By TopDown Team on January 10th, 2017
Oracle Essbase is the industry leading Multidimensional Database platform. As a modeling and reporting technology, Essbase can only store numeric information, strings and other data types are not supported. However, both Essbase and Planning can get around this limitation using some functionality called Smart Lists, which are nothing more than lookup tables. This blog post will show you a design to manage both the Smart Lists themselves, as well as the association between member (in Essbase/Planning) and Smart List.
By TopDown Team on July 7th, 2016
AppliedOlap has implemented useful improvements for extracting Account Dimensions from a v188.8.131.52 Essbase Cube to the Next Generation Outline Extractor. The original OlapUnderground Outline Extractor is only supported up through 184.108.40.206. This next generation of the tool, does the trick, and this blog post outlines how. Note that the updated tool is not dependent on having the Essbase Client installed in your system, rather it uses the new Essbase Java API.
By TopDown Team on February 17th, 2016
This blog post documents the process of creating and initializing the sample Vision Planning application with Oracle EPM v220.127.116.11.500 and v18.104.22.168. Note that this process has changed beginning with the installation of the 22.214.171.124.500 patch release as compared to the steps previously performed with the base 126.96.36.199 version.
By TopDown Team on November 6th, 2014
In part 3 of this blog series, we’ll learn how to build properties in bulk using the Migration Utility, and will create six application-specific properties in the Custom.DRM namespace. In the prior post, we learned how to manually manage Versions, Hierarchies, Nodes, and Properties. In this post, we’ll use the Migration Utility to load the properties needed to manage the attributes of an Essbase application. The Migration Utility can also be used to migrate an application from one environment to another, using XML as the data medium.
By TopDown Team on June 27th, 2014
The final morning of Kscope14 included two-hour deep-dive sessions across the conference topic areas. Some takeaways from these sessions include:……From the Executive Roundtable with EPM/BI Senior Management; this roundtable provided an opportunity to ask the detailed questions about the products and their direction.
By TopDown Team on June 26th, 2014
Day 3 at Kscope14 was a big one for TopDown. Four of our six speakers presented to crowds ranging from 50+ to 100+ over the course of the day. The sessions complemented each other with each drilling deeper into the information imparted from the previous one.
By TopDown Team on June 25th, 2014
Another great day and interesting and informative sessions at Kscope14. Below you’ll find some highlights of the day.
Oracle Hyperion 188.8.131.52
Executive Briefing: Enterprise Performance Management Strategy and Vision” provided a lot of insight into the Hyperion 184.108.40.206 release. First it looks to like it’ll be a game changer…