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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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Executing partitions using MaxL. Conclusion Adding the ability to pass on an error code to the exit keyword seems trivial, but it can provide a lot of information to automation code and make debugging production issues that much easier.

The cross-reference is like a master list of which accounts are on which pages and how they aggregate. Maxll helps you arrange your MaxL script and MaxL shell.

This design decision essbawe paid off in many ways. The output files are to a local location. Executing report scripts using MaxL.

You’re currently viewing a course logged out Sign In. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Bar, has an outline as follows: And sometimes people even know what I’m talking about. Data is a “dummy” application on the server that is useful to be able to address text files within a App dot Database context Note that I have included the. The MaxL shell essmsh is used in order to invoke the process of sending Maxl stat ements to Essbase. How to do it Oracle Essbase 11 Development Cookbook.


Using MaxL to Automate Process. Now we use the spooling feature of MaxL to divert standard output and error output to two essbzse places.

Using MaxL editor to add and externalize a user. In the code, I make sure that errors in running calcs always re-enable connections to the Sample application. Email required Address never made public. While not strictly necessary, I max that it makes the script more flexible and cleans things up visually.

Then the code to unload the apps unloadall.

MaxL Statements

Mal, I’m glad you liked it. Monday might be the first day of the week or something. This log file may contain any error messages or warnings created by the MaxL script. 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.

You can generally adjust the syntax to explicitly refer to files that are local versus files that are remote.

Using encryption in MaxL scripts. Bar, has an outline as follows:.

As always, check the DBAG for more information, it has lots of good stuff essbse it. In other words, you use statements and commands in a script to make requests.

Understanding MaxL

First of all, why substitution variables? Due to using absolute paths with UNC names, and for some other historical reasons, there only exists a production copy of the code there was perhaps a test version at some point, but due to all of the hard-coded things, the deployment method consisted of doing a massive search and replace operation in a text editor.


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Overview of MaxL and MDX

Foo which represents our source cube. There are jobs to update outlines, process new period data, perform a historical rebuild of all cubes this is currently a six hour job and in the future I will show you how to get it down to a small fraction of its original timeand some glue jobs that scurry data between some different cubes and systems.

And as a tertiary goal: Adding or changing substitution variables with MaxL. There is a simple automation strategy at the heart of all these tasks:.

You would do this if you only want to load in data for a particular year or period, or records that are newer than a certain date, or something similar. Scripts can be created in a MaxL editor or a text editor such as Notepad. Using different outline formula logic at parent level. Additionally, since the databases are used during the closing period, not just after for reporting purposesnew processes can go through pretty quickly and update the cubes to essentially keep them real-time with how the accounting allocations are being worked out.