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How to Make Your Period Dimension Represent Two Different Fiscal Calendars

By on March 15th, 2016

It happens quite frequently that companies change their fiscal calendar. So how do you create the consolidation solution in Hyperion EPM that is most adaptable to a fiscal calendar change? I recommend building your Period dimension in Hyperion metadata to use generic labeling.

Kscope15 – DAY 3

By on June 22nd, 2015

The second day of sessions delivered in spades. Highlights are below. Everyone is talking about the cloud…

Batch updates to Oracle EPMA metadata

By on November 19th, 2013

Have you ever found yourself in a position where you added a completely new alias or needed to add a user-defined attribute (UDA) to almost all of your account members? What happens if you’re working with an Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Architect(EPMA) managed application that does not have integrations to interface tables or a good offline file to update that metadata?

Fear not, for there are a few nifty tricks for creating your own offline metadata management file and a way to easily update a number of properties quickly and easily on Oracle EPMA with few outside tools.

Version Naming Conventions for Service Accounts

By on September 12th, 2013

When upgrading to Hyperion, everyone needs to be aware that hyphens are not allowed in the naming convention for service accounts. The EPM Installer fails to install the native Oracle 32-bit and 64-bit Clients (required for EPMA) due to the service names that include hyphens.

Kscope13—Day 3

By on June 25th, 2013

Today kicked off with a host of sessions, including TopDown’s first of four—”EPMA and DRM—Do I Use One, the Other, or Both?”. Paul Hoch and Steve Davis presented to a crowd of 50+ people. Lots of great information and questions. If you missed the presentation, check next week for a copy of the slides.…

Error During Application Deploy

By on May 8th, 2013

Our team encountered an issue with Planning and EPMA v11.1.2.1. When they would attempt to do a full deploy of the Planning application the system would throw an aborted error message, although a simple refresh of the outline worked fine.

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