Oracle Essbase 11 Development Cookbook


Oracle Essbase 11 Development Cookbook
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  • This book and e-book will provide you with the tools needed to successfully build and deploy your Essbase application.
  • Includes the major components that need to be considered when designing an Essbase application.
  • This book can be used to build calculations, design process automation, add security, integrate data, and report off an Essbase cube.

Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 400 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : January 2012
ISBN : 1849683263
ISBN 13 : 9781849683265
Author(s) : Jose R. Ruiz
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Enterprise Products and Platforms, Oracle Database, Cookbooks, Enterprise, Oracle

Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 1: Understanding and Modifying Data Sources
Chapter 2: Using Essbase Studio
Chapter 3: Building the BSO Cube
Chapter 4: Building the ASO Cube
Chapter 5: Using EAS for Development
Chapter 6: Creating Calculation Scripts
Chapter 7: Using MaxL to Automate Process
Chapter 8: Data Integration
Chapter 9: Provisioning Security Using MaxL Editor or Shared Services
Chapter 10: Developing Dynamic Reports
Index
  • Chapter 1: Understanding and Modifying Data Sources
    • Introduction
    • Setting up an Account or Measures dimension with a parent-child reference
    • Setting up dimensions with a generation reference
    • Adding columns for outline formulas
    • Adding the solve order column to tables that have ASO formulas
    • Adding and populating the Sort Order Column
    • Adding tables for varying attributes
    • Determining hierarchies in relational tables
    • Using the Essbase Outline Extractor to extract dimensions
    • Using Star Analytics to build your star schema from existing Essbase cubes
    • Chapter 2: Using Essbase Studio
      • Introduction
      • Creating TBC sample database and connecting to the data source
      • Adding user-defined tables
      • Building your minischema
      • Setting up joins in a minischema
      • Adding tables to a minischema
      • Using a text file data source
      • Working with Common Platform Language (CPL)
      • Using Sort Order on data elements
      • Chapter 3: Building the BSO Cube
        • Introduction
        • Creating hierarchies using a parent-child reference table
        • Creating hierarchies using a generation reference table
        • Adding attribute dimensions to hierarchies
        • Building a Calendar dimension
        • Creating date elements
        • Creating Alias tables
        • Developing cube schema and an Essbase model
        • Setting Essbase properties
        • Deploying a cube
        • Creating an OLAP Model in EIS
        • Creating an OLAP metaoutline in EIS
        • Chapter 4: Building the ASO Cube
          • Introduction
          • Using the Connection Wizard to set up an ASO cube
          • Building a Measures dimension from the fact table
          • Creating an ASO Cube Schema and an Essbase Model
          • Understanding Essbase Model properties for the ASO cube
          • Designing a drill-through report
          • Using the View dimension for Dynamic Time Series reporting
          • Chapter 5: Using EAS for Development
            • Introduction
            • Adding an application and database on an Essbase Server
            • Using the outline editor to add dimensions
            • Using dimension build rules to add the parent-child dimension
            • Creating dimension build rules to add a base and attribute dimensions
            • Using dimension build rules to add user-defined attributes and associate dimensions
            • Creating load rules for flat file data loads
            • Creating substitution variables
            • Using If/Else logic and substitution variables in outline formulas
            • Using Text measures on a BSO cube
            • Using Date measures on a BSO cube
            • Using different outline formula logic at parent level
            • Creating a load rule for SQL data load using substitution variables
            • Using MDX in aggregate storage applications
            • Chapter 6: Creating Calculation Scripts
              • Introduction
              • Using Essbase Set function commands and Calc All to calculate cubes
              • Using control flow commands, conditional, and logical operators
              • Using substitution variables in calculations script
              • Using UDAs and Calc Two Pass in calculation scripts
              • Using Attributes in calculation scripts
              • Clearing data and using the cross- dimensional operators in a calculation script
              • Using allocation functions in calculation scripts
              • Modifying Essbase settings to improve calculation performance
              • Using MDX to calculate Aggregate Storage database
              • Chapter 7: Using MaxL to Automate Process
                • Introduction
                • Setting up folder structure and other files needed for MaxL automation
                • Executing dimension build rules using MaxL
                • Executing load rules using MaxL
                • Executing calculations using MaxL
                • Executing partitions using MaxL
                • Executing report scripts using MaxL
                • Adding or changing substitution variables with MaxL
                • Using ASO incremental data loads
                • Using encryption in MaxL scripts
                • Deploy dimension created in Essbase Studio
                • Chapter 8: Data Integration
                  • Introduction
                  • Using report script to extract data to a text file
                  • Using the DATAEXPORT function to extract data into a text file
                  • Using the DATAEXPORT function to extract data into a relational source
                  • Exporting data using column format
                  • Using MaxL to extract the outline in XML format
                  • Using @XREF functions to move data between BSO cubes
                  • Partitioning data from BSO to ASO cubes
                  • Using MDX for extracting data using API
                  • There's more
                  • Chapter 9: Provisioning Security Using MaxL Editor or Shared Services
                    • Introduction
                    • Using MaxL editor to add and externalize a user
                    • Using Shared Services to add and provision a user
                    • Using MaxL Editor to set up a filter for MetaRead and Write access
                    • Using Shared Services to provision filters to a group
                    • Using Shared Services to provision calculation scripts to a group
                    • Using MaxL to export security file
                    • Chapter 10: Developing Dynamic Reports
                      • Introduction
                      • Creating a connection and using substitution variables in financial reports
                      • Using the column templates and formatting reports
                      • Retrieving data using UDAs and Attributes
                      • Retrieving data using children and descendants member set functions
                      • Using User Prompts and the POV to select members
                      • Using conditional formatting and suppression in financial reports
                      • Adding related content to financial reports
                      • Creating a web analysis report

