Super-size me! ODI Variables and long string values (ORA-12899/ODI-1228 errors)

I often use Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) for automation and ETL processes in the EPM projects I help deliver. ODI is a wonderfully flexible and powerful tool that works incredibly well out of the box. But there are some little tweaks to ODI that I find necessary to resolve some occasional hiccups I encounter. I……

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Hyperion Calc Manager validation versus EAS validation (RUNJAVA)

While working with the @CalcMgrExecuteMaxLScript Essbase CDF I came across some intricacies around using the RUNJAVA flavor of this CDF (RunJava com.hyperion.calcmgr.common.cdf.MaxLScriptFunction). I was developing some calc scripts in EAS with the intention of converting them to Calc Manager calculation rules for use with Hyperion Planning. I find the script editor in Calculation Manager to……

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Using escape character (\) to retain quotes in Essbase dim builds

Hello fellow Essbasers, I thought I’d pass on a little tip for an issue you may come across when creating an Essbase dimensional build. Occasionally you may need to build outline members that require quotes in one of the dimensional build fields (typically involving member formulas). Let’s take the following source data as an example.……

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Essbase Warning 1002023? Check your Config File

The other day I was running MaxL scripts on some Essbase applications at a client. In the corresponding MaxL logs generated by data load statements, I noticed the following warning being generated. I noticed that every data load and dim build was generating this same warning. WARNING – 1002023 – No message for message #1002023……

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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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Oracle DRM Application Not Starting (DRM-61003 and ORA-12514 errors)

A few weeks back I was looking to install Oracle Data Relationship Management (DRM) on a virtual machine for some testing. I fired up my trusty Windows 2008 server VM and went to work installing Oracle DRM using the installation instructions found on this very blog (written by the magnificent Vijay Kurian no less). The software……

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Blank Hyperion Workspace Homepage

Sometimes when connecting to Workspace, you will get a message saying the start up document couldn’t load, resulting in a blank Hyperion Workspace homepage. This is because most of the time users have not been granted access to the location where the homepage is stored or sometimes it’s because the homepage file is simply gone, deleted by mistake.……

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