ODTUG Aggregator ODTUG Blogs http://localhost:8080 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:06:11 +0000 http://aggrssgator.com/ ODTUG Kscope17 Livestream Sessions http://www.odtug.com/p/bl/et/blogaid=735&source=1 If you can't make it to ODTUG Kscope17, you can still participate from home. Check out the list of sessions we're bringing you live from San Antonio, Texas! ODTUG http://www.odtug.com/p/bl/et/blogaid=735&source=1 Tue Jun 20 2017 14:44:07 GMT-0400 (EDT) ODTUG Kscope17 Livestream Sessions @odtug @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs http://www.odtug.com/p/bl/et/blogaid=735&source=1 If you can't make it to ODTUG Kscope17, you can still participate from home. Check out the list of sessions we're bringing you live from San Antonio, Texas! ODTUG http://www.odtug.com/p/bl/et/blogaid=735&source=1 Tue Jun 20 2017 14:44:07 GMT-0400 (EDT) Handling Textual Data in Planning and Essbase—A Starbucks Case Study https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/2017/06/1789/ <p>Handling text data in a <a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/2012/10/best-practices-for-using-hyperion-planning/">Hyperion Planning</a> application is relatively easy and straightforward. Planning <a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/2016/11/lights-out-drm/">metadata</a> is stored in a relational database. This textual information is accessible via web forms, HFR, and <a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/2014/06/q-always-sunny-smart-view-webinar/">Smart View</a> out-of-the-box.  On the other hand, managing and reporting on text data is not quite as simple in the Essbase technology. Essbase handles dates and smart lists but can’t handle freeform text values. The situation is further complicated by the fact that your smart lists need to be synchronized between Planning and <a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/2017/06/extreme-essbase-calcs-what-if-goal-seeking-and-sensitivity-analysis/">Essbase</a> for the data transfer to be accurate. In this session, Rhonda Brigham, Starbucks, and I (<a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/author/juan/">Juan Porter</a>, TopDown Consulting) will discuss how they used a creative approach to get text data in three different forms—smart lists, dates and freeform text data—to flow from Planning to Essbase. We will discuss the overall project goals, technologies, POCs, and the reason for choosing the solution they did, including design and results. They will then describe the solution in detail which included Smart Lists being managed in DRM; sent to Planning via the Outline Load Utility from a relational source, and sent to Essbase using a Jython ODI Procedure, and an Essbase Java API program.</p> <p id="UHhbyxZ">Join me and Rhonda Brigham on Tuesday, June 27 at 8:30 a.m. for a case study on handling textual data in Essbase. Don’t forget that TopDown’s experts are presenting seven other sessions at <a href="https://www.topdownconsulting.com/2017/06/kscope17/">Kscope17</a>. We’re covering the gamut of topics:</p> <p><a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/2017/04/extreme-calc-manager/">Extreme Calc Manager</a> – <a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/author/ludovic-de-paz/">Ludovic De Paz</a> and <a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/author/ron-moore/">Ron Moore</a></p> <p><a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/2017/05/1754/" data-toggle="collapse">Elevating Your Workforce Planning Solution to the Cloud</a> &#8211; <a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/author/nick-blazosky/">Nick Blazosky</a> and <a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/author/ludovic-de-paz/">Ludovic De Paz</a></p> <p><a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/2017/05/cut-cycle-times-improve-service-levels-w-hybrid-aggregation/">Case Study: How Suez slashed cycle times and improved service levels with Hybrid Aggregation  &#8211; Ron Moore and Brian Brockway, Suez</a></p> <p><a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/2017/05/drg-creating-workflows-in-drm/">DRG – Creating Workflows in DRM</a> &#8211; <a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/author/Steve-davis/">Steve Davis</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.topdownconsulting.com/2017/06/kscope17/">Handling Textual Data in Planning and Essbase—A Starbucks Case Study</a> &#8211; <a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/author/juan/">Juan Porter</a> and Rhonda Brigham, Starbucks</p> <p><a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/2017/06/hybrid-cloud-a-solution-to-a-business-problem/">Hybrid Cloud – A Solution for a Business Problem</a> &#8211; <a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/author/paul-h/">Paul Hoch</a> and <a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/author/Steve-davis/">Steve Davis</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.topdownconsulting.com/2017/06/kscope17/">Agile/Scrum, a new way to manage your project development and delivery</a> &#8211; <a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/author/michaels/">R. Michael Smith</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.topdownconsulting.com/2017/06/kscope17/">How to Get the Most Out of Essbase in the Cloud</a> &#8211;  <a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/author/paul-h/">Paul Hoch</a> and <a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/author/ludovic-de-paz/">Ludovic De Paz</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/2017/06/1789/">Handling Textual Data in Planning and Essbase—A Starbucks Case Study</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com">TopDown Consulting Blog</a>.</p> Juan Porter https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/?p=1789 Tue Jun 20 2017 12:50:58 GMT-0400 (EDT) Handling Textual Data in Planning and Essbase—A Starbucks Case Study @TopDownInc @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/2017/06/1789/ <p>Handling text data in a <a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/2012/10/best-practices-for-using-hyperion-planning/">Hyperion Planning</a> application is relatively easy and straightforward. Planning <a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/2016/11/lights-out-drm/">metadata</a> is stored in a relational database. This textual information is accessible via web forms, HFR, and <a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/2014/06/q-always-sunny-smart-view-webinar/">Smart View</a> out-of-the-box.  On the other hand, managing and reporting on text data is not quite as simple in the Essbase technology. Essbase handles dates and smart lists but can’t handle freeform text values. The situation is further complicated by the fact that your smart lists need to be synchronized between Planning and <a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/2017/06/extreme-essbase-calcs-what-if-goal-seeking-and-sensitivity-analysis/">Essbase</a> for the data transfer to be accurate. In this session, Rhonda Brigham, Starbucks, and I (<a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/author/juan/">Juan Porter</a>, TopDown Consulting) will discuss how they used a creative approach to get text data in three different forms—smart lists, dates and freeform text data—to flow from Planning to Essbase. We will discuss the overall project goals, technologies, POCs, and the reason for choosing the solution they did, including design and results. They will then describe the solution in detail which included Smart Lists being managed in DRM; sent to Planning via the Outline Load Utility from a relational source, and sent to Essbase using a Jython ODI Procedure, and an Essbase Java API program.</p> <p id="UHhbyxZ">Join me and Rhonda Brigham on Tuesday, June 27 at 8:30 a.m. for a case study on handling textual data in Essbase. Don’t forget that TopDown’s experts are presenting seven other sessions at <a href="https://www.topdownconsulting.com/2017/06/kscope17/">Kscope17</a>. We’re covering the gamut of topics:</p> <p><a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/2017/04/extreme-calc-manager/">Extreme Calc Manager</a> – <a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/author/ludovic-de-paz/">Ludovic De Paz</a> and <a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/author/ron-moore/">Ron Moore</a></p> <p><a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/2017/05/1754/" data-toggle="collapse">Elevating Your Workforce Planning Solution to the Cloud</a> &#8211; <a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/author/nick-blazosky/">Nick Blazosky</a> and <a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/author/ludovic-de-paz/">Ludovic De Paz</a></p> <p><a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/2017/05/cut-cycle-times-improve-service-levels-w-hybrid-aggregation/">Case Study: How Suez slashed cycle times and improved service levels with Hybrid Aggregation  &#8211; Ron Moore and Brian Brockway, Suez</a></p> <p><a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/2017/05/drg-creating-workflows-in-drm/">DRG – Creating Workflows in DRM</a> &#8211; <a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/author/Steve-davis/">Steve Davis</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.topdownconsulting.com/2017/06/kscope17/">Handling Textual Data in Planning and Essbase—A Starbucks Case Study</a> &#8211; <a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/author/juan/">Juan Porter</a> and Rhonda Brigham, Starbucks</p> <p><a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/2017/06/hybrid-cloud-a-solution-to-a-business-problem/">Hybrid Cloud – A Solution for a Business Problem</a> &#8211; <a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/author/paul-h/">Paul Hoch</a> and <a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/author/Steve-davis/">Steve Davis</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.topdownconsulting.com/2017/06/kscope17/">Agile/Scrum, a new way to manage your project development and delivery</a> &#8211; <a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/author/michaels/">R. Michael Smith</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.topdownconsulting.com/2017/06/kscope17/">How to Get the Most Out of Essbase in the Cloud</a> &#8211;  <a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/author/paul-h/">Paul Hoch</a> and <a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/author/ludovic-de-paz/">Ludovic De Paz</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/2017/06/1789/">Handling Textual Data in Planning and Essbase—A Starbucks Case Study</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com">TopDown Consulting Blog</a>.</p> Juan Porter https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/?p=1789 Tue Jun 20 2017 12:50:58 GMT-0400 (EDT) ODTUG Kscope17 Livestream Sessions http://www.odtug.com/p/bl/et/blogaid=730&source=1 If you can't make it to ODTUG Kscope17, you can still participate from home. Check out the list of sessions we're bringing you live from San Antonio, Texas! ODTUG http://www.odtug.com/p/bl/et/blogaid=730&source=1 Tue Jun 20 2017 10:02:17 GMT-0400 (EDT) ODTUG Kscope17 Live Streaming Sessions @odtug @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs http://www.odtug.com/p/bl/et/blogaid=730&source=1 If you can't make it to ODTUG Kscope17, you can still participate from home. Check out the list of sessions we're bringing you live from San Antonio, Texas! ODTUG http://www.odtug.com/p/bl/et/blogaid=730&source=1 Tue Jun 20 2017 10:02:17 GMT-0400 (EDT) All You Need to Know About ODTUG Kscope17 Beacon Technology http://www.odtug.com/p/bl/et/blogaid=728&source=1 At ODTUG Kscope17, we are using wearable beacon technology to make the event better, and understand what works and what does not. ODTUG http://www.odtug.com/p/bl/et/blogaid=728&source=1 Mon Jun 19 2017 14:18:22 GMT-0400 (EDT) All You Need to Know about ODTUG Kscope17 Beacon Technology @odtug @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs http://www.odtug.com/p/bl/et/blogaid=728&source=1 At ODTUG Kscope17, we are using wearable beacon technology to make the event better, and understand what works and what does not. ODTUG http://www.odtug.com/p/bl/et/blogaid=728&source=1 Mon Jun 19 2017 14:18:22 GMT-0400 (EDT) Calc Manager 11.1.2.4.010 Issue https://cubistramblings.wordpress.com/2017/06/19/calc-manager-11-1-2-4-010-issue/ <p>I applied the Calc Manager 11.1.2.4.010 patch to a sandbox VM in anticipation of my upcoming Kscope presentation &#8220;Essbase CDFs Demystifyied.&#8221; As I was working on my CDF demos for this presentation, I found that the @CalcMgrMDXExport CDF was having an issue as my Essbase application started up:</p> <blockquote><p>[Thu Jun 15 12:45:49 2017]Local/Samp2///8632/Warning(1200490)<br /> Wrong java method specification [com.hyperion.calcmgr.common.cdf.MDXExport.exportData(String,String,String,String,String,String,String,String,String,String,String,String,String,String,String)] (function [@CalcMgrMDXExport]): [specified method not found:com.hyperion.calcmgr.common.cdf.MDXExport::exportData(java.lang.String,java.lang.String,java.lang.String,java.lang.String,java.lang.String,java.lang.String,java.lang.String,java.lang.String,java.lang.String,java.lang.String,java.lang.String,java.lang.String,java.lang.String,java.lang.String,java.lang.String)]</p></blockquote> <p>This error is saying that the exportData method of the MDXExport class with 15 String input parameters is not valid. I peeked at the code and found that in 11.1.2.4.010, the exportData method is now looking for 19 String variables. It sounds like this was not planned, so we can look forward to a new @CalcMgrMDXExport-like CDF in the near future.</p> <p>If you have already applied the Calc Manager 11.1.2.4.010 patch, you can apply a quick fix by changing the CDF registration and editing your calculation scripts to include four additional null strings at the end of your @CalcMgrMDXExport calls.</p> <p>To fix the issue, you can run the following MaxL statement to register the CDF with the appropriate number of parameters:</p> <blockquote><p>create or replace function &#8216;@CalcMgrMDXExport&#8217; as &#8216;com.hyperion.calcmgr.common.cdf.MDXExport.exportData(String,String,String,String,String,String,String,String,String,String,String,String,String,String,String,String,String,String,String)&#8217; spec &#8216;@CalcMgrMDXExport(key,usr,pwd,file,app,db,svr,colAxs,rowAxs,sep,msg,Unique,Alias,supZero,rowHdrs,whereMDX,srcMap,tgtMap,supColH)&#8217; with property runtime</p></blockquote> <p>I had to resort to shorthand on the &#8220;spec&#8221; field because Essbase only allows 128 bytes in that field if you register the CDFs through MaxL or EAS. I believe there may be more leeway for longer fields if you use the Java API to register CDFs.</p> <p>After running the MaxL to register the CDF and restarting my application, it looks like all is well with the world:</p> <blockquote><p>[Thu Jun 15 15:47:08 2017]Local/Samp2///1960/Info(1200445)<br /> External [GLOBAL] function [@CalcMgrMDXExport] registered OK</p></blockquote> <p>The additional fields needed for the @CalcMgrMDXExport method in this version of Calc Manager are as follows (in order):</p> <ul> <li>String wheremdx</li> <li>String srcMappings</li> <li>String targetMappings</li> <li>String supressColHeaders</li> </ul> <p>The wheremdx field, if used, allows me to filter my results coming back from the source application. This field is optional and can be left null.</p> <p>The srcMappings and targetMappings fields, if used, allow mapping members from source to target. This would allow me to map account 1234 to 4567 on the export by providing &#8220;1234&#8221; for the srcMappings field and &#8220;4567&#8221; in the targetMappings field. This field is also optional and can be left null.</p> <p>The supressColHeaders accepts a string &#8220;true&#8221; or &#8220;yes&#8221; to suppress the column headers. Any other value (including null) will result in the output file containing the headers.</p> <p>I have submitted an SR and expect a bug to be filed in the next few days. I&#8217;ll submit a new post once we have an updated Calc Manager patch that fixes this issue and includes a new @CalcMgr* CDF.</p><br /> <a rel="nofollow" href="http://feeds.wordpress.com/1.0/gocomments/cubistramblings.wordpress.com/926/"><img alt="" border="0" src="http://feeds.wordpress.com/1.0/comments/cubistramblings.wordpress.com/926/" /></a> <img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=cubistramblings.wordpress.com&#038;blog=34122718&#038;post=926&#038;subd=cubistramblings&#038;ref=&#038;feed=1" width="1" height="1" /> Robert Gideon http://cubistramblings.wordpress.com/?p=926 Mon Jun 19 2017 11:00:56 GMT-0400 (EDT) Calc Manager 11.1.2.4.010 Issue @rjgideon @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs https://cubistramblings.wordpress.com/2017/06/19/calc-manager-11-1-2-4-010-issue/ <p>I applied the Calc Manager 11.1.2.4.010 patch to a sandbox VM in anticipation of my upcoming Kscope presentation &#8220;Essbase CDFs Demystifyied.&#8221; As I was working on my CDF demos for this presentation, I found that the @CalcMgrMDXExport CDF was having an issue as my Essbase application started up:</p> <blockquote><p>[Thu Jun 15 12:45:49 2017]Local/Samp2///8632/Warning(1200490)<br /> Wrong java method specification [com.hyperion.calcmgr.common.cdf.MDXExport.exportData(String,String,String,String,String,String,String,String,String,String,String,String,String,String,String)] (function [@CalcMgrMDXExport]): [specified method not found:com.hyperion.calcmgr.common.cdf.MDXExport::exportData(java.lang.String,java.lang.String,java.lang.String,java.lang.String,java.lang.String,java.lang.String,java.lang.String,java.lang.String,java.lang.String,java.lang.String,java.lang.String,java.lang.String,java.lang.String,java.lang.String,java.lang.String)]</p></blockquote> <p>This error is saying that the exportData method of the MDXExport class with 15 String input parameters is not valid. I peeked at the code and found that in 11.1.2.4.010, the exportData method is now looking for 19 String variables. It sounds like this was not planned, so we can look forward to a new @CalcMgrMDXExport-like CDF in the near future.</p> <p>If you have already applied the Calc Manager 11.1.2.4.010 patch, you can apply a quick fix by changing the CDF registration and editing your calculation scripts to include four additional null strings at the end of your @CalcMgrMDXExport calls.</p> <p>To fix the issue, you can run the following MaxL statement to register the CDF with the appropriate number of parameters:</p> <blockquote><p>create or replace function &#8216;@CalcMgrMDXExport&#8217; as &#8216;com.hyperion.calcmgr.common.cdf.MDXExport.exportData(String,String,String,String,String,String,String,String,String,String,String,String,String,String,String,String,String,String,String)&#8217; spec &#8216;@CalcMgrMDXExport(key,usr,pwd,file,app,db,svr,colAxs,rowAxs,sep,msg,Unique,Alias,supZero,rowHdrs,whereMDX,srcMap,tgtMap,supColH)&#8217; with property runtime</p></blockquote> <p>I had to resort to shorthand on the &#8220;spec&#8221; field because Essbase only allows 128 bytes in that field if you register the CDFs through MaxL or EAS. I believe there may be more leeway for longer fields if you use the Java API to register CDFs.</p> <p>After running the MaxL to register the CDF and restarting my application, it looks like all is well with the world:</p> <blockquote><p>[Thu Jun 15 15:47:08 2017]Local/Samp2///1960/Info(1200445)<br /> External [GLOBAL] function [@CalcMgrMDXExport] registered OK</p></blockquote> <p>The additional fields needed for the @CalcMgrMDXExport method in this version of Calc Manager are as follows (in order):</p> <ul> <li>String wheremdx</li> <li>String srcMappings</li> <li>String targetMappings</li> <li>String supressColHeaders</li> </ul> <p>The wheremdx field, if used, allows me to filter my results coming back from the source application. This field is optional and can be left null.</p> <p>The srcMappings and targetMappings fields, if used, allow mapping members from source to target. This would allow me to map account 1234 to 4567 on the export by providing &#8220;1234&#8221; for the srcMappings field and &#8220;4567&#8221; in the targetMappings field. This field is also optional and can be left null.</p> <p>The supressColHeaders accepts a string &#8220;true&#8221; or &#8220;yes&#8221; to suppress the column headers. Any other value (including null) will result in the output file containing the headers.</p> <p>I have submitted an SR and expect a bug to be filed in the next few days. I&#8217;ll submit a new post once we have an updated Calc Manager patch that fixes this issue and includes a new @CalcMgr* CDF.</p><br /> <a rel="nofollow" href="http://feeds.wordpress.com/1.0/gocomments/cubistramblings.wordpress.com/926/"><img alt="" border="0" src="http://feeds.wordpress.com/1.0/comments/cubistramblings.wordpress.com/926/" /></a> <img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=cubistramblings.wordpress.com&#038;blog=34122718&#038;post=926&#038;subd=cubistramblings&#038;ref=&#038;feed=1" width="1" height="1" /> Robert Gideon http://cubistramblings.wordpress.com/?p=926 Mon Jun 19 2017 11:00:56 GMT-0400 (EDT) Kscope17: The (mostly) good, the (not hardly) bad, and the ugly (have you seen geeks party?) @CameronLackpour http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CameronsBlogForEssbaseHackers/~3/f6LZfCO1mMg/kscope17-mostly-good-not-hardly-bad-and.html <h1 dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-23a65150-adda-0f98-6f1c-b6ddd0824c5b" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 24pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #365f91; font-family: &quot;cambria&quot;; font-size: 14pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">That’s taken care of that</span></h1><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.2; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">The title of this post has managed to: &nbsp;intrigue, titillate, and insult all of you, Gentle Readers, at the same time. &nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Unpossible!</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> &nbsp;And yet. &nbsp;I do my best.</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.2; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.2; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">But beyond alienating my ever-diminishing group of followers, the purpose of this post is to suggest a few sessions that I – and you – Really Ought to See at Kscope.</span></div><h1 dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 24pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #365f91; font-family: &quot;cambria&quot;; font-size: 14pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">ROtSaK? &nbsp;</span><a href="https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english-german/rucksack" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: &quot;cambria&quot;; font-size: 14pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Rucksack</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #365f91; font-family: &quot;cambria&quot;; font-size: 14pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">? &nbsp;Nope, </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: red; font-family: &quot;cambria&quot;; font-size: 14pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">R</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #365f91; font-family: &quot;cambria&quot;; font-size: 14pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">eally </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: red; font-family: &quot;cambria&quot;; font-size: 14pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">O</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #365f91; font-family: &quot;cambria&quot;; font-size: 14pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">ught to </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: red; font-family: &quot;cambria&quot;; font-size: 14pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">S</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #365f91; font-family: &quot;cambria&quot;; font-size: 14pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">ee at </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: red; font-family: &quot;cambria&quot;; font-size: 14pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">K</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #365f91; font-family: &quot;cambria&quot;; font-size: 14pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">scope</span></h1><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Usually I painstakingly break this out by day and by track and by technology and some other obsessive selection criteria that drive you – and me – completely round the bend. &nbsp;Nope, not gonna do that this time, mostly because I am – as has been pointed out to me with some force – lazy. &nbsp;</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">I don’t want to disappoint my ardent </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: line-through; vertical-align: baseline;">detractors</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">fans so this is going to be my quick and dirty view by day. &nbsp;</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">In reading this you will note that there are conflicting sessions. &nbsp;This isn’t because I have finally been successful in cloning myself – Could the world take more than one Cameron? &nbsp;I certainly couldn’t. – but because I am as always torn when it comes to choosing sessions. &nbsp;I want to go </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">here</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> but I also want to go </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">over there</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> and at the same time I need to be </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">there</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">. &nbsp;:( &nbsp;Where I’ll end up won’t be determined until I actually am facing the decision. &nbsp;See, I am both indecisive </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">and</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> lazy.</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">You can look all of this up at </span><a href="http://www.kscope17.com/" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Kscope17.com</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">.</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Read the below to see what’s going to be covered but the big things I’m interested in are product direction related although there is a good smattering of technique sessions as well. &nbsp;And yes, this is a copy-and-paste from the conference website but: &nbsp;I am lazy and the presenters, including </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Yr. Obt. &amp; Fthl. Svt.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">, spent an awful lot of time writing these abstracts during the submission process. &nbsp;How could I do a better job? &nbsp;Exactly.</span></div><h2 dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 10pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #4f81bd; font-family: &quot;cambria&quot;; font-size: 13pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Sunday</span></h2><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">There isn’t as far as I can tell any official agenda for the Sunday symposium but it is definitely not something to miss. &nbsp;You can read about the reaction to the announcement about the rebirth (delayed execution?) of what exactly is on-premises EPM 11.2 </span><a href="http://www.network54.com/Forum/58296/thread/1497472240/last-1497550145/%28View+Thread+and+Replies%21%29" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">here</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">.</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">From that Network54 thread, here’s Sunday’s schedule:</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;verdana&quot;; font-size: 10pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">8:45 AM Keynote: Matt Bradley, Sr. VP of Business Analytics Product Development</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;verdana&quot;; font-size: 10pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;verdana&quot;; font-size: 10pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">9:30 AM On-Premise Update</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;verdana&quot;; font-size: 10pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;verdana&quot;; font-size: 10pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">11:00 AM Bridge to Cloud (Hybrid)</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;verdana&quot;; font-size: 10pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;verdana&quot;; font-size: 10pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">12:00 PM Lunch Cibolo Canyon 5/6/7</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;verdana&quot;; font-size: 10pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;verdana&quot;; font-size: 10pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">1:00 PM EPM Cloud</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;verdana&quot;; font-size: 10pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;verdana&quot;; font-size: 10pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">2:30 PM Special Preview from the Data Relationship Management Team</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;verdana&quot;; font-size: 10pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;verdana&quot;; font-size: 10pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">3:10 PM EPM Cloud (Continued)</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;verdana&quot;; font-size: 10pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;verdana&quot;; font-size: 10pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">4:30 PM BI Cloud Services for EPM</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;verdana&quot;; font-size: 10pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">What will these product direction announcements, particularly the on-premises direction, result in? &nbsp;Will there be a giant </span><a href="https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/love-in" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: &quot;verdana&quot;; font-size: 10pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">love-in</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;verdana&quot;; font-size: 10pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">? &nbsp;An enormous sigh of disappointment? &nbsp;A riot? &nbsp;The only way to find out is to be there. &nbsp;I will be.</span></div><h2 dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 10pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #4f81bd; font-family: &quot;cambria&quot;; font-size: 13pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Monday</span></h2><div dir="ltr" style="background-color: #eef1f6; line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">I've Got an MDX Script for That </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><a href="http://kscope17.com/component/seminar/presenterlist?last_id=160" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Gary Crisci</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">, General Electric</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">When:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Jun 26, 2017, Monday Session 2 , 11:45 am - 12:45 pm </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Room: </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Grand Oaks H</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Topic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Essbase - </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Subtopic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> MDX </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">With the release of Essbase 11.1.2.4.010, it is now possible to get clean MDX output from a MaxL script. This opens many doors and possibilities for developers and power users, and makes knowing how to write a solid MDX script - a must-have skill for Essbase professionals.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">In this session, EPM Principal Technologist and Oracle ACE, Gary Crisci, will discuss the fundamentals of writing MDX scripts. He will introduce the new delimited output options and discuss different ways to leverage this new feature. Gary will show attendees how they can use their MDX scripts to create advanced reports for users and how to format data for ingestion to other systems. Gary will also discuss how to use the Query &amp; Load (Q&amp;L) method to leverage MDX scripts as an alternative to ASO calc scripts. Don’t miss this informative session from a noted MDX expert.</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="background-color: #eef1f6; line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Shootout at the Public Cloud Corral: Oracle vs. Amazon vs. Google vs. Microsoft </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><a href="http://kscope17.com/component/seminar/presenterlist?last_id=151" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">John Booth</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">, METAVERO</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">When:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Jun 26, 2017, Monday Session 3 , 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Room: </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Cibolo Canyon 2/3/4</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Topic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> EPM Infrastructure - </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Subtopic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Cloud and Hybrid Infrastructure </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">How do these Infrastructure as a Service offerings stack up in terms of features, price, and performance? We will set up an all-in-one Hyperion environment including Planning and HFM on four major public cloud providers and discuss ease of use, management, and how a Hybrid cloud environment integrates with your on-premise systems.</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="background-color: #eef1f6; line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Extreme Calc Manager </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><a href="http://kscope17.com/component/seminar/presenterlist?last_id=207" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Ludovic De Paz</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">, TopDown Consulting</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Co-presenter(s):</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Ron Moore, TopDown Consulting</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">When:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Jun 26, 2017, Monday Session 3 , 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Room: </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Grand Oaks A/B</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Topic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Planning - </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Subtopic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Planning Optimization </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Calc Manager is at the center of Oracle’s EPM suite. It’s the place to develop logic for Essbase, HFM, and Planning on-premise or in the cloud. It’s chock full of advanced features, and it’s quite a task to master all of them. That’s where we come in. Join Ludovic De Paz, TopDown Consulting senior manager, and Ron Moore, TopDown Consulting solutions architect, for a deep dive into some of the more advanced features of Calc Manager.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">We will focus on features that save time and/or allow developers to do things they otherwise couldn’t do and explore:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">• how to take advantage of Calc Manager’s modular nature to develop rules and rule sets quickly and benefit from reusability </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">• all types of variables and some advanced variable tricks</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">• how to troubleshoot using the debugger, error messages, and logs (especially with the cloud) </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">• how to use custom-defined templates to adapt your rules to different outlines and applications</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">• how to use custom-defined functions </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">This session promises to satisfy the most geeky of you, and with several real-life stories and demos you will be able to take your business rules to the next level.</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="background-color: #eef1f6; line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">What's New and Coming in Planning </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><a href="http://kscope17.com/component/seminar/presenterlist?last_id=208" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Prasad Kulkarni</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">, Oracle Corporation</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">When:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Jun 26, 2017, Monday Session 3 , 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Room: </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Grand Oaks I</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Topic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Planning - </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Subtopic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Other Planning </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">In this session you will hear Oracle's strategy for on-premise offering in the Planning domain. </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="background-color: #eef1f6; line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Mother/King/Queen of All CDFs Has Arrived </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><a href="http://kscope17.com/component/seminar/presenterlist?last_id=162" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Celvin Kattookaran</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">, Intekgrate</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">When:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Jun 26, 2017, Monday Session 3 , 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Room: </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Grand Oaks G</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Topic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Essbase - </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Subtopic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Essbase Calculation </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">The mother, the king, or the queen of all CDFs has arrived. This session talks about the latest CDF offering from Calc Manager, which can be used to write CDFs from calculation scripts itself. What if you want to execute a SQL procedure from calc script? What if you want to run a select statement?</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">All that and beyond is now possible with @CalcMgrGroovyString and @CalcMgrGroovyNumber functions. This session will include sample codes for all the topics covered above.</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="background-color: #eef1f6; line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Programming (Flexible) Automation to Use Processing Cubes (and Other Automation Tricks) </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><a href="http://kscope17.com/component/seminar/presenterlist?last_id=165" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">William Bradstreet</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">, ARC EPM</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">When:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Jun 26, 2017, Monday Session 4 , 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Room: </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Grand Oaks I</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Topic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Essbase - </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Subtopic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Other Essbase </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Essbase must be automated, but most Essbase automation consists of a MaxL script within a .cmd/.sh file. But that’s crude, inconsistent, and a maintenance nightmare. A better approach is a parameter-driven automation framework that dynamically spawns batch streams, applies the same processes consistently, and – because the actual code base is small – centralizes maintenance. As a bonus, this ease of development streamlines the migration from development to quality to production. Join Bill Bradstreet as he describes, demonstrates, and dives into a programming methodology and the code behind it to show how you can bring the power and flexibility of this approach to your system today.</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="background-color: #eef1f6; line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">EssCS: The New Old Essbase </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><a href="http://kscope17.com/component/seminar/presenterlist?last_id=164" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Glenn Schwartzberg</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">, interRel Consulting</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">When:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Jun 26, 2017, Monday Session 4 , 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Room: </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Grand Oaks H</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Topic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Essbase - </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Subtopic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Essbase-related technologies </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Remember when Essbase could be installed from a floppy disk? You could get a cube up and running in a couple of days. Well, those days are back with the new Essbase Cloud Service (EssCS). Essbase in the cloud takes us back to simpler times where you can build an Essbase database with a simple Excel spreadsheet template. All you need is Excel and Essbase on the Cloud. Join us for the session where we will walk you through Essbase Cloud Service and how to build Essbase applications in the 21st century. Don't miss this chance to get to know (reacquainted with) the new-old Essbase.