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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Warning — two shameless plugs follow. I was wondering maxll they didn’t they implement So, here is the script: Run calcs Written by: Dead simple, but effective.

Understanding MaxL

Of course, business needs will affect the exact implementation of this operation, such as the timing, essbqse calculation to use, and other complexities that may arise. That technique totally made my day.

Unable to open log file c: Organization of a Batch File 1. Using the column templates and formatting reports. Conclusion Adding the ability to pass on an error code to the exit keyword seems trivial, but it can provide a lot of information to automation code and make debugging production issues that much easier. Newer Post Older Post Home. Remember, an statement that results in error followed by a successfully executed statement clears the error state.

This development methodology is made possible in part because in this case, my workstation is Windows, and so are the Essbase servers.

Unlock course access forever with Packt credits. You should be able to trap that an error file exists using shell commands too. You just need to add “on error abort”. The top of our new MaxL file RefreshOutlines.


I am stealing this for my KScope12 “Script or Die! Then the code to unload the apps unloadall. But perhaps you have a bunch of functionality you want to leave on a Windows server and have it run against your shiny new AIX server, or you just want all of the automation on one machine. It is possible to specify the locations of rules, reports, and data files all using either a server-context or a client-context. Tim and Jared, Thanks for your kind words.

A long time ago Notes: Strategically use variables to simplify the code and make it directory-agnostic. What I’m trying msxl say is that you can do the dataload or dim build — you still probably want to do an iferror in case it can’t find the file or can’t connect to sql source. Building the BSO Cube. Creating hierarchies using a parent-child reference table.

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You can generally adjust the syntax to explicitly refer to files that are local versus files that are remote. Now on to the import command. Literally both, as in, some scripts are. This issue initially arose for me when I was heckling Cameron Lackpour at one of his presentations a few years ago.

The cross-reference is parsed out in an Access database in order to massage the data into various text files that will serve as the basis of dimension build load rules for all the cubes. Data is a “dummy” application on the server that is useful to be able to address text files within a App dot Database context Note that I have included the. These locations are relevant to the system executing the automation — not the Essbase server.


It will have dimensions and members as follows: You could have a fancy XML configuration file that is interpreted and tells the system what variables to create, where to put them, and so on. This was one of the trickier files to convert although I have just shown a small section of the overall script.

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Here is one method that I have been using that seems to hit a relative sweet spot in terms of flexibility, reuse-ability, and effectiveness. Thanks Sssbase, very clear. Setting up dimensions with a generation reference.

In this recipe, we create a set of substitution variables, change their values, and display the results in our log files. Using Attributes in calculation scripts. February, …, November, December Measures: Using the View dimension for Dynamic Time Series reporting.

Is there a way to send the trapped error to the linux script? This site uses cookies. For example, the contents of essbase I was feeling a little bit whimsical last week and wanted to get a little use out of my SurveyMonkey account, so I decided to do a quick poll: