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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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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Reduce size of Runtime Prompts in Hyperion Planning applications

Hyperion planning users sometimes, when running a business rule that require some kind of selection through a runtime prompts window will complain that the OK and Cancel button are not displayed on their screen, as seen below. The runtime prompt window is too big for their screen resolution, so those buttons don’t show up and users……

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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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Planning PasswordEncryption utility

It’s been a few months since my last post. In this post, I will detail the step (in Windows and Unix) to encrypt a password (using the PasswordEncryption utility) in order to use it with planning utilities, like for example the outline utility. This post will be the first one of a series that will end on with loading……

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