</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="background-color: #eef1f6; line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Essbase Dashboard Smackdown! </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><a href="http://kscope17.com/component/seminar/presenterlist?last_id=151" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">John Booth</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">, METAVERO</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">When:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Jun 26, 2017, Monday Session 5 , 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Room: </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Grand Oaks H</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Topic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Essbase - </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Subtopic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Essbase-related technologies </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Confused about which solution to pursue for Essbase visualization? We compare Web Analysis vs. Tableau vs. Oracle</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="background-color: #eef1f6; line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Don't Worry, You Can Still Get Geeky with Planning Cloud </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><a href="http://kscope17.com/component/seminar/presenterlist?last_id=129" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Joe Aultman</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">, interRel Consulting</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">When:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Jun 26, 2017, Monday Session 5 , 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Room: </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Grand Oaks I</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Topic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Planning - </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Subtopic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Cloud Technologies - PBCS &amp; EPBCS focused </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">As with all of their cloud products, Oracle wants EPBCS to be friendly to users and administrators in the business community, reducing the level of technical expertise required to implement and maintain the application. Techies everywhere are left to wonder what role is left for them. This session provides the answer. From new techniques for creating custom functions to tweaking the user interface to automating processes and data flows, you'll see there is still plenty for the geeky among us to do.</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="background-color: #eef1f6; line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Elevating Your Workforce Planning Solution to the Cloud </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><a href="http://kscope17.com/component/seminar/presenterlist?last_id=210" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Nicholas Blazosky</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">, TopDown Consulting</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Co-presenter(s):</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Ludovic Isaac De Paz, TopDown Consulting</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">When:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Jun 26, 2017, Monday Session 5 , 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Room: </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Grand Oaks A/B</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Topic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Planning - </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Subtopic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Cloud Technologies - PBCS &amp; EPBCS focused </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Thinking about elevating your organization’s workforce planning solution? Want to see a detailed demo of the capabilities of the latest version of Oracle Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (EPBCS) SWP (Strategic Workforce Planning) and Workforce Planning modules? What has changed since the days of deployment in on-premise, and how can you be leveraging the enhanced functionality for your organization? Learn the differences between an on-premise deployment and strategies for getting you to the cloud in no time. The demo will have a unique San Antonio twist to get you in the spirit of being in the heart of South Texas. Join seasoned WFP architects and Kscope speakers Ludovic De Paz and San Antonio native Nicholas Blazosky for this informative deep dive into the newly enhanced world of Workforce.&nbsp;</span></div><h2 dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 10pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #4f81bd; font-family: &quot;cambria&quot;; font-size: 13pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Tuesday</span></h2><div dir="ltr" style="background-color: #eef1f6; line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Essbase Development Team Panel </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><a href="http://kscope17.com/component/seminar/presenterlist?last_id=169" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Tim German</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">, Qubix</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Co-presenter(s):</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Kumar Ramaiyer, Oracle Corporation</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">When:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Jun 27, 2017, Tuesday Session 6 , 8:30 am - 9:30 am </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Room: </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Grand Oaks I</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Topic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Essbase - </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Subtopic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Other Essbase </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Come put your questions to members of the team who build Essbase and Essbase Cloud Service. This panel discussion is co-presented by Kumar Ramaiyer and Mike Larimer, both of Oracle Corporation. </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="background-color: #eef1f6; line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Essbase Cloud Service: Architectural Evolution </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><a href="http://kscope17.com/component/seminar/presenterlist?last_id=170" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Kumar Ramaiyer</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">, Oracle Corporation</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">When:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Jun 27, 2017, Tuesday Session 7 , 11:15 am - 12:15 pm </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Room: </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Grand Oaks H</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Topic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Essbase - </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Subtopic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Essbase Design </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Essbase Cloud Service:&nbsp; How did it come about?&nbsp; What are its architectural foundations?&nbsp; Why does that matter?</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">To think that EssCS is an evolution of the Essbase we've known and loved since 1992 is to vastly underestimate its power and importance. Moving to the cloud was an opportunity to completely remake Essbase from the ground up -- design, functionality, management, and hardware have all changed and for the better. Understanding the conceptual, architectural, and technical forces that drove this fundamental shift will enable you to extract the true value of this transformation in your current and new applications.&nbsp; </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Join Kumar Ramaiyer, vice president of development at Oracle, as he explains how the confluence of development innovations and Essbase resulted in a database unlike any you've seen before.</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="background-color: #eef1f6; line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Introduction to Essbase </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><a href="http://kscope17.com/component/seminar/presenterlist?last_id=172" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Martin Neuliep</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">, General Electric</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">When:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Jun 27, 2017, Tuesday Session 8 , 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Room: </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Grand Oaks I</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Topic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Essbase - </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Subtopic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Other Essbase </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">In this session you will get an overview of why and how we use Essbase. You will learn about the business problems the product solves and how, what’s involved in implementing an Essbase solution, and how it fits into a typical enterprise architecture.</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="background-color: #eef1f6; line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Essbase Cloud is Here. Now What? </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><a href="http://kscope17.com/component/seminar/presenterlist?last_id=174" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Cameron Lackpour</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">, ARC EPM</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Co-presenter(s):</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Tim German, Qubix</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">When:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Jun 27, 2017, Tuesday Session 9, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Room: </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Grand Oaks H</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Topic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Essbase - </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Subtopic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Other Essbase </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Essbase Cloud is finally among us. But what does that really mean? How does it fit into our existing EPM environments? What does Essbase Cloud actually do that’s better than before? What paths are not taken? In short, does Essbase Cloud live up to its promise? Join Tim German and Cameron Lackpour as they explore and explain Essbase Cloud’s’: architecture, functionality, use cases, cost, and performance. This comprehensive review of the essence of Essbase in the cloud gives you the answers and direction you need to go forward with Essbase now and in the future.</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="background-color: #eef1f6; line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Oracle Analytics Cloud - Essbase New Capabilities </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><a href="http://kscope17.com/component/seminar/presenterlist?last_id=170" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Kumar Ramaiyer</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">, Oracle Corporation</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">When:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Jun 27, 2017, Tuesday Session 10 , 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Room: </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Grand Oaks I</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Topic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Essbase - </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Subtopic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Essbase-related technologies </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Learn about new and upcoming Essbase capabilities with Oracle Analytics Cloud. Explore the new ways to create and manage Essbase applications, new scripting options, and more.</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="background-color: #eef1f6; line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Cloudy with a Chance of PBCS: Tips and Tricks for Migrating On-Premise Oracle Hyperion Planning to Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><a href="http://kscope17.com/component/seminar/presenterlist?last_id=206" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Chuck Persky</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">, Performance Architects</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">When:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Jun 26, 2017, Monday Session 1 , 10:30 am - 11:30 am </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Room: </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Grand Oaks I</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Topic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Planning - </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Subtopic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Cloud Technologies - PBCS &amp; EPBCS focused </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Many organizations have made the switch from an on-premise Oracle Hyperion Planning solution to Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS). This move allows them to take advantage of the benefits that exist in an Oracle SaaS model and some of the newer features available in PBCS. However, many other organizations, while very interested, are hesitant to make this leap, in fear of the unknown and the potential process involved in migrating to this model. In this session, you will learn from industry experts about a variety of considerations, tips, and methodologies utilized in planning and executing this type of change. Specifically, this session will explore the dynamics of this migration through real-life examples, including the steps for assessing the current application(s), decisions surrounding a "lift and shift" versus a "rebuild" approach, the process for executing the migration, and how to acclimate system administrators and users to a PBCS (cloud) methodology and interface. Additionally, this session will explore the facets of data integration and security; how these capabilities may be the same or different than the current on-premise model; and how to build a strategy to successfully create these capabilities in PBCS. Please join us in navigating from the ground to the cloud.</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="background-color: #eef1f6; line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">A Deep Dive into All Things Planning from On-Premise to PBCS to EPBCS </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><a href="http://kscope17.com/component/seminar/presenterlist?last_id=221" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Mark Rinaldi</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">, Oracle Corporation</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">When:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Jun 29, 2017, Deep-Dive Session, 9:00 am - 11:00 am </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Room: </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Cibolo Canyon 2/3/4</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Topic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Planning - </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Subtopic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Cloud Technologies - PBCS &amp; EPBCS focused </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Join Mark Rinaldi, Shankar Viswanathan, and Prasad Kulkarni as we take a deep dive into all things Planning from on-premise to PBCS to EPBCS.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">· Roadmaps</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">· Functionality differences between on-premise Planning, PBCS, and EPBCS</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">· Migration from on-premise to cloud</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">· Simplified user interface</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">· Excel-based application creation</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">· Q&amp;A with Oracle regarding product strategy and roadmap</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="background-color: #eef1f6; line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">What’s New, What’s Next: Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><a href="http://kscope17.com/component/seminar/presenterlist?last_id=216" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Shankar Viswanathan</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">, Oracle Corporation</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Co-presenter(s):</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Prasad Kulkarni, Oracle Corporation</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">When:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Jun 27, 2017, Tuesday Session 9, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Room: </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Grand Oaks I</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Topic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Planning - </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Subtopic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Cloud Technologies - PBCS &amp; EPBCS focused </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) is one of Oracle’s broad selection of enterprise-grade cloud solutions delivered via software as a service. This session provides an overview of this solution and an update on new and planned functionality.</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><a href="http://kscope17.com/component/seminar/presenterlist?last_id=176" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Dave Collins</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">, The Hackett Group</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">When:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Jun 27, 2017, Tuesday Session 10 , 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Room: </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Grand Oaks H</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Topic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Essbase - </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Subtopic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Other Essbase </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Visualization provides a means by which you can gain insight into your data. For some, visualization can be a report that appears in their e-mail inbox or on a web page. For others, it could be a grid of numbers with a chart in Excel. The key is to provide the correct, most efficient approach to users. It is far easier to spot trends, patterns, anomalies, etc., when you can examine the data, in its entirety in a single view. If the data set is so large that you find yourself scrolling up and down and side to side, your analysis will suffer. To meet the challenge posed by larger data sets, software vendors have created new ways to query data that promote better visualization. In this session, we will introduce you to Tableau, formerly available in Smart View as Hyperion Visual Explorer, as visualization option against Essbase.</span></div><h2 dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 10pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #4f81bd; font-family: &quot;cambria&quot;; font-size: 13pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Wednesday</span></h2><div dir="ltr" style="background-color: #eef1f6; line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Eliminating the Eliminations Problem in Essbase </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><a href="http://kscope17.com/component/seminar/presenterlist?last_id=172" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Martin Neuliep</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">, General Electric</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">When:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Jun 28, 2017, Wednesday Session 11, 8:30 am - 9:30 am </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Room: </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Grand Oaks H</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Topic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Essbase - </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Subtopic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Essbase Calculation </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">For as long as there has been Essbase, people building financial applications have wanted to perform intercompany elimination calculations. Unlike HFM, Essbase up to now has not had this capability built in. So what to do, especially if eliminations are a key part of your reporting or planning requirements? Various approaches have been taken over the years and interestingly, there may be no one ideal solution even today.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">This session will compare four techniques for calculating eliminations: three purely within Essbase and a fourth using an adjunct relational database. We’ll examine each according to these criteria, so you can choose an approach best suited to your needs:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">- Ease of implementation</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">- Amount of ongoing maintenance required</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">- Flexibility</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">- Performance</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="background-color: #eef1f6; line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Understanding EPM Cloud Infrastructure: What's New? </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><a href="http://kscope17.com/component/seminar/presenterlist?last_id=155" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Bill Fox</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">, Oracle Corporation</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">When:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Jun 28, 2017, Wednesday Session 12 , 9:45 am - 10:45 am </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Room: </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Grand Oaks E/F</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Topic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> EPM Infrastructure - </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Subtopic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Cloud and Hybrid Infrastructure </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">New to EPM Cloud and want to know the ins and outs of managing your service? Then this is the session for you. Topics include service provisioning, backup and restore, security and user management, and service maintenance. This is the one-stop destination to orient you with everything you need to know about the operational aspects of working with EPM Cloud.</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="background-color: #eef1f6; line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Advanced Calculation Techniques: Going Beyond the Calc Dim </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><a href="http://kscope17.com/component/seminar/presenterlist?last_id=179" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">George Cooper</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">, Gap</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">When:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Jun 28, 2017, Wednesday Session 12 , 9:45 am - 10:45 am </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Room: </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Grand Oaks H</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Topic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Essbase - </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Subtopic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Essbase Calculation </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Join us as we take a deep dive into some of the ways the Essbase calculation engine can be used to solve complex business problems, all derived from real-life examples learned from the school of hard knocks. Techniques include combining spreadsheets and calc scripts to compute variances for hundreds of member combinations, designing recursive calculations to analyze a product’s components, and building a structure that allows user input to any level of a hierarchy. We’ll review the different methods of writing allocations, ways to optimize your parallel calculations, and block creation techniques and calculation features you are told “never to use” but might want to use anyway. This presentation is intended for intermediate Essbase developers, but all are welcome.</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="background-color: #eef1f6; line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Extreme Essbase Calculations: New Frontiers in What-If, Goal-Seeking, and Sensitivity Analysis </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><a href="http://kscope17.com/component/seminar/presenterlist?last_id=181" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Ron Moore</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">, TopDown Consulting</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Co-presenter(s):</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Ludovic Isaac De Paz, TopDown Consulting</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">When:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Jun 28, 2017, Wednesday Session 14 , 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Room: </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Grand Oaks G</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Topic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Essbase - </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Subtopic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Essbase Calculation </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Doing what-if isn’t new. As long as I can remember everyone talked about it and the goal-seeking functionality using LOOP has been around for decades. But do most of our calculations use causal drivers or are they “type it in and agg it up” type databases? And how much "what-if-ing" can you really do if the database takes an hour to aggregate? </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Today more and more companies are using driver-based designs and recent improvements such as hybrid aggregation, new calculation functions, and bigger hardware mean that there are new possibilities. Profit opportunities don’t usually follow simple linear patterns. Well-designed driver-based models capture complex patterns and help identify risks and opportunities that would otherwise be missed. Goal-seeking can significantly reduce the time it takes to set and distribute targets. Sensitivity analysis can help set priorities by identifying the most important drivers. It can also help compare a range of options to identify sweet spots. </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">First we will examine the business logic behind some useful what-if calculations that help uncover financial dynamics that make a difference in business results. Then we will examine the outline and business rule considerations and options. Then we will dig into the code. </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">We will show examples of outlines and business rule code for:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">• Pushing down top-side budget adjustments </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">• Driver based what-if calculations</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">• Goal-seeking for target setting</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">• Prioritization and range comparison with sensitivity analysis</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Last we will show some examples of using these techniques in real-world applications.</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="background-color: #eef1f6; line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Break the Shackles of Planning with Hybrid Essbase </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><a href="http://kscope17.com/component/seminar/presenterlist?last_id=182" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Peter Nitschke</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">, Mpower Solutions</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Co-presenter(s):</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Cameron Lackpour, ARC EPM</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">When:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Jun 28, 2017, Wednesday Session 15 , 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Room: </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Grand Oaks G</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Topic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Essbase - </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Subtopic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Essbase Design </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Planning is Essbase, Essbase is Planning. This powerhouse multi-dimension database enables Planning but then shackles it with BSO’s long aggregation time and ASO’s poor procedural calculations. Hybrid Essbase breaks these architectural constraints by combining the calculation power of BSO with the aggregation performance of ASO and as a result fundamentally transforms how we design Planning applications.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Join Peter Nitschke and Cameron Lackpour as they demonstrate the value of Hybrid Essbase through its impact on real-world Planning design. You’ll see multiple plan type applications collapsed into one, plan types literally small enough to fit on a USB stick, real-world performance benefits, and calculation techniques that take best advantage of Hybrid while working around its current limitations. The best use case of Hybrid Essbase is Planning and if you’re a Planning practitioner you should be using Hybrid Essbase. To do that, you need to attend this session and bring our real-world Hybrid Essbase experience to your application today.</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="background-color: #eef1f6; line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">How to Get the Most Out of Essbase in the Cloud </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><a href="http://kscope17.com/component/seminar/presenterlist?last_id=183" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">John Maloney</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">, TopDown Consulting</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Co-presenter(s):</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Paul B Hoch, TopDown Consulting</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">When:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Jun 28, 2017, Wednesday Session 16 , 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Room: </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Grand Oaks G</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Topic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Essbase - </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Subtopic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Essbase-related technologies </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Essbase in the Cloud has been eagerly anticipated and now that it is finally here we will explore how Essbase in the Cloud can replace, enhance or serve the same role as your current on-premise Essbase environment. This session is a thorough look at Essbase in the Cloud, including a look at the differences between on-premise Essbase and the Cloud offering, what you’re getting and what you’re giving up, best practices for working with Essbase in the Cloud, particularly if you are running a Hybrid EPM Solution, plus tips and tricks for how to make the most of Essbase in the Cloud. This session will also include a review of features like calculations, currency conversions, sandboxes, and other key things you need to know to get started. It will also include real-world examples. You will leave with a solid understanding on how to work with Essbase in the Cloud so that you can start taking advantage of all it has to offer.</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="background-color: #eef1f6; line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Cloud2Cloud – IoT and EPM: Connecting GE’s Predix Industrial Internet Cloud Platform to Oracle’s Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (EPBCS) </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><a href="http://kscope17.com/component/seminar/presenterlist?last_id=160" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Gary Crisci</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">, General Electric</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Co-presenter(s):</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Venkatesan Kailasam, GE</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">When:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Jun 28, 2017, Wednesday Session 15 , 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Room: </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Grand Oaks I</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Topic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Planning - </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Subtopic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Cloud Technologies - PBCS &amp; EPBCS focused </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">The Internet of Things (IoT), also known as the Industrial Internet, is changing the way industries work. By combining machine-to-machine (M2M) communication, industrial big data analytics, technology, cybersecurity, and automation, it’s driving new levels of efficiency and productivity. </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">What if you could predict events before they happened? By connecting machines, gaining operational visibility, and leveraging analytics, you can drive operations to their fullest potential and predict what will happen before it occurs.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">GE’s Predix platform is a cloud-based solution that can capture industrial data. Now that you have this valuable information, how do you get it in the hands of the people who need it and in a tool that allows them to use the information to make better decisions?</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">In this presentation, Gary Crisci, principal data and information architect, Shyam Nath, partner account director, and Venkat Kailasam, senior data and information architect, will walk you through the Internet of things (IoT). We will illustrate how we capture industrial data from sensors using GE’s Asset Performance Management SaaS cloud solution to determine leading indicators of when large maintenance events are likely to be due and what the nature of the maintenance required will be. Lastly, we will demonstrate how to transfer the data into an Oracle PBCS cloud application for planning and budgeting purposes.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Come learn about the next great frontier in information technology and how we are leveraging EPM and IoT to drive better business decisions.&nbsp;</span></div><h2 dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 10pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #4f81bd; font-family: &quot;cambria&quot;; font-size: 13pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Thursday</span></h2><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">The last day of the conference is the day when most of us take a deep breath (or sleep in and miss the entire day after the debauchery of the </span><a href="http://kscope17.com/events/special-event" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Wednesday night Special Event</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">).</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">For those of us (un)lucky enough to </span><a href="http://kscope17.com/content/thursday-deep-dive-sessions" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">be part of the Thursday deep dives</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> – two hours of somewhat excruciatingly-yet-wonderfully detailed examination into what makes Oracle EPM tick – we know that the end of the conference is in many ways the best. &nbsp;Attendees have had a chance to listen to sessions, talk to their peers, party (cf. that comment at the beginning about geeks socializing however awkwardly), and finally synthesize the whole shebang in these capstone sessions. &nbsp;</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Tim German, Kumar Ramaiyer, and I are running the Essbase deep dive. &nbsp;We’re going to do this a little differently this year. &nbsp;We will not be sitting on the dais trying to pontificate (well, Kumar and Tim actually </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">could</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">; I can only fake it) but instead will be working through use cases explaining as we go and then hold a Q&amp;A session after each demo. &nbsp;The idea is that you see for real how things work and then you pepper us with question after question after question and see if we can in fact answer those questions. &nbsp;As noted, Kumar and Tim likely can and I will fake it. &nbsp;It should be a lot of fun.</span></div><h1 dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 24pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #365f91; font-family: &quot;cambria&quot;; font-size: 14pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">The week that was or will be</span></h1><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Kscope is the highlight of my professional year as I know it is for many others. &nbsp;It’s exhilarating, educational, fun, and ultimately exhausting. &nbsp;I love it.</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Be seeing you.</span></div> Cameron Lackpour tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7650953985627040991.post-2892974484289388643 Thu Jun 15 2017 18:25:00 GMT-0400 (EDT) Kscope17: The (mostly) good, the (not hardly) bad, and the ugly (have you seen geeks party?) http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CameronsBlogForEssbaseHackers/~3/f6LZfCO1mMg/kscope17-mostly-good-not-hardly-bad-and.html <h1 dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-23a65150-adda-0f98-6f1c-b6ddd0824c5b" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 24pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #365f91; font-family: &quot;cambria&quot;; font-size: 14pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">That’s taken care of that</span></h1><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.2; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">The title of this post has managed to: &nbsp;intrigue, titillate, and insult all of you, Gentle Readers, at the same time. &nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Unpossible!</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> &nbsp;And yet. &nbsp;I do my best.</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.2; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.2; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">But beyond alienating my ever-diminishing group of followers, the purpose of this post is to suggest a few sessions that I – and you – Really Ought to See at Kscope.</span></div><h1 dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 24pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #365f91; font-family: &quot;cambria&quot;; font-size: 14pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">ROtSaK? &nbsp;</span><a href="https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english-german/rucksack" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: &quot;cambria&quot;; font-size: 14pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Rucksack</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #365f91; font-family: &quot;cambria&quot;; font-size: 14pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">? &nbsp;Nope, </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: red; font-family: &quot;cambria&quot;; font-size: 14pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">R</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #365f91; font-family: &quot;cambria&quot;; font-size: 14pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">eally </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: red; font-family: &quot;cambria&quot;; font-size: 14pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">O</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #365f91; font-family: &quot;cambria&quot;; font-size: 14pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">ught to </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: red; font-family: &quot;cambria&quot;; font-size: 14pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">S</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #365f91; font-family: &quot;cambria&quot;; font-size: 14pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">ee at </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: red; font-family: &quot;cambria&quot;; font-size: 14pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">K</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #365f91; font-family: &quot;cambria&quot;; font-size: 14pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">scope</span></h1><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Usually I painstakingly break this out by day and by track and by technology and some other obsessive selection criteria that drive you – and me – completely round the bend. &nbsp;Nope, not gonna do that this time, mostly because I am – as has been pointed out to me with some force – lazy. &nbsp;</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">I don’t want to disappoint my ardent </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: line-through; vertical-align: baseline;">detractors</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">fans so this is going to be my quick and dirty view by day. &nbsp;</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">In reading this you will note that there are conflicting sessions. &nbsp;This isn’t because I have finally been successful in cloning myself – Could the world take more than one Cameron? &nbsp;I certainly couldn’t. – but because I am as always torn when it comes to choosing sessions. &nbsp;I want to go </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">here</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> but I also want to go </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">over there</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> and at the same time I need to be </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">there</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">. &nbsp;:( &nbsp;Where I’ll end up won’t be determined until I actually am facing the decision. &nbsp;See, I am both indecisive </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">and</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> lazy.