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

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MDX query language

So is now a good time to spring a new scripting language on you? Of course it is!

Okay, so it's not really a whole new language, it's just a piece of the MaxL scripting language we haven't gone over with you yet.

You may recall how we've gone over the MaxL scripting language previously. Well, the MaxL scripting language actually has two pieces. These MaxL pieces are known as MaxL DDL for Data Definition Language, which is the piece you are already familiar with and MaxL MDX for Multidimensional Expressions.

Why have we not explained something like MDX in-depth already? The reason is that while the DDL piece of MaxL contains many powerful functions that are written in relatively easy to understand syntax and it can easily replace ...

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