This release is more than just a bunch of fixes as it brings in new products, a multitude of product enhancements and changes to installation and configuration which I will be covering today.
To be complete I thought I would cover setting up external authentication for the standalone agent which I go through today and then in the next part the J2EE agent and ODI console.
The patch details are - Release 188.8.131.52.101 Patch Set Exception (PSE): 13801144
Defect Number – 13798468
External authentication was a new feature in the first release of ODI 11g and I was expecting the configuration to be simple and be built in to the Studio, unfortunately there is no mechanism within the Studio to set up the authentication and to be honest the documentation is not the most helpful.
I will be running through the issue on a windows OS but the concept is the same if using *nix
If you are integrating with essbase 11.x and using either the PRE_LOAD_MAXL _SCRIPT or POST_LOAD_MAXL _SCRIPT options in any of the interface KM options
The first tip is for speeding up data loads to essbase databases and while it may be obvious to many people I often find this setting in the IKM left as default and hear complaints that apparently the essbase adaptor is slow at loading data.
When you first create an interface to load data to an essbase database you will see an option in the IKM called COMMIT_INTERVAL.
As you may be aware there are a couple of methods available to parallel load data into an ASO database, one method is to have multiple sessions of Maxl each performing a data load or the much more efficient way of using one Maxl statement using multiple load rules (up to eight).
The Maxl syntax is
Within EPMA there is built in functionality known as data synchronization which allows the synchronizing of data between EPM products, flat files and interface tables which I will be covering.