</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">You can look all of this up at </span><a href="http://www.kscope17.com/" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Kscope17.com</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">.</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Read the below to see what’s going to be covered but the big things I’m interested in are product direction related although there is a good smattering of technique sessions as well. &nbsp;And yes, this is a copy-and-paste from the conference website but: &nbsp;I am lazy and the presenters, including </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Yr. Obt. &amp; Fthl. Svt.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">, spent an awful lot of time writing these abstracts during the submission process. &nbsp;How could I do a better job? &nbsp;Exactly.</span></div><h2 dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 10pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #4f81bd; font-family: &quot;cambria&quot;; font-size: 13pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Sunday</span></h2><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">There isn’t as far as I can tell any official agenda for the Sunday symposium but it is definitely not something to miss. &nbsp;You can read about the reaction to the announcement about the rebirth (delayed execution?) of what exactly is on-premises EPM 11.2 </span><a href="http://www.network54.com/Forum/58296/thread/1497472240/last-1497550145/%28View+Thread+and+Replies%21%29" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">here</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">.</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">From that Network54 thread, here’s Sunday’s schedule:</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;verdana&quot;; font-size: 10pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">8:45 AM Keynote: Matt Bradley, Sr. VP of Business Analytics Product Development</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;verdana&quot;; font-size: 10pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;verdana&quot;; font-size: 10pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">9:30 AM On-Premise Update</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;verdana&quot;; font-size: 10pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;verdana&quot;; font-size: 10pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">11:00 AM Bridge to Cloud (Hybrid)</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;verdana&quot;; font-size: 10pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;verdana&quot;; font-size: 10pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">12:00 PM Lunch Cibolo Canyon 5/6/7</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;verdana&quot;; font-size: 10pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;verdana&quot;; font-size: 10pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">1:00 PM EPM Cloud</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;verdana&quot;; font-size: 10pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;verdana&quot;; font-size: 10pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">2:30 PM Special Preview from the Data Relationship Management Team</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;verdana&quot;; font-size: 10pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;verdana&quot;; font-size: 10pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">3:10 PM EPM Cloud (Continued)</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;verdana&quot;; font-size: 10pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;verdana&quot;; font-size: 10pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">4:30 PM BI Cloud Services for EPM</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;verdana&quot;; font-size: 10pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">What will these product direction announcements, particularly the on-premises direction, result in? &nbsp;Will there be a giant </span><a href="https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/love-in" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: &quot;verdana&quot;; font-size: 10pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">love-in</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;verdana&quot;; font-size: 10pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">? &nbsp;An enormous sigh of disappointment? &nbsp;A riot? &nbsp;The only way to find out is to be there. &nbsp;I will be.</span></div><h2 dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 10pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #4f81bd; font-family: &quot;cambria&quot;; font-size: 13pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Monday</span></h2><div dir="ltr" style="background-color: #eef1f6; line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">I've Got an MDX Script for That </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><a href="http://kscope17.com/component/seminar/presenterlist?last_id=160" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Gary Crisci</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">, General Electric</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">When:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Jun 26, 2017, Monday Session 2 , 11:45 am - 12:45 pm </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Room: </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Grand Oaks H</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Topic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Essbase - </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Subtopic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> MDX </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">With the release of Essbase 11.1.2.4.010, it is now possible to get clean MDX output from a MaxL script. This opens many doors and possibilities for developers and power users, and makes knowing how to write a solid MDX script - a must-have skill for Essbase professionals.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">In this session, EPM Principal Technologist and Oracle ACE, Gary Crisci, will discuss the fundamentals of writing MDX scripts. He will introduce the new delimited output options and discuss different ways to leverage this new feature. Gary will show attendees how they can use their MDX scripts to create advanced reports for users and how to format data for ingestion to other systems. Gary will also discuss how to use the Query &amp; Load (Q&amp;L) method to leverage MDX scripts as an alternative to ASO calc scripts. Don’t miss this informative session from a noted MDX expert.</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="background-color: #eef1f6; line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Shootout at the Public Cloud Corral: Oracle vs. Amazon vs. Google vs. Microsoft </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><a href="http://kscope17.com/component/seminar/presenterlist?last_id=151" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">John Booth</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">, METAVERO</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">When:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Jun 26, 2017, Monday Session 3 , 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Room: </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Cibolo Canyon 2/3/4</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Topic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> EPM Infrastructure - </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Subtopic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Cloud and Hybrid Infrastructure </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">How do these Infrastructure as a Service offerings stack up in terms of features, price, and performance? We will set up an all-in-one Hyperion environment including Planning and HFM on four major public cloud providers and discuss ease of use, management, and how a Hybrid cloud environment integrates with your on-premise systems.</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="background-color: #eef1f6; line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Extreme Calc Manager </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><a href="http://kscope17.com/component/seminar/presenterlist?last_id=207" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Ludovic De Paz</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">, TopDown Consulting</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Co-presenter(s):</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Ron Moore, TopDown Consulting</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">When:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Jun 26, 2017, Monday Session 3 , 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Room: </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Grand Oaks A/B</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Topic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Planning - </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Subtopic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Planning Optimization </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Calc Manager is at the center of Oracle’s EPM suite. It’s the place to develop logic for Essbase, HFM, and Planning on-premise or in the cloud. It’s chock full of advanced features, and it’s quite a task to master all of them. That’s where we come in. Join Ludovic De Paz, TopDown Consulting senior manager, and Ron Moore, TopDown Consulting solutions architect, for a deep dive into some of the more advanced features of Calc Manager.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">We will focus on features that save time and/or allow developers to do things they otherwise couldn’t do and explore:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">• how to take advantage of Calc Manager’s modular nature to develop rules and rule sets quickly and benefit from reusability </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">• all types of variables and some advanced variable tricks</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">• how to troubleshoot using the debugger, error messages, and logs (especially with the cloud) </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">• how to use custom-defined templates to adapt your rules to different outlines and applications</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">• how to use custom-defined functions </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">This session promises to satisfy the most geeky of you, and with several real-life stories and demos you will be able to take your business rules to the next level.</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="background-color: #eef1f6; line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">What's New and Coming in Planning </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><a href="http://kscope17.com/component/seminar/presenterlist?last_id=208" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Prasad Kulkarni</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">, Oracle Corporation</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">When:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Jun 26, 2017, Monday Session 3 , 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Room: </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Grand Oaks I</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Topic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Planning - </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Subtopic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Other Planning </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">In this session you will hear Oracle's strategy for on-premise offering in the Planning domain. </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="background-color: #eef1f6; line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Mother/King/Queen of All CDFs Has Arrived </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><a href="http://kscope17.com/component/seminar/presenterlist?last_id=162" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Celvin Kattookaran</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">, Intekgrate</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">When:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Jun 26, 2017, Monday Session 3 , 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Room: </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Grand Oaks G</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Topic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Essbase - </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Subtopic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Essbase Calculation </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">The mother, the king, or the queen of all CDFs has arrived. This session talks about the latest CDF offering from Calc Manager, which can be used to write CDFs from calculation scripts itself. What if you want to execute a SQL procedure from calc script? What if you want to run a select statement?</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">All that and beyond is now possible with @CalcMgrGroovyString and @CalcMgrGroovyNumber functions. This session will include sample codes for all the topics covered above.</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="background-color: #eef1f6; line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Programming (Flexible) Automation to Use Processing Cubes (and Other Automation Tricks) </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><a href="http://kscope17.com/component/seminar/presenterlist?last_id=165" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">William Bradstreet</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">, ARC EPM</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">When:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Jun 26, 2017, Monday Session 4 , 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Room: </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Grand Oaks I</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Topic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Essbase - </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Subtopic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Other Essbase </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Essbase must be automated, but most Essbase automation consists of a MaxL script within a .cmd/.sh file. But that’s crude, inconsistent, and a maintenance nightmare. A better approach is a parameter-driven automation framework that dynamically spawns batch streams, applies the same processes consistently, and – because the actual code base is small – centralizes maintenance. As a bonus, this ease of development streamlines the migration from development to quality to production. Join Bill Bradstreet as he describes, demonstrates, and dives into a programming methodology and the code behind it to show how you can bring the power and flexibility of this approach to your system today.</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="background-color: #eef1f6; line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">EssCS: The New Old Essbase </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><a href="http://kscope17.com/component/seminar/presenterlist?last_id=164" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Glenn Schwartzberg</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">, interRel Consulting</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">When:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Jun 26, 2017, Monday Session 4 , 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Room: </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Grand Oaks H</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Topic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Essbase - </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Subtopic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Essbase-related technologies </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Remember when Essbase could be installed from a floppy disk? You could get a cube up and running in a couple of days. Well, those days are back with the new Essbase Cloud Service (EssCS). Essbase in the cloud takes us back to simpler times where you can build an Essbase database with a simple Excel spreadsheet template. All you need is Excel and Essbase on the Cloud. Join us for the session where we will walk you through Essbase Cloud Service and how to build Essbase applications in the 21st century. Don't miss this chance to get to know (reacquainted with) the new-old Essbase.</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="background-color: #eef1f6; line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Essbase Dashboard Smackdown! </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><a href="http://kscope17.com/component/seminar/presenterlist?last_id=151" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">John Booth</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">, METAVERO</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">When:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Jun 26, 2017, Monday Session 5 , 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Room: </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Grand Oaks H</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Topic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Essbase - </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Subtopic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Essbase-related technologies </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Confused about which solution to pursue for Essbase visualization? We compare Web Analysis vs. Tableau vs. Oracle</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="background-color: #eef1f6; line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Don't Worry, You Can Still Get Geeky with Planning Cloud </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><a href="http://kscope17.com/component/seminar/presenterlist?last_id=129" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Joe Aultman</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">, interRel Consulting</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">When:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Jun 26, 2017, Monday Session 5 , 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Room: </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Grand Oaks I</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Topic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Planning - </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Subtopic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Cloud Technologies - PBCS &amp; EPBCS focused </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">As with all of their cloud products, Oracle wants EPBCS to be friendly to users and administrators in the business community, reducing the level of technical expertise required to implement and maintain the application. Techies everywhere are left to wonder what role is left for them. This session provides the answer. From new techniques for creating custom functions to tweaking the user interface to automating processes and data flows, you'll see there is still plenty for the geeky among us to do.</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="background-color: #eef1f6; line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Elevating Your Workforce Planning Solution to the Cloud </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><a href="http://kscope17.com/component/seminar/presenterlist?last_id=210" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Nicholas Blazosky</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">, TopDown Consulting</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Co-presenter(s):</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Ludovic Isaac De Paz, TopDown Consulting</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">When:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Jun 26, 2017, Monday Session 5 , 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Room: </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Grand Oaks A/B</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Topic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Planning - </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Subtopic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Cloud Technologies - PBCS &amp; EPBCS focused </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Thinking about elevating your organization’s workforce planning solution? Want to see a detailed demo of the capabilities of the latest version of Oracle Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (EPBCS) SWP (Strategic Workforce Planning) and Workforce Planning modules? What has changed since the days of deployment in on-premise, and how can you be leveraging the enhanced functionality for your organization? Learn the differences between an on-premise deployment and strategies for getting you to the cloud in no time. The demo will have a unique San Antonio twist to get you in the spirit of being in the heart of South Texas. Join seasoned WFP architects and Kscope speakers Ludovic De Paz and San Antonio native Nicholas Blazosky for this informative deep dive into the newly enhanced world of Workforce.&nbsp;</span></div><h2 dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 10pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #4f81bd; font-family: &quot;cambria&quot;; font-size: 13pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Tuesday</span></h2><div dir="ltr" style="background-color: #eef1f6; line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Essbase Development Team Panel </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><a href="http://kscope17.com/component/seminar/presenterlist?last_id=169" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Tim German</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">, Qubix</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Co-presenter(s):</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Kumar Ramaiyer, Oracle Corporation</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">When:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Jun 27, 2017, Tuesday Session 6 , 8:30 am - 9:30 am </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Room: </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Grand Oaks I</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Topic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Essbase - </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Subtopic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Other Essbase </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Come put your questions to members of the team who build Essbase and Essbase Cloud Service. This panel discussion is co-presented by Kumar Ramaiyer and Mike Larimer, both of Oracle Corporation. </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="background-color: #eef1f6; line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Essbase Cloud Service: Architectural Evolution </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><a href="http://kscope17.com/component/seminar/presenterlist?last_id=170" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Kumar Ramaiyer</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">, Oracle Corporation</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">When:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Jun 27, 2017, Tuesday Session 7 , 11:15 am - 12:15 pm </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Room: </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Grand Oaks H</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Topic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Essbase - </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Subtopic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Essbase Design </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Essbase Cloud Service:&nbsp; How did it come about?&nbsp; What are its architectural foundations?&nbsp; Why does that matter?</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">To think that EssCS is an evolution of the Essbase we've known and loved since 1992 is to vastly underestimate its power and importance. Moving to the cloud was an opportunity to completely remake Essbase from the ground up -- design, functionality, management, and hardware have all changed and for the better. Understanding the conceptual, architectural, and technical forces that drove this fundamental shift will enable you to extract the true value of this transformation in your current and new applications.&nbsp; </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Join Kumar Ramaiyer, vice president of development at Oracle, as he explains how the confluence of development innovations and Essbase resulted in a database unlike any you've seen before.</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="background-color: #eef1f6; line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Introduction to Essbase </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><a href="http://kscope17.com/component/seminar/presenterlist?last_id=172" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Martin Neuliep</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">, General Electric</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">When:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Jun 27, 2017, Tuesday Session 8 , 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Room: </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Grand Oaks I</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Topic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Essbase - </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Subtopic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Other Essbase </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">In this session you will get an overview of why and how we use Essbase. You will learn about the business problems the product solves and how, what’s involved in implementing an Essbase solution, and how it fits into a typical enterprise architecture.</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="background-color: #eef1f6; line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Essbase Cloud is Here. Now What? </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><a href="http://kscope17.com/component/seminar/presenterlist?last_id=174" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Cameron Lackpour</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">, ARC EPM</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Co-presenter(s):</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Tim German, Qubix</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">When:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Jun 27, 2017, Tuesday Session 9, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Room: </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Grand Oaks H</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Topic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Essbase - </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Subtopic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Other Essbase </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Essbase Cloud is finally among us. But what does that really mean? How does it fit into our existing EPM environments? What does Essbase Cloud actually do that’s better than before? What paths are not taken? In short, does Essbase Cloud live up to its promise? Join Tim German and Cameron Lackpour as they explore and explain Essbase Cloud’s’: architecture, functionality, use cases, cost, and performance. This comprehensive review of the essence of Essbase in the cloud gives you the answers and direction you need to go forward with Essbase now and in the future.</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="background-color: #eef1f6; line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Oracle Analytics Cloud - Essbase New Capabilities </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><a href="http://kscope17.com/component/seminar/presenterlist?last_id=170" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Kumar Ramaiyer</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">, Oracle Corporation</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">When:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Jun 27, 2017, Tuesday Session 10 , 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Room: </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Grand Oaks I</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Topic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Essbase - </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Subtopic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Essbase-related technologies </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Learn about new and upcoming Essbase capabilities with Oracle Analytics Cloud. Explore the new ways to create and manage Essbase applications, new scripting options, and more.</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="background-color: #eef1f6; line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Cloudy with a Chance of PBCS: Tips and Tricks for Migrating On-Premise Oracle Hyperion Planning to Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><a href="http://kscope17.com/component/seminar/presenterlist?last_id=206" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Chuck Persky</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">, Performance Architects</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">When:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Jun 26, 2017, Monday Session 1 , 10:30 am - 11:30 am </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Room: </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Grand Oaks I</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Topic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Planning - </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Subtopic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Cloud Technologies - PBCS &amp; EPBCS focused </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Many organizations have made the switch from an on-premise Oracle Hyperion Planning solution to Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS). This move allows them to take advantage of the benefits that exist in an Oracle SaaS model and some of the newer features available in PBCS. However, many other organizations, while very interested, are hesitant to make this leap, in fear of the unknown and the potential process involved in migrating to this model. In this session, you will learn from industry experts about a variety of considerations, tips, and methodologies utilized in planning and executing this type of change. Specifically, this session will explore the dynamics of this migration through real-life examples, including the steps for assessing the current application(s), decisions surrounding a "lift and shift" versus a "rebuild" approach, the process for executing the migration, and how to acclimate system administrators and users to a PBCS (cloud) methodology and interface. Additionally, this session will explore the facets of data integration and security; how these capabilities may be the same or different than the current on-premise model; and how to build a strategy to successfully create these capabilities in PBCS. Please join us in navigating from the ground to the cloud.</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="background-color: #eef1f6; line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">A Deep Dive into All Things Planning from On-Premise to PBCS to EPBCS </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><a href="http://kscope17.com/component/seminar/presenterlist?last_id=221" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Mark Rinaldi</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">, Oracle Corporation</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">When:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Jun 29, 2017, Deep-Dive Session, 9:00 am - 11:00 am </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Room: </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Cibolo Canyon 2/3/4</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Topic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Planning - </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Subtopic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Cloud Technologies - PBCS &amp; EPBCS focused </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Join Mark Rinaldi, Shankar Viswanathan, and Prasad Kulkarni as we take a deep dive into all things Planning from on-premise to PBCS to EPBCS.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">· Roadmaps</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">· Functionality differences between on-premise Planning, PBCS, and EPBCS</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">· Migration from on-premise to cloud</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">· Simplified user interface</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">· Excel-based application creation</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">· Q&amp;A with Oracle regarding product strategy and roadmap</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="background-color: #eef1f6; line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">What’s New, What’s Next: Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><a href="http://kscope17.com/component/seminar/presenterlist?last_id=216" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Shankar Viswanathan</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">, Oracle Corporation</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Co-presenter(s):</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Prasad Kulkarni, Oracle Corporation</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">When:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Jun 27, 2017, Tuesday Session 9, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Room: </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Grand Oaks I</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Topic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Planning - </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Subtopic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Cloud Technologies - PBCS &amp; EPBCS focused </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) is one of Oracle’s broad selection of enterprise-grade cloud solutions delivered via software as a service. This session provides an overview of this solution and an update on new and planned functionality.</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><a href="http://kscope17.com/component/seminar/presenterlist?last_id=176" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Dave Collins</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">, The Hackett Group</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">When:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Jun 27, 2017, Tuesday Session 10 , 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Room: </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Grand Oaks H</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Topic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Essbase - </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Subtopic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Other Essbase </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Visualization provides a means by which you can gain insight into your data. For some, visualization can be a report that appears in their e-mail inbox or on a web page. For others, it could be a grid of numbers with a chart in Excel. The key is to provide the correct, most efficient approach to users. It is far easier to spot trends, patterns, anomalies, etc., when you can examine the data, in its entirety in a single view. If the data set is so large that you find yourself scrolling up and down and side to side, your analysis will suffer. To meet the challenge posed by larger data sets, software vendors have created new ways to query data that promote better visualization. In this session, we will introduce you to Tableau, formerly available in Smart View as Hyperion Visual Explorer, as visualization option against Essbase.</span></div><h2 dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 10pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #4f81bd; font-family: &quot;cambria&quot;; font-size: 13pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Wednesday</span></h2><div dir="ltr" style="background-color: #eef1f6; line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Eliminating the Eliminations Problem in Essbase </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><a href="http://kscope17.com/component/seminar/presenterlist?last_id=172" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Martin Neuliep</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">, General Electric</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">When:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Jun 28, 2017, Wednesday Session 11, 8:30 am - 9:30 am </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Room: </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Grand Oaks H</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Topic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Essbase - </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Subtopic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Essbase Calculation </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">For as long as there has been Essbase, people building financial applications have wanted to perform intercompany elimination calculations. Unlike HFM, Essbase up to now has not had this capability built in. So what to do, especially if eliminations are a key part of your reporting or planning requirements? Various approaches have been taken over the years and interestingly, there may be no one ideal solution even today.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">This session will compare four techniques for calculating eliminations: three purely within Essbase and a fourth using an adjunct relational database. We’ll examine each according to these criteria, so you can choose an approach best suited to your needs:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">- Ease of implementation</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">- Amount of ongoing maintenance required</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">- Flexibility</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">- Performance</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="background-color: #eef1f6; line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Understanding EPM Cloud Infrastructure: What's New? </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><a href="http://kscope17.com/component/seminar/presenterlist?last_id=155" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Bill Fox</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">, Oracle Corporation</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">When:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Jun 28, 2017, Wednesday Session 12 , 9:45 am - 10:45 am </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Room: </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Grand Oaks E/F</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Topic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> EPM Infrastructure - </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Subtopic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Cloud and Hybrid Infrastructure </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">New to EPM Cloud and want to know the ins and outs of managing your service? Then this is the session for you. Topics include service provisioning, backup and restore, security and user management, and service maintenance. This is the one-stop destination to orient you with everything you need to know about the operational aspects of working with EPM Cloud.</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="background-color: #eef1f6; line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Advanced Calculation Techniques: Going Beyond the Calc Dim </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><a href="http://kscope17.com/component/seminar/presenterlist?last_id=179" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">George Cooper</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">, Gap</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">When:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Jun 28, 2017, Wednesday Session 12 , 9:45 am - 10:45 am </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Room: </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Grand Oaks H</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Topic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Essbase - </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Subtopic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Essbase Calculation </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Join us as we take a deep dive into some of the ways the Essbase calculation engine can be used to solve complex business problems, all derived from real-life examples learned from the school of hard knocks. Techniques include combining spreadsheets and calc scripts to compute variances for hundreds of member combinations, designing recursive calculations to analyze a product’s components, and building a structure that allows user input to any level of a hierarchy. We’ll review the different methods of writing allocations, ways to optimize your parallel calculations, and block creation techniques and calculation features you are told “never to use” but might want to use anyway. This presentation is intended for intermediate Essbase developers, but all are welcome.