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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 the DATAEXPORT function to extract data into a relational source

In this recipe, we will use the DATAEXPORT function to extract data from Essbase directly into a relational table. In order to accomplish this task, you need a DSN and a table in the relational environment that is set up with the same column structure as your export. You will also need to set up your DATAEXPORT with the parameters needed for this task. This functionality is only available in the Block Storage (BSO) cube.

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. You need the TBC database that was created in Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 to add a new table.

How to do it...

  1. On your Essbase Windows Server, click on the Start menu, click on Settings, click on Control Panel, select Administrative...