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Encrypting MaxL Security

By on June 17th, 2014

Clients are becoming increasingly concerned with security within their Hyperion environment, and rightly so. Having administrator credentials hard-coded into our scripts is not a real secure solution. The real solution is to encrypt the administrator credentials using public and private keys within a Windows environment. NOTE that this approach written and tested using a Windows 2008 R2 Standard Server.

Cumulative Feature Overview Tool – EPM

By on February 18th, 2014

Cumulative Feature Overview Tool available to help identify new features and functionality available between specific Oracle EPM releases. The Fixed Defects Finder tool is available in the form of a macro-enabled spreadsheet that will give a detailed list of features available from a specific Oracle EPM release to a newer release, in order to assist with future upgrade implementations.

Oracle EPM Defects Fixed Finder Tool

By on February 11th, 2014

A Fixed Defects Finder tool is available in the form of a macro-enabled spreadsheet that will give a detailed list of all fixed product defects after a specified EPM release.

Copying SQL Developer Connection Definitions

By on January 14th, 2014

When defining connections within the Oracle Client’s SQL developer component, the saved connections are user specific, so if another user account logs into the same machine to use SQL Developer for the first time, the Connections section will be empty.

SQL Developer Utility & Oracle 11 Database Client Installation

By on January 8th, 2014

After installing the Oracle RDBMS 32 or 64-bit client software, the SQL Developer utility included with the installations is a handy GUI tool to create RDBMS connections and examine the contents of user schemas. However, there are required steps to perform in order to get it working properly due to the following:

Oracle EPM EAS RDBMS Tables

By on January 8th, 2014

Oracle EPM Essbase Administration Service’s RDBMS tables not created after performing product’s database configuration task.

FDMEE patch 11.1.2.3.200

By on November 22nd, 2013

FDMEE patch 11.1.2.3.200 is due out next week. It will add to the API library for scripting.

Installing Oracle EPM 11.1.2.2 to a Linux server in graphical mode via an SSH connection from a Windows machine

By on May 8th, 2013

Out in the field, we periodically get questions about installing Oracle EPM 11.1.2.2 to a Linux server in graphical mode via an SSH connection from a Windows machine. The question might sound complicated, but the answer is pretty straightforward. When the Oracle EPM installer is launched remotely on a Linux server over an SSH connection…

More Thoughts on Oracle Hyperion 11.1.2.1 Migration

By on August 3rd, 2011

A few months and many migrations later, I have thoughts, discoveries, and a two-part question about the Hyperion 11.1.2.1 migration. Thoughts and Discoveries I am happy to report that the release documentation continues to impress. And believe me, good documentation goes a long way to making migrations run smoothly. Another nice surprise in 11.1.2.1 is…

Oracle Hyperion 11.1.2.1 Notes

By on April 19th, 2011

My team and I are deep in the Oracle Hyperion 11.1.2.1 release and I expect to have a lot to say about this once it’s installed and up and running. In the meantime, I’ve culled the key bits from the documentation notes and provided them below. Also included be low is the link to the…

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