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Oracle Essbase 11 Development Cookbook

Jose R. Ruiz

Over 90 advanced development recipes to build and take your Oracle Essbase Applications further with this book and ebook
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Book Details

ISBN 139781849683265
Paperback400 pages

About This Book

  • 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.

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.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Understanding and Modifying Data Sources
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Chapter 9: Provisioning Security Using MaxL Editor or Shared Services
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
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

What You Will Learn

  • 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.


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