</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="background-color: #eef1f6; line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Extreme Essbase Calculations: New Frontiers in What-If, Goal-Seeking, and Sensitivity Analysis </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><a href="http://kscope17.com/component/seminar/presenterlist?last_id=181" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Ron Moore</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">, TopDown Consulting</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Co-presenter(s):</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Ludovic Isaac De Paz, TopDown Consulting</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">When:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Jun 28, 2017, Wednesday Session 14 , 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Room: </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Grand Oaks G</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Topic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Essbase - </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Subtopic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Essbase Calculation </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Doing what-if isn’t new. As long as I can remember everyone talked about it and the goal-seeking functionality using LOOP has been around for decades. But do most of our calculations use causal drivers or are they “type it in and agg it up” type databases? And how much "what-if-ing" can you really do if the database takes an hour to aggregate? </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Today more and more companies are using driver-based designs and recent improvements such as hybrid aggregation, new calculation functions, and bigger hardware mean that there are new possibilities. Profit opportunities don’t usually follow simple linear patterns. Well-designed driver-based models capture complex patterns and help identify risks and opportunities that would otherwise be missed. Goal-seeking can significantly reduce the time it takes to set and distribute targets. Sensitivity analysis can help set priorities by identifying the most important drivers. It can also help compare a range of options to identify sweet spots. </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">First we will examine the business logic behind some useful what-if calculations that help uncover financial dynamics that make a difference in business results. Then we will examine the outline and business rule considerations and options. Then we will dig into the code. </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">We will show examples of outlines and business rule code for:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">• Pushing down top-side budget adjustments </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">• Driver based what-if calculations</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">• Goal-seeking for target setting</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">• Prioritization and range comparison with sensitivity analysis</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Last we will show some examples of using these techniques in real-world applications.</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="background-color: #eef1f6; line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Break the Shackles of Planning with Hybrid Essbase </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><a href="http://kscope17.com/component/seminar/presenterlist?last_id=182" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Peter Nitschke</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">, Mpower Solutions</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Co-presenter(s):</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Cameron Lackpour, ARC EPM</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">When:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Jun 28, 2017, Wednesday Session 15 , 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Room: </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Grand Oaks G</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Topic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Essbase - </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Subtopic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Essbase Design </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Planning is Essbase, Essbase is Planning. This powerhouse multi-dimension database enables Planning but then shackles it with BSO’s long aggregation time and ASO’s poor procedural calculations. Hybrid Essbase breaks these architectural constraints by combining the calculation power of BSO with the aggregation performance of ASO and as a result fundamentally transforms how we design Planning applications.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Join Peter Nitschke and Cameron Lackpour as they demonstrate the value of Hybrid Essbase through its impact on real-world Planning design. You’ll see multiple plan type applications collapsed into one, plan types literally small enough to fit on a USB stick, real-world performance benefits, and calculation techniques that take best advantage of Hybrid while working around its current limitations. The best use case of Hybrid Essbase is Planning and if you’re a Planning practitioner you should be using Hybrid Essbase. To do that, you need to attend this session and bring our real-world Hybrid Essbase experience to your application today.</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="background-color: #eef1f6; line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">How to Get the Most Out of Essbase in the Cloud </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><a href="http://kscope17.com/component/seminar/presenterlist?last_id=183" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">John Maloney</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">, TopDown Consulting</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Co-presenter(s):</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Paul B Hoch, TopDown Consulting</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">When:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Jun 28, 2017, Wednesday Session 16 , 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Room: </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Grand Oaks G</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Topic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Essbase - </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Subtopic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Essbase-related technologies </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Essbase in the Cloud has been eagerly anticipated and now that it is finally here we will explore how Essbase in the Cloud can replace, enhance or serve the same role as your current on-premise Essbase environment. This session is a thorough look at Essbase in the Cloud, including a look at the differences between on-premise Essbase and the Cloud offering, what you’re getting and what you’re giving up, best practices for working with Essbase in the Cloud, particularly if you are running a Hybrid EPM Solution, plus tips and tricks for how to make the most of Essbase in the Cloud. This session will also include a review of features like calculations, currency conversions, sandboxes, and other key things you need to know to get started. It will also include real-world examples. You will leave with a solid understanding on how to work with Essbase in the Cloud so that you can start taking advantage of all it has to offer.</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="background-color: #eef1f6; line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Cloud2Cloud – IoT and EPM: Connecting GE’s Predix Industrial Internet Cloud Platform to Oracle’s Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (EPBCS) </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><a href="http://kscope17.com/component/seminar/presenterlist?last_id=160" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Gary Crisci</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">, General Electric</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Co-presenter(s):</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Venkatesan Kailasam, GE</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">When:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Jun 28, 2017, Wednesday Session 15 , 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Room: </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Grand Oaks I</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Topic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Planning - </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Subtopic:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Cloud Technologies - PBCS &amp; EPBCS focused </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">The Internet of Things (IoT), also known as the Industrial Internet, is changing the way industries work. By combining machine-to-machine (M2M) communication, industrial big data analytics, technology, cybersecurity, and automation, it’s driving new levels of efficiency and productivity. </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">What if you could predict events before they happened? By connecting machines, gaining operational visibility, and leveraging analytics, you can drive operations to their fullest potential and predict what will happen before it occurs.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">GE’s Predix platform is a cloud-based solution that can capture industrial data. Now that you have this valuable information, how do you get it in the hands of the people who need it and in a tool that allows them to use the information to make better decisions?</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">In this presentation, Gary Crisci, principal data and information architect, Shyam Nath, partner account director, and Venkat Kailasam, senior data and information architect, will walk you through the Internet of things (IoT). We will illustrate how we capture industrial data from sensors using GE’s Asset Performance Management SaaS cloud solution to determine leading indicators of when large maintenance events are likely to be due and what the nature of the maintenance required will be. Lastly, we will demonstrate how to transfer the data into an Oracle PBCS cloud application for planning and budgeting purposes.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br class="kix-line-break" /></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Come learn about the next great frontier in information technology and how we are leveraging EPM and IoT to drive better business decisions.&nbsp;</span></div><h2 dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 10pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #4f81bd; font-family: &quot;cambria&quot;; font-size: 13pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Thursday</span></h2><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">The last day of the conference is the day when most of us take a deep breath (or sleep in and miss the entire day after the debauchery of the </span><a href="http://kscope17.com/events/special-event" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Wednesday night Special Event</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">).</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">For those of us (un)lucky enough to </span><a href="http://kscope17.com/content/thursday-deep-dive-sessions" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">be part of the Thursday deep dives</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> – two hours of somewhat excruciatingly-yet-wonderfully detailed examination into what makes Oracle EPM tick – we know that the end of the conference is in many ways the best. &nbsp;Attendees have had a chance to listen to sessions, talk to their peers, party (cf. that comment at the beginning about geeks socializing however awkwardly), and finally synthesize the whole shebang in these capstone sessions. &nbsp;</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Tim German, Kumar Ramaiyer, and I are running the Essbase deep dive. &nbsp;We’re going to do this a little differently this year. &nbsp;We will not be sitting on the dais trying to pontificate (well, Kumar and Tim actually </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">could</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">; I can only fake it) but instead will be working through use cases explaining as we go and then hold a Q&amp;A session after each demo. &nbsp;The idea is that you see for real how things work and then you pepper us with question after question after question and see if we can in fact answer those questions. &nbsp;As noted, Kumar and Tim likely can and I will fake it. &nbsp;It should be a lot of fun.</span></div><h1 dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 24pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #365f91; font-family: &quot;cambria&quot;; font-size: 14pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">The week that was or will be</span></h1><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Kscope is the highlight of my professional year as I know it is for many others. &nbsp;It’s exhilarating, educational, fun, and ultimately exhausting. &nbsp;I love it.</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Be seeing you.</span></div> Cameron Lackpour tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7650953985627040991.post-2892974484289388643 Thu Jun 15 2017 18:25:00 GMT-0400 (EDT) Kscope17 is Almost Here http://www.epmmarshall.com/kscope17-almost-here/ <p>The year has really flown by and Kscope17 is less than 2 weeks away.  I thought I would take a moment to highlight the <strong>top 9 sessions</strong> I&#8217;d like to attend this year.  But, before I do that, let&#8217;s start with a shameless plug of the sessions that I have to attend&#8230;my sessions.</p> <p><a href="https://i0.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/2017-Speaker-Button-535x380.jpg?ssl=1" data-pp="lightbox[1493]" class="autolink lightbox " ><img data-attachment-id="1431" data-permalink="http://www.epmmarshall.com/kscope17-almost-here/2017-speaker-button-535x380/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/2017-Speaker-Button-535x380.jpg?fit=535%2C380" data-orig-size="535,380" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;1&quot;}" data-image-title="2017 Speaker Button 535&#215;380" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/2017-Speaker-Button-535x380.jpg?fit=300%2C213" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/2017-Speaker-Button-535x380.jpg?fit=535%2C380" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1431 imgborder" src="https://i0.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/2017-Speaker-Button-535x380.jpg?resize=535%2C380&#038;ssl=1" alt="" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/2017-Speaker-Button-535x380.jpg?resize=535%2C380 535w, https://i0.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/2017-Speaker-Button-535x380.jpg?resize=300%2C213 300w" sizes="(max-width: 535px) 100vw, 535px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></a></p> <h3>IT Made Me Virtualize Essbase and Performance Sucks: Making Essbase Fast in Any Environment</h3> <p><strong>When:</strong>  Monday, June 26, 2017 @ 11:45 am</p> <p><strong>Where:</strong>  Grand Oaks G</p> <p><strong>What:</strong>  We can’t all have an Exalytics box for our Essbase environment. In fact, if you haven’t made it to the cloud, then you are most likely already on a virtualized environment or being &#8220;encouraged” heavily to go to a virtualized environment. This presentation will focus on making sure that your transition is as smooth as possible. We&#8217;ll discuss specific settings in the virtual environment, the operating system, and Essbase to get the most out of your server. We&#8217;ll also compare specific benchmarks around different hardware configurations related to CPU, memory, and storage. Attendees will receive the new EssBench application for standardized benchmarks to see how your system stacks up. This application is deployable to any planning server to test various aspects of your server’s performance to identify areas for improvement.</p> <h3>Essbase Lunch and Learn</h3> <p><strong>When:  </strong>Tuesday, June 27, 2017 @ 12:45 pm</p> <p><strong>Where:  </strong>Grand Oaks G</p> <p><strong>What:  </strong>Eat a quick lunch from 12:15 &#8211; 12:40 PM in Grand Oaks K-S/Cibolo Canyon 6/7 and at 12:45 PM join one of the information-packed sessions led by a panel of Oracle ACE Directors, ACEs, and ACE Associates. Bring your questions; these are the people who have the answers!</p> <h3>Introduction to Planning</h3> <p><strong>When:</strong>  Wednesday, June 28, 2017 @ 4:15 pm</p> <p><strong>Where:</strong>  Grand Oaks I</p> <p><strong>What:</strong>  As part of an introduction to EPM series, this presentation will focus on Hyperion Planning and Oracle&#8217;s Planning and Budgeting Cloud Services (PBCS).  If you are totally new to the EPM space and would like to see what Oracle&#8217;s solutions have to offer, this session is for you.  Rather than PowerPoint everyone to death, a live demo will be provided and guided by the audience.</p> <p>Now on to the fun stuff&#8230;the presentations that someone else has to build.</p> <h3>What&#8217;s New and Coming in Planning</h3> <p><strong>Who:  </strong>Prasad Kulkarni</p> <p><strong>When:</strong>  Monday, June 26, 2017 @ 2:00 pm</p> <p><strong>Where:</strong>  Grand Oaks I</p> <p><strong>What:</strong>  This is specific to On-Prem Planning&#8230;so I&#8217;m taking bets on it being a single slide that said &#8220;PBCS.&#8221;  Any takers? Kidding&#8230;</p> <h3>Mother/King/Queen of All CDFs Has Arrived</h3> <p><strong>Who:  </strong>Celvin Kattookaran</p> <p><strong>When:</strong>  Monday, June 26, 2017 @ 2:00 pm</p> <p><strong>Where:</strong>  Grand Oaks G</p> <p><strong>What:</strong>  Groovy can do basically anything, so I expect amazing things from Celvin in this session.  Don&#8217;t let me down!</p> <h3>The Future of On-Prem EPM</h3> <p><strong>Who:  </strong>Matt Bradley</p> <p><strong>When:</strong>  Monday, June 26, 2017 @ 3:15 pm</p> <p><strong>Where:</strong>  Peony</p> <p><strong>What:</strong>  For all of you still holding out hope that On-Prem isn&#8217;t dead, this should be of interest.  Is it bad that a part of me expects this session to somehow get cancelled? <img src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/2.3/72x72/1f609.png" alt="😉" class="wp-smiley" style="height: 1em; max-height: 1em;" /></p> <h3>Introduction to the EPM REST APIs</h3> <p><strong>Who:  </strong>Jake Turrell</p> <p><strong>When:</strong>  Tuesday, June 27, 2017 @ 11:15 am</p> <p><strong>Where:</strong>  Cibolo Canyon 2/3/4</p> <p><strong>What:</strong>  While Jason and Jon focus specifically on the PBCS REST API, Jake is casting a broader net.  Knowing Jake, I bet we can expect some time of spectacular demo and/or document.  Also, something 3D printed for free (I know you read my blog, so I expect free things).</p> <h3>Understanding HFM System Tables</h3> <p><strong>Who:  </strong>Keith Berry</p> <p><strong>When:</strong>  Tuesday, June 27, 2017 @ 11:15 am</p> <p><strong>Where:</strong>  Grand Oaks E/F</p> <p><strong>What:</strong>  The HFM system tables are a lot of fun.  Granted, I say that as a guy who has done this same presentation on the Planning side a few times, so I may be bias.  Either way, Keith always does a phenomenal presentation.  Whether you need to understand these tables for your project or you just want a better understanding of the back-end of HFM, this should be a great session.</p> <h3 id="p">Trends and Hot Topics in Finance for the EPM Professional<a href="http://kscope17.com/component/seminar/seminarslist#Trends and Hot Topics in Finance for the EPM Professional" name="Trends and Hot Topics in Finance for the EPM Professional"></a></h3> <p><strong>Who:  </strong>Natalie Delemar</p> <p><strong>When:</strong>  Tuesday, June 27, 2017 @ 2:00 pm</p> <p><strong>Where:</strong>  Peony</p> <p><strong>What:</strong>  I may be a giant nerd, but I also enjoy the functional side of the EPM world.  That&#8217;s why Natalie&#8217;s presentation should be very interesting.  Kscope is not just about the technology, but the functional needs and trends that drive that technology.</p> <h3>The PBCS REST API Demystified</h3> <p><strong>Who:  </strong>Jason Jones</p> <p><strong>When:</strong>  Tuesday, June 27, 2017 @ 3:30 pm</p> <p><strong>Where:</strong>  Cibolo Canyon 2/3/4</p> <p><strong>What:</strong>  I love coding&#8230;sometimes.  The REST API for PBCS is a fun way to do that&#8230;sometimes.  Jason and Jon should give us a great overview of the technology and how to use it.</p> <h3>Report Automation Techniques from Essbase and Hyperion Financial Reports with VBA and Smart View</h3> <p><strong>Who:  </strong>Jennifer Guzik</p> <p><strong>When:</strong>  Wednesday, June 28, 2017 @ 11:15 am</p> <p><strong>Where:</strong>  Grand Oaks E/F</p> <p><strong>What:</strong>  I have more than a few clients that love to do everything in Excel.  Jennifer will be showing of a process that keeps us using Excel, but also leverages Financial Reports.  Add in a side of VBA coding, and you have my attention.  Plus, I love sessions entirely by customers and not just consultants.</p> <h3>Essbase Cloud – How You Do It (Live Demos) and Expanded Q&amp;A</h3> <p><strong>Who:  </strong>Tim German and Cameron Lackpour</p> <p><strong>When:</strong>  Thursday, June 29, 2017 @ 9:00 am</p> <p><strong>Where:</strong>  Grand Oaks H</p> <p><strong>What:</strong>  I&#8217;m sure Tim and Cameron will show us everything we ever wanted to know about OAC.  More importantly, I&#8217;m a sucker for a live demo.  And if the title is to be believed&#8230;we&#8217;ll get more than one demo!</p> <br> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.epmmarshall.com/kscope17-almost-here/">Kscope17 is Almost Here</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.epmmarshall.com">EPM Marshall</a>.</p> Brian Marshall http://www.epmmarshall.com/?p=1493 Wed Jun 14 2017 09:00:51 GMT-0400 (EDT) Kscope17 is Almost Here @hyperionepmcom http://www.epmmarshall.com/kscope17-almost-here/ <p>The year has really flown by and Kscope17 is less than 2 weeks away.  I thought I would take a moment to highlight the <strong>top 9 sessions</strong> I&#8217;d like to attend this year.  But, before I do that, let&#8217;s start with a shameless plug of the sessions that I have to attend&#8230;my sessions.</p> <p><a href="https://i0.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/2017-Speaker-Button-535x380.jpg?ssl=1" data-pp="lightbox[1493]" class="autolink lightbox " ><img data-attachment-id="1431" data-permalink="http://www.epmmarshall.com/kscope17-almost-here/2017-speaker-button-535x380/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/2017-Speaker-Button-535x380.jpg?fit=535%2C380" data-orig-size="535,380" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;1&quot;}" data-image-title="2017 Speaker Button 535&#215;380" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/2017-Speaker-Button-535x380.jpg?fit=300%2C213" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/2017-Speaker-Button-535x380.jpg?fit=535%2C380" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1431 imgborder" src="https://i0.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/2017-Speaker-Button-535x380.jpg?resize=535%2C380&#038;ssl=1" alt="" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/2017-Speaker-Button-535x380.jpg?resize=535%2C380 535w, https://i0.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/2017-Speaker-Button-535x380.jpg?resize=300%2C213 300w" sizes="(max-width: 535px) 100vw, 535px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></a></p> <h3>IT Made Me Virtualize Essbase and Performance Sucks: Making Essbase Fast in Any Environment</h3> <p><strong>When:</strong>  Monday, June 26, 2017 @ 11:45 am</p> <p><strong>Where:</strong>  Grand Oaks G</p> <p><strong>What:</strong>  We can’t all have an Exalytics box for our Essbase environment. In fact, if you haven’t made it to the cloud, then you are most likely already on a virtualized environment or being &#8220;encouraged” heavily to go to a virtualized environment. This presentation will focus on making sure that your transition is as smooth as possible. We&#8217;ll discuss specific settings in the virtual environment, the operating system, and Essbase to get the most out of your server. We&#8217;ll also compare specific benchmarks around different hardware configurations related to CPU, memory, and storage. Attendees will receive the new EssBench application for standardized benchmarks to see how your system stacks up. This application is deployable to any planning server to test various aspects of your server’s performance to identify areas for improvement.</p> <h3>Essbase Lunch and Learn</h3> <p><strong>When:  </strong>Tuesday, June 27, 2017 @ 12:45 pm</p> <p><strong>Where:  </strong>Grand Oaks G</p> <p><strong>What:  </strong>Eat a quick lunch from 12:15 &#8211; 12:40 PM in Grand Oaks K-S/Cibolo Canyon 6/7 and at 12:45 PM join one of the information-packed sessions led by a panel of Oracle ACE Directors, ACEs, and ACE Associates. Bring your questions; these are the people who have the answers!</p> <h3>Introduction to Planning</h3> <p><strong>When:</strong>  Wednesday, June 28, 2017 @ 4:15 pm</p> <p><strong>Where:</strong>  Grand Oaks I</p> <p><strong>What:</strong>  As part of an introduction to EPM series, this presentation will focus on Hyperion Planning and Oracle&#8217;s Planning and Budgeting Cloud Services (PBCS).  If you are totally new to the EPM space and would like to see what Oracle&#8217;s solutions have to offer, this session is for you.  Rather than PowerPoint everyone to death, a live demo will be provided and guided by the audience.</p> <p>Now on to the fun stuff&#8230;the presentations that someone else has to build.</p> <h3>What&#8217;s New and Coming in Planning</h3> <p><strong>Who:  </strong>Prasad Kulkarni</p> <p><strong>When:</strong>  Monday, June 26, 2017 @ 2:00 pm</p> <p><strong>Where:</strong>  Grand Oaks I</p> <p><strong>What:</strong>  This is specific to On-Prem Planning&#8230;so I&#8217;m taking bets on it being a single slide that said &#8220;PBCS.&#8221;  Any takers? Kidding&#8230;</p> <h3>Mother/King/Queen of All CDFs Has Arrived</h3> <p><strong>Who:  </strong>Celvin Kattookaran</p> <p><strong>When:</strong>  Monday, June 26, 2017 @ 2:00 pm</p> <p><strong>Where:</strong>  Grand Oaks G</p> <p><strong>What:</strong>  Groovy can do basically anything, so I expect amazing things from Celvin in this session.  Don&#8217;t let me down!</p> <h3>The Future of On-Prem EPM</h3> <p><strong>Who:  </strong>Matt Bradley</p> <p><strong>When:</strong>  Monday, June 26, 2017 @ 3:15 pm</p> <p><strong>Where:</strong>  Peony</p> <p><strong>What:</strong>  For all of you still holding out hope that On-Prem isn&#8217;t dead, this should be of interest.  Is it bad that a part of me expects this session to somehow get cancelled? <img src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/2.3/72x72/1f609.png" alt="😉" class="wp-smiley" style="height: 1em; max-height: 1em;" /></p> <h3>Introduction to the EPM REST APIs</h3> <p><strong>Who:  </strong>Jake Turrell</p> <p><strong>When:</strong>  Tuesday, June 27, 2017 @ 11:15 am</p> <p><strong>Where:</strong>  Cibolo Canyon 2/3/4</p> <p><strong>What:</strong>  While Jason and Jon focus specifically on the PBCS REST API, Jake is casting a broader net.  Knowing Jake, I bet we can expect some time of spectacular demo and/or document.  Also, something 3D printed for free (I know you read my blog, so I expect free things).</p> <h3>Understanding HFM System Tables</h3> <p><strong>Who:  </strong>Keith Berry</p> <p><strong>When:</strong>  Tuesday, June 27, 2017 @ 11:15 am</p> <p><strong>Where:</strong>  Grand Oaks E/F</p> <p><strong>What:</strong>  The HFM system tables are a lot of fun.  Granted, I say that as a guy who has done this same presentation on the Planning side a few times, so I may be bias.  Either way, Keith always does a phenomenal presentation.  Whether you need to understand these tables for your project or you just want a better understanding of the back-end of HFM, this should be a great session.</p> <h3 id="p">Trends and Hot Topics in Finance for the EPM Professional<a href="http://kscope17.com/component/seminar/seminarslist#Trends and Hot Topics in Finance for the EPM Professional" name="Trends and Hot Topics in Finance for the EPM Professional"></a></h3> <p><strong>Who:  </strong>Natalie Delemar</p> <p><strong>When:</strong>  Tuesday, June 27, 2017 @ 2:00 pm</p> <p><strong>Where:</strong>  Peony</p> <p><strong>What:</strong>  I may be a giant nerd, but I also enjoy the functional side of the EPM world.  That&#8217;s why Natalie&#8217;s presentation should be very interesting.  Kscope is not just about the technology, but the functional needs and trends that drive that technology.</p> <h3>The PBCS REST API Demystified</h3> <p><strong>Who:  </strong>Jason Jones</p> <p><strong>When:</strong>  Tuesday, June 27, 2017 @ 3:30 pm</p> <p><strong>Where:</strong>  Cibolo Canyon 2/3/4</p> <p><strong>What:</strong>  I love coding&#8230;sometimes.  The REST API for PBCS is a fun way to do that&#8230;sometimes.  Jason and Jon should give us a great overview of the technology and how to use it.</p> <h3>Report Automation Techniques from Essbase and Hyperion Financial Reports with VBA and Smart View</h3> <p><strong>Who:  </strong>Jennifer Guzik</p> <p><strong>When:</strong>  Wednesday, June 28, 2017 @ 11:15 am</p> <p><strong>Where:</strong>  Grand Oaks E/F</p> <p><strong>What:</strong>  I have more than a few clients that love to do everything in Excel.  Jennifer will be showing of a process that keeps us using Excel, but also leverages Financial Reports.  Add in a side of VBA coding, and you have my attention.  Plus, I love sessions entirely by customers and not just consultants.</p> <h3>Essbase Cloud – How You Do It (Live Demos) and Expanded Q&amp;A</h3> <p><strong>Who:  </strong>Tim German and Cameron Lackpour</p> <p><strong>When:</strong>  Thursday, June 29, 2017 @ 9:00 am</p> <p><strong>Where:</strong>  Grand Oaks H</p> <p><strong>What:</strong>  I&#8217;m sure Tim and Cameron will show us everything we ever wanted to know about OAC.  More importantly, I&#8217;m a sucker for a live demo.  And if the title is to be believed&#8230;we&#8217;ll get more than one demo!</p> <br> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.epmmarshall.com/kscope17-almost-here/">Kscope17 is Almost Here</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.epmmarshall.com">EPM Marshall</a>.</p> Brian Marshall http://www.epmmarshall.com/?p=1493 Wed Jun 14 2017 09:00:51 GMT-0400 (EDT) Oracle BI Cloud Service (BICS) Access Options: When to Use Data Sync Versus Remote Data Connector (RDC) http://blog.performancearchitects.com/wp/2017/06/14/oracle-bi-cloud-service-bics-access-options-when-to-use-data-sync-versus-remote-data-connector-rdc/ <p>Author: Doug Ross, Performance Architects</p> <p><strong>Introduction</strong></p> <p>As more organizations move their business intelligence (BI) environments to the cloud, loading and accessing enterprise data will become as important as the front-end visualizations.  <a href="https://cloud.oracle.com/business_intelligence">Oracle&#8217;s BI Cloud Service (BICS)</a> offers two options for these data requirements that go beyond simple data uplds: <a href="http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/bicloud/downloads/index.html">Data Sync and Remote Data Connector</a> (RDC).</p> <p>Other options range from simple manual data loads of spreadsheets using the BICS front end to advanced programmatic options based on <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Representational_state_transfer">REST APIs</a>. Each has a specific purpose, features, benefits, and limitations. As the migration to the cloud and the tools used to support that transition are still in their early stages, this blog post discusses the current state of Data Sync and RDC with the expectation that Oracle will continue to enhance the capabilities of each over time.</p> <p><strong>Overview </strong></p> <p>The full list of available BICS data load options includes:</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/bicloud/downloads/index.html">Oracle BI Cloud Service Data Sync</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/developer-tools/sql-developer/overview/index-097090.html">Oracle SQL Developer</a></li> <li><a href="https://docs.oracle.com/cloud/latest/reportingcs_use/BILPD/GUID-4F98E6CE-F353-4370-9E79-D6DB13225E97.htm#BILPD-GUID-4F98E6CE-F353-4370-9E79-D6DB13225E97">Oracle SQL Workshop Data Upload Utility</a></li> <li><a href="https://docs.oracle.com/en/cloud/paas/exadata-express-cloud/csdbp/using-oracle-application-express-application-data-load-utility.html">Oracle Application Express Application Data Load Utility</a></li> <li>REST APIs</li> <li>PL/SQL scripts</li> </ul> <p>RDC is different from all of the options above in that data is not moved to the cloud; it remains on-premise and is available both to cloud applications like BICS, as well as existing reporting tools in the on-premise environment.</p> <p>At the most basic level, BI Data Sync and RDC represent two ends of the spectrum in providing access to data in the cloud.  Data Sync is used to push data from on-premise sources to a cloud database, while RDC is used to pull data from an on-premise source database into BICS visualizations.</p> <p>Data Sync provides a full-featured data transfer tool with a client interface that allows for scheduling load jobs that efficiently move data from flat files, database tables, and other cloud data sources into the <a href="https://docs.oracle.com/cloud/latest/dbcs_schema/index.html">BICS Database Schema Service</a> or <a href="https://cloud.oracle.com/database">Oracle Database Cloud Service</a>.  It can also directly load data as a data set source for the Visual Analyzer projects that are available in BICS.  It includes many of the features found in other data loading tools: logging of load job execution steps, restarting after failures, incremental loading of new or modified data, and configuring the sequence of load operations.</p> <p>Rather than moving data to the cloud, RDC enables secure connection to on-premise data sources for analysis and visualization.  BICS RDC utilizes the BI Server Data Gateway running in the BI Cloud Service environment to provide secure access to on-premises data using private/public key pairs and SSL communication.  The primary benefit of RDC is that it preserves the investment in the technology used to house and load on-premise data warehouses.  It offers a hybrid approach to transitioning to a cloud-based analytics environment without having to also migrate the entire data environment as well.</p> <p>The decision of whether to use Data Sync versus RDC would be based on a number of factors:</p> <ul> <li>Concerns over data security in the cloud</li> <li>Data volumes in the local data warehouse tables that might be difficult to transfer to the cloud in a timely manner</li> <li>Synchronization of data transmissions to the cloud with current load processes</li> <li>Ongoing investment in ETL tools, processes, and employees that would not be ready to transition completely to the cloud</li> </ul> <p>A Data Sync solution would more likely lend itself either to new development of data load processes or to a more agile analytics environment that allowed for changing processes and data models more rapidly than would be possible with an on-premise database.</p> <p><strong>Conclusion</strong></p> <p>Regardless of where a BI environment is located, it truly is all about the data. And with the push to migrate more of the analytics functions into the cloud, it is necessary to determine the optimal strategy for using data visualization tools to access that data.  Oracle provides many options to do this, whether it is the relatively simple process of configuring access to existing on-premise databases by using RDC or implementing a fully formed data loading strategy into the cloud using BI Data Sync.   The capabilities and tradeoffs for each method should be reviewed thoroughly before proceeding with a cloud-based BI solution.</p> Melanie Mathews http://blog.performancearchitects.com/wp/?p=2029 Wed Jun 14 2017 05:48:40 GMT-0400 (EDT) Oracle BI Cloud Service (BICS) Access Options: When to Use Data Sync Versus Remote Data Connector (RDC) @PerfArchitects @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs http://blog.performancearchitects.com/wp/2017/06/14/oracle-bi-cloud-service-bics-access-options-when-to-use-data-sync-versus-remote-data-connector-rdc/ <p>Author: Doug Ross, Performance Architects</p> <p><strong>Introduction</strong></p> <p>As more organizations move their business intelligence (BI) environments to the cloud, loading and accessing enterprise data will become as important as the front-end visualizations.  <a href="https://cloud.oracle.com/business_intelligence">Oracle&#8217;s BI Cloud Service (BICS)</a> offers two options for these data requirements that go beyond simple data uploads: <a href="http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/bicloud/downloads/index.html">Data Sync and Remote Data Connector</a> (RDC).</p> <p>Other options range from simple maal data loads of spreadsheets using the BICS front end to advanced programmatic options based on <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Representational_state_transfer">REST APIs</a>. Each has a specific purpose, features, benefits, and limitations. As the migration to the cloud and the tools used to support that transition are still in their early stages, this blog post discusses the current state of Data Sync and RDC with the expectation that Oracle will continue to enhance the capabilities of each over time.</p> <p><strong>Overview </strong></p> <p>The full list of available BICS data load options includes:</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/bicloud/downloads/index.html">Oracle BI Cloud Service Data Sync</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/developer-tools/sql-developer/overview/index-097090.html">Oracle SQL Developer</a></li> <li><a href="https://docs.oracle.com/cloud/latest/reportingcs_use/BILPD/GUID-4F98E6CE-F353-4370-9E79-D6DB13225E97.htm#BILPD-GUID-4F98E6CE-F353-4370-9E79-D6DB13225E97">Oracle SQL Workshop Data Upload Utility</a></li> <li><a href="https://docs.oracle.com/en/cloud/paas/exadata-express-cloud/csdbp/using-oracle-application-express-application-data-load-utility.html">Oracle Application Express Application Data Load Utility</a></li> <li>REST APIs</li> <li>PL/SQL scripts</li> </ul> <p>RDC is different from all of the options above in that data is not moved to the cloud; it remains on-premise and is available both to cloud applications like BICS, as well as existing reporting tools in the on-premise environment.</p> <p>At the most basic level, BI Data Sync and RDC represent two ends of the spectrum in providing access to data in the cloud.  Data Sync is used to push data from on-premise sources to a cloud database, while RDC is used to pull data from an on-premise source database into BICS visualizations.</p> <p>Data Sync provides a full-featured data transfer tool with a client interface that allows for scheduling load jobs that efficiently move data from flat files, database tables, and other cloud data sources into the <a href="https://docs.oracle.com/cloud/latest/dbcs_schema/index.html">BICS Database Schema Service</a> or <a href="https://cloud.oracle.com/database">Oracle Database Cloud Service</a>.  It can also directly load data as a data set source for the Visual Analyzer projects that are available in BICS.  It includes many of the features found in other data loading tools: logging of load job execution steps, restarting after failures, incremental loading of new or modified data, and configuring the sequence of load operations.</p> <p>Rather than moving data to the cloud, RDC enables secure connection to on-premise data sources for analysis and visualization.  BICS RDC utilizes the BI Server Data Gateway running in the BI Cloud Service environment to provide secure access to on-premises data using private/public key pairs and SSL communication.  The primary benefit of RDC is that it preserves the investment in the technology used to house and load on-premise data warehouses.  It offers a hybrid approach to transitioning to a cloud-based analytics environment without having to also migrate the entire data environment as well.</p> <p>The decision of whether to use Data Sync versus RDC would be based on a number of factors:</p> <ul> <li>Concerns over data security in the cloud</li> <li>Data volumes in the local data warehouse tables that might be difficult to transfer to the cloud in a timely manner</li> <li>Synchronization of data transmissions to the cloud with current load processes</li> <li>Ongoing investment in ETL tools, processes, and employees that would not be ready to transition completely to the cloud</li> </ul> <p>A Data Sync solution would more likely lend itself either to new development of data load processes or to a more agile analytics environment that allowed for changing processes and data models more rapidly than would be possible with an on-premise database.</p> <p><strong>Conclusion</strong></p> <p>Regardless of where a BI environment is located, it truly is all about the data. And with the push to migrate more of the analytics functions into the cloud, it is necessary to determine the optimal strategy for using data visualization tools to access that data.  Oracle provides many options to do this, whether it is the relatively simple process of configuring access to existing on-premise databases by using RDC or implementing a fully formed data loading strategy into the cloud using BI Data Sync.   The capabilities and tradeoffs for each method should be reviewed thoroughly before proceeding with a cloud-based BI solution.</p> Melanie Mathews http://blog.performancearchitects.com/wp/?p=2029 Wed Jun 14 2017 05:48:40 GMT-0400 (EDT) Reboot PBCS? https://epmsxsw.com/2017/06/13/reboot-pbcs/ <p>There may be instances where you need to restart your Planning application.  With our on premise environments, all we had to do was call our trusty IT department OR log into the server and run our EPM stop and startup scripts.  When our servers are in the cloud, we don’t have an easy button to press for a reboot.  Oracle has created steps for us to “reboot” (reset) our Planning environments.</p> <p>Why would we ever need to do this?  I’m glad you asked!</p> <p>I’ve seen situations where a process shows to be still processing, when it’s actually complete.  I’ve also seen situations where a reset has helped resolve some performance issues for environments.   We had another isntance where a business rule stopped working.  We couldn&#8217;t figure out why OR get it to work again.</p> <p>Oracle recommends you use this command <strong>only</strong> when you observe severe performance degradation or if you receive error messages indicating that the instance is unusable. Service reset does not affect your application customization (for example, locale change, settings related to theme and currency, etc.) and it the Reset takes up to 15 minutes.</p> <p>Now something you need to know.  This completely RESETS your environment.  So, it&#8217;s imperitive that you use <strong>LCM</strong> to get a full backup (data, metadata,  security, <strong>ALL OF IT</strong>) before you perform these steps.</p> <p>You can use <strong>EPMAutomate</strong> utility to restart services, using the <strong>resetservice</strong> command.</p> <p>Be sure you have the latest EPMAutomate utility.</p> <p>To install the latest EPMAutomate Utility, login to your PBCS Service and click on Navigator icon.</p> <p><img data-attachment-id="311" data-permalink="https://epmsxsw.com/2017/06/13/reboot-pbcs/navigate/" data-orig-file="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/navigate.png?w=748" data-orig-size="1282,607" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="navigate" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/navigate.png?w=748?w=300" data-large-file="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/navigate.png?w=748?w=748" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-311" src="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/navigate.png?w=748" alt="navigate" srcset="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/navigate.png?w=748 748w, https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/navigate.png?w=150 150w, https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/navigate.png?w=300 300w, https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/navigate.png?w=768 768w, https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/navigate.png?w=1024 1024w, https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/navigate.png 1282w" sizes="(max-width: 748px) 100vw, 748px" /></p> <p>Under Install, select the EPM Automate link for your environment.  