CHAPTER 5Building Your Essbase Database

Chapter 3 introduced potential architectures for Essbase implementations, components of the overall solution (both required and optional), and fundamental design methodology. Now we present a hands-on demonstration of how to build an Essbase database.

The chapter starts with an overview of the components and files used in the demonstration. During the demonstration, we walk you through how to build and deploy an Essbase database using Oracle Essbase Studio. Then we talk about how to calculate the database and validate the data in the database using reports. After the demonstration, we discuss some Essbase features you can take advantage of, such as custom load rules and member calculations. The chapter ...

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