Why I created a blog

Its been four years since I first created this blog. It has remained true to Essbase and related information over those years. Hopefully it has answered questions and given you insight over those years. I will continue to provide my observations and comments on the ever changing world of EPM. Don't be surprised if the scope of the blog changes and brings in other Hyperion topics.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Essbase Studio/ODI issue, KScope abstracts and more.

I’m working with a client that is developing an application through Essbase Studio to get Drill-through capabilities, but most of the data will get loaded from ODI. We ran into problems with ODI where if the model was created in Studio, ODI lost the ability to reverse the model.  It turns out to be a bug that Oracle is working on for the next release (It turns out this issue also occurs in EIS and ODI). As a work around Oracle suggested the following and it seems to work.

1) search for cpld14.jar in Essbase home
2) then copy the jar file to ODI Home oracledi\drivers folder, if you use an ODI Agent to run the reverse, you'll need to make sure
the jar file is copied over to the Agent's oracledi\drivers folder
3) then restart ODI or ODI Agent
4) retry the Reverse and it should work.

As everyone else in the Hyperion world has been telling you, the deadline for abstracts for Kscope 11 is TOMORROW. If you have not gotten your abstract in, you are running out of time. Who doesn’t want a free pass to the best conference for Hyperion topics? submit now, jsut go to kscope11.com and click on submit abstract.

Finally, another ODTUG piece of business, The ODTUG Board of Directors election ends on November 2nd. Don’t be apathetic, these are the people who set the direction for ODTUG. Let the Hyperion voice be heard and vote. Just go to ODTUG.com and log in.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Exciting ODTUG and KScope11 News

I just heard (ok yesterday, but I didn’t have time to blog) that if you register for Kscope11 and you are not currently an ODTUG member, you get a 9 (YES NINE) month ODTUG membership free. This is only for new members to show you the value of being part of the ODTUG Family. So go out and sign up for the conference early to take advantage of the membership benefits. This includes the NEW Hyperion newsletter with tips and tricks, and interesting information, Discounts and more. So why wait, take advantage of this great offer.

Also remember, the deadline for submitting abstracts for the conference is fast approaching. It is Oct 26th. If your presentation is selected, you get an ever better deal, a free pass to the conference. I don’t think you get the free membership, but you certainly get a huge benefit. This year the conference will be accepting some case studies and overviews in addition to technical presentations. The conference is trying to expand to have a home for some of the users in addition to techie types. So if you have an interesting topic, submit it, you have nothing to lose. If you have a topic you would like covered at the conference but do not feel qualified to present it yourself, leave me a comment and I’ll bring it to the committee and we if selected, we can find a qualified presenter for it. 

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