In this example, we are using the EPM Automate for Windows.</p> <p><img data-attachment-id="313" data-permalink="https://epmsxsw.com/2017/06/13/reboot-pbcs/install/" data-orig-file="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/install.png?w=748" data-orig-size="1155,619" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="install" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/install.png?w=748?w=300" data-large-file="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/install.png?w=748?w=748" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-313" src="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/install.png?w=748" alt="install" srcset="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/install.png?w=748 748w, https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/install.png?w=150 150w, https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/install.png?w=300 300w, https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/install.png?w=768 768w, https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/install.png?w=1024 1024w, https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/install.png 1155w" sizes="(max-width: 748px) 100vw, 748px" /></p> <p>Once the executable downloads, select Run to Install EPM Automate.</p> <p><img data-attachment-id="315" data-permalink="https://epmsxsw.com/2017/06/13/reboot-pbcs/paste/" data-orig-file="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/paste.png?w=748" data-orig-size="421,312" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="paste" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/paste.png?w=748?w=300" data-large-file="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/paste.png?w=748?w=421" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-315" src="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/paste.png?w=748" alt="paste" srcset="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/paste.png 421w, https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/paste.png?w=150 150w, https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/paste.png?w=300 300w" sizes="(max-width: 421px) 100vw, 421px" /></p> <p>Select OK to run the EPM Automate.exe</p> <p><img data-attachment-id="321" data-permalink="https://epmsxsw.com/2017/06/13/reboot-pbcs/destination/" data-orig-file="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/destination.png?w=748" data-orig-size="553,177" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="destination" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/destination.png?w=748?w=300" data-large-file="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/destination.png?w=748?w=553" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-321" src="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/destination.png?w=748" alt="destination" srcset="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/destination.png 553w, https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/destination.png?w=150 150w, https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/destination.png?w=300 300w" sizes="(max-width: 553px) 100vw, 553px" /></p> <p>When it’s done installing, you will get a message that it’s complete.</p> <p><img data-attachment-id="323" data-permalink="https://epmsxsw.com/2017/06/13/reboot-pbcs/complete/" data-orig-file="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/complete.png?w=748" data-orig-size="302,138" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="complete" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/complete.png?w=748?w=300" data-large-file="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/complete.png?w=748?w=302" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-323" src="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/complete.png?w=748" alt="complete" srcset="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/complete.png 302w, https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/complete.png?w=150 150w" sizes="(max-width: 302px) 100vw, 302px" /></p> <p>The EPM Automate in controlled via a command prompt.</p> <p>Open Command Prompt and navigate to the install Location.  I know I installed mine in the C drive.</p> <p><strong>Example: CD C:\</strong>Oracle\EPM Automate</p> <p><img data-attachment-id="325" data-permalink="https://epmsxsw.com/2017/06/13/reboot-pbcs/dos-1/" data-orig-file="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/dos-1.png?w=748" data-orig-size="677,342" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="DOS 1" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/dos-1.png?w=748?w=300" data-large-file="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/dos-1.png?w=748?w=677" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-325" src="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/dos-1.png?w=748" alt="DOS 1" srcset="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/dos-1.png 677w, https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/dos-1.png?w=150 150w, https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/dos-1.png?w=300 300w" sizes="(max-width: 677px) 100vw, 677px" /><br /> Usage: epmautomate login username password/&lt;password file&gt; url identitydomain<br /> <strong>Example: epmautomate login admin_user PasSw0Rd </strong><a href="https://myservice-mydomain.pbcs.us2.oraclecloud.com">https://myservice-mydomain.pbcs.us2.oraclecloud.com</a><strong> mydomain</strong></p> <p><strong> <img data-attachment-id="327" data-permalink="https://epmsxsw.com/2017/06/13/reboot-pbcs/dos-2/" data-orig-file="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/dos-2.png?w=748" data-orig-size="677,342" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="Dos 2" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/dos-2.png?w=748?w=300" data-large-file="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/dos-2.png?w=748?w=677" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-327" src="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/dos-2.png?w=748" alt="Dos 2" srcset="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/dos-2.png 677w, https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/dos-2.png?w=150 150w, https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/dos-2.png?w=300 300w" sizes="(max-width: 677px) 100vw, 677px" /></strong></p> <p>You can include comments to track the reasons for the retstart.  The Comments must be enclosed in quotation marks.</p> <p>It would look like this: epmautomate resetservice &#8220;comment&#8221;</p> <p>Example: <strong>epmautomate resetservice &#8220;Import Metadata processing is stuck&#8221;</strong></p> <p><img data-attachment-id="329" data-permalink="https://epmsxsw.com/2017/06/13/reboot-pbcs/dos-3/" data-orig-file="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/dos-3.png?w=748" data-orig-size="1003,171" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="Dos 3" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/dos-3.png?w=748?w=300" data-large-file="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/dos-3.png?w=748?w=748" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-329" src="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/dos-3.png?w=748" alt="Dos 3" srcset="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/dos-3.png?w=748 748w, https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/dos-3.png?w=150 150w, https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/dos-3.png?w=300 300w, https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/dos-3.png?w=768 768w, https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/dos-3.png 1003w" sizes="(max-width: 748px) 100vw, 748px" /></p> <p>You don’t have to follow these steps every time you need to reset the environment.  Use the section on EPM Automate to create batch script and run the batch as needed!</p> <p>~Sum</p><br /> <a rel="nofollow" href="http://feeds.wordpress.com/1.0/gocomments/epmsxsw.wordpress.com/307/"><img alt="" border="0" src="http://feeds.wordpress.com/1.0/comments/epmsxsw.wordpress.com/307/" /></a> <img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=epmsxsw.com&#038;blog=89579861&#038;post=307&#038;subd=epmsxsw&#038;ref=&#038;feed=1" width="1" height="1" /> Summer Watson http://epmsxsw.com/?p=307 Tue Jun 13 2017 11:50:49 GMT-0400 (EDT) Reboot PBCS? @SummerWatson75 @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs https://epmsxsw.com/2017/06/13/reboot-pbcs/ <p>There may be instances where you need to restart your Planning application.  With our on premise environments, all we had to do was call our trusty IT department OR log into the server and run our EPM stop and startup scripts.  When our servers are in the cloud, we don’t have an easy button to press for a reboot.  Oracle has created steps for us to “reboot” (reset) our Planning environments.</p> <p>Why would we ever need to do this?  I’m glad you asked!</p> <p>I’ve seen situations where a process shows to be still processing, when it’s actually complete.  I’ve also seen situations where a reset has helped resolve some performance issues for environments.   We had another isntance where a business rule stopped working.  We couldn&#8217;t figure out why OR get it to work again.</p> <p>Oracle recommends you use this command <strong>only</strong> when you observe severe performance degradation or if you receive error messages indicating that the instance is unusable. Service reset does not affect your application customization (for example, locale change, settings related to theme and currency, etc.) and it the Reset takes up to 15 minutes.</p> <p>Now something you need to know.  This completely RESETS your environment.  So, it&#8217;s imperitive that you use <strong>LCM</strong> to get a full backup (data, metadata,  security, <strong>ALL OF IT</strong>) before you perform these steps.</p> <p>You can use <strong>EPMAutomate</strong> utility to restart services, using the <strong>resetservice</strong> command.</p> <p>Be sure you have the latest EPMAutomate utility.</p> <p>To install the latest EPMAutomate Utility, login to your PBCS Servicend click on Navigator icon.</p> <p><img data-attachment-id="311" data-permalink="https://epmsxsw.com/2017/06/13/reboot-pbcs/navigate/" data-orig-file="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/navigate.png?w=748" data-orig-size="1282,607" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="navigate" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/navigate.png?w=748?w=300" data-large-file="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/navigate.png?w=748?w=748" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-311" src="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/navigate.png?w=748" alt="navigate" srcset="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/navigate.png?w=748 748w, https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/navigate.png?w=150 150w, https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/navigate.png?w=300 300w, https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/navigate.png?w=768 768w, https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/navigate.png?w=1024 1024w, https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/navigate.png 1282w" sizes="(max-width: 748px) 100vw, 748px" /></p> <p>Under Install, select the EPM Automate link for your environment.  In this example, we are using the EPM Automate for Windows.</p> <p><img data-attachment-id="313" data-permalink="https://epmsxsw.com/2017/06/13/reboot-pbcs/install/" data-orig-file="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/install.png?w=748" data-orig-size="1155,619" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="install" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/install.png?w=748?w=300" data-large-file="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/install.png?w=748?w=748" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-313" src="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/install.png?w=748" alt="install" srcset="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/install.png?w=748 748w, https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/install.png?w=150 150w, https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/install.png?w=300 300w, https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/install.png?w=768 768w, https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/install.png?w=1024 1024w, https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/install.png 1155w" sizes="(max-width: 748px) 100vw, 748px" /></p> <p>Once the executable downloads, select Run to Install EPM Automate.</p> <p><img data-attachment-id="315" data-permalink="https://epmsxsw.com/2017/06/13/reboot-pbcs/paste/" data-orig-file="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/paste.png?w=748" data-orig-size="421,312" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="paste" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/paste.png?w=748?w=300" data-large-file="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/paste.png?w=748?w=421" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-315" src="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/paste.png?w=748" alt="paste" srcset="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/paste.png 421w, https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/paste.png?w=150 150w, https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/paste.png?w=300 300w" sizes="(max-width: 421px) 100vw, 421px" /></p> <p>Select OK to run the EPM Automate.exe</p> <p><img data-attachment-id="321" data-permalink="https://epmsxsw.com/2017/06/13/reboot-pbcs/destination/" data-orig-file="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/destination.png?w=748" data-orig-size="553,177" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="destination" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/destination.png?w=748?w=300" data-large-file="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/destination.png?w=748?w=553" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-321" src="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/destination.png?w=748" alt="destination" srcset="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/destination.png 553w, https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/destination.png?w=150 150w, https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/destination.png?w=300 300w" sizes="(max-width: 553px) 100vw, 553px" /></p> <p>When it’s done installing, you will get a message that it’s complete.</p> <p><img data-attachment-id="323" data-permalink="https://epmsxsw.com/2017/06/13/reboot-pbcs/complete/" data-orig-file="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/complete.png?w=748" data-orig-size="302,138" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="complete" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/complete.png?w=748?w=300" data-large-file="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/complete.png?w=748?w=302" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-323" src="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/complete.png?w=748" alt="complete" srcset="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/complete.png 302w, https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/complete.png?w=150 150w" sizes="(max-width: 302px) 100vw, 302px" /></p> <p>The EPM Automate in controlled via a command prompt.</p> <p>Open Command Prompt and navigate to the install Location.  I know I installed mine in the C drive.</p> <p><strong>Example: CD C:\</strong>Oracle\EPM Automate</p> <p><img data-attachment-id="325" data-permalink="https://epmsxsw.com/2017/06/13/reboot-pbcs/dos-1/" data-orig-file="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/dos-1.png?w=748" data-orig-size="677,342" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="DOS 1" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/dos-1.png?w=748?w=300" data-large-file="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/dos-1.png?w=748?w=677" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-325" src="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/dos-1.png?w=748" alt="DOS 1" srcset="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/dos-1.png 677w, https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/dos-1.png?w=150 150w, https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/dos-1.png?w=300 300w" sizes="(max-width: 677px) 100vw, 677px" /><br /> Usage: epmautomate login username password/&lt;password file&gt; url identitydomain<br /> <strong>Example: epmautomate login admin_user PasSw0Rd </strong><a href="https://myservice-mydomain.pbcs.us2.oraclecloud.com">https://myservice-mydomain.pbcs.us2.oraclecloud.com</a><strong> mydomain</strong></p> <p><strong> <img data-attachment-id="327" data-permalink="https://epmsxsw.com/2017/06/13/reboot-pbcs/dos-2/" data-orig-file="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/dos-2.png?w=748" data-orig-size="677,342" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="Dos 2" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/dos-2.png?w=748?w=300" data-large-file="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/dos-2.png?w=748?w=677" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-327" src="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/dos-2.png?w=748" alt="Dos 2" srcset="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/dos-2.png 677w, https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/dos-2.png?w=150 150w, https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/dos-2.png?w=300 300w" sizes="(max-width: 677px) 100vw, 677px" /></strong></p> <p>You can include comments to track the reasons for the retstart.  The Comments must be enclosed in quotation marks.</p> <p>It would look like this: epmautomate resetservice &#8220;comment&#8221;</p> <p>Example: <strong>epmautomate resetservice &#8220;Import Metadata processing is stuck&#8221;</strong></p> <p><img data-attachment-id="329" data-permalink="https://epmsxsw.com/2017/06/13/reboot-pbcs/dos-3/" data-orig-file="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/dos-3.png?w=748" data-orig-size="1003,171" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="Dos 3" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/dos-3.png?w=748?w=300" data-large-file="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/dos-3.png?w=748?w=748" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-329" src="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/dos-3.png?w=748" alt="Dos 3" srcset="https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/dos-3.png?w=748 748w, https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/dos-3.png?w=150 150w, https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/dos-3.png?w=300 300w, https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/dos-3.png?w=768 768w, https://epmsxsw.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/dos-3.png 1003w" sizes="(max-width: 748px) 100vw, 748px" /></p> <p>You don’t have to follow these steps every time you need to reset the environment.  Use the section on EPM Automate to create batch script and run the batch as needed!</p> <p>~Sum</p><br /> <a rel="nofollow" href="http://feeds.wordpress.com/1.0/gocomments/epmsxsw.wordpress.com/307/"><img alt="" border="0" src="http://feeds.wordpress.com/1.0/comments/epmsxsw.wordpress.com/307/" /></a> <img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=epmsxsw.com&#038;blog=89579861&#038;post=307&#038;subd=epmsxsw&#038;ref=&#038;feed=1" width="1" height="1" /> Summer Watson http://epmsxsw.com/?p=307 Tue Jun 13 2017 11:50:49 GMT-0400 (EDT) Are You an ODTUG Kscope Aficionado? https://devepm.com/2017/06/13/are-you-an-odtug-kscope-aficionado/ Hi guys, today I have a very exiting opportunity for all kscope veterans that would like to help the newcomers. The ODTUG K Team If you are an ODTUG Kscope aficionado and think you can help guide the ODTUG Kscope newcomers down the right path? Join the K Team! K Team members are here to [&#8230;]<img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=devepm.com&#038;blog=33318620&#038;post=1487&#038;subd=devepm&#038;ref=&#038;feed=1" width="1" height="1" /> RZGiampaoli http://devepm.com/?p=1487 Tue Jun 13 2017 04:58:30 GMT-0400 (EDT) Are You an ODTUG Kscope Aficionado? @devepm @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs https://devepm.com/2017/06/13/are-you-an-odtug-kscope-aficionado/ Hi guys, today I have a very exiting opportunity for all kscope veterans that would like to help the newcomers. The ODTUG K Team If you are an ODTUG Kscope aficionado and think you can help guide the ODTUG Kscope newcomers down the right path? Join the K Team! K Team members are here to [&#8230;]<img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=devepm.com&#038;blog=33318620&#038;post=1487&#038;subd=devepm&#038;ref=&#038;feed=1" width="1" height="1" /> RZGiampaoli http://devepm.com/?p=1487 Tue Jun 13 2017 04:58:30 GMT-0400 (EDT) Small update of Hyperion Parent Inferrer to 1.0.2 http://www.jasonwjones.com/2017/06/small-update-of-hyperion-parent-inferrer-to-1-0-2/ Over the years I have developed a fairly robust set of Java libraries that help me work with and enhance Essbase/Hyperion functionality. One of those seemingly trivial libraries is the &#8220;Hyperion Parent Inferrer&#8221;. It&#8217;s a Java library/command-line program that can quickly parse an indented file or String and infer what the parents of members are. [&#8230;] jason http://www.jasonwjones.com/?p=1852 Mon Jun 12 2017 20:31:35 GMT-0400 (EDT) Small update of Hyperion Parent Inferrer to 1.0.2 @jwj @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs http://www.jasonwjones.com/2017/06/small-update-of-hyperion-parent-inferrer-to-1-0-2/ Over the years I have developed a fairly robust set of Java libraries that help me work with and enhance Essbase/Hyperion functionality. One of those seemingly trivial libraries is the &#8220;Hyperion Parent Inferrer&#8221;. It&#8217;s a Java library/command-line program that can quickly parse an indented file or String and infer what the parents of members are. [&#8230;] jason http://www.jasonwjones.com/?p=1852 Mon Jun 12 2017 20:31:35 GMT-0400 (EDT) Hyperion Planning and PBCS: Dynamic Forms http://www.epmmarshall.com/dynamic-forms/ <p>Have you ever built a form in Hyperion Planning (or PBCS) that really needed to have the same dimension represented in both the user selectable page and the rows or columns?  Normally, we want to give the user the ability to filter a form dynamically.  As an example, perhaps I would like to select and upper level parent of a product in the page, but I want to see all of the descendants of that selection in the rows of a</p> <p>form.  As another example, I&#8217;d like to select an upper-level cost center in the page, but have it show me all of the descendents of that selection in the rows of the form.  I recently encountered that very request from a client.  As it happens, I recently had a request come in via a comment on this site as well.</p> <p>So how can we do this?  I know how to build forms, and a dimension can only be part of the POV, the page, rows, or columns, right?  If we look at the form designer, that&#8217;s totally how it seems.  This is where the form designer is a bit deceiving.  Let&#8217;s start with a cool screen shot:</p> <p><a href="https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/01.png" data-pp="lightbox[1470]" class="autolink lightbox " ><img data-attachment-id="1471" data-permalink="http://www.epmmarshall.com/dynamic-forms/attachment/01/" data-orig-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/01.png?fit=1302%2C473" data-orig-size="1302,473" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="01" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/01.png?fit=300%2C109" data-large-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/01.png?fit=912%2C331" class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-1471 imgborder" src="https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/01.png?fit=912%2C912" alt="" srcset="https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/01.png?resize=1024%2C372 1024w, https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/01.png?resize=300%2C109 300w, https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/01.png?resize=768%2C279 768w, https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/01.png?w=1302 1302w" sizes="(max-width: 912px) 100vw, 912px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></a></p> <p>If we look at the green box in the top right corner, we have the product dimension.  If we look at the yellow box on the left&#8230;we have the product dimension.  So what happens if I click on green box?</p> <p><a href="https://i2.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/02.png" data-pp="lightbox[1470]" class="autolink lightbox " ><img data-attachment-id="1473" data-permalink="http://www.epmmarshall.com/dynamic-forms/attachment/02/" data-orig-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/02.png?fit=1022%2C612" data-orig-size="1022,612" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="02" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/02.png?fit=300%2C180" data-large-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/02.png?fit=912%2C546" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1473 imgborder" src="https://i2.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/02.png?w=912" alt="" srcset="https://i2.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/02.png?w=1022 1022w, https://i2.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/02.png?resize=300%2C180 300w, https://i2.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/02.png?resize=768%2C460 768w" sizes="(max-width: 912px) 100vw, 912px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></a></p> <p>Look at that!  It&#8217;s not quite as cool as a drop-down in the page, but it still let&#8217;s us select a member from the product dimension.  Now let&#8217;s take a look at the form designer:</p> <br> <p><a href="https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/03.png" data-pp="lightbox[1470]" class="autolink lightbox " ><img data-attachment-id="1474" data-permalink="http://www.epmmarshall.com/dynamic-forms/attachment/03/" data-orig-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/03.png?fit=930%2C498" data-orig-size="930,498" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="03" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/03.png?fit=300%2C161" data-large-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/03.png?fit=912%2C488" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1474 imgborder" src="https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/03.png?w=912" alt="" srcset="https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/03.png?w=930 930w, https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/03.png?resize=300%2C161 300w, https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/03.png?resize=768%2C411 768w" sizes="(max-width: 912px) 100vw, 912px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></a></p> <p>Looking closely, we&#8217;ll notice that the product dimension only exists in one place in the designer&#8230;the rows.  But wait, we should make note of one other thing: the ProductFamily variable.  This is not a substitution variable.  This is instead a dynamic user variable.  Let&#8217;s check out the <strong>Other Options</strong> tab:</p> <p><a href="https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/04.png" data-pp="lightbox[1470]" class="autolink lightbox " ><img data-attachment-id="1476" data-permalink="http://www.epmmarshall.com/dynamic-forms/attachment/04/" data-orig-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/04.png?fit=611%2C166" data-orig-size="611,166" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="04" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/04.png?fit=300%2C82" data-large-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/04.png?fit=611%2C166" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1476 imgborder" src="https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/04.png?w=912" alt="" srcset="https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/04.png?w=611 611w, https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/04.png?resize=300%2C82 300w" sizes="(max-width: 611px) 100vw, 611px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></a></p> <p>There&#8217;s the magic!  We have a dynamic user variable added to our form.  This automatically places the member in the POV, but enables a member selector.  So there you have it, a super-simple provide a solution to a complex user request.  So how do I create a dynamic user variable?  Click <strong>Administration</strong>, then click <strong>Manage</strong>, then click <strong>Variables</strong>:</p> <p><a href="https://i0.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/05.png" data-pp="lightbox[1470]" class="autolink lightbox " ><img data-attachment-id="1477" data-permalink="http://www.epmmarshall.com/dynamic-forms/attachment/05/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/05.png?fit=448%2C168" data-orig-size="448,168" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="05" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/05.png?fit=300%2C113" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/05.png?fit=448%2C168" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1477 imgborder" src="https://i0.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/05.png?w=912" alt="" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/05.png?w=448 448w, https://i0.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/05.png?resize=300%2C113 300w" sizes="(max-width: 448px) 100vw, 448px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></a></p> <p>From here, you can easily add your user variables.  The only real downside to the method is that if the users don&#8217;t have the variable defined yet, it will let them know that they need to before allowing them to open the form.  This looks great in the web, but what happens when I try it in Smart View?</p> <p><a href="https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/06.png" data-pp="lightbox[1470]" class="autolink lightbox " ><img data-attachment-id="1478" data-permalink="http://www.epmmarshall.com/dynamic-forms/attachment/06/" data-orig-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/06.png?fit=638%2C55" data-orig-size="638,55" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="06" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/06.png?fit=300%2C26" data-large-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/06.png?fit=638%2C55" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1478 imgborder" src="https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/06.png?w=912" alt="" srcset="https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/06.png?w=638 638w, https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/06.png?resize=300%2C26 300w" sizes="(max-width: 638px) 100vw, 638px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></a></p> <p>It still works!  Let&#8217;s be honest, you have to check these things in Smart View because we just never really know.  That&#8217;s all for a quick post  on a neat feature that I&#8217;ve found to be somewhat obscure.</p> <br> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.epmmarshall.com/dynamic-forms/">Hyperion Planning and PBCS: Dynamic Forms</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.epmmarshall.com">EPM Marshall</a>.</p> Brian Marshall http://www.epmmarshall.com/?p=1470 Mon Jun 12 2017 09:00:49 GMT-0400 (EDT) Hyperion Planning and PBCS: Dynamic Forms @hyperionepmcom @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs http://www.epmmarshall.com/dynamic-forms/ <p>Have you ever built a form in Hyperion Planning (or PBCS) that really needed to have the same dimension represented in both the user selectable page and the rows or columns?  Normally, we want to give the user the ability to filter a form dynamically.  As an example, perhaps I would like to select and upper level parent of a product in the page, but I want to see all of the descendants of that selection in the rows of a</p> <p>form.  As another example, I&#8217;d like to select an upper-level cost center in the page, but have it show me all of the descendents of that selection in the rows of the form.  I recently encountered that very request from a client.  As it happens, I recently had a request come in via a comment on this site as well.</p> <p>So how can we do this?  I know how to build forms, and a dimension can only be part of the POV, the page, rows, or columns, right?  If we look at the form designer, that&#8217;s totally how it seems.  This is where the form designer is a bit deceiving.  Let&#8217;s start with a cool screen shot:</p> <p><a href="https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/01.png" data-pp="lightbox[1470]" class="autolink lightbox " ><img data-attachment-id="1471" data-permalink="http://www.epmmarshall.com/dynamic-forms/attachment/01/" data-orig-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/01.png?fit=1302%2C473" data-orig-size="1302,473" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="01" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/01.png?fit=300%2C109" data-large-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/01.png?fit=912%2C331" class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-1471 imgborder" src="https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/01.png?fit=912%2C912" alt="" srcset="https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/01.png?resize=1024%2C372 1024w, https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/01.png?resize=300%2C109 300w, https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/01.png?resize=768%2C279 768w, https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/01.png?w=1302 1302w" sizes="(max-width: 912px) 100vw, 912px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></a></p> <p>If we look at the green box in the top right corner, we have the product dimension.  If we look at the yellow box on the left&#8230;we have the product dimension.  So what happens if I click on green box?</p> <p><a href="https://i2.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/02.png" data-pp="lightbox[1470]" class="autolink lightbox " ><img data-attachment-id="1473" data-permalink="http://www.epmmarshall.com/dynamic-forms/attachment/02/" data-orig-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/02.png?fit=1022%2C612" data-orig-size="1022,612" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="02" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/02.png?fit=300%2C180" data-large-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/02.png?fit=912%2C546" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1473 imgborder" src="https://i2.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/02.png?w=912" alt="" srcset="https://i2.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/02.png?w=1022 1022w, https://i2.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/02.png?resize=300%2C180 300w, https://i2.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/02.png?resize=768%2C460 768w" sizes="(max-width: 912px) 100vw, 912px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></a></p> <p>Look at that!  It&#8217;s not quite as cool as a drop-down in the page, but it still let&#8217;s us select a member from the product dimension.  Now let&#8217;s take a look at the form designer:</p> <br> <p><a href="https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/03.png" data-pp="lightbox[1470]" class="autolink lightbox " ><img data-attachment-id="1474" data-permalink="http://www.epmmarshall.com/dynamic-forms/attachment/03/" data-orig-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/03.png?fit=930%2C498" data-orig-size="930,498" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="03" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/03.png?fit=300%2C161" data-large-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/03.png?fit=912%2C488" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1474 imgborder" src="https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/03.png?w=912" alt="" srcset="https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/03.png?w=930 930w, https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/03.png?resize=300%2C161 300w, https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/03.png?resize=768%2C411 768w" sizes="(max-width: 912px) 100vw, 912px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></a></p> <p>Looking closely, we&#8217;ll notice that the product dimension only exists in one place in the designer&#8230;the rows.  But wait, we should make note of one other thing: the ProductFamily variable.  This is not a substitution variable.  This is instead a dynamic user variable.  Let&#8217;s check out the <strong>Other Options</strong> tab:</p> <p><a href="https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/04.png" data-pp="lightbox[1470]" class="autolink lightbox " ><img data-attachment-id="1476" data-permalink="http://www.epmmarshall.com/dynamic-forms/attachment/04/" data-orig-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/04.png?fit=611%2C166" data-orig-size="611,166" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="04" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/04.png?fit=300%2C82" data-large-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/04.png?fit=611%2C166" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1476 imgborder" src="https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/04.png?w=912" alt="" srcset="https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/04.png?w=611 611w, https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/04.png?resize=300%2C82 300w" sizes="(max-width: 611px) 100vw, 611px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></a></p> <p>There&#8217;s the magic!  We have a dynamic user variable added to our form.  This automatically places the member in the POV, but enables a member selector.  So there you have it, a super-simple provide a solution to a complex user request.  So how do I create a dynamic user variable?  Click <strong>Administration</strong>, then click <strong>Manage</strong>, then click <strong>Variables</strong>:</p> <p><a href="https://i0.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/05.png" data-pp="lightbox[1470]" class="autolink lightbox " ><img data-attachment-id="1477" data-permalink="http://www.epmmarshall.com/dynamic-forms/attachment/05/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/05.png?fit=448%2C168" data-orig-size="448,168" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="05" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/05.png?fit=300%2C113" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/05.png?fit=448%2C168" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1477 imgborder" src="https://i0.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/05.png?w=912" alt="" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/05.png?w=448 448w, https://i0.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/05.png?resize=300%2C113 300w" sizes="(max-width: 448px) 100vw, 448px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></a></p> <p>From here, you can easily add your user variables.  The only real downside to the method is that if the users don&#8217;t have the variable defined yet, it will let them know that they need to before allowing them to open the form.  This looks great in the web, but what happens when I try it in Smart View?</p> <p><a href="https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/06.png" data-pp="lightbox[1470]" class="autolink lightbox " ><img data-attachment-id="1478" data-permalink="http://www.epmmarshall.com/dynamic-forms/attachment/06/" data-orig-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/06.png?fit=638%2C55" data-orig-size="638,55" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="06" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/06.png?fit=300%2C26" data-large-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/06.png?fit=638%2C55" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1478 imgborder" src="https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/06.png?w=912" alt="" srcset="https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/06.png?w=638 638w, https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/06.png?resize=300%2C26 300w" sizes="(max-width: 638px) 100vw, 638px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></a></p> <p>It still works!  Let&#8217;s be honest, you have to check these things in Smart View because we just never really know.  That&#8217;s all for a quick post  on a neat feature that I&#8217;ve found to be somewhat obscure.</p> <br> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.epmmarshall.com/dynamic-forms/">Hyperion Planning and PBCS: Dynamic Forms</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.epmmarshall.com">EPM Marshall</a>.</p> Brian Marshall http://www.epmmarshall.com/?p=1470 Mon Jun 12 2017 09:00:49 GMT-0400 (EDT) EPM Cloud – Managing applications with Smart View http://john-goodwin.blogspot.com/2017/06/epm-cloud-managing-applications-with.html <div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on">One of the recent new features in EPM Cloud is the ability to manage applications with Smart View, this is not to be confused with managing metadata using the Planning Admin Extension in Smart View, that has been around for a while and I wrote a <b><a href="http://john-goodwin.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/planning-11123-smart-view-metadata.html">blog </a></b>on it back in 2013.<br /><br />The announcements and new features document for June 2017 has the following information on the new functionality.<br /><br /><b class="yellow"><i>“Service Administrators can now use Microsoft Excel to manage applications in Oracle Smart View for Office. Using a downloadable Excel workbook template, you can quickly create Planning applications in Smart View. By editing worksheets within the application template workbook, you define application properties, dimension and member properties, security (access permissions), and substitution variables. You can also load data from the template. Additionally, Service Administrators can edit and delete the application from Smart View.”</i></b><br /><br />So basically with the use of an Excel template and Smart View you can create, update or delete an application.<br /><br />The Excel template allows you to manage:<br /><ul style="text-align: left;"><li><b class="yellow">Application properties</b></li><li><b class="yellow">Dimension and member properties</b></li><li><b class="yellow">Attribute dimensions</b></li><li><b class="yellow">Data loads</b></li><li><b class="yellow">Access permissions</b></li><li><b class="yellow">Substitution Variables</b></li></ul>At the moment it only looks like this is available for PBCS and EPBCS, there is no mention of FCCS.