                      Jose R. Ruiz

                      Jose R. Ruiz is an Oracle Essbase 11 Certified Implementation Specialist with over nine years experience in developing enterprise level Essbase applications. Jose has worked at fortune 500 companies and has compounded Essbase experience by having worked with talented Hyperion and Oracle colleagues on many projects. Jose currently holds the position of Oracle Essbase Developer at his current employer in South Florida.
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                      What you will learn from this book

                      • Design components of a Data Mart to use as data source, maintain meta-data, and support drill-through reporting.
                      • Setup a Data Source and Minischema in Essbase Studio so that metadata elements can be manipulated and hierarchies built.
                      • Create an Essbase Model, Cube Schema, drill-through report, and deploy both a Block Storage (BSO) and Aggregate Storage (ASO) application.
                      • Use Essbase Administration Services (EAS) to create applications, create and use substitution variables, and add complex outline formulas in both the Block Storage (BSO) and Aggregate Storage (ASO) models.
                      • Create dimension build rules, flat file load rules, and SQL load rules.
                      • Create complex calculations using the Calculation Script Editor, optimize a cube for calculations, and run allocation calculations off an Aggregate Storage database.
                      • Automate processes via MaxL scripts and integrate data between Essbase databases and to relational databases
                      • Design effective security and build dynamic reports

                      In Detail

                      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.

                      Approach

                      This cookbook is full of immediately useable recipes showing you the advanced development techniques when building Essbase Applications and how to take these applications further.

                      This cookbook offers practical, task-based, and immediately usable recipes covering a wide range of advanced development techniques to build Essbase Applications and take them further. In addition to its cookbook style, which ensures the solutions are presented in a clear step-by-step manner, its explanations go into great detail, which makes it good learning material for everyone who has experience in Essbase and wants to improve. The book is designed in such a way that you can either read it chapter by chapter or refer to recipes that you want in no particular order.

                      Who this book is for

                      If you are an experienced Essbase developer, Essbase Database Designer or Database Administrator, then this book is for you. This book assumes that you have good knowledge of Oracle Essbase.

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