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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 report script to extract data to a text file

In this recipe, we will create a report using the Report Script Editor to extract data from Essbase. Our report script will be used to extract data in a tabular format that will be ready to be loaded into a relational environment. We will use the data from the Sample.Basic database created in recipe Adding an Application and Database on an Essbase server in Chapter 5, Using EAS for Development.

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. Right-click on your Essbase Server in EAS, select Edit..., and click on Variables....

  2. In the Substitution Variables menu, click down on the cell under Application, select Sample, click down on the cell under the Database column, and select Basic.

  3. Click...