Vijay Kurian

Known as the Clem Fandango of EPM consulting, Vijay Kurian has been developing enterprise solutions for companies for the last 12 years (increment years if reading post-2015). Having worked with Essbase, Planning, DRM and other assorted technologies during that time, he’s made the frankly, average decision, to write about them. He hopes to contribute frequently to US Weekly, People and Sensible Chuckle magazines on improving reporting solutions, creating master data management systems and zzz…

Essbase Cloud CLI on Macs

After a bit of a break, I thought I’d change track on some of the things I’ve been posting about recently, and look at some of the functionality offered by Essbase Cloud. Specifically, as it relates to working with the Essbase Command Line Interface (CLI). There are many excellent examples on using this tool on……

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ODI, the Essbase API and Jython I

Through this blog, we’ve been trying to advertise the fact that the tools we have at our disposal go a long way towards creating user-friendly solutions. Today, I thought I’d delve into the world of the Essbase API. Further, I thought we’d explore how the API can work, with Jython, and by extension, ODI. There……

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Export Substitution Variables, The PBCS Edition I

These days, I find myself working with on-premises applications quite a bit. So, once in a while, it is refreshing to look at what Planning’s cloud counterpart can do. One of my absolute favorite features that Oracle has rolled out over the last few years is the advent of the REST APIs. I thought I’d……

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The DRM Batch Client II

I thought today, I would do a little follow-up post, based on a question from one of our commenters. The question was, “How do we automate blends and backups using the batch client?”. As we saw from an earlier post, configuration files allow some flexibility when setting up DRM automations. Let’s walk through a simple scenario……

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ODI Studio, External Authentication and Multiple Environments

I wanted to go over a scenario that arises when you have enterprise licensing for ODI and how this relates to authentication. Specifically, when ODI is authenticated externally. Now, this is not something that most of us EPM developers are used to, but this is standard when BIAPPS is set up. Normally, we would just……

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DRM Duplicate Check

One of the things I’ve always wanted to focus on, with this blog, is how the tools we use, sometimes provide simple and effective solutions. For instance, there are always cases, when we develop hierarchies on DRM, where we will need to filter down our exports based on the existence of duplicate attributes. In other……

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DRM – Insufficient Rights Error

I thought today, we’d look at a simple error message that might crop during your implementations. I’ve been neglecting the blog for a month or so, and I need something simple to get me back in gear. So, here goes. Sometimes, when you run action scripts, you might run into the following error, “Insufficient rights……

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DRM Errata Close Version

Here’s a quick little post on some errata in the DRM documentation. I was recently looking at setting up a process to unload versions as part of my automation scripts. I was using regular batch utility execution, instead of the configuration file method (see here). According to the documentation, the way to do this is:……

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