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…

Copy Planning Security to Essbase II

As we’ve seen in the last post, we have a list of users and their filter names as they exist in Planning. Continuing on, let’s take a look at what the documentation tells us about filters. It’s not evident at first glance, the importance of the section, “as FILTER-NAME”. If you dig one step deeper,……

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Copy Planning Security to Essbase I

Today, I thought we’d look at a little proof of concept, in this part 1 of a 2-part series of posts. One of my co-authors and I were trying to figure out how to replicate security from a Planning application to an Essbase cube. Imagine the scenario, where we might have a planning application, for inputs……

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Hyperion Planning Dimension Updates

Starting with version 11.1.2.3, Hyperion Planning rolled out some cool new functionality for dimension (and data) updates to your planning applications. The idea is to make it really easy to update your dimensions without using ODI, the Outline Load Utility, the Planning Admin Extension for Smart View or manually. We’ll look at the Planning extension……

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Dynamic Scripting Validation Goodness

With the arrival of Dynamic Scripting in DRM 11.1.2.3, JavaScript is a valid scripting option within DRM. This is pretty neat because a script provides a more robust alternative to traditional DRM formulas. I also like the fact that you can now put comments inside your code. I thought it would be nice to do……

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DRM 11.1.2.4 Application Creation

Now that we’ve finished the DRM install, it’s time to create a new DRM application. This process is pretty straight-forward as well. As usual, let’s look at some of the pre-requisites. Pre-requisites Create a new repository (ensure you have the database rights to do this). Alternatively, you can choose to run scripts manually as well. Suitable……

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