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ODI Series – tips for improving essbase load times.

I thought I would cover a few tips for speeding up data loading to essbase using ODI.

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.

ODI Series – ASO parallel data loads

I have been meaning to write up this blog for a long time but never got round to it and a recent post on the essbase Oracle forum prompted me to revisit this topic.

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

ODI Series – Launching Calculation Manager rules

This blog has come about due to a post of the Oracle Planning forum, basically it is addresses an issue with executing Calculation Manager rules using the command line utility CalcMgrCmdLineLauncher using ODI.  In the past I wrote a blog on how to execute Hyperion business rules using ODI but I to be p

Loading to EPMA planning applications using interface tables – Part 8

Just when you thought the end of the interface series had come about I return with another instalment. Today I thought I would quickly go over loading data from interface tables as it is an area I have not covered and I want the series to be complete.

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.

Loading to EPMA planning applications using interface tables – Part 7

Back once again with another instalment of the EPMA interface series even though I thought the last one would have been the final part, today’s blog is about loading attributes, Smart Lists and UDAs and is mainly due to the number of requests I have had on how to go about it.

Planning - loading text member data update

A while back there was a post on the planning forum about loading text member data to a planning application using the Outline load utility, there was a reply on the post saying it was not possible in 11.1.2.x and an SR was raised and it had been confirmed as a bug. I knew it was possible in previous versions so I was going to test it out but never got round to it.

Loading to EPMA planning applications using interface tables – Part 6

In the last part of the series I went through the steps using the command line driven EPMA batch client to import from interface tables and then deploy to planning.

Today I am going to look at using ODI to control running of the batch client and add in some error handling functionality. Unfortunately there are no adaptors or API available to use with ODI and EPMA so I am going to use the OS command tool to run the EPMA batch client.

Loading to EPMA planning applications using interface tables – Part 5

In the last part of the series I had pretty much achieved what I set out to do and that was load planning metadata from a source into interface tables and then push into EPMA. The last step of moving the metadata from the interface tables to EPMA was a manual process and in an ideal world you would want this to be automated.

Today I am going to look at automating the process using the EPMA batch client and then move on to using ODI to take over control.

Loading to EPMA planning applications using interface tables - Part 4

A bit later than planned here is the fourth instalment on using EPMA interface tables, at the end of the last part the import profile had been created and the tables are ready to be populated so today I will go through the process of using ODI to populate the interfaces tables.

Now you don’t have to use ODI as other methods could be used to populate the tables but I am going to use it as it offers such flexibility around transformations and automation in a controlled environment.

EPM – EAS and Studio console installers

When version 11 was released it seemed like Oracle didn’t really want to make life easier when it came to installing clients, to install the clients required a number of large foundation and product related files to be extracted.

At first there was only Smart View available as a standalone installer, no Excel add-in, Financial Reporting Studio, EAS or Essbase Studio console installers were available.

It wasn’t until a patch release in that the Excel add-in was made available as a standalone installer.

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