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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Essbase patch 11.1.2.4.014 is here

Since the great pumpkin has gone to bed and we are ready for Thanksgiving gluttony in the US, I thought I would give you a little treat.
Oracle released the latest patch for Essbase and Essbase Studio 11.1.2.4.014. These patches have no real new features but a number of important bug fixes. In Essbase, the two that caught my eye were:
"24675006 - In some cases, a Dynamic Calc member can return different values on subsequent refreshes"
and
"24439234 - In some cases, incorrect results will be returned when retrieving results from SmartView Client on an Aggregate Storage database."

Based on that alone, I would patch my system.

I've heard from a number of users of Essbase studio how Drill through reports that used to work, no longer do. They will be happy with this patch as the big bug fix is:
"24321974, 23222585 - Unable to run Drill Through reports when a member has more than 999 descendants"

If you want to see all of the fixes for Essbase, Studio, APS and the client then you can look at Oracle Blogs. Note to actually read the readme files you will need an Oracle ID.

Hopefully Oracle has a nice Christmas present for us with a new release that has additional features. The irony of a Jewish person wanting Christmas presents for Oracle. Right up there with believing in the Easter bunny.

2 comments:

SickSkilz said...

We run an Essbase-Only implementation with in-house planning and reporting tools all built off Java/C API. We have very complex security and have been told that any cloud solution would not make sense for us. So...


If we want to build a new server to migrate to in a few months, would you recommend just installing 11.1.2.4 and get the latest patch or waiting to see if a stand alone 12c ever gets released?

GlennS said...

I don't think I would wait for 12c. While it will have full hybrid support, if you have an existing application, you can take advantage of new features and functionality now. I would expect 12c ill be released first as Essbase Cloud Service and it will be some time before it makes it on-premise