<br /><br />As I have already covered the metadata management in the past I thought I would look into this alternative method to manage an application, currently this functionality only exists in EPM Cloud and who knows if it will ever be pushed down to on-premise, obviously it is there hidden in the latest versions of Smart View but would require an update to Planning to bring it to life.<br /><br />It is worth mentioning that there is no need to have the Planning Admin Extension installed in Smart View to use the application management functionality.<br /><br />For managing an application it is all about the Excel workbook template, Smart View is only really sending the excel file to planning, to get up and running you will first need the template and this can be obtained in a couple of ways.<br /><br />The first way to obtain the templates is through the downloads page which can be access by clicking your user name once logged into an instance through the web.<br /><div><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-czwkZyH4FOw/WT5DlYW7C0I/AAAAAAAAI5M/j4dveb6xkLA9SiWNQD_foVKp712riTOWwCLcB/s1600/image001.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="84" data-original-width="266" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-czwkZyH4FOw/WT5DlYW7C0I/AAAAAAAAI5M/j4dveb6xkLA9SiWNQD_foVKp712riTOWwCLcB/s1600/image001.png" /></a></div><br />Under Planning Extension there is an option to select “Download Application Templates”<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-LgjySadss6Y/WT5DlYQwN4I/AAAAAAAAI5Q/6fMhy2q6b8M9hL1CvsQD9YKhTKgmtl8LACLcB/s1600/image002.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="152" data-original-width="699" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-LgjySadss6Y/WT5DlYQwN4I/AAAAAAAAI5Q/6fMhy2q6b8M9hL1CvsQD9YKhTKgmtl8LACLcB/s1600/image002.png" /></a></div><br />This will download a zip file named “<b>PlanningApplicationTemplates</b>” which contains three Excel workbooks, the zip file is downloaded from:<br /><br /><b class="yellow">https://&lt;cloudInstance&gt;/epmstatic/wspace/PlanningSmartviewExtension/PlanningApplicationTemplates.zip</b><br /><div><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-6p5de4CR0hQ/WT5DlSFbC8I/AAAAAAAAI5I/PijDHyXsZ0c_UPI6do7WgVOTEYcFtcBhwCLcB/s1600/image003.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="87" data-original-width="255" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-6p5de4CR0hQ/WT5DlSFbC8I/AAAAAAAAI5I/PijDHyXsZ0c_UPI6do7WgVOTEYcFtcBhwCLcB/s1600/image003.png" /></a></div><br />The zip file contains a template for PBCS, EPBCS and a version of the Vision sample application for PBCS.<br /><br />The alternative method for downloading a single template excel workbook is from the Smart View panel, once logged into the cloud instance in the bottom right corner there should be an option “<b>Download Template</b>” or by selecting EPM Cloud and then by right clicking your instance name.<br /><br /><div></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Vqp1RTik-wY/WT5DmNNIA3I/AAAAAAAAI5U/PSeQVEG5nZYpPlVhoDkso5fGtQ3lU919QCLcB/s1600/image004.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="44" data-original-width="156" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Vqp1RTik-wY/WT5DmNNIA3I/AAAAAAAAI5U/PSeQVEG5nZYpPlVhoDkso5fGtQ3lU919QCLcB/s1600/image004.png" /></a></div><br />If no application exists there will also be the option for “Create New Application” which I will cover later.<br /><br />Selecting “Download Template” will download and open “ApplicationTemplateFile.xlsx", the file is downloaded from<br /><br /><b class="yellow">https://&lt;cloudinstance&gt;/epmstatic/wspace/PlanningSmartviewExtension/PlanningApplicationTemplate.xlsx</b><br /><br />The template has the following worksheet tabs which is enough to get you going managing an application.<br /><div><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-XHwKRs29tHg/WT5DmRHpU4I/AAAAAAAAI5c/ysw1TtqZ_BI4GqZ1c-58mHFsf7r_s23zwCLcB/s1600/image005.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="34" data-original-width="670" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-XHwKRs29tHg/WT5DmRHpU4I/AAAAAAAAI5c/ysw1TtqZ_BI4GqZ1c-58mHFsf7r_s23zwCLcB/s1600/image005.png" /></a></div><br />The template does not include worksheets for attribute dimensions or data so for this post I am going to switch to the sample template, it is based on the vision application so should be familiar to many.<br /><br />The sample template includes data and attribute worksheets.<br /><div><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-pRt6wvY8xq4/WT5DmziyZLI/AAAAAAAAI5Y/IC2HYdU4kLc56zh0Gp6mEs9cXG2Ca1oqQCLcB/s1600/image006.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="28" data-original-width="1254" height="14" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-pRt6wvY8xq4/WT5DmziyZLI/AAAAAAAAI5Y/IC2HYdU4kLc56zh0Gp6mEs9cXG2Ca1oqQCLcB/s640/image006.png" width="640" /></a></div><br />Let us run quickly through each of the worksheets in the template to get an idea of the format, to be honest there is nothing complex about them and shouldn’t need much explaining.<br /><br />Starting with the definition worksheet which defines the application properties and cubes.<br /><div><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-9ouOWm1Zj90/WT5DnB7gndI/AAAAAAAAI5g/7EcC8dLowu0CS7W4_8RNIhRz1Tx9TKwHgCLcB/s1600/image007.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="598" data-original-width="395" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-9ouOWm1Zj90/WT5DnB7gndI/AAAAAAAAI5g/7EcC8dLowu0CS7W4_8RNIhRz1Tx9TKwHgCLcB/s1600/image007.png" /></a></div><br />There are no list boxes or any type of validations in the template, there are some validations when the file is loaded to planning but not for all areas so you need to make sure you enter the property values correctly, the documentation contains the default and valid values available for each property.<br /><br />In order to create an application the only properties that are actually required are the application name and description, if any of the other properties are left blank the default value will be used.<br /><br />Under the cubes section if the type is left blank then BSO will be taken as the default.<br /><br />The definition sheet is just a replication of the details screen when creating an application through a browser.<br /><div><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-3xdtayWrT-w/WT5DnjQAhwI/AAAAAAAAI5o/XysP38w1DLEDo2-aieijFCUg-qE7B94hQCLcB/s1600/image008.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="608" data-original-width="1029" height="378" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-3xdtayWrT-w/WT5DnjQAhwI/AAAAAAAAI5o/XysP38w1DLEDo2-aieijFCUg-qE7B94hQCLcB/s640/image008.png" width="640" /></a></div><br />The advantage using the template is that you can defined all the cubes instead of the two which are available when creating through a browser.<br /><br />Moving on to the dimension sheets, I will only cover one of them because they are self-explanatory, the naming convention for the sheet should be <b class="yellow">Dim.&lt;name&gt;</b>, for example<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-DRynQwlwZ7Y/WT5Dn1WDTLI/AAAAAAAAI5k/XQ1WQibC7IM-jzwnjonkDgvTA63GTADwgCLcB/s1600/image009.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="30" data-original-width="99" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-DRynQwlwZ7Y/WT5Dn1WDTLI/AAAAAAAAI5k/XQ1WQibC7IM-jzwnjonkDgvTA63GTADwgCLcB/s1600/image009.png" /></a></div><br />The actual dimension name is picked up from the worksheet so in theory you can put whatever you like after “<b>Dim.</b>” but it makes sense to keep them aligned.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-lOkJA7XRO8M/WT5DoAL-12I/AAAAAAAAI5s/LGMKiS7BxeoWtJj_F4wMlFzYGuXG6fUbQCLcB/s1600/image010.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="235" data-original-width="986" height="152" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-lOkJA7XRO8M/WT5DoAL-12I/AAAAAAAAI5s/LGMKiS7BxeoWtJj_F4wMlFzYGuXG6fUbQCLcB/s640/image010.png" width="640" /></a></div><br />Not all member properties are included as column headers in the template so if you need to include additional properties then you will have to manually add them.<br /><br />Also instead of “<b>Parent</b>” there is “<b>Roll up Member</b>” to confuse matters, so there are slight differences between the template, Smart View metadata management and metadata import files.<br /><br />Using the Smart View metadata management, it is named “Parent Member”.<br /><div><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-7b-WT_D2F7U/WT5Dokyy2GI/AAAAAAAAI5w/QqZj9xkwC4ckHarUcKe0DJEL7kh0r5gigCLcB/s1600/image011.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="119" data-original-width="1285" height="58" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-7b-WT_D2F7U/WT5Dokyy2GI/AAAAAAAAI5w/QqZj9xkwC4ckHarUcKe0DJEL7kh0r5gigCLcB/s640/image011.png" width="640" /></a></div><br />A metadata import file it is defined as Parent.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-K7qC8-SOtsY/WT5Dok4aAjI/AAAAAAAAI50/_QTGbYtu-0oBKeT8QF1SHtyWX1ngtuyowCLcB/s1600/image012.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="82" data-original-width="438" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-K7qC8-SOtsY/WT5Dok4aAjI/AAAAAAAAI50/_QTGbYtu-0oBKeT8QF1SHtyWX1ngtuyowCLcB/s1600/image012.png" /></a></div><br />I tested updating the template and changed “<b>Roll up Member</b>” to “<b>Parent</b>” and it still worked so it looks like using either should be ok.<br /><br />If you are looking to find out what a property name should be then have a look at a metadata <br />import/export file as they should match.<br /><br />If an invalid member property is included as a header then no error will be generated and the column will be ignored.<br /><br />If an invalid property value is included like:<br /><div><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-04iQm3ft5DA/WT5Do9o-YQI/AAAAAAAAI54/bE8GLSW4yTA5AR8dM0dkiXCjjJQt0AZWgCLcB/s1600/image013.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="172" data-original-width="815" height="135" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-04iQm3ft5DA/WT5Do9o-YQI/AAAAAAAAI54/bE8GLSW4yTA5AR8dM0dkiXCjjJQt0AZWgCLcB/s640/image013.png" width="640" /></a></div><br />An error will be generated when loading.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-OBS54bfgIYI/WT5DpRObXrI/AAAAAAAAI6E/0FM5Lis1v9owFnigxqS-bU9XUDZ3opGVQCLcB/s1600/image014.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="208" data-original-width="476" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-OBS54bfgIYI/WT5DpRObXrI/AAAAAAAAI6E/0FM5Lis1v9owFnigxqS-bU9XUDZ3opGVQCLcB/s1600/image014.png" /></a></div><br />What does not exist in the excel templates or the documentation is Smart Lists so I am not yet sure if you can create Smart Lists, if you can’t this would mean you couldn’t assign them to members until they have been created.<br /><br />Once Smart Lists do exist then it is possible to assign them to members using the template as I have successfully tested<br /><br />Next on to attribute dimensions and the format for the worksheet tab should <b class="yellow">Attribute.&lt;name&gt;</b>, for example<br /><div><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-10Yz4Jk1q08/WT5DpZBAYII/AAAAAAAAI58/RA9v2-Lbd1wIum4_Ye8F3UKs79IB3jHqQCLcB/s1600/image015.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="28" data-original-width="145" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-10Yz4Jk1q08/WT5DpZBAYII/AAAAAAAAI58/RA9v2-Lbd1wIum4_Ye8F3UKs79IB3jHqQCLcB/s1600/image015.png" /></a></div><br />Once again the dimension name is picked up from the worksheet so you can put anything you like after “<b>Attribute.</b>”<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-xaFJCHtTGGw/WT5JaGx5SaI/AAAAAAAAI8M/DepZFuG-SuUrR77shO1wQrzKjJ0VBg2eQCLcB/s1600/attribute.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="264" data-original-width="489" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-xaFJCHtTGGw/WT5JaGx5SaI/AAAAAAAAI8M/DepZFuG-SuUrR77shO1wQrzKjJ0VBg2eQCLcB/s1600/attribute.png" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div>On to the advanced settings worksheet which should be named the same:<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-zleRUx6T2hA/WT5DqCp1HwI/AAAAAAAAI6I/vCvhq-odrJsFMD9eKOTZoynWOTxxV412QCLcB/s1600/image017.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="31" data-original-width="146" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-zleRUx6T2hA/WT5DqCp1HwI/AAAAAAAAI6I/vCvhq-odrJsFMD9eKOTZoynWOTxxV412QCLcB/s1600/image017.png" /></a></div><br />During my initial testing I couldn’t get the advanced settings to be picked up and the default values were used, I am not sure if this is a bug.<br /><br />Anyway, the worksheet allows you define the evaluation order settings for each cube in the application.<br /><div><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-530DHANz7eI/WT5Dqi00wBI/AAAAAAAAI6Q/IxQjvEUlC_MydvLhAKuAfMGb1T81cLfUgCLcB/s1600/image018.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="236" data-original-width="733" height="206" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-530DHANz7eI/WT5Dqi00wBI/AAAAAAAAI6Q/IxQjvEUlC_MydvLhAKuAfMGb1T81cLfUgCLcB/s640/image018.png" width="640" /></a></div><br />The equivalent settings in the planning applications are:<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-txlA3d_G9MQ/WT5Dq1K9N5I/AAAAAAAAI6M/89SU2-d_F6AHLODYIz1l7jh8yQpFxPhNwCLcB/s1600/image019.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="195" data-original-width="484" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-txlA3d_G9MQ/WT5Dq1K9N5I/AAAAAAAAI6M/89SU2-d_F6AHLODYIz1l7jh8yQpFxPhNwCLcB/s1600/image019.png" /></a></div><br />The sheet has a section to define the dense/sparse settings, for some reason the template includes populated values for ASO cubes which doesn’t make sense.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-lqbGpLT6xKU/WT5DrVnuucI/AAAAAAAAI6g/sgMfPH2EGoQsSqTzJUH5CFfXJXykqGmVQCLcB/s1600/image020.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="183" data-original-width="625" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-lqbGpLT6xKU/WT5DrVnuucI/AAAAAAAAI6g/sgMfPH2EGoQsSqTzJUH5CFfXJXykqGmVQCLcB/s1600/image020.png" /></a></div><br />The equivalent settings in the planning application are:<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-8TwUe17S72E/WT5Dr9q3x4I/AAAAAAAAI6U/gg0yKMxY_NwHcVGYCgT7kn6uPRQC_Tc5QCLcB/s1600/image021.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="266" data-original-width="441" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-8TwUe17S72E/WT5Dr9q3x4I/AAAAAAAAI6U/gg0yKMxY_NwHcVGYCgT7kn6uPRQC_Tc5QCLcB/s1600/image021.png" /></a></div><br />The dimension settings can also be defined in the worksheet.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-VEuPVJKyhro/WT5DsBZllII/AAAAAAAAI6Y/tvGHcU3oR8YPQQtahILUf9h_Wq28ijETQCLcB/s1600/image022.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="181" data-original-width="769" height="150" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-VEuPVJKyhro/WT5DsBZllII/AAAAAAAAI6Y/tvGHcU3oR8YPQQtahILUf9h_Wq28ijETQCLcB/s640/image022.png" width="640" /></a></div><br />It is also possible to define which dimensions are valid for each dimension in the application.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bI5omoSvmR0/WT5DslRxuFI/AAAAAAAAI6c/7-E65SZ-AIwrZGHJXDwN8IFDg92PECVcwCLcB/s1600/image023.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="161" data-original-width="734" height="140" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bI5omoSvmR0/WT5DslRxuFI/AAAAAAAAI6c/7-E65SZ-AIwrZGHJXDwN8IFDg92PECVcwCLcB/s640/image023.png" width="640" /></a></div><br />Now on to substitution variables where the sheet should be named “Variables”.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-BTq-JkR2zEs/WT5DtD_6WEI/AAAAAAAAI6k/rfb58zmFwTIn-dQw3mijCMnhzYqnvDSiACLcB/s1600/image024.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="31" data-original-width="89" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-BTq-JkR2zEs/WT5DtD_6WEI/AAAAAAAAI6k/rfb58zmFwTIn-dQw3mijCMnhzYqnvDSiACLcB/s1600/image024.png" /></a></div><br />I don’t think I need to explain the contents of this worksheet as hopefully it should be clear.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-7Iz9DMN2dvk/WT5DtiqPi8I/AAAAAAAAI6s/Bqg2QJQ2dMMHLTFtYsR-6ban-6PwxH2xgCLcB/s1600/image025.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="175" data-original-width="362" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-7Iz9DMN2dvk/WT5DtiqPi8I/AAAAAAAAI6s/Bqg2QJQ2dMMHLTFtYsR-6ban-6PwxH2xgCLcB/s1600/image025.png" /></a></div><br />On to access permissions where the worksheet should be named Security.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-oBv_fHaHCrI/WT5Dt-QXqOI/AAAAAAAAI6o/HhvFopEk8FABxQGzdSgOUeZN8OXF0q6RQCLcB/s1600/image026.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="29" data-original-width="84" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-oBv_fHaHCrI/WT5Dt-QXqOI/AAAAAAAAI6o/HhvFopEk8FABxQGzdSgOUeZN8OXF0q6RQCLcB/s1600/image026.png" /></a></div><br />This is quite useful as it is a simple to use format like when using the on-premise planning importsecurity utility, instead of the forced XML format in migrations (LCM).<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-k1FBOiMab-A/WT5DuGY8ALI/AAAAAAAAI6w/Jd1jRQpJgw49Rnfbgwvn8nl2V4grVxG6wCLcB/s1600/image027.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="331" data-original-width="666" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-k1FBOiMab-A/WT5DuGY8ALI/AAAAAAAAI6w/Jd1jRQpJgw49Rnfbgwvn8nl2V4grVxG6wCLcB/s1600/image027.png" /></a></div><br />If you are looking for the best place to understand all the possible values for the worksheet, check out the on-premise <b><a href="http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E57185_01/AGOHP/ch03s07.html">importsecurity </a></b>documentation as currently the cloud documentation does not provide all the detail.<br /><br />Finally on to the data worksheet which should be named “<b class="yellow">Data.</b>”, it is up to you what you put after that, for example.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ldFC98AEXbs/WT5DuhYEoPI/AAAAAAAAI64/w3NeeyFoUFklF0EeycTCqroLdXXAFvx6ACLcB/s1600/image028.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="34" data-original-width="155" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ldFC98AEXbs/WT5DuhYEoPI/AAAAAAAAI64/w3NeeyFoUFklF0EeycTCqroLdXXAFvx6ACLcB/s1600/image028.png" /></a></div><br />The cube name is defined in the worksheet in cell B3<br /><div><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-BNbb7-jeYzQ/WT5Dux15eiI/AAAAAAAAI60/zm2xzKvyC7s1w_Br-4jBWYsNniAipRu6ACLcB/s1600/image029.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="191" data-original-width="1002" height="121" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-BNbb7-jeYzQ/WT5Dux15eiI/AAAAAAAAI60/zm2xzKvyC7s1w_Br-4jBWYsNniAipRu6ACLcB/s640/image029.png" width="640" /></a></div><br />The column header containing the members should be set as “<b>Dimension</b>”, I did try to set it to the dimension names but when I did the data was not updated in the application.<br /><br />I did notice a slight issue if there are blank cells in the data, if I load the above data set then the data is fine.<br /><div><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-GBzvPk-g2RE/WT5DveCNMLI/AAAAAAAAI7A/KCj2rPgTg-0NMUyTETrbaXnnRKkNkKLYQCLcB/s1600/image030.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="103" data-original-width="936" height="70" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-GBzvPk-g2RE/WT5DveCNMLI/AAAAAAAAI7A/KCj2rPgTg-0NMUyTETrbaXnnRKkNkKLYQCLcB/s640/image030.png" width="640" /></a></div><br /><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="color: #222222; font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , sans-serif; font-size: 10.5pt; line-height: 107%;">If I remove the value for “BegBalance” so the cell is blank.<o:p></o:p></span></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-pIFpRe-qKNQ/WT5Dvj_U64I/AAAAAAAAI68/Cd88HcSnmU8vfofITO__g20b80Dq6n1BgCLcB/s1600/image031.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="92" data-original-width="977" height="60" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-pIFpRe-qKNQ/WT5Dvj_U64I/AAAAAAAAI68/Cd88HcSnmU8vfofITO__g20b80Dq6n1BgCLcB/s640/image031.png" width="640" /></a></div><br />After loading the data you can see the periods where the blank cell exists have shifted<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Lsx1eDkeV6Y/WT5Dw628f1I/AAAAAAAAI7E/ILgLJGYviFoeR9GQzAoPEEH1cXhmHEU6gCLcB/s1600/image032.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="103" data-original-width="936" height="70" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Lsx1eDkeV6Y/WT5Dw628f1I/AAAAAAAAI7E/ILgLJGYviFoeR9GQzAoPEEH1cXhmHEU6gCLcB/s640/image032.png" width="640" /></a></div><br />To get around this any blank cells should be populated with #missing.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-VHh3MrnJgLM/WT5DxO0jUOI/AAAAAAAAI7I/_WvvOmCN7yIDisoxcIB2-j7v1JgQ5EFqwCLcB/s1600/image033.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="89" data-original-width="978" height="58" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-VHh3MrnJgLM/WT5DxO0jUOI/AAAAAAAAI7I/_WvvOmCN7yIDisoxcIB2-j7v1JgQ5EFqwCLcB/s640/image033.png" width="640" /></a></div><br />The data will then be correct.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-eMCfoEsESoE/WT5DxWu-xbI/AAAAAAAAI7M/dE9d9opoby0TMvg0mfyEeJSyg3VI2QQ7wCLcB/s1600/image034.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="101" data-original-width="937" height="68" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-eMCfoEsESoE/WT5DxWu-xbI/AAAAAAAAI7M/dE9d9opoby0TMvg0mfyEeJSyg3VI2QQ7wCLcB/s640/image034.png" width="640" /></a></div><br />It is also worth pointing out that only up to 1,000 rows of data can be loaded, anything more than that will be ignored, for example I tried to load the following which had more than 1,000 rows of data.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-L-vvrb-mh3Y/WT5Dxn11HmI/AAAAAAAAI7Q/XvoyVFEi4qEkgXJ_Mw7MC5HLU19sPwDvgCLcB/s1600/image035.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="107" data-original-width="846" height="80" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-L-vvrb-mh3Y/WT5Dxn11HmI/AAAAAAAAI7Q/XvoyVFEi4qEkgXJ_Mw7MC5HLU19sPwDvgCLcB/s640/image035.png" width="640" /></a></div><br />No error was returned but a retrieve shows that the data after 1,000 was ignored.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-9qStTZZjN1M/WT5DyBRsuvI/AAAAAAAAI7U/EtXx-hhP8S41_mSnA48lAJhwufL9VNUtACLcB/s1600/image036.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="137" data-original-width="806" height="108" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-9qStTZZjN1M/WT5DyBRsuvI/AAAAAAAAI7U/EtXx-hhP8S41_mSnA48lAJhwufL9VNUtACLcB/s640/image036.png" width="640" /></a></div><br />It looks like data is loaded directly to Essbase so only numeric can be included, the default load method will be to overwrite any existing values in the database with the values from the file.<br /><br />That covers the worksheets in the template so let us move on to creating a new application.<br /><br />After connecting to a cloud instance through Smart View and if no application already exists there should be the option to “<b>Create New Application</b>” in the bottom right panel<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-SqCGe081AL4/WT5L9_318_I/AAAAAAAAI8Y/IvO-bNk6z-IVCcTCFpUjYyHevY-u9I4dwCLcB/s1600/app.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="27" data-original-width="159" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-SqCGe081AL4/WT5L9_318_I/AAAAAAAAI8Y/IvO-bNk6z-IVCcTCFpUjYyHevY-u9I4dwCLcB/s1600/app.png" /></a></div><br />Once selected the excel file will be uploaded and the application creation process will be initiated, be patient as creating an application can take a while and Excel will look like it is not responding until the process is complete.<br /><div><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-KK4loQD4Uzw/WT5DyUJccFI/AAAAAAAAI7Y/yhTaByQ7rdcC_7DObYwajuOQ6TpUqCGdwCLcB/s1600/image037.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="165" data-original-width="277" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-KK4loQD4Uzw/WT5DyUJccFI/AAAAAAAAI7Y/yhTaByQ7rdcC_7DObYwajuOQ6TpUqCGdwCLcB/s1600/image037.png" /></a></div><br />If the creation was successful you should see the application, dimensions (if you have the planning admin extension enabled) and cubes in the Smart View panel<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-WHsu_ioEoOc/WT5DzI84e8I/AAAAAAAAI7g/mOW5-BggSv4CRhViDVFMJoUKfeRanjSCgCLcB/s1600/image038.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="307" data-original-width="145" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-WHsu_ioEoOc/WT5DzI84e8I/AAAAAAAAI7g/mOW5-BggSv4CRhViDVFMJoUKfeRanjSCgCLcB/s1600/image038.png" /></a></div><br />After creating the application you can update the application using the Excel templates, there should be the “Update Application” option in the bottom right panel.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-nYqeskwkDww/WT5DzVQz2VI/AAAAAAAAI7c/rxM5AKKh0CYdoJR25cqI1crKSYK2p_hywCLcB/s1600/image039.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="74" data-original-width="194" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-nYqeskwkDww/WT5DzVQz2VI/AAAAAAAAI7c/rxM5AKKh0CYdoJR25cqI1crKSYK2p_hywCLcB/s1600/image039.png" /></a></div><br />Alternatively you can right click the application and select “<b>Update Application</b>”.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-pcCSKjaqlxQ/WT5DzhrW3mI/AAAAAAAAI7k/YQJz9LJvva0HJHqDPaVJ8bz2dLNmRGeiACLcB/s1600/image040.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="243" data-original-width="248" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-pcCSKjaqlxQ/WT5DzhrW3mI/AAAAAAAAI7k/YQJz9LJvva0HJHqDPaVJ8bz2dLNmRGeiACLcB/s1600/image040.png" /></a></div><br />The application can be updated with any of the sheets from the template file, so for example if I want to create a new substitution variable I can create an excel file with a single worksheet named “Variables”<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-g9pdnbcnHo0/WT5Dz6Z1IwI/AAAAAAAAI7s/V1FBVmFVADA3bLQEF63kZhYuzFF40dwJACLcB/s1600/image041.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="31" data-original-width="155" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-g9pdnbcnHo0/WT5Dz6Z1IwI/AAAAAAAAI7s/V1FBVmFVADA3bLQEF63kZhYuzFF40dwJACLcB/s1600/image041.png" /></a></div><br />The only requirement is the worksheet sticks to the standard format as the template file.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-r_9vOWpf5Hc/WT5D0Pp7GjI/AAAAAAAAI7o/pFBm2jjlQmAr7U7OJFVUJHWep5gPZqjxACLcB/s1600/image042.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="160" data-original-width="396" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-r_9vOWpf5Hc/WT5D0Pp7GjI/AAAAAAAAI7o/pFBm2jjlQmAr7U7OJFVUJHWep5gPZqjxACLcB/s1600/image042.png" /></a></div><br />The advantage of only including the sheets where you want to update the application is that the update process is much faster.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-L_HZ6PixrN4/WT5D0ZIQ6tI/AAAAAAAAI7w/nxmI5oHqoYId3o2gB53EX_6znRrpoymRQCLcB/s1600/image043.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="165" data-original-width="282" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-L_HZ6PixrN4/WT5D0ZIQ6tI/AAAAAAAAI7w/nxmI5oHqoYId3o2gB53EX_6znRrpoymRQCLcB/s1600/image043.png" /></a></div><br />Using my example a new substation variable has been created in the application.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-L4RrCKdCkFs/WT5D04bfpfI/AAAAAAAAI70/0ufQA_rxZZ0YN2_zI1B7CTWOkoqeYFWmwCLcB/s1600/image044.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="145" data-original-width="458" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-L4RrCKdCkFs/WT5D04bfpfI/AAAAAAAAI70/0ufQA_rxZZ0YN2_zI1B7CTWOkoqeYFWmwCLcB/s1600/image044.png" /></a></div><br />The functionality is similar to LCM where it will not delete and only creates/updates are carried out.<br /><br />If any members are updated then a planning refresh will automatically be performed.<br /><br />Not that it will be used that often there is also the option to delete an application which can be done from the bottom right panel or by right clicking the application.<br /><div><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-nYqeskwkDww/WT5DzVQz2VI/AAAAAAAAI8A/_Pcx-6618qA4BquekU60s5uRfDFzY_F4QCEw/s1600/image039.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="74" data-original-width="194" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-nYqeskwkDww/WT5DzVQz2VI/AAAAAAAAI8A/_Pcx-6618qA4BquekU60s5uRfDFzY_F4QCEw/s1600/image039.png" /></a></div><div><br /></div><div>You will need to confirm that the application should be deleted.</div><div><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ijNhrNGtR8s/WT5D1UjVwII/AAAAAAAAI74/jwmnrzS4mW8KeJHinuD1NFJjtMKp7zNbgCLcB/s1600/image045.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="165" data-original-width="384" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ijNhrNGtR8s/WT5D1UjVwII/AAAAAAAAI74/jwmnrzS4mW8KeJHinuD1NFJjtMKp7zNbgCLcB/s1600/image045.png" /></a></div><br />Once deleted a confirmation message will be displayed.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-RqR2x4LWhKA/WT5D1o71agI/AAAAAAAAI78/DwOj9iSWWMIbLajRVtaHgQS36zcsO8LnQCLcB/s1600/image046.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="165" data-original-width="277" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-RqR2x4LWhKA/WT5D1o71agI/AAAAAAAAI78/DwOj9iSWWMIbLajRVtaHgQS36zcsO8LnQCLcB/s1600/image046.png" /></a></div><br />I am going to leave it there for this post, if I find the time I will create a follow up post to go through in more detail the process behind the application creation, update, deletion and replicate this outside of Smart View.</div> John Goodwin tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6575283218005807475.post-6532528450641634058 Mon Jun 12 2017 04:18:00 GMT-0400 (EDT) EPM Cloud – Managing applications with Smart View @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs http://john-goodwin.blogspot.com/2017/06/epm-cloud-managing-applications-with.html <div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on">One of the recent new features in EPM Cloud is the ability to manage applications with Smart View, this is not to be confused with managing metadata using the Planning Admin Extension in Smart View, that has been around for a while and I wrote a <b><a href="http://john-goodwin.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/planning-11123-smart-view-metadata.html">blog </a></b>on it back in 2013.<br /><br />The announcements and new features document for June 2017 has the following information on the new functionality.<br /><br /><b class="yellow"><i>“Service Administrators can now use Microsoft Excel to manage applications in Oracle Smart View for Office. Using a downloadable Excel workbook template, you can quickly create Planning applications in Smart View. By editing worksheets within the application template workbook, you define application properties, dimension and member properties, security (access permissions), and substitution variables. You can also load data from the template. Additionally, Service Administrators can edit and delete the application from Smart View.”</i></b><br /><br />So basically with the use of an Excel template and Smart View you can create, update or delete an application.<br /><br />The Excel template allows you to manage:<br /><ul style="text-align: left;"><li><b class="yellow">Application properties</b></li><li><b class="yellow">Dimension and member properties</b></li><li><b class="yellow">Attribute dimensions</b></li><li><b class="yellow">Data loads</b></li><li><b class="yellow">Access permissions</b></li><li><b class="yellow">Substitution Variables</b></li></ul>At the moment it only looks like this is available for PBCS and EPBCS, there is no mention of FCCS.<br /><br />As I have already covered the metadata management in the past I thought I would look into this alternative method to manage an application, currently this functionality only exists in EPM Cloud and who knows if it will ever be pushed down to on-premise, obviously it is there hidden in the latest versions of Smart View but would require an update to Planning to bring it to life.<br /><br />It is worth mentioning that there is no need to have the Planning Admin Extension installed in Smart View to use the application management functionality.<br /><br />For managing an application it is all about the Excel workbook template, Smart View is only really sending the excel file to planning, to get up and running you will first need the template and this can be obtained in a couple of ways.<br /><br />The first way to obtain the templates is through the downloads page which can be access by clicking your user name once logged into an instance through the web.<br /><div><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-czwkZyH4FOw/WT5DlYW7C0I/AAAAAAAAI5M/j4dveb6xkLA9SiWNQD_foVKp712riTOWwCLcB/s1600/image001.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="84" data-original-width="266" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-czwkZyH4FOw/WT5DlYW7C0I/AAAAAAAAI5M/j4dveb6xkLA9SiWNQD_foVKp712riTOWwCLcB/s1600/image001.png" /></a></div><br />Under Planning Extension there is an option to select “Download Application Templates”<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-LgjySadss6Y/WT5DlYQwN4I/AAAAAAAAI5Q/6fMhy2q6b8M9hL1CvsQD9YKhTKgmtl8LACLcB/s1600/image002.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="152" data-original-width="699" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-LgjySadss6Y/WT5DlYQwN4I/AAAAAAAAI5Q/6fMhy2q6b8M9hL1CvsQD9YKhTKgmtl8LACLcB/s1600/image002.png" /></a></div><br />This will download a zip file named “<b>PlanningApplicationTemplates</b>” which contains three Excel workbooks, the zip file is downloaded from:<br /><br /><b class="yellow">https://&lt;cloudInstance&gt;/epmstatic/wspace/PlanningSmartviewExtension/PlanningApplicationTemplates.zip</b><br /><div><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-6p5de4CR0hQ/WT5DlSFbC8I/AAAAAAAAI5I/PijDHyXsZ0c_UPI6do7WgVOTEYcFtcBhwCLcB/s1600/image003.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="87" data-original-width="255" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-6p5de4CR0hQ/WT5DlSFbC8I/AAAAAAAAI5I/PijDHyXsZ0c_UPI6do7WgVOTEYcFtcBhwCLcB/s1600/image003.png" /></a></div><br />The zip file contains a template for PBCS, EPBCS and a version of the Vision sample application for PBCS.<br /><br />The alternative method for downloading a single template excel workbook is from the Smart View panel, once logged into the cloud instance in the bottom right corner there should be an option “<b>Download Template</b>” or by selecting EPM Cloud and then by right clicking your instance name.<br /><br /><div></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Vqp1RTik-wY/WT5DmNNIA3I/AAAAAAAAI5U/PSeQVEG5nZYpPlVhoDkso5fGtQ3lU919QCLcB/s1600/image004.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="44" data-original-width="156" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Vqp1RTik-wY/WT5DmNNIA3I/AAAAAAAAI5U/PSeQVEG5nZYpPlVhoDkso5fGtQ3lU919QCLcB/s1600/image004.png" /></a></div><br />If no application exists there will also be the option for “Create New Application” which I will cover later.<br /><br />Selecting “Download Template” will download and open “ApplicationTemplateFile.xlsx", the file is downloaded from<br /><br /><b class="yellow">https://&lt;cloudinstance&gt;/epmstatic/wspace/PlanningSmartviewExtension/PlanningApplicationTemplate.xlsx</b><br /><br />The template has the following worksheet tabs which is enough to get you going managing an application.<br /><div><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-XHwKRs29tHg/WT5DmRHpU4I/AAAAAAAAI5c/ysw1TtqZ_BI4GqZ1c-58mHFsf7r_s23zwCLcB/s1600/image005.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="34" data-original-width="670" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-XHwKRs29tHg/WT5DmRHpU4I/AAAAAAAAI5c/ysw1TtqZ_BI4GqZ1c-58mHFsf7r_s23zwCLcB/s1600/image005.png" /></a></div><br />The template does not include worksheets for attribute dimensions or data so for this post I am going to switch to the sample template, it is based on the vision application so should be familiar to many.<br /><br />The sample template includes data and attribute worksheets.<br /><div><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-pRt6wvY8xq4/WT5DmziyZLI/AAAAAAAAI5Y/IC2HYdU4kLc56zh0Gp6mEs9cXG2Ca1oqQCLcB/s1600/image006.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="28" data-original-width="1254" height="14" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-pRt6wvY8xq4/WT5DmziyZLI/AAAAAAAAI5Y/IC2HYdU4kLc56zh0Gp6mEs9cXG2Ca1oqQCLcB/s640/image006.png" width="640" /></a></div><br />Let us run quickly through each of the worksheets in the template to get an idea of the format, to be honest there is nothing complex about them and shouldn’t need much explaining.<br /><br />Starting with the definition worksheet which defines the application properties and cubes.<br /><div><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-9ouOWm1Zj90/WT5DnB7gndI/AAAAAAAAI5g/7EcC8dLowu0CS7W4_8RNIhRz1Tx9TKwHgCLcB/s1600/image007.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="598" data-original-width="395" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-9ouOWm1Zj90/WT5DnB7gndI/AAAAAAAAI5g/7EcC8dLowu0CS7W4_8RNIhRz1Tx9TKwHgCLcB/s1600/image007.png" /></a></div><br />There are no list boxes or any type of validations in the template, there are some validations when the file is loaded to planning but not for all areas so you need to make sure you enter the property values correctly, the documentation contains the default and valid values available for each property.<br /><br />In order to create an application the only properties that are actually required are the application name and description, if any of the other properties are left blank the default value will be used.<br /><br />Under the cubes section if the type is left blank then BSO will be taken as the default.<br /><br />The definition sheet is just a replication of the details screen when creating an application through a browser.<br /><div><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-3xdtayWrT-w/WT5DnjQAhwI/AAAAAAAAI5o/XysP38w1DLEDo2-aieijFCUg-qE7B94hQCLcB/s1600/image008.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="608" data-original-width="1029" height="378" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-3xdtayWrT-w/WT5DnjQAhwI/AAAAAAAAI5o/XysP38w1DLEDo2-aieijFCUg-qE7B94hQCLcB/s640/image008.png" width="640" /></a></div><br />The advantage using the template is that you can defined all the cubes instead of the two which are available when creating through a browser.<br /><br />Moving on to the dimension sheets, I will only cover one of them because they are self-explanatory, the naming convention for the sheet should be <b class="yellow">Dim.&lt;name&gt;</b>, for example<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-DRynQwlwZ7Y/WT5Dn1WDTLI/AAAAAAAAI5k/XQ1WQibC7IM-jzwnjonkDgvTA63GTADwgCLcB/s1600/image009.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="30" data-original-width="99" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-DRynQwlwZ7Y/WT5Dn1WDTLI/AAAAAAAAI5k/XQ1WQibC7IM-jzwnjonkDgvTA63GTADwgCLcB/s1600/image009.png" /></a></div><br />The actual dimension name is picked up from the worksheet so in theory you can put whatever you like after “<b>Dim.</b>” but it makes sense to keep them aligned.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-lOkJA7XRO8M/WT5DoAL-12I/AAAAAAAAI5s/LGMKiS7BxeoWtJj_F4wMlFzYGuXG6fUbQCLcB/s1600/image010.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="235" data-original-width="986" height="152" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-lOkJA7XRO8M/WT5DoAL-12I/AAAAAAAAI5s/LGMKiS7BxeoWtJj_F4wMlFzYGuXG6fUbQCLcB/s640/image010.png" width="640" /></a></div><br />Not all member properties are included as column headers in the template so if you need to include additional properties then you will have to manually add them.<br /><br />Also instead of “<b>Parent</b>” there is “<b>Roll up Member</b>” to confuse matters, so there are slight differences between the template, Smart View metadata management and metadata import files.<br /><br />Using the Smart View metadata management, it is named “Parent Member”.<br /><div><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-7b-WT_D2F7U/WT5Dokyy2GI/AAAAAAAAI5w/QqZj9xkwC4ckHarUcKe0DJEL7kh0r5gigCLcB/s1600/image011.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="119" data-original-width="1285" height="58" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-7b-WT_D2F7U/WT5Dokyy2GI/AAAAAAAAI5w/QqZj9xkwC4ckHarUcKe0DJEL7kh0r5gigCLcB/s640/image011.png" width="640" /></a></div><br />A metadata import file it is defined as Parent.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-K7qC8-SOtsY/WT5Dok4aAjI/AAAAAAAAI50/_QTGbYtu-0oBKeT8QF1SHtyWX1ngtuyowCLcB/s1600/image012.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="82" data-original-width="438" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-K7qC8-SOtsY/WT5Dok4aAjI/AAAAAAAAI50/_QTGbYtu-0oBKeT8QF1SHtyWX1ngtuyowCLcB/s1600/image012.png" /></a></div><br />I tested updating the template and changed “<b>Roll up Member</b>” to “<b>Parent</b>” and it still worked so it looks like using either should be ok.<br /><br />If you are looking to find out what a property name should be then have a look at a metadata <br />import/export file as they should match.<br /><br />If an invalid member property is included as a header then no error will be generated and the column will be ignored.<br /><br />If an invalid property value is included like:<br /><div><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-04iQm3ft5DA/WT5Do9o-YQI/AAAAAAAAI54/bE8GLSW4yTA5AR8dM0dkiXCjjJQt0AZWgCLcB/s1600/image013.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="172" data-original-width="815" height="135" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-04iQm3ft5DA/WT5Do9o-YQI/AAAAAAAAI54/bE8GLSW4yTA5AR8dM0dkiXCjjJQt0AZWgCLcB/s640/image013.png" width="640" /></a></div><br />An error will be generated when loading.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-OBS54bfgIYI/WT5DpRObXrI/AAAAAAAAI6E/0FM5Lis1v9owFnigxqS-bU9XUDZ3opGVQCLcB/s1600/image014.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="208" data-original-width="476" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-OBS54bfgIYI/WT5DpRObXrI/AAAAAAAAI6E/0FM5Lis1v9owFnigxqS-bU9XUDZ3opGVQCLcB/s1600/image014.png" /></a></div><br />What does not exist in the excel templates or the documentation is Smart Lists so I am not yet sure if you can create Smart Lists, if you can’t this would mean you couldn’t assign them to members until they have been created.<br /><br />Once Smart Lists do exist then it is possible to assign them to members using the template as I have successfully tested<br /><br />Next on to attribute dimensions and the format for the worksheet tab should <b class="yellow">Attribute.&lt;name&gt;</b>, for example<br /><div><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-10Yz4Jk1q08/WT5DpZBAYII/AAAAAAAAI58/RA9v2-Lbd1wIum4_Ye8F3UKs79IB3jHqQCLcB/s1600/image015.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="28" data-original-width="145" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-10Yz4Jk1q08/WT5DpZBAYII/AAAAAAAAI58/RA9v2-Lbd1wIum4_Ye8F3UKs79IB3jHqQCLcB/s1600/image015.png" /></a></div><br />Once again the dimension name is picked up from the worksheet so you can put anything you like after “<b>Attribute.