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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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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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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Part 1: Essbase and Hyperion Planning Outside-the-box

Welcome to Part 1 of a multi-part series detailing the creation of some out-of-the-ordinary processes leveraging Hyperion Planning command-line utilities, new (and old) Essbase CDFs and Hyperion Planning back-end repository tables. In this series, we will look at a requirement that arose at a recent client requiring the ability to update security within a Planning……

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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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Issue with Shell Escape and @CalcMgrExecuteMaxLScript

Thought I’d post a little tip that could prove useful to others that are looking to use the @CalcMgrExecuteEncryptMaxLFile and @CalcMgrExecuteMaxLScript Essbase functions (CDFs). I often find the ‘shell’ command that is available with MaxL scripting to be very useful. According to the Oracle technical documents the ‘shell’ or ‘Shell Escape’ allows the user 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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