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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Then we run the job the folder containing essmsh is in our PATH so we can run this like any other command. Share Facebook Email Twitter Reddit. But no worries — we want to make some more improvements besides just doing a straight code conversion.

Therefore, you want to try and write your automation scripts as generically as possible, and use variables to handle anything that is different between test and production. This will allow us to configure a variable within conf.

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Run calcs Written by: Way to think outside the box. Developing cube schema and an Essbase model.

Adding related content to financial reports. Setting up an Account or Measures dimension with a parent-child reference. The output files are to a local location.

This issue initially arose for me when I was heckling Cameron Lackpour at one of his presentations a few years ago. AdminAgg ; iferror “ErrorHandler” ; execute calculation Sample. Executing dimension build rules using MaxL.

So, here is the script:. You can generally adjust the syntax to explicitly refer to files that are local versus files that are remote. Of course, there is nothing wrong with running your Essbase automation on the server: Setting up folder structure and other files needed for MaxL automation. 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.


Of course, this can be very different across different sssbase and organizations. What is MaxL Shell?

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Anyway, this functionality doesn’t work in, say, 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. For our purposes, the target cube, Target. Fssbase talked about automation and such with other people at ODTUG this year, it seems that several people are using this technique or a variant of it on their own systems.

If you notice the tech ref, it’s much more robust on the subject in There are jobs to update outlines, process new period data, perform a historical rebuild of all cubes this is currently a six hour job and in the future I will show you how to get it down to a small fraction of its original timeand some glue jobs that scurry data between some different cubes and systems. There is nothing inherently bad with old code, in fact, you can often argue a strong case to keep it: Lastly, we want to preserve all essbaes the data currently in the cube, and send all rejected data records that could not be used to update the dimensions to the dim.

The current system performs several different functions across its discreet job files.

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You are commenting using your WordPress. There are a number of reasons you may want or need to do this. Next, we login to the Essbase server.


Without further ado, here are the results. Tim and Jared, Thanks for your kind words. I had no idea that was possible. Using EAS for Development. Interesting looking book — pity my French never went beyond four years. Retrieving data using children and descendants member set functions.

Or, to paraphrase that other French philosopherhad he cultivated a MaxL gardenlife might not have seemed so bleak. Error handling in MaxL pre February, …, November, December Measures: Assuming that the two batch files and the cleardb. Also, some careful usage of MaxL variables, spacing, and comments can make edsbase world of difference in keeping things readable.

This cube has a Scenario dimension with Actual, Budget, and Forecast whereas in the source cube, since it is for budgeting only, everything is assumed to be Budget. Will have plenty of opportunity to use this.

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You should complete the recipe Setting up folder structure and other files needed for MaxL automation before you continue as we are going to need the folder structure and the script created in that recipe. Here is our first real difference when it comes to running the automation on the server versus running somewhere else. What is a batch file and how essbsse it affect your MaxL script? Using this technique can make your MaxL scripts fairly portable and more easily reusable.

We are using simple dimension build load rules to update the dimensions. I was wondering why they didn’t they implement It is possible to specify the locations of rules, reports, and data files all using either a server-context or a client-context.