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Getting Started with Oracle Hyperion Planning 11 by Enti Sandeep Reddy

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Calculations in a Planning Application

The calculation part of Hyperion Planning can be achieved in three ways:

  • Outline or dimensional hierarchy.
  • Member formula
  • Business rules.

Using outline

We know that a Planning outline comprises all dimensions, members, and their respective hierarchies. Calculation is performed based on the way we design the dimensional hierarchy in a Planning outline. If we recall the two basic settings of dimension members, they are:

  • Consolidation
  • Storage

We learned about these two properties at length already in Chapter 6, Settings, under the Basics section. Please refer to it once before we presume our discussion.

Let us take the Account dimension of SRGD as an example and view its dimensional structure to understand this.

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