This document is a guide for using MaxL, multi-dimensional database access language for Hyperion Essbase OLAP Server. MaxL is a flexible way to automate . To get started, click on the Start menu and navigate to Program | Oracle EPM System | Essbase | Start Administration Services Console. In the Log in menu, enter. Essbase MaxL scripts MaxL is a Multidimensional Access Language developed for Essbase analytics. MaxL, as it is known, is a powerful scripting tool.

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What is a batch file and how does it affect your MaxL script?

MaxL Statements

Warning — two shameless plugs follow. The output files are to a local location. January, February, …, November, December Measures: Maxxl automating tasks to Essbase using a MaxL script, a batch file is needed in order to invoke the script on the server.

This topic warrants an article all on itself, which I fully intend to write in the future. Buy eBook Buy from Store.

What does the report script look like? Just check to see if the file exists, if it doesn’t exist you’re good, if it does exist you can handle it. I think part of this stems from the fact that BO seems to be pitched more to the IT crowd within the organization, and as such, serves mostly as a tool to let them distribute data in some fashion, and call it a day.

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If you notice the tech ref, it’s much more robust on the subject in Run calcs Written by: Also note that Target. Using Star Analytics to build your star schema from existing Essbase cubes. In this case, I could quickly be informed that there was something wrong with the calc script AdminAgg instead of having to wade through tedious log files trying to figure out what went wrong.


You can tweak them with EAS by hand, or use one of several different methods to automate it. Understanding and Modifying Data Sources. This will allow us to configure a variable within conf.

So, the concepts are the same but esbase implementation will look different as with everything in Essbase, right? Essvase are a number of reasons you may want or need to do this.

Due to using absolute paths with UNC names, and for some other historical reasons, there only exists a production copy of the code there was perhaps a test version at some point, but due to all of the hard-coded things, the deployment method consisted of doing a massive search and replace operation in a text editor.

Fill in your details below essbasr click an icon to log in: This was one of the trickier files to convert although I have just shown a small section of the overall script. The first line of main. Ana, I was a little confused by your question as it doesn’t relate to this post, but I’ll try to answer regardless. Keeping the cubes small allows for a lot less down-time although realistically speaking, even in the middle of a calc, read-access is still pretty reliable.

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Using dimension build rules to add user-defined attributes and associate dimensions.

Unlock course access forever with Packt credits. We set our output locations for the spool command. Is there a way to essgase the trapped error to the linux script?

One, you may have a cube that has detailed data and another cube with higher level data, and you want to move the sums or other calculations from one to the other.

Understanding MaxL

February, …, November, December Measures: So yes, I know something went bad, but I have no idea what that is just based on the error code. You may accept budget inputs in one cube but need to push them over to another cube. Deploy dimension created in Essbase Studio. The batch file pulls the MaxL script, where the set of commands resides.

Configuring things this way gives us a lot of flexibility, and further, we only really need to change conf. MaxL is a multidimensiona l database access language for Essbase. Adding tables to a minischema. Exporting data using column format. When the load rule is done, we should be able to run the script and schedule it in our job scheduling software to carry out the task in a consistent and automated manner.

Comments Include comments throughout your script by using backslashes and the asterisk symbol. Regards, Cameron Lackpour P.