The DOs and DON’Ts of Oracle Support Escalation

If you are an Oracle Premier Support Customer and you run into an issue with any of your EPM products, you are entitled to full support, up to and including full recreation of your issue in a test environment by Oracle’s own development team, if necessary. Most issues can be resolved in relatively short order,…

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Puzzling Essbase Data Load Rule Error

Have you ever noticed times when the error messages you receive in EAS just don’t seem to make sense?  Sometimes the Oracle Essbase Administration Services (EAS) console throws an error, but does not present additional context in the error message that will help you identify the issue.  Well, I have just run across another one…

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Year-to-date report? Try the FR Match function!

Viewing current period vs. quarter-to-date vs. year-to-date is a common layout used in financial reports.   Often this layout is managed using substitution variables that automatically pass in the current period / QTD / YTD members.   Or you could use range functions with hidden columns to retrieve additional periods and then sum them up for presentation…

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Hyperion and Windows 10 Compatibility

Since Windows 7 and 8.0 have both reached the end of mainstream support and the rest of Windows 8.x is slated to reach end of support January 2018, many IT departments are starting to evaluate Windows 10 as a new Enterprise standard.  With Windows 10 comes Microsoft’s newest version of Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge.  While Microsoft…

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Hyperion Smart View – Essbase Shared Connection Changing or Vanishing

We have seen a few instances lately where some odd Smart View Essbase Shared Connection behavior has been popping up in version 11.1.2.1. In short, most administrators prefer that there be one Essbase server linked to the Essbase connections in a Smartview Shared Connection. However, an issue has been experienced where other servers in related environments…

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