New Smart View version brings Drill through to Excel sheets from EPM Cloud

Up until last week, clients kept asking me if there was a way to get to the drill through reports without having to leave the excel world. Up until now, most of my clients leveraging Data Management wanting to run a drill through report needed to: find the desired cell……

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PBCS ePBCS Update – September 2019 – What’s new?

Last week, Test pods have been gifted with the latest PBCS update. Let’s see what September 2019 brings to PBCS. Welcomed new features: Data Management: Drilling down from Summary members. Before this update drill through via Data Management only supported drill through at level 0. Apparently now we can drill from summary……

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Essbase CLI and SSL

The examination into practical uses of Essbase in the cloud continues today, with a look at a peculiar issue that crops up with the Essbase Command Line Interface (cli). Have a look at an earlier post which briefly looks at using cli with Essbase here. Oracle highly recommends securing your……

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Essbase Cloud Streaming Issue

In our continuing look at how to work with Essbase cloud, I thought today we’d look at a peculiar problem that arises with the Essbase Command Line Interface (cli). First off, you may want to look at Suresh T’s excellent blog post on streaming data loads using the cli. In……

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Using Groovy Scripts on Essbase Cloud

Continuing on with my love-fest on Essbase Cloud, I wanted to explore another little trick that the nice folks at Oracle have shipped with OAC. Specifically, the ability to run Groovy scripts from Essbase Cloud. The first clue that this is possible, comes from the “Jobs” tab. Well that’s great,……

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Essbase Cloud Features II

Carrying on in our series about new features on Essbase Cloud, I wanted to take a look at some of the other features that are now available in the so-called Modern interface. Specifically, the “Analyze” and “Inspect” features. First off, if you wanted to toggle between the “Classic” (not sure……

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Oracle Integration Cloud Service POST

I thought we’d look at another example of using OIC seamlessly with your EPM cloud integrations. Today, we’ll look at how to “POST” or submit updates to your PBCS application. In this case, we’ll be updating a substitution variable from OIC. The integration setup steps are similar to what we’ve……

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Calc Manager Error:The dimension needs to be a text attribute dimension

After creating a new attribute dimension in PBCS/EPBCS, I tried leveraging it in a Business Rule right away but surprisingly the rule wouldn’t validate without throwing the following error “Error:The dimension needs to be a text attribute dimension” Supposedly, the new text attribute dimension isn’t being recognized as a text attribute dimension….…

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Oracle Integration Cloud Service for EPM III

In this post, we will apply the finishing touches to our integration. You can find the earlier parts here and here. One of the things you also need to set up on your integration, is a tracking parameter. This is a mandatory step, and can be done from the Tracking……

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Leverage the DRG Calculate Name and Calculate Parent features – Part 1

A long time ago (i.e. a little bit more than a year ago) I started playing with DRM and more specifically with the new DRG features that had just been added like Calculate Name and Calculate Parent, and so I had made a quick post about their availability and how……

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Oracle Integration Cloud Service for EPM II

This post continues on from an earlier one, which can be found here. From a blank canvas, we can just drag and drop the REST connection from the Invokes palette on the right. On the wizard that opens up, you get the option to specify which REST command you would like to execute….…

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