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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Essbase – MaxL

Setting up joins in a minischema. Foo to the Budget Scenario of Target. So an error isn’t really an error at all.

Interesting looking book — pity my French never went beyond four years. The batch file will run, all of the SET commands inside it will associate values to those environment variables, and control flow will return to the calling batch file, which then calls essmsh to run cleardb.

I enjoy giving my automation files unnecessarily long filenames. The file name listed within the command is created in our directory.

Error handling in MaxL pre Instead of a series of mouse clicks and typing in interactive mode, run all of your commands sequentially and connect to one server. Well, we converted the file to MaxL, so that was a good start. In this case, the rule file is part of Target. We are constantly improving the site and really appreciate your feedback!


This is one method that allows us to centralize certain passwords and folder paths like where to put error files, where to put spool files, where to put dataload error files, and so on.

Suffice it to say, I am more than a little disappointed with these results and than the.

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Again, this just refers to locations that are defined in the conf. This log file may contain any error messages or warnings created by the MaxL script. Now on to the import command. Adding or changing substitution variables with MaxL.

Also note that Target. Basically, the idea is that you want to essbsse able to sync your production automation scripts from your test server as easily as possible. Find Out More Start Trial.

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I already alluded to the fact that we may want to tighten up the essbse scripts in order to make things faster. Assuming you are essnase on Windows the same concept will work on other platforms with some tweaks for your local scripting environmentone way to handle it is like this: We copied the databases over to the test server, which was pretty simple in this case. Adding related content to financial reports.

There are a number of reasons you may want or need to do this.


This issue initially arose for me when I was heckling Cameron Lackpour at one of his presentations a few years ago. Creating TBC sample database and connecting to the data source. If you notice the tech ref, it’s essbwse more robust on the subject in You are commenting using your Facebook account. Building the ASO Cube.

So, the concepts are the same but the implementation will look different as with everything in Essbase, right? This will allow us to easily adapt the code to new systems in the future, for example, if we want to consolidate to a different server in the future, even one on a different operating system.

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Help us improve by sharing your feedback. Having 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. Posted by Cameron Lackpour at 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. I’m also going to have an Essbase Beginner’s session called I hope the name has been changed “Script or Die!

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