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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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Exporting data using column format

In this recipe, we will use a column format export to extract all the data from Sample.Basic at the lowest level. We will also create a separate database for the purpose of loading this columnar export via a load rule. The column format is the least flexible method of exporting data from a database as data is exported in the format of the Essbase outline. Moreover, we cannot specify a slice of the database for export with column format export. On the other, it is one of the fastest ways of extracting all data from an Essbase database.

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. Drill down on the Essbase Server in EAS, expand the Applications node, drill down on the Sample application, right-click on...