects Add...