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Oracle Essbase 9 Implementation Guide by Joseph Sydney Gomez, Sarma Anantapantula

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Build your first data rules file

Before we start building a data rules file, let us talk about the purpose of the Essbase data rules file.

The Essbase data rules file is one of the smartest features available to you as an Essbase database programmer! Whether you are using data with a rules file to dynamically add members to your outline (dimension build setting), or loading data into the database (data load setting), the Essbase data rules file can prove to be an invaluable tool.

Data rule files can be used to maintain your Essbase database outline or load data into your Essbase database. In this section, we will talk about using the data rules file to update the Essbase dimensions. In the next chapter, we will talk about how to use the data rules ...

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