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 to run the drill through……

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Simple Migrations on Essbase Cloud

Today’s post is a quick one where we discuss how to migrate applications from one Cloud environment to another. The latest version of Essbase on OAC, makes this process quite simple. I am not going to go through any of the scripted options on how to do this in this post, but focus mainly on……

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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 members and Drill is limited……

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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 OAC URLs with SSL certificates……

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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 the post, Suresh outlines how……

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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, but how do we get……

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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 why you would want to,……

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Essbase Cloud Features I

That took a while!! Sorry for not posting sooner, but I’d been distracted with KScope for the last couple of months. We had 2 presentations (you can find the content here and here), and it was a blast. I thought today, I’d come up with a short post, introducing some cool new functionality that is……

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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 done in previous posts (I……

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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. It’s not a big issue……

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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 page. I just used the……

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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. To get substitution variables from……

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Oracle Integration Cloud Service for EPM I

It’s been a while since my last post. So, I thought we’d look at something a bit different. Recently, I got my hands on an Oracle Integration Cloud instance. I wanted to see what it could do for EPM developers. While Oracle offers excellent videos on getting up to speed with the tool, it always……

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Data load performance in PBCS/EPBCS

My last post was almost a year ago. I have been tied up on pretty large projects and never got a chance to find time to share some more insights on the daily issues we may encounter. I have been trying to stay away from the cloud as I felt it wasn’t quite there yet compared to……

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