</b>”<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-xaFJCHtTGGw/WT5JaGx5SaI/AAAAAAAAI8M/DepZFuG-SuUrR77shO1wQrzKjJ0VBg2eQCLcB/s1600/attribute.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="264" data-original-width="489" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-xaFJCHtTGGw/WT5JaGx5SaI/AAAAAAAAI8M/DepZFuG-SuUrR77shO1wQrzKjJ0VBg2eQCLcB/s1600/attribute.png" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div>On to the advanced settings worksheet which should be named the same:<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-zleRUx6T2hA/WT5DqCp1HwI/AAAAAAAAI6I/vCvhq-odrJsFMD9eKOTZoynWOTxxV412QCLcB/s1600/image017.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="31" data-original-width="146" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-zleRUx6T2hA/WT5DqCp1HwI/AAAAAAAAI6I/vCvhq-odrJsFMD9eKOTZoynWOTxxV412QCLcB/s1600/image017.png" /></a></div><br />During my initial testing I couldn’t get the advanced settings to be picked up and the default values were used, I am not sure if this is a bug.<br /><br />Anyway, the worksheet allows you define the evaluation order settings for each cube in the application.<br /><div><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-530DHANz7eI/WT5Dqi00wBI/AAAAAAAAI6Q/IxQjvEUlC_MydvLhAKuAfMGb1T81cLfUgCLcB/s1600/image018.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="236" data-original-width="733" height="206" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-530DHANz7eI/WT5Dqi00wBI/AAAAAAAAI6Q/IxQjvEUlC_MydvLhAKuAfMGb1T81cLfUgCLcB/s640/image018.png" width="640" /></a></div><br />The equivalent settings in the planning applications are:<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-txlA3d_G9MQ/WT5Dq1K9N5I/AAAAAAAAI6M/89SU2-d_F6AHLODYIz1l7jh8yQpFxPhNwCLcB/s1600/image019.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="195" data-original-width="484" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-txlA3d_G9MQ/WT5Dq1K9N5I/AAAAAAAAI6M/89SU2-d_F6AHLODYIz1l7jh8yQpFxPhNwCLcB/s1600/image019.png" /></a></div><br />The sheet has a section to define the dense/sparse settings, for some reason the template includes populated values for ASO cubes which doesn’t make sense.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-lqbGpLT6xKU/WT5DrVnuucI/AAAAAAAAI6g/sgMfPH2EGoQsSqTzJUH5CFfXJXykqGmVQCLcB/s1600/image020.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="183" data-original-width="625" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-lqbGpLT6xKU/WT5DrVnuucI/AAAAAAAAI6g/sgMfPH2EGoQsSqTzJUH5CFfXJXykqGmVQCLcB/s1600/image020.png" /></a></div><br />The equivalent settings in the planning application are:<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-8TwUe17S72E/WT5Dr9q3x4I/AAAAAAAAI6U/gg0yKMxY_NwHcVGYCgT7kn6uPRQC_Tc5QCLcB/s1600/image021.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="266" data-original-width="441" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-8TwUe17S72E/WT5Dr9q3x4I/AAAAAAAAI6U/gg0yKMxY_NwHcVGYCgT7kn6uPRQC_Tc5QCLcB/s1600/image021.png" /></a></div><br />The dimension settings can also be defined in the worksheet.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-VEuPVJKyhro/WT5DsBZllII/AAAAAAAAI6Y/tvGHcU3oR8YPQQtahILUf9h_Wq28ijETQCLcB/s1600/image022.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="181" data-original-width="769" height="150" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-VEuPVJKyhro/WT5DsBZllII/AAAAAAAAI6Y/tvGHcU3oR8YPQQtahILUf9h_Wq28ijETQCLcB/s640/image022.png" width="640" /></a></div><br />It is also possible to define which dimensions are valid for each dimension in the application.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bI5omoSvmR0/WT5DslRxuFI/AAAAAAAAI6c/7-E65SZ-AIwrZGHJXDwN8IFDg92PECVcwCLcB/s1600/image023.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="161" data-original-width="734" height="140" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bI5omoSvmR0/WT5DslRxuFI/AAAAAAAAI6c/7-E65SZ-AIwrZGHJXDwN8IFDg92PECVcwCLcB/s640/image023.png" width="640" /></a></div><br />Now on to substitution variables where the sheet should be named “Variables”.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-BTq-JkR2zEs/WT5DtD_6WEI/AAAAAAAAI6k/rfb58zmFwTIn-dQw3mijCMnhzYqnvDSiACLcB/s1600/image024.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="31" data-original-width="89" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-BTq-JkR2zEs/WT5DtD_6WEI/AAAAAAAAI6k/rfb58zmFwTIn-dQw3mijCMnhzYqnvDSiACLcB/s1600/image024.png" /></a></div><br />I don’t think I need to explain the contents of this worksheet as hopefully it should be clear.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-7Iz9DMN2dvk/WT5DtiqPi8I/AAAAAAAAI6s/Bqg2QJQ2dMMHLTFtYsR-6ban-6PwxH2xgCLcB/s1600/image025.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="175" data-original-width="362" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-7Iz9DMN2dvk/WT5DtiqPi8I/AAAAAAAAI6s/Bqg2QJQ2dMMHLTFtYsR-6ban-6PwxH2xgCLcB/s1600/image025.png" /></a></div><br />On to access permissions where the worksheet should be named Security.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-oBv_fHaHCrI/WT5Dt-QXqOI/AAAAAAAAI6o/HhvFopEk8FABxQGzdSgOUeZN8OXF0q6RQCLcB/s1600/image026.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="29" data-original-width="84" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-oBv_fHaHCrI/WT5Dt-QXqOI/AAAAAAAAI6o/HhvFopEk8FABxQGzdSgOUeZN8OXF0q6RQCLcB/s1600/image026.png" /></a></div><br />This is quite useful as it is a simple to use format like when using the on-premise planning importsecurity utility, instead of the forced XML format in migrations (LCM).<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-k1FBOiMab-A/WT5DuGY8ALI/AAAAAAAAI6w/Jd1jRQpJgw49Rnfbgwvn8nl2V4grVxG6wCLcB/s1600/image027.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="331" data-original-width="666" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-k1FBOiMab-A/WT5DuGY8ALI/AAAAAAAAI6w/Jd1jRQpJgw49Rnfbgwvn8nl2V4grVxG6wCLcB/s1600/image027.png" /></a></div><br />If you are looking for the best place to understand all the possible values for the worksheet, check out the on-premise <b><a href="http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E57185_01/AGOHP/ch03s07.html">importsecurity </a></b>documentation as currently the cloud documentation does not provide all the detail.<br /><br />Finally on to the data worksheet which should be named “<b class="yellow">Data.</b>”, it is up to you what you put after that, for example.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ldFC98AEXbs/WT5DuhYEoPI/AAAAAAAAI64/w3NeeyFoUFklF0EeycTCqroLdXXAFvx6ACLcB/s1600/image028.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="34" data-original-width="155" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ldFC98AEXbs/WT5DuhYEoPI/AAAAAAAAI64/w3NeeyFoUFklF0EeycTCqroLdXXAFvx6ACLcB/s1600/image028.png" /></a></div><br />The cube name is defined in the worksheet in cell B3<br /><div><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-BNbb7-jeYzQ/WT5Dux15eiI/AAAAAAAAI60/zm2xzKvyC7s1w_Br-4jBWYsNniAipRu6ACLcB/s1600/image029.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="191" data-original-width="1002" height="121" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-BNbb7-jeYzQ/WT5Dux15eiI/AAAAAAAAI60/zm2xzKvyC7s1w_Br-4jBWYsNniAipRu6ACLcB/s640/image029.png" width="640" /></a></div><br />The column header containing the members should be set as “<b>Dimension</b>”, I did try to set it to the dimension names but when I did the data was not updated in the application.<br /><br />I did notice a slight issue if there are blank cells in the data, if I load the above data set then the data is fine.<br /><div><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-GBzvPk-g2RE/WT5DveCNMLI/AAAAAAAAI7A/KCj2rPgTg-0NMUyTETrbaXnnRKkNkKLYQCLcB/s1600/image030.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="103" data-original-width="936" height="70" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-GBzvPk-g2RE/WT5DveCNMLI/AAAAAAAAI7A/KCj2rPgTg-0NMUyTETrbaXnnRKkNkKLYQCLcB/s640/image030.png" width="640" /></a></div><br /><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="color: #222222; font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , sans-serif; font-size: 10.5pt; line-height: 107%;">If I remove the value for “BegBalance” so the cell is blank.<o:p></o:p></span></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-pIFpRe-qKNQ/WT5Dvj_U64I/AAAAAAAAI68/Cd88HcSnmU8vfofITO__g20b80Dq6n1BgCLcB/s1600/image031.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="92" data-original-width="977" height="60" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-pIFpRe-qKNQ/WT5Dvj_U64I/AAAAAAAAI68/Cd88HcSnmU8vfofITO__g20b80Dq6n1BgCLcB/s640/image031.png" width="640" /></a></div><br />After loading the data you can see the periods where the blank cell exists have shifted<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Lsx1eDkeV6Y/WT5Dw628f1I/AAAAAAAAI7E/ILgLJGYviFoeR9GQzAoPEEH1cXhmHEU6gCLcB/s1600/image032.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="103" data-original-width="936" height="70" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Lsx1eDkeV6Y/WT5Dw628f1I/AAAAAAAAI7E/ILgLJGYviFoeR9GQzAoPEEH1cXhmHEU6gCLcB/s640/image032.png" width="640" /></a></div><br />To get around this any blank cells should be populated with #missing.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-VHh3MrnJgLM/WT5DxO0jUOI/AAAAAAAAI7I/_WvvOmCN7yIDisoxcIB2-j7v1JgQ5EFqwCLcB/s1600/image033.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="89" data-original-width="978" height="58" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-VHh3MrnJgLM/WT5DxO0jUOI/AAAAAAAAI7I/_WvvOmCN7yIDisoxcIB2-j7v1JgQ5EFqwCLcB/s640/image033.png" width="640" /></a></div><br />The data will then be correct.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-eMCfoEsESoE/WT5DxWu-xbI/AAAAAAAAI7M/dE9d9opoby0TMvg0mfyEeJSyg3VI2QQ7wCLcB/s1600/image034.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="101" data-original-width="937" height="68" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-eMCfoEsESoE/WT5DxWu-xbI/AAAAAAAAI7M/dE9d9opoby0TMvg0mfyEeJSyg3VI2QQ7wCLcB/s640/image034.png" width="640" /></a></div><br />It is also worth pointing out that only up to 1,000 rows of data can be loaded, anything more than that will be ignored, for example I tried to load the following which had more than 1,000 rows of data.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-L-vvrb-mh3Y/WT5Dxn11HmI/AAAAAAAAI7Q/XvoyVFEi4qEkgXJ_Mw7MC5HLU19sPwDvgCLcB/s1600/image035.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="107" data-original-width="846" height="80" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-L-vvrb-mh3Y/WT5Dxn11HmI/AAAAAAAAI7Q/XvoyVFEi4qEkgXJ_Mw7MC5HLU19sPwDvgCLcB/s640/image035.png" width="640" /></a></div><br />No error was returned but a retrieve shows that the data after 1,000 was ignored.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-9qStTZZjN1M/WT5DyBRsuvI/AAAAAAAAI7U/EtXx-hhP8S41_mSnA48lAJhwufL9VNUtACLcB/s1600/image036.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="137" data-original-width="806" height="108" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-9qStTZZjN1M/WT5DyBRsuvI/AAAAAAAAI7U/EtXx-hhP8S41_mSnA48lAJhwufL9VNUtACLcB/s640/image036.png" width="640" /></a></div><br />It looks like data is loaded directly to Essbase so only numeric can be included, the default load method will be to overwrite any existing values in the database with the values from the file.<br /><br />That covers the worksheets in the template so let us move on to creating a new application.<br /><br />After connecting to a cloud instance through Smart View and if no application already exists there should be the option to “<b>Create New Application</b>” in the bottom right panel<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-SqCGe081AL4/WT5L9_318_I/AAAAAAAAI8Y/IvO-bNk6z-IVCcTCFpUjYyHevY-u9I4dwCLcB/s1600/app.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="27" data-original-width="159" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-SqCGe081AL4/WT5L9_318_I/AAAAAAAAI8Y/IvO-bNk6z-IVCcTCFpUjYyHevY-u9I4dwCLcB/s1600/app.png" /></a></div><br />Once selected the excel file will be uploaded and the application creation process will be initiated, be patient as creating an application can take a while and Excel will look like it is not responding until the process is complete.<br /><div><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-KK4loQD4Uzw/WT5DyUJccFI/AAAAAAAAI7Y/yhTaByQ7rdcC_7DObYwajuOQ6TpUqCGdwCLcB/s1600/image037.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="165" data-original-width="277" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-KK4loQD4Uzw/WT5DyUJccFI/AAAAAAAAI7Y/yhTaByQ7rdcC_7DObYwajuOQ6TpUqCGdwCLcB/s1600/image037.png" /></a></div><br />If the creation was successful you should see the application, dimensions (if you have the planning admin extension enabled) and cubes in the Smart View panel<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-WHsu_ioEoOc/WT5DzI84e8I/AAAAAAAAI7g/mOW5-BggSv4CRhViDVFMJoUKfeRanjSCgCLcB/s1600/image038.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="307" data-original-width="145" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-WHsu_ioEoOc/WT5DzI84e8I/AAAAAAAAI7g/mOW5-BggSv4CRhViDVFMJoUKfeRanjSCgCLcB/s1600/image038.png" /></a></div><br />After creating the application you can update the application using the Excel templates, there should be the “Update Application” option in the bottom right panel.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-nYqeskwkDww/WT5DzVQz2VI/AAAAAAAAI7c/rxM5AKKh0CYdoJR25cqI1crKSYK2p_hywCLcB/s1600/image039.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="74" data-original-width="194" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-nYqeskwkDww/WT5DzVQz2VI/AAAAAAAAI7c/rxM5AKKh0CYdoJR25cqI1crKSYK2p_hywCLcB/s1600/image039.png" /></a></div><br />Alternatively you can right click the application and select “<b>Update Application</b>”.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-pcCSKjaqlxQ/WT5DzhrW3mI/AAAAAAAAI7k/YQJz9LJvva0HJHqDPaVJ8bz2dLNmRGeiACLcB/s1600/image040.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="243" data-original-width="248" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-pcCSKjaqlxQ/WT5DzhrW3mI/AAAAAAAAI7k/YQJz9LJvva0HJHqDPaVJ8bz2dLNmRGeiACLcB/s1600/image040.png" /></a></div><br />The application can be updated with any of the sheets from the template file, so for example if I want to create a new substitution variable I can create an excel file with a single worksheet named “Variables”<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-g9pdnbcnHo0/WT5Dz6Z1IwI/AAAAAAAAI7s/V1FBVmFVADA3bLQEF63kZhYuzFF40dwJACLcB/s1600/image041.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="31" data-original-width="155" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-g9pdnbcnHo0/WT5Dz6Z1IwI/AAAAAAAAI7s/V1FBVmFVADA3bLQEF63kZhYuzFF40dwJACLcB/s1600/image041.png" /></a></div><br />The only requirement is the worksheet sticks to the standard format as the template file.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-r_9vOWpf5Hc/WT5D0Pp7GjI/AAAAAAAAI7o/pFBm2jjlQmAr7U7OJFVUJHWep5gPZqjxACLcB/s1600/image042.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="160" data-original-width="396" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-r_9vOWpf5Hc/WT5D0Pp7GjI/AAAAAAAAI7o/pFBm2jjlQmAr7U7OJFVUJHWep5gPZqjxACLcB/s1600/image042.png" /></a></div><br />The advantage of only including the sheets where you want to update the application is that the update process is much faster.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-L_HZ6PixrN4/WT5D0ZIQ6tI/AAAAAAAAI7w/nxmI5oHqoYId3o2gB53EX_6znRrpoymRQCLcB/s1600/image043.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="165" data-original-width="282" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-L_HZ6PixrN4/WT5D0ZIQ6tI/AAAAAAAAI7w/nxmI5oHqoYId3o2gB53EX_6znRrpoymRQCLcB/s1600/image043.png" /></a></div><br />Using my example a new substation variable has been created in the application.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-L4RrCKdCkFs/WT5D04bfpfI/AAAAAAAAI70/0ufQA_rxZZ0YN2_zI1B7CTWOkoqeYFWmwCLcB/s1600/image044.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="145" data-original-width="458" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-L4RrCKdCkFs/WT5D04bfpfI/AAAAAAAAI70/0ufQA_rxZZ0YN2_zI1B7CTWOkoqeYFWmwCLcB/s1600/image044.png" /></a></div><br />The functionality is similar to LCM where it will not delete and only creates/updates are carried out.<br /><br />If any members are updated then a planning refresh will automatically be performed.<br /><br />Not that it will be used that often there is also the option to delete an application which can be done from the bottom right panel or by right clicking the application.<br /><div><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-nYqeskwkDww/WT5DzVQz2VI/AAAAAAAAI8A/_Pcx-6618qA4BquekU60s5uRfDFzY_F4QCEw/s1600/image039.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="74" data-original-width="194" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-nYqeskwkDww/WT5DzVQz2VI/AAAAAAAAI8A/_Pcx-6618qA4BquekU60s5uRfDFzY_F4QCEw/s1600/image039.png" /></a></div><div><br /></div><div>You will need to confirm that the application should be deleted.</div><div><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ijNhrNGtR8s/WT5D1UjVwII/AAAAAAAAI74/jwmnrzS4mW8KeJHinuD1NFJjtMKp7zNbgCLcB/s1600/image045.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="165" data-original-width="384" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ijNhrNGtR8s/WT5D1UjVwII/AAAAAAAAI74/jwmnrzS4mW8KeJHinuD1NFJjtMKp7zNbgCLcB/s1600/image045.png" /></a></div><br />Once deleted a confirmation message will be displayed.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-RqR2x4LWhKA/WT5D1o71agI/AAAAAAAAI78/DwOj9iSWWMIbLajRVtaHgQS36zcsO8LnQCLcB/s1600/image046.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="165" data-original-width="277" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-RqR2x4LWhKA/WT5D1o71agI/AAAAAAAAI78/DwOj9iSWWMIbLajRVtaHgQS36zcsO8LnQCLcB/s1600/image046.png" /></a></div><br />I am going to leave it there for this post, if I find the time I will create a follow up post to go through in more detail the process behind the application creation, update, deletion and replicate this outside of Smart View.</div> John Goodwin tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6575283218005807475.post-6532528450641634058 Mon Jun 12 2017 04:18:00 GMT-0400 (EDT) On the fly Calculation Scripts in EPBCS with Groovy! http://epmsimplified.blogspot.com/2017/06/on-fly-calculation-scripts-in-epbcs.html So the most exciting thing recently (at least for me) was the introduction of Groovy scripting for EPBCS. I wrote an introductory post&nbsp;<a href="http://epmsimplified.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/oracle-planning-budgeting-cloud-june.html" target="_blank">here</a>&nbsp;and another LinkedIn article&nbsp;<a href="https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/along-came-groovy-omar-shubeilat-msc-ocp" target="_blank">Along Came Groovy</a>&nbsp;that shows how powerful this thing could be.<br /><br />In this post I want to show how powerful Groovy scripting can be, and how can we ON THE FLY perform focused calculations on a specific data combination that is not possible with normal calculation scripts. <b><u>The example given below is quite simple and straightforward</u></b>, in more complex scenarios you need to take into considerations a couple of things when it comes to Groovy, <b><u>most importantly it is Groovy/Java after all and not Essbase calculation script! you don't want to write a script that takes ages to execute</u></b>. The concept of block/cell calculation mode is not really applicable here.<br /><br />I will start with my Product Revenue data form, a simple form that allow users to enter product volume and average selling price. and calculates product revenue based on the entered assumptions (Volume * Avg price).<br /><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-16PJ0gcLk78/WTtbkoiR7BI/AAAAAAAAISY/eXhpT794T88F2CRvkJRn31SPejN2EUIpgCLcB/s1600/1.PNG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="228" data-original-width="1378" height="105" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-16PJ0gcLk78/WTtbkoiR7BI/AAAAAAAAISY/eXhpT794T88F2CRvkJRn31SPejN2EUIpgCLcB/s640/1.PNG" width="640" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />I also have a business rule (Groovy rule) attached to the form to run after save. Typically a business rule will simply perform the calculation (Volume * Price) for all cells regardless if data was changed or not, so in this case I want to show how to perform the calculation (in this instance Volume * Price) based on dirty cells (cells that has been changed by the user). I entered some data in the form prior to attaching the business rule because I want to show how the rule will only calculate the revenue for changed cells.<br /><br />Ok, let's start with the interesting stuff; my full Groovy script which is pretty much tailor scripted to the data form I'm testing with, but it should be enough to demonstrate what is this post is all about.<br /><br /><!-- HTML generated using hilite.me --><br /><div style="background: #ffffff; border-width: 0.1em 0.1em 0.1em 0.8em; border: solid gray; overflow: auto; padding: 0.2em 0.6em; width: auto;"><table><tbody><tr><td><pre style="line-height: 125%; margin: 0;"> 1<br /> 2<br /> 3<br /> 4<br /> 5<br /> 6<br /> 7<br /> 8<br /> 9<br />10<br />11<br />12<br />13<br />14<br />15<br />16<br />17<br />18<br />19<br />20<br />21<br />22<br />23<br />24<br />25<br />26<br />27<br />28<br />29<br />30<br />31<br />32<br />33<br />34<br />35<br />36<br />37<br />38<br />39<br />40<br />41<br />42<br />43<br />44<br />45<br />46<br />47<br />48<br />49<br />50<br />51<br />52<br />53<br />54<br />55<br />56<br />57<br />58<br />59<br />60<br />61<br />62<br />63<br />64<br />65<br />66<br />67<br />68<br />69<br />70<br />71<br />72<br />73<br />74</pre></td><td><pre style="line-height: 125%; margin: 0;">EPMApplicationShell appshell <span style="color: #333333;">=</span> <span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">new</span> EPMApplicationShell<span style="color: #333333;">()</span><br />DataGrid grid <span style="color: #333333;">=</span> <span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">null</span><span style="color: #333333;">;</span><br /><span style="color: #888888;">// exit if rule is executed from Rules launcher</span><br /><span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">try</span> <span style="color: #333333;">{</span><br />grid <span style="color: #333333;">=</span> appshell<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">getCurrentGrid</span><span style="color: #333333;">()</span><br /><span style="color: #333333;">}</span> <span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">catch</span><span style="color: #333333;">(</span>BindingsMissingException<span style="color: #333333;">)</span> <span style="color: #333333;">{</span><br /><span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">return</span> <span style="background-color: #fff0f0;">'''BegBalance (</span><br /><span style="background-color: #fff0f0;"> @Return("Please run the rule from the dataform"),Error);</span><br /><span style="background-color: #fff0f0;"> )'''</span><br /><span style="color: #333333;">}</span><br /><span style="color: #888888;">// pov</span><br /><span style="color: #333399; font-weight: bold;">int</span> i<span style="color: #333333;">=</span><span style="color: #0000dd; font-weight: bold;">0</span><br />User user <span style="color: #333333;">=</span> operation<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">getUser</span><span style="color: #333333;">()</span><br />StringBuilder cscript <span style="color: #333333;">=</span> <span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">new</span> StringBuilder<span style="color: #333333;">()</span><br />StringBuilder pov <span style="color: #333333;">=</span> <span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">new</span> StringBuilder<span style="color: #333333;">()</span><br />cscript<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">append</span><span style="color: #333333;">(</span><span style="background-color: #fff0f0;">"Fix("</span><span style="color: #333333;">)</span><br />List<span style="color: #333333;">&lt;</span>DataGrid<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">HeaderCell</span><span style="color: #333333;">&gt;</span> povs <span style="color: #333333;">=</span> grid<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">getPov</span><span style="color: #333333;">()</span><br />List<span style="color: #333333;">&lt;</span>String<span style="color: #333333;">&gt;</span> fixMembers <span style="color: #333333;">=</span> <span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">new</span> ArrayList<span style="color: #333333;">&lt;</span>String<span style="color: #333333;">&gt;()</span><br /><span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">for</span> <span style="color: #333333;">(</span>DataGrid<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">HeaderCell</span> cell <span style="color: #333333;">:</span> povs<span style="color: #333333;">)</span> <span style="color: #333333;">{</span><br /><span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">if</span> <span style="color: #333333;">(</span>cell<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">isCalcableForPOV</span><span style="color: #333333;">()){</span><br /><span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">if</span> <span style="color: #333333;">(!(</span>cell<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">isHierarchical</span><span style="color: #333333;">()</span> <span style="color: #333333;">&amp;&amp;</span> cell<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">isZoomable</span><span style="color: #333333;">())){</span><br />fixMembers<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">add</span><span style="color: #333333;">(</span>cell<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">getEssbaseMbrName</span><span style="color: #333333;">())</span><br /><span style="color: #333333;">}</span><br /><span style="color: #333333;">}</span><br /><span style="color: #333333;">}</span><br /><span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">for</span> <span style="color: #333333;">(</span>String fixMember <span style="color: #333333;">:</span> fixMembers<span style="color: #333333;">)</span><br /><span style="color: #333333;">{</span><br />cscript<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">append</span><span style="color: #333333;">(</span><span style="background-color: #fff0f0;">"\""</span> <span style="color: #333333;">+</span> fixMember <span style="color: #333333;">+</span><span style="background-color: #fff0f0;">"\""</span> <span style="color: #333333;">)</span><br /><span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">if</span> <span style="color: #333333;">(</span> i <span style="color: #333333;">&lt;</span> <span style="color: #333333;">(</span>fixMembers<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">size</span><span style="color: #333333;">()</span> <span style="color: #333333;">-</span> <span style="color: #0000dd; font-weight: bold;">1</span><span style="color: #333333;">))</span> <span style="color: #333333;">{</span><br />cscript<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">append</span><span style="color: #333333;">(</span><span style="background-color: #fff0f0;">","</span> <span style="color: #333333;">)</span><br /><span style="color: #333333;">}</span><br />i<span style="color: #333333;">++</span><br /><span style="color: #333333;">}</span><br />cscript<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">append</span><span style="color: #333333;">(</span><span style="background-color: #fff0f0;">")\n"</span><span style="color: #333333;">)</span><br /><span style="color: #888888;">// columns</span><br />List<span style="color: #333333;">&lt;</span>List<span style="color: #333333;">&lt;</span>DataGrid<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">HeaderCell</span><span style="color: #333333;">&gt;&gt;</span> columns <span style="color: #333333;">=</span> grid<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">getColumns</span><span style="color: #333333;">();</span><br />List<span style="color: #333333;">&lt;</span>String<span style="color: #333333;">&gt;</span> fixCols <span style="color: #333333;">=</span> <span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">new</span> ArrayList<span style="color: #333333;">&lt;</span>String<span style="color: #333333;">&gt;();</span><br /><span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">for</span> <span style="color: #333333;">(</span>List<span style="color: #333333;">&lt;</span>DataGrid<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">HeaderCell</span><span style="color: #333333;">&gt;</span> cells <span style="color: #333333;">:</span> columns<span style="color: #333333;">)</span> <span style="color: #333333;">{</span><br /><span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">for</span> <span style="color: #333333;">(</span>DataGrid<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">HeaderCell</span> cell <span style="color: #333333;">:</span> cells<span style="color: #333333;">)</span> <span style="color: #333333;">{</span><br /><span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">if</span> <span style="color: #333333;">(!(</span>cell<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">isHierarchical</span><span style="color: #333333;">()</span> <span style="color: #333333;">&amp;&amp;</span> cell<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">isZoomable</span><span style="color: #333333;">())){</span><br />fixCols<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">add</span><span style="color: #333333;">(</span>cell<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">getEssbaseMbrName</span><span style="color: #333333;">())</span><br /><span style="color: #333333;">}</span><br /><span style="color: #333333;">}</span><br /><span style="color: #333333;">}</span><br /><span style="color: #888888;">// iterate grid</span><br />List<span style="color: #333333;">&lt;</span>String<span style="color: #333333;">&gt;</span> periods <span style="color: #333333;">=</span> <span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">new</span> ArrayList<span style="color: #333333;">&lt;</span>String<span style="color: #333333;">&gt;()</span><br />GridIterator itr <span style="color: #333333;">=</span> grid<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">dataCellIterator</span><span style="color: #333333;">()</span><br />itr<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">each</span><span style="color: #333333;">{</span> <br />DataCell dc <span style="color: #333333;">=</span> it<br /><span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">if</span> <span style="color: #333333;">(</span>dc<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">isEdited</span><span style="color: #333333;">())</span> <span style="color: #333333;">{</span><br />periods<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">add</span><span style="color: #333333;">(</span>it<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">getMemberName</span><span style="color: #333333;">(</span><span style="background-color: #fff0f0;">'Period'</span><span style="color: #333333;">))</span><br /><span style="color: #333333;">}</span><br /><span style="color: #333333;">}</span> <br /><span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">if</span> <span style="color: #333333;">(</span>periods<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">size</span><span style="color: #333333;">()</span> <span style="color: #333333;">==</span> <span style="color: #0000dd; font-weight: bold;">0</span><span style="color: #333333;">)</span> <span style="color: #333333;">{</span><br />println<span style="color: #333333;">(</span><span style="background-color: #fff0f0;">"No cells were edited"</span><span style="color: #333333;">)</span><br /><span style="color: #333333;">}</span><br /><span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">else</span><br /><span style="color: #333333;">{</span><br />List<span style="color: #333333;">&lt;</span>String<span style="color: #333333;">&gt;</span> uniquePeriods <span style="color: #333333;">=</span> periods<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">toUnique</span><span style="color: #333333;">()</span><br />cscript<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">append</span><span style="color: #333333;">(</span><span style="background-color: #fff0f0;">"Fix("</span><span style="color: #333333;">)</span><br />i<span style="color: #333333;">=</span><span style="color: #0000dd; font-weight: bold;">0</span><br /><span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">for</span> <span style="color: #333333;">(</span>String editedPeriod <span style="color: #333333;">:</span> uniquePeriods<span style="color: #333333;">)</span><br /><span style="color: #333333;">{</span><br />cscript<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">append</span><span style="color: #333333;">(</span><span style="background-color: #fff0f0;">"\""</span> <span style="color: #333333;">+</span> editedPeriod <span style="color: #333333;">+</span><span style="background-color: #fff0f0;">"\""</span> <span style="color: #333333;">)</span><br /><span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">if</span> <span style="color: #333333;">(</span> i <span style="color: #333333;">&lt;</span> <span style="color: #333333;">(</span>uniquePeriods<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">size</span><span style="color: #333333;">()</span> <span style="color: #333333;">-</span> <span style="color: #0000dd; font-weight: bold;">1</span><span style="color: #333333;">))</span> <span style="color: #333333;">{</span><br />cscript<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">append</span><span style="color: #333333;">(</span><span style="background-color: #fff0f0;">","</span> <span style="color: #333333;">)</span><br /><span style="color: #333333;">}</span><br />i<span style="color: #333333;">++</span><br /><span style="color: #333333;">}</span><br />cscript<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">append</span><span style="color: #333333;">(</span><span style="background-color: #fff0f0;">")\n"</span><span style="color: #333333;">)</span><br />cscript<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">append</span><span style="color: #333333;">(</span><span style="background-color: #fff0f0;">"\"OFS_Calculated\"\n(\n\"OFS_Product Revenue\" =\"OFS_Volume\" * \"OFS_Avg Selling Price\";\n)\nEndfix;\nEndFix; "</span><span style="color: #333333;">)</span><br />println<span style="color: #333333;">(</span><span style="background-color: #fff0f0;">"The following calculation script was execuetd by: "</span> <span style="color: #333333;">+</span> user<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">getFullName</span><span style="color: #333333;">()</span> <span style="color: #333333;">+</span> <span style="background-color: #fff0f0;">"\n"</span> <span style="color: #333333;">+</span>cscript <span style="color: #333333;">)</span><br /><span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">return</span> cscript<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">toString</span><span style="color: #333333;">()</span><br /><span style="color: #333333;">}</span><br /></pre></td></tr></tbody></table></div><br />I'll briefly describe what the script is doing for those of you who are not familiar with programming.<br /><br />Simple validation to force the users to run the rule form the data form not "Rules" launcher.<br /><!-- HTML generated using hilite.me --><br /><div style="background: #ffffff; border-width: 0.1em 0.1em 0.1em 0.8em; border: solid gray; overflow: auto; padding: 0.2em 0.6em; width: auto;"><pre style="line-height: 125%; margin: 0;">EPMApplicationShell appshell <span style="color: #333333;">=</span> <span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">new</span> EPMApplicationShell<span style="color: #333333;">()</span><br />DataGrid grid <span style="color: #333333;">=</span> <span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">null</span><br /><span style="color: #888888;">// exit if rule is executed from Rules launcher</span><br /><span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">try</span> <span style="color: #333333;">{</span><br />grid <span style="color: #333333;">=</span> appshell<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">getCurrentGrid</span><span style="color: #333333;">()</span><br /><span style="color: #333333;">}</span> <span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">catch</span><span style="color: #333333;">(</span>BindingsMissingException<span style="color: #333333;">)</span> <span style="color: #333333;">{</span><br /><span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">return</span> <span style="background-color: #fff0f0;">'''BegBalance (</span><br /><span style="background-color: #fff0f0;"> @Return("Please run the rule from the dataform"),Error);</span><br /><span style="background-color: #fff0f0;"> )'''</span><br /><span style="color: #333333;">}</span><br /></pre></div><br /><br />String builders for my dynamic calculation script and my point of view (user can change selections so I need to run the calculation for that selection only).<br /><br /><!-- HTML generated using hilite.me --><br /><div style="background: #ffffff; border-width: 0.1em 0.1em 0.1em 0.8em; border: solid gray; overflow: auto; padding: 0.2em 0.6em; width: auto;"><pre style="line-height: 125%; margin: 0;"><span style="color: #333399; font-weight: bold;">int</span> i<span style="color: #333333;">=</span><span style="color: #0000dd; font-weight: bold;">0</span><br />User user <span style="color: #333333;">=</span> operation<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">getUser</span><span style="color: #333333;">()</span><br />StringBuilder cscript <span style="color: #333333;">=</span> <span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">new</span> StringBuilder<span style="color: #333333;">()</span><br />StringBuilder pov <span style="color: #333333;">=</span> <span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">new</span> StringBuilder<span style="color: #333333;">()</span><br /></pre></div><br />Lines 16 to 44 I'm starting to write my calculation script, get my fix members set from POV<br /><br /><!-- HTML generated using hilite.me --><br /><div style="background: #ffffff; border-width: 0.1em 0.1em 0.1em 0.8em; border: solid gray; overflow: auto; padding: 0.2em 0.6em; width: auto;"><pre style="line-height: 125%; margin: 0;">cscript<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">append</span><span style="color: #333333;">(</span><span style="background-color: #fff0f0;">"Fix("</span><span style="color: #333333;">)</span><br />List<span style="color: #333333;">&lt;</span>DataGrid<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">HeaderCell</span><span style="color: #333333;">&gt;</span> povs <span style="color: #333333;">=</span> grid<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">getPov</span><span style="color: #333333;">()</span><br />List<span style="color: #333333;">&lt;</span>String<span style="color: #333333;">&gt;</span> fixMembers <span style="color: #333333;">=</span> <span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">new</span> ArrayList<span style="color: #333333;">&lt;</span>String<span style="color: #333333;">&gt;()</span><br /><span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">for</span> <span style="color: #333333;">(</span>DataGrid<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">HeaderCell</span> cell <span style="color: #333333;">:</span> povs<span style="color: #333333;">)</span> <span style="color: #333333;">{</span><br /><span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">if</span> <span style="color: #333333;">(</span>cell<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">isCalcableForPOV</span><span style="color: #333333;">()){</span><br /><span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">if</span> <span style="color: #333333;">(!(</span>cell<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">isHierarchical</span><span style="color: #333333;">()</span> <span style="color: #333333;">&amp;&amp;</span> cell<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">isZoomable</span><span style="color: #333333;">())){</span><br />fixMembers<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">add</span><span style="color: #333333;">(</span>cell<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">getEssbaseMbrName</span><span style="color: #333333;">())</span><br /><span style="color: #333333;">}</span><br /><span style="color: #333333;">}</span><br /><span style="color: #333333;">}</span><br /><span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">for</span> <span style="color: #333333;">(</span>String fixMember <span style="color: #333333;">:</span> fixMembers<span style="color: #333333;">)</span><br /><span style="color: #333333;">{</span><br />cscript<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">append</span><span style="color: #333333;">(</span><span style="background-color: #fff0f0;">"\""</span> <span style="color: #333333;">+</span> fixMember <span style="color: #333333;">+</span><span style="background-color: #fff0f0;">"\""</span> <span style="color: #333333;">)</span><br /><span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">if</span> <span style="color: #333333;">(</span> i <span style="color: #333333;">&lt;</span> <span style="color: #333333;">(</span>fixMembers<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">size</span><span style="color: #333333;">()</span> <span style="color: #333333;">-</span> <span style="color: #0000dd; font-weight: bold;">1</span><span style="color: #333333;">))</span> <span style="color: #333333;">{</span><br />cscript<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">append</span><span style="color: #333333;">(</span><span style="background-color: #fff0f0;">","</span> <span style="color: #333333;">)</span><br /><span style="color: #333333;">}</span><br />i<span style="color: #333333;">++</span><br /><span style="color: #333333;">}</span><br />cscript<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">append</span><span style="color: #333333;">(</span><span style="background-color: #fff0f0;">")\n"</span><span style="color: #333333;">)</span><br /><span style="color: #888888;">// columns</span><br />List<span style="color: #333333;">&lt;</span>List<span style="color: #333333;">&lt;</span>DataGrid<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">HeaderCell</span><span style="color: #333333;">&gt;&gt;</span> columns <span style="color: #333333;">=</span> grid<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">getColumns</span><span style="color: #333333;">();</span><br />List<span style="color: #333333;">&lt;</span>String<span style="color: #333333;">&gt;</span> fixCols <span style="color: #333333;">=</span> <span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">new</span> ArrayList<span style="color: #333333;">&lt;</span>String<span style="color: #333333;">&gt;();</span><br /><span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">for</span> <span style="color: #333333;">(</span>List<span style="color: #333333;">&lt;</span>DataGrid<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">HeaderCell</span><span style="color: #333333;">&gt;</span> cells <span style="color: #333333;">:</span> columns<span style="color: #333333;">)</span> <span style="color: #333333;">{</span><br /><span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">for</span> <span style="color: #333333;">(</span>DataGrid<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">HeaderCell</span> cell <span style="color: #333333;">:</span> cells<span style="color: #333333;">)</span> <span style="color: #333333;">{</span><br /><span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">if</span> <span style="color: #333333;">(!