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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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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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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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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