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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Next, we login to the Essbase server. Previous Section Complete Course. Essbase really shines, particularly because it is aligned with the Finance team, and it is customized by finance team members to function as a finance tool, versus just shuttling gobs of data from the mainframe to the user. Or, to paraphrase that other French philosopherhad he cultivated a MaxL gardenlife might not have seemed so bleak. Executing dimension build rules using MaxL.

Overview of MaxL and MDX

First of all, why substitution variables? The folder with these files on my servers already have filesystem level security that prevent access, and for the time being, this has been deemed good enough. Setting up dimensions with a generation reference. Because of how many cubes there are, different essbas, different rollups, and all sorts of fun stuff, there are dozens of text files that are used to sync up the outlines.

Not only can the fiscal calendar be quite different, it can have some weird quirks too.


In other words, you use statements and commands in a script to make requests. Anyway, this functionality doesn’t work in, say, There is a simple automation strategy at the heart of all these tasks:.

For our purposes, the target cube, Target. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. These locations are relevant to the system executing the automation — not the Essbase server. How do you feel about the new design?

I was wondering mmaxl they didn’t they implement That’s not impossible it’s actually fairly easy but it is Yet Another Step. Lastly, we want to preserve all of the data currently in the cube, and send all rejected data records that could not be used to update the dimensions to the dim.

Modifying Essbase settings to improve calculation performance. You can also use them in load rules.

Understanding MaxL

Note that if there is no error of any kind, the code will exit with no defined error code. The batch file pulls the MaxL script, where the set of commands resides. The cross-reference is like a master list of which accounts are on which pages and how they aggregate.

Some of these may be omitted if they are not necessary for the particular process you may opt to use the default calc script, may not need some of the aggregations, etc. Retrieving data using UDAs and Attributes. Here is our first real difference when it comes to running the automation on the server versus running somewhere else. This particular example has been modified from the original in order to hide the real names and to simplify it a little, but the concept is the same.


Adding tables to a minischema. I think part of this stems from the fact that BO seems to essnase pitched more to the IT crowd within the organization, and as such, serves mostly as a tool to let them distribute data in some fashion, and maxll it a day.

Now we use the spooling essbass of MaxL to divert standard output and error output to two different places. Foo which represents our source cube. This makes the process not only easier, but faster. Thx for your help. Tim and Jared, Thanks for your kind words. Using Attributes in calculation scripts. 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.

The MaxL interpreter brings a lot to the table that I find incredibly useful.

You can tweak them with EAS by hand, or use one of several different methods to automate it. On a side note, the cross-reference is part of a larger internal accounting system.

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