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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
About the Author
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Using MaxL editor to add and externalize a user

In this recipe, we will look up the user we want to add to make sure the user does not already exist. If the user does not exist, then we will create a native group and add an external user using Single Sign-On in the Shared Service mode. Maintaining user access this way removes the Essbase Administrator from the business of keeping track of user passwords in the Native Security mode. The options for external directories are reviewed in the How it works session of this recipe. From the user standpoint, it will be easier as they keep track of one username and password, as opposed to remembering an Essbase username and password and a network username and password.

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...