(</span>cell<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">isHierarchical</span><span style="color: #333333;">()</span> <span style="color: #333333;">&amp;&amp;</span> cell<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">isZoomable</span><span style="color: #333333;">())){</span><br />fixCols<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">add</span><span style="color: #333333;">(</span>cell<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">getEssbaseMbrName</span><span style="color: #333333;">())</span><br /><span style="color: #333333;">}</span><br /><span style="color: #333333;">}</span><br /><span style="color: #333333;">}</span><br /></pre></div><br />Lines 45 to 53 Checking edited cells<br /><br /><!-- HTML generated using hilite.me --><br /><div style="background: #ffffff; border-width: 0.1em 0.1em 0.1em 0.8em; border: solid gray; overflow: auto; padding: 0.2em 0.6em; width: auto;"><pre style="line-height: 125%; margin: 0;"><span style="color: #888888;">// iterate grid</span><br />List<span style="color: #333333;">&lt;</span>String<span style="color: #333333;">&gt;</span> periods <span style="color: #333333;">=</span> <span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">new</span> ArrayList<span style="color: #333333;">&lt;</span>String<span style="color: #333333;">&gt;()</span><br />GridIterator itr <span style="color: #333333;">=</span> grid<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">dataCellIterator</span><span style="color: #333333;">()</span><br />itr<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">each</span><span style="color: #333333;">{</span> <br />DataCell dc <span style="color: #333333;">=</span> it<br /><span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">if</span> <span style="color: #333333;">(</span>dc<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">isEdited</span><span style="color: #333333;">())</span> <span style="color: #333333;">{</span><br />periods<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">add</span><span style="color: #333333;">(</span>it<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">getMemberName</span><span style="color: #333333;">(</span><span style="background-color: #fff0f0;">'Period'</span><span style="color: #333333;">))</span><br /><span style="color: #333333;">}</span><br /><span style="color: #333333;">}</span> <br /></pre></div><br />Lines 54 to 74 Performing the calculation for the selected POV and edited cells, if the user did not enter any data then nothing will happen.<br /><br /><!-- HTML generated using hilite.me --><br /><div style="background: #ffffff; border-width: 0.1em 0.1em 0.1em 0.8em; border: solid gray; overflow: auto; padding: 0.2em 0.6em; width: auto;"><pre style="line-height: 125%; margin: 0;"><span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">if</span> <span style="color: #333333;">(</span>periods<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">size</span><span style="color: #333333;">()</span> <span style="color: #333333;">==</span> <span style="color: #0000dd; font-weight: bold;">0</span><span style="color: #333333;">)</span> <span style="color: #333333;">{</span><br />println<span style="color: #333333;">(</span><span style="background-color: #fff0f0;">"No cells were edited"</span><span style="color: #333333;">)</span><br /><span style="color: #333333;">}</span><br /><span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">else</span><br /><span style="color: #333333;">{</span><br />List<span style="color: #333333;">&lt;</span>String<span style="color: #333333;">&gt;</span> uniquePeriods <span style="color: #333333;">=</span> periods<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">toUnique</span><span style="color: #333333;">()</span><br />cscript<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">append</span><span style="color: #333333;">(</span><span style="background-color: #fff0f0;">"Fix("</span><span style="color: #333333;">)</span><br />i<span style="color: #333333;">=</span><span style="color: #0000dd; font-weight: bold;">0</span><br /><span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">for</span> <span style="color: #333333;">(</span>String editedPeriod <span style="color: #333333;">:</span> uniquePeriods<span style="color: #333333;">)</span><br /><span style="color: #333333;">{</span><br />cscript<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">append</span><span style="color: #333333;">(</span><span style="background-color: #fff0f0;">"\""</span> <span style="color: #333333;">+</span> editedPeriod <span style="color: #333333;">+</span><span style="background-color: #fff0f0;">"\""</span> <span style="color: #333333;">)</span><br /><span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">if</span> <span style="color: #333333;">(</span> i <span style="color: #333333;">&lt;</span> <span style="color: #333333;">(</span>uniquePeriods<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">size</span><span style="color: #333333;">()</span> <span style="color: #333333;">-</span> <span style="color: #0000dd; font-weight: bold;">1</span><span style="color: #333333;">))</span> <span style="color: #333333;">{</span><br />cscript<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">append</span><span style="color: #333333;">(</span><span style="background-color: #fff0f0;">","</span> <span style="color: #333333;">)</span><br /><span style="color: #333333;">}</span><br />i<span style="color: #333333;">++</span><br /><span style="color: #333333;">}</span><br />cscript<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">append</span><span style="color: #333333;">(</span><span style="background-color: #fff0f0;">")\n"</span><span style="color: #333333;">)</span><br />cscript<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">append</span><span style="color: #333333;">(</span><span style="background-color: #fff0f0;">"\"OFS_Calculated\"\n(\n\"OFS_Product Revenue\" =\"OFS_Volume\" * \"OFS_Avg Selling Price\";\n)\nEndfix;\nEndFix; "</span><span style="color: #333333;">)</span><br />println<span style="color: #333333;">(</span><span style="background-color: #fff0f0;">"The following calculation script was execuetd by: "</span> <span style="color: #333333;">+</span> user<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">getFullName</span><span style="color: #333333;">()</span> <span style="color: #333333;">+</span> <span style="background-color: #fff0f0;">"\n"</span> <span style="color: #333333;">+</span>cscript <span style="color: #333333;">)</span><br /><span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">return</span> cscript<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">toString</span><span style="color: #333333;">()</span><br /><span style="color: #333333;">}</span><br /></pre></div><br /><br />Now, let us get back to the data form, I'll save the form without entering data.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-A6HFvCMEoEE/WTze0KGMEfI/AAAAAAAAIV4/A85P3JdrFBojTZGFSBKWfIcL8w1dGbfqgCLcB/s1600/2.PNG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="316" data-original-width="1421" height="142" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-A6HFvCMEoEE/WTze0KGMEfI/AAAAAAAAIV4/A85P3JdrFBojTZGFSBKWfIcL8w1dGbfqgCLcB/s640/2.PNG" width="640" /></a></div><br /><br />As you can see above, it looks like the business rule was run after save "Rule was run successfully", but in my script I instructed the rule not to do anything if there are no changes, and here is the job console to show that is exactly what happened.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-DtvMaUt_4pY/WTze0aW0QdI/AAAAAAAAIV8/NcEPuyGMJaYXDm2G7d4R1Ta1jVsfgcQRgCEw/s1600/3.PNG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="208" data-original-width="655" height="200" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-DtvMaUt_4pY/WTze0aW0QdI/AAAAAAAAIV8/NcEPuyGMJaYXDm2G7d4R1Ta1jVsfgcQRgCEw/s640/3.PNG" width="640" /></a></div><br />So now we know the rule will only work if only there is a change in the data, so I'll change the Volume value in "Jan" and save.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-0_8hV7UhA84/WTze0GFhHGI/AAAAAAAAIV0/3nnX8fmFZNUGOprf5fOUCVlI6DnDddmjACEw/s1600/4.PNG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="245" data-original-width="1375" height="112" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-0_8hV7UhA84/WTze0GFhHGI/AAAAAAAAIV0/3nnX8fmFZNUGOprf5fOUCVlI6DnDddmjACEw/s640/4.PNG" width="640" /></a></div><br /><br /><b><u>Notice that only the column Jan was calculated even though there are entered assumptions in all other periods, but because I'm only performing the calculation for the changed/edited cells, so only those cells would be calculated.</u></b><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-NmmnGuJ_h6g/WTze07J6-xI/AAAAAAAAIWA/wvxGhJRcgzgMeexJdvmBz283el-S2b_AgCEw/s1600/5.PNG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="335" data-original-width="1428" height="150" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-NmmnGuJ_h6g/WTze07J6-xI/AAAAAAAAIWA/wvxGhJRcgzgMeexJdvmBz283el-S2b_AgCEw/s640/5.PNG" width="640" /></a></div><br /><br />And the job console:<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-NxgqFnq6LJs/WTze1BBAxGI/AAAAAAAAIWE/UCelSL7wwXguPOR41PpqUFArWmRFFxHnACEw/s1600/6.PNG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="207" data-original-width="708" height="186" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-NxgqFnq6LJs/WTze1BBAxGI/AAAAAAAAIWE/UCelSL7wwXguPOR41PpqUFArWmRFFxHnACEw/s640/6.PNG" width="640" /></a></div><br />Taata! that's on the fly calculation scripts in EPBCS, the first fix will contain the POV combination, and the next fix will contain the edited periods.<br /><br />Now, I will change the values of four more periods and confirm the rule will work with more than one edited period.<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-cb4_Hnd_mP0/WTze1GUeYMI/AAAAAAAAIWI/7MYAVla-pDIQcoSlkexfdPLGznVKHhBqQCEw/s1600/7.PNG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="259" data-original-width="1398" height="118" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-cb4_Hnd_mP0/WTze1GUeYMI/AAAAAAAAIWI/7MYAVla-pDIQcoSlkexfdPLGznVKHhBqQCEw/s640/7.PNG" width="640" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-rUkGoDxhG5Q/WTze1nEtIiI/AAAAAAAAIWM/F2D-jdiKQYcyAIevc7M2hv4hW8Ko0Y0ogCEw/s1600/8.PNG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="310" data-original-width="1382" height="142" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-rUkGoDxhG5Q/WTze1nEtIiI/AAAAAAAAIWM/F2D-jdiKQYcyAIevc7M2hv4hW8Ko0Y0ogCEw/s640/8.PNG" width="640" /></a></div><br />The job console:<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-s6AaT-NP0LQ/WTzeyjj0kfI/AAAAAAAAIVk/qpHllNEC5OQoBTXI6ZCS6y652Qz7UMklwCEw/s1600/12.PNG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="202" data-original-width="729" height="176" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-s6AaT-NP0LQ/WTzeyjj0kfI/AAAAAAAAIVk/qpHllNEC5OQoBTXI6ZCS6y652Qz7UMklwCEw/s640/12.PNG" width="640" /></a></div><br />The calculation script is dynamic and changing based on the changes in the data form. Ok so what happens if I enter data in "Average Selling Price" account instead of "Volume".<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-gCg292KjXos/WTzeyjwYv7I/AAAAAAAAIVc/80ju8JTyGJQXY9zAgyGF6gBKD-uzLwvsACEw/s1600/10.PNG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="251" data-original-width="1448" height="110" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-gCg292KjXos/WTzeyjwYv7I/AAAAAAAAIVc/80ju8JTyGJQXY9zAgyGF6gBKD-uzLwvsACEw/s640/10.PNG" width="640" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-CTsvzKfnROg/WTzeypH6gYI/AAAAAAAAIVg/PiV_1tg1xl8NCsbywvspEYHQt61x6pe9wCEw/s1600/11.PNG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="354" data-original-width="1359" height="166" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-CTsvzKfnROg/WTzeypH6gYI/AAAAAAAAIVg/PiV_1tg1xl8NCsbywvspEYHQt61x6pe9wCEw/s640/11.PNG" width="640" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div>You can see the Product Revenue Account is getting calculated for "Jun" to "Dec", that's mainly because in my Groovy script I'm iterating through the available data cells without specifying any member (for more complex cases you can iterate a specific member's data cells in the grid), and here is the script that got executed from the job console in case you're interested<br /><div><br /></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-s6AaT-NP0LQ/WTzeyjj0kfI/AAAAAAAAIVk/qpHllNEC5OQoBTXI6ZCS6y652Qz7UMklwCEw/s1600/12.PNG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="202" data-original-width="729" height="176" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-s6AaT-NP0LQ/WTzeyjj0kfI/AAAAAAAAIVk/qpHllNEC5OQoBTXI6ZCS6y652Qz7UMklwCEw/s640/12.PNG" width="640" /></a></div><br /><br /><br />Finally, just to confirm the POV selections are getting selected properly, I'll change the year POV selection from FY16 to FY17 and enter data in all periods<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-yYawgJB-hC8/WTzezQh6_TI/AAAAAAAAIVo/xpC12dwGWgE-2qzRujBsgu33sO_c8FjDACEw/s1600/13.PNG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="224" data-original-width="1356" height="104" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-yYawgJB-hC8/WTzezQh6_TI/AAAAAAAAIVo/xpC12dwGWgE-2qzRujBsgu33sO_c8FjDACEw/s640/13.PNG" width="640" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-UQkVtSYQEUo/WTzezfVP3vI/AAAAAAAAIVs/wbYNOhBG-Zs3CEn9YqZdzYqbj5XlszupACEw/s1600/14.PNG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="284" data-original-width="1445" height="124" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-UQkVtSYQEUo/WTzezfVP3vI/AAAAAAAAIVs/wbYNOhBG-Zs3CEn9YqZdzYqbj5XlszupACEw/s640/14.PNG" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">And finally the job console to show the calculation script,,,</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-EiNW_Sv74ko/WTzezQL3uII/AAAAAAAAIVw/2weZPiJT1yAkptl08La1yk1ZSnY7EvFJgCEw/s1600/15.PNG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="205" data-original-width="745" height="176" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-EiNW_Sv74ko/WTzezQL3uII/AAAAAAAAIVw/2weZPiJT1yAkptl08La1yk1ZSnY7EvFJgCEw/s640/15.PNG" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><br /></div><br />Voila! that's it, I know the example given here is quite simple, but it should be enough to give you a taste of Groovy &amp; EPBCS (in the near future, I hope PBCS). And you can see how powerful this stuff can really be! It is simply AWESOME! and frankly, I'm happy to say...<br /><br /><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><b><span style="font-size: x-large;">I 💓 EPBCS</span></b></div><br /><h2 style="text-align: center;"></h2> Omar Shubeilat tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2208425848541526078.post-4429588692955160162 Sun Jun 11 2017 22:19:00 GMT-0400 (EDT) On the fly Calculation Scripts in EPBCS with Groovy! @omarshubeilat @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs http://epmsimplified.blogspot.com/2017/06/on-fly-calculation-scripts-in-epbcs.html So the most exciting thing recently (at least for me) was the introduction of Groovy scripting for EPBCS. I wrote an introductory post&nbsp;<a href="http://epmsimplified.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/oracle-planning-budgeting-cloud-june.html" target="_blank">here</a>&nbsp;and another LinkedIn article&nbsp;<a href="https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/along-came-groovy-omar-shubeilat-msc-ocp" target="_blank">Along Came Groovy</a>&nbsp;that shows how powerful this thing could be.<br /><br />In this post I want to show how powerful Groovy scripting can be, and how can we ON THE FLY perform focused calculations on a specific data combination that is not possible with normal calculation scripts. <b><u>The example given below is quite simple and straightforward</u></b>, in more complex scenarios you need to take into considerations a couple of things when it comes to Groovy, <b><u>most importantly it is Groovy/Java after all and not Essbase calculation script! you don't want to write a script that takes ages to execute</u></b>. The concept of block/cell calculation mode is not really applicable here.<br /><br />I will start with my Product Revenue data form, a simple form that allow users to enter product volume and average selling price. and calculates product revenue based on the entered assumptions (Volume * Avg price).<br /><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-16PJ0gcLk78/WTtbkoiR7BI/AAAAAAAAISY/eXhpT794T88F2CRvkJRn31SPejN2EUIpgCLcB/s1600/1.PNG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="228" data-original-width="1378" height="105" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-16PJ0gcLk78/WTtbkoiR7BI/AAAAAAAAISY/eXhpT794T88F2CRvkJRn31SPejN2EUIpgCLcB/s640/1.PNG" width="640" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br />&ltbr /><br /><br /><br />I also have a business rule (Groovy rule) attached to the form to run after save. Typically a business rule will simply perform the calculation (Volume * Price) for all cells regardless if data was changed or not, so in this case I want to show how to perform the calculation (in this instance Volume * Price) based on dirty cells (cells that has been changed by the user). I entered some data in the form prior to attaching the business rule because I want to show how the rule will only calculate the revenue for changed cells.<br /><br />Ok, let's start with the interesting stuff; my full Groovy script which is pretty much tailor scripted to the data form I'm testing with, but it should be enough to demonstrate what is this post is all about.<br /><br /><!-- HTML generated using hilite.me --><br /><div style="background: #ffffff; border-width: 0.1em 0.1em 0.1em 0.8em; border: solid gray; overflow: auto; padding: 0.2em 0.6em; width: auto;"><table><tbody><tr><td><pre style="line-height: 125%; margin: 0;"> 1<br /> 2<br /> 3<br /> 4<br /> 5<br /> 6<br /> 7<br /> 8<br /> 9<br />10<br />11<br />12<br />13<br />14<br />15<br />16<br />17<br />18<br />19<br />20<br />21<br />22<br />23<br />24<br />25<br />26<br />27<br />28<br />29<br />30<br />31<br />32<br />33<br />34<br />35<br />36<br />37<br />38<br />39<br />40<br />41<br />42<br />43<br />44<br />45<br />46<br />47<br />48<br />49<br />50<br />51<br />52<br />53<br />54<br />55<br />56<br />57<br />58<br />59<br />60<br />61<br />62<br />63<br />64<br />65<br />66<br />67<br />68<br />69<br />70<br />71<br />72<br />73<br />74</pre></td><td><pre style="line-height: 125%; margin: 0;">EPMApplicationShell appshell <span style="color: #333333;">=</span> <span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">new</span> EPMApplicationShell<span style="color: #333333;">()</span><br />DataGrid grid <span style="color: #333333;">=</span> <span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">null</span><span style="color: #333333;">;</span><br /><span style="color: #888888;">// exit if rule is executed from Rules launcher</span><br /><span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">try</span> <span style="color: #333333;">{</span><br />grid <span style="color: #333333;">=</span> appshell<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">getCurrentGrid</span><span style="color: #333333;">()</span><br /><span style="color: #333333;">}</span> <span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">catch</span><span style="color: #333333;">(</span>BindingsMissingException<span style="color: #333333;">)</span> <span style="color: #333333;">{</span><br /><span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">return</span> <span style="background-color: #fff0f0;">'''BegBalance (</span><br /><span style="background-color: #fff0f0;"> @Return("Please run the rule from the dataform"),Error);</span><br /><span style="background-color: #fff0f0;"> )'''</span><br /><span style="color: #333333;">}</span><br /><span style="color: #888888;">// pov</span><br /><span style="color: #333399; font-weight: bold;">int</span> i<span style="color: #333333;">=</span><span style="color: #0000dd; font-weight: bold;">0</span><br />User user <span style="color: #333333;">=</span> operation<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">getUser</span><span style="color: #333333;">()</span><br />StringBuilder cscript <span style="color: #333333;">=</span> <span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">new</span> StringBuilder<span style="color: #333333;">()</span><br />StringBuilder pov <span style="color: #333333;">=</span> <span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">new</span> StringBuilder<span style="color: #333333;">()</span><br />cscript<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">append</span><span style="color: #333333;">(</span><span style="background-color: #fff0f0;">"Fix("</span><span style="color: #333333;">)</span><br />List<span style="color: #333333;">&lt;</span&g;DataGrid<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">HeaderCell</span><span style=quot;color: #333333;">&gt;</span> povs <span style="color: #333333;">=</span> grid&t;span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color #0000cc;">getPov</span><span style=&qot;color: #333333;">()</span><br />List<span style="colr: #333333;">&lt;</span>String<spanstyle="color: #333333;">&gt;</span> fixMembers <span stye="color: #333333;">=</span> <span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">new</span> ArrayList<span style="color: #333333;">&lt;</span>String<span style="color: #333333;">&gt;()</span><br /gt;<span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">for</span> <span style="color: #333333;">(</span>DataGrid<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">HeaderCell</span> cell <span style="color: #333333;">:</span> povs<span style="color: #333333;">)</span> <span style="color: #333333;">{</span><br /><span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">if</span> <span style="color: #333333;">(</span>cell<span styl="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">isCalcableForPOV</span><span style=&quotcolor: #333333;">()){</span><br /><span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">if</span> <pan style="color: #333333;">(!(</span>cell<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style=&qut;color: #0000cc;">isHierarchical</span><span style="color: #333333;">()</span> <span style="coor: #333333;">&amp;&amp;</span> cell<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="olor: #0000cc;">isZoomable</span><span style="color: #333333;">())){</span><br />fixMembers<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">add</span><span style="color: #333333;">(</span>cell<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">getEssbaseMbrName</span><span style="color: #333333;">())</span><br /><span style="color: #333333;">}</span><br /><span style="color: #333333;">}</span><br /><span style="color: #333333;">}</span><br /><span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">for</span> <span style="color: #333333;">(</span>String fixMember <span style="color: #333333;">:</span> fixMembers<span style="color: #333333;">)</span><br /><span style="color: #333333;">{</span><br />cscript<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">append</span><span style="color: #333333;">(</span><span style="background-color: #fff0f0;">"\""</span> <span style="color: #333333;">+</span> fixMember <span style="color: #333333;">+</span><span style="background-color: #fff0f0;">"\""</span> <span style="color: #333333;">)</span><br /><span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">if</span> <span style="color: #333333;">(</span> i <span style="color: #333333;">&lt;</span> <span style="color: #333333;">(</span>fixMembers<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">size</span><span style="color: #333333;">()</span> <span style="color: #333333;">-</span> <span style="color: #0000dd; font-weight: bold;">1</span><span style="color: #333333;">))</span> <span style="color: #333333;">{</span><br />cscript<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">append</span><span style="color: #333333;">(</span><span style="background-color: #fff0f0;">","</span> <span style="color: #333333;">)</span><br /><span style="color: #333333;">}</span><br />i<span style="color: #333333;">++</span><br /><span style="color: #333333;">}</span><br />cscript<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">append</span><span style="color: #333333;">(</span><span style="background-color: #fff0f0;">")\n"</span><span style="color: #333333;">)</span><br /><span style="color: #888888;">// columns</span><br />List<span style="color: #333333;">&lt;</span>List<span style="color: #333333;">&lt;</span>DataGrid<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">HeaderCell</span><span style="color: #333333;">&gt;&gt;</span> columns <span style="color: #333333;">=</span> grid<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">getColumns</span><span style="color: #333333;">();</span><br />List<span style="color: #333333;">&lt;</span>String<span style="color: #333333;">&gt;</span> fixCols <span style="color: #333333;">=</span> <span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">new</span> ArrayList<span style="color: #333333;">&lt;</span>String<span style="color: #333333;">&gt;();</span><br /><span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">for</span> <span style="color: #333333;">(</span>List<span style="color: #333333;">&lt;</span>DataGrid<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">HeaderCell</span><span style="color: #333333;">&gt;</span> cells <span style="color: #333333;">:</span> columns<span style="color: #333333;">)</span> <span style="color: #333333;">{</span><br /><span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">for</span> <span style="color: #333333;">(</span>DataGrid<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">HeaderCell</span> cell <span style="color: #333333;">:</span> cells<span style="color: #333333;">)</span> <span style="color: #333333;">{</span><br /><span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">if</span> <span style="color: #333333;">(!(</span>cell<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">isHierarchical</span><span style="color: #333333;">()</span> <span style="color: #333333;">&amp;&amp;</span> cell<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">isZoomable</span><span style="color: #333333;">())){</span><br />fixCols<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">add</span><span style="color: #333333;">(</span>cell<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">getEssbaseMbrName</span><span style="color: #333333;">())</span><br /><span style="color: #333333;">}</span><br /><span style="color: #333333;">}</span><br /><span style="color: #333333;">}</span><br /><span style="color: #888888;">// iterate grid</span><br />List<span style="color: #333333;">&lt;</span>String<span style="color: #333333;">&gt;</span> periods <span style="color: #333333;">=</span> <span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">new</span> ArrayList<span style="color: #333333;">&lt;</span>String<span style="color: #333333;">&gt;()</span><br />GridIterator itr <span style="color: #333333;">=</span> grid<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">dataCellIterator</span><span style="color: #333333;">()</span><br />itr<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">each</span><span style="color: #333333;">{</span> <br />DataCell dc <span style="color: #333333;">=</span> it<br /><span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">if</span> <span style="color: #333333;">(</span>dc<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">isEdited</span><span style="color: #333333;">())</span> <span style="color: #333333;">{</span><br />periods<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">add</span><span style="color: #333333;">(</span>it<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">getMemberName</span><span style="color: #333333;">(</span><span style="background-color: #fff0f0;">'Period'</span><span style="color: #333333;">))</span><br /><span style="color: #333333;">}</span><br /><span style="color: #333333;">}</span> <br /><span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">if</span> <span style="color: #333333;">(</span>periods<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">size</span><span style="color: #333333;">()</span> <span style="color: #333333;">==</span> <span style="color: #0000dd; font-weight: bold;">0</span><span style="color: #333333;">)</span> <span style="color: #333333;">{</span><br />println<span style="color: #333333;">(</span><span style="background-color: #fff0f0;">"No cells were edited"</span><span style="color: #333333;">)</span><br /><span style="color: #333333;">}</span><br /><span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">else</span><br /><span style="color: #333333;">{</span><br />List<span style="color: #333333;">&lt;</span>String<span style="color: #333333;">&gt;</span> uniquePeriods <span style="color: #333333;">=</span> periods<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">toUnique</span><span style="color: #333333;">()</span><br />cscript<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">append</span><span style="color: #333333;">(</span><span style="background-color: #fff0f0;">"Fix("</span><span style="color: #333333;">)</span><br />i<span style="color: #333333;">=</span><span style="color: #0000dd; font-weight: bold;">0</span><br /><span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">for</span> <span style="color: #333333;">(</span>String editedPeriod <span style="color: #333333;">:</span> uniquePeriods<span style="color: #333333;">)</span><br /><span style="color: #333333;">{</span><br />cscript<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">append</span><span style="color: #333333;">(</span><span style="background-color: #fff0f0;">"\""</span> <span style="color: #333333;">+</span> editedPeriod <span style="color: #333333;">+</span><span style="background-color: #fff0f0;">"\""</span> <span style="color: #333333;">)</span><br /><span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">if</span> <span style="color: #333333;">(</span> i <span style="color: #333333;">&lt;</span> <span style="color: #333333;">(</span>uniquePeriods<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">size</span><span style="color: #333333;">()</span> <span style="color: #333333;">-</span> <span style="color: #0000dd; font-weight: bold;">1</span><span style="color: #333333;">))</span> <span style="color: #333333;">{</span><br />cscript<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">append</span><span style="color: #333333;">(</span><span style="background-color: #fff0f0;">","</span> <span style="color: #333333;">)</span><br /><span style="color: #333333;">}</span><br />i<span style="color: #333333;">++</span><br /><span style="color: #333333;">}</span><br />cscript<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">append</span><span style="color: #333333;">(</span><span style="background-color: #fff0f0;">")\n"</span><span style="color: #333333;">)</span><br />cscript<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">append</span><span style="color: #333333;">(</span><span style="background-color: #fff0f0;">"\"OFS_Calculated\"\n(\n\"OFS_Product Revenue\" =\"OFS_Volume\" * \"OFS_Avg Selling Price\";\n)\nEndfix;\nEndFix; "</span><span style="color: #333333;">)</span><br />println<span style="color: #333333;">(</span><span style="background-color: #fff0f0;">"The following calculation script was execuetd by: "</span> <span style="color: #333333;">+</span> user<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">getFullName</span><span style="color: #333333;">()</span> <span style="color: #333333;">+</span> <span style="background-color: #fff0f0;">"\n"</span> <span style="color: #333333;">+</span>cscript <span style="color: #333333;">)</span><br /><span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">return</span> cscript<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">toString</span><span style="color: #333333;">()</span><br /><span style="color: #333333;">}</span><br /></pre></td></tr></tbody></table></div><br />I'll briefly describe what the script is doing for those of you who are not familiar with programming.<br /><br />Simple validation to force the users to run the rule form the data form not "Rules" launcher.<br /><!-- HTML generated using hilite.me --><br /><div style="background: #ffffff; border-width: 0.1em 0.1em 0.1em 0.8em; border: solid gray; overflow: auto; padding: 0.2em 0.6em; width: auto;"><pre style="line-height: 125%; margin: 0;">EPMApplicationShell appshell <span style="color: #333333;">=</span> <span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">new</span> EPMApplicationShell<span style="color: #333333;">()</span><br />DataGrid grid <span style="color: #333333;">=</span> <span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">null</span><br /><span style="color: #888888;">// exit if rule is executed from Rules launcher</span><br /><span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">try</span> <span style="color: #333333;">{</span><br />grid <span style="color: #333333;">=</span> appshell<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style=&quotcolor: #0000cc;">getCurrentGrid</span><span style="color: #333333;">()</span><br /><span style="color: #333333;">}</spangt; <span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">catch</span><span style="color: #333333;">(</span>BindingsMissingException<span syle="color: #333333">)</span> <span style="color: #333333;">{</span><br /><span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;&quo;>return</span> <span style="background-color: #fff0f0;">'''BegBalance (</span><br /><span style="background-color: #ffff0;"> @Return("Please run the rule from the dataform"),Error);</span><br /><span style="background-color: #fff0f0;"> )'''</span><br /><span style="color: #333333;">}</span><br /></pre></div><br /><br />String builders for my dynamic calculation script and my point of view (user can change selections so I need to run the calculation for that selection only).<br /><br /><!-- HTML generated using hilite.me --><br /><div style="background: #ffffff; border-width: 0.1em 0.1em 0.1em 0.8em; border: solid gray; ovrflow: auto; padding: 0.2em 0.6em; width: auto;"><pre style="line-height: 125%; margin: 0;"><span style="color: #333399; font-weight: bold;">int</span> i<span style="color: #333333;">=</span><span style="color: #0000dd; font-weight: bold;">0</span><br />User user <span style="color: #333333;">=</span> operation<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">getUser</span><span style="color: #333333;">()</span><br />StringBuilder cscript <span style=&qot;color: #333333;">=</span> <span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">new</span> StringBuilder<span style="color: #333333;">()</span><br />StringBuilder pov <span style="color: #333333;">=</span> <span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">new</span> StringBuilder<span style="color: #333333;">()</span><br /></pre></div><br />Lines 16 to 44 I'm starting to write my calculation script, get my fix members set from POV<br /><br /><!-- HTML generated using hilite.me --><br /><div style="background: #ffffff; border-width: 0.1em 0.1em 0.1em 0.8em; border: solid gray; overflow: auto; padding: 0.2em 0.6em; width: auto;"><pre style="line-height: 125%; margin: 0;">cscript<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">append</span><span style="color: #333333;">(</span><span style="background-color: #fff0f0;">"Fix("</span><span style="color: #333333;">)</span><br />List<span style="color: #333333;">&lt;</span>DataGrid<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">HeaderCell</span><span style="color: #333333;">&gt;</span> povs <span style="color: #333333;">=</span> grid<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">getPov</span><span style="color: #333333;">()</span><br />List<span style="color: #333333;">&lt;</span>String<span style="color: #333333;">&gt;</span> fixMembers <span style="color: #333333;">=</span> <span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">new</span> ArrayList<span style="color: #333333;">&lt;</span>String<span style="color: #333333;">&gt;()</span><br /><span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">for</span> <span style="color: #333333;">(</span>DataGrid<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">HeaderCell</span> cell <span style="color: #333333;">:</span> povs<span style="color: #333333;">)</span> <span style="color: #333333;">{</span><br /><span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">if</span> <span style="color: #333333;">(</span>cell<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">isCalcableForPOV</span><span style="color: #333333;">()){</span><br /><span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">if</span> <span style="color: #333333;">(!(</span>cell<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">isHierarchical</span><span style="color: #333333;">()</span> <span style="color: #333333;">&amp;&amp;</span> cell<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">isZoomable</span><span style="color: #333333;">())){</span><br />fixMembers<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">add</span><span style="color: #333333;">(</span>cell<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">getEssbaseMbrName</span><span style="color: #333333;">())</span><br /><span style="color: #333333;">}</span><br /><span style="color: #333333;">}</span><br /><span style="color: #333333;">}</span><br /><span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">for</span> <span style="color: #333333;">(</span>String fixMember <span style="color: #333333;">:</span> fixMembers<span style="color: #333333;">)</span><br /><span style="color: #333333;">{</span><br />cscript<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">append</span><span style="color: #333333;">(</span><span style="background-color: #fff0f0;">"\""</span> <span style="color: #333333;">+</span> fixMember <span style="color: #333333;">+</span><span style="background-color: #fff0f0;">"\""</span> <span style="color: #333333;">)</span><br /><span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">if</span> <span style="color: #333333;">(</span> i <span style="color: #333333;">&lt;</span> <span style="color: #333333;">(</span>fixMembers<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">size</span><span style="color: #333333;">()</span> <span style="color: #333333;">-</span> <span style="color: #0000dd; font-weight: bold;">1</span><span style="color: #333333;">))</span> <span style="color: #333333;">{</span><br />cscript<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">append</span><span style="color: #333333;">(</span><span style="background-color: #fff0f0;">","</span> <span style="color: #333333;">)</span><br /><span style="color: #333333;">}</span><br />i<span style="color: #333333;">++</span><br /><span style="color: #333333;">}</span><br />cscript<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">append</span><span style="color: #333333;">(</span><span style="background-color: #fff0f0;">")\n"</span><span style="color: #333333;">)</span><br /><span style="color: #888888;">// columns</span><br />List<span style="color: #333333;">&lt;</span>List<span style="color: #333333;">&lt;</span>DataGrid<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">HeaderCell</span><span style="color: #333333;">&gt;&gt;</span> columns <span style="color: #333333;">=</span> grid<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">getColumns</span><span style="color: #333333;">();</span><br />List<span style="color: #333333;">&lt;</span>String<span style="color: #333333;">&gt;</span> fixCols <span style="color: #333333;">=</span> <span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">new</span> ArrayList<span style="color: #333333;">&lt;</span>String<span style="color: #333333;">&gt;();</span><br /><span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">for</span> <span style="color: #333333;">(</span>List<span style="color: #333333;">&lt;</span>DataGrid<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">HeaderCell</span><span style="color: #333333;">&gt;</span> cells <span style="color: #333333;">:</span> columns<span style="color: #333333;">)</span> <span style="color: #333333;">{</span><br /><span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">for</span> <span style="color: #333333;">(</span>DataGrid<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">HeaderCell</span> cell <span style="color: #333333;">:</span> cells<span style="color: #333333;">)</span> <span style="color: #333333;">{</span><br /><span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">if</span> <span style="color: #333333;">(!(</span>cell<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">isHierarchical</span><span style="color: #333333;">()</span> <span style="color: #333333;">&amp;&amp;</span> cell<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">isZoomable</span><span style="color: #333333;">())){</span><br />fixCols<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">add</span><span style="color: #333333;">(</span>cell<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">getEssbaseMbrName</span><span style="color: #333333;">())</span><br /><span style="color: #333333;">}</span><br /><span style="color: #333333;">}</span><br /><span style="color: #333333;">}</span><br /></pre></div><br />Lines 45 to 53 Checking edited cells<br /><br /><!-- HTML generated using hilite.me --><br /><div style="background: #ffffff; border-width: 0.1em 0.1em 0.1em 0.8em; border: solid gray; overflow: auto; padding: 0.2em 0.6em; width: auto;"><pre style="line-height: 125%; margin: 0;"><span style="color: #888888;">// iterate grid</span><br />List<span style="color: #333333;">&lt;</span>String<span style="color: #333333;">&gt;</span> periods <span style="color: #333333;">=</span> <span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">new</span> ArrayList<span style="color: #333333;">&lt;</span>String<span style="color: #333333;">&gt;()</span><br />GridIterator itr <span style="color: #333333;">=</span> grid<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">dataCellIterator</span><span style="color: #333333;">()</span><br />itr<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">each</span><span style="color: #333333;">{</span> <br />DataCell dc <span style="color: #333333;">=</span> it<br /><span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">if</span> <span style="color: #333333;">(</span>dc<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">isEdited</span><span style="color: #333333;">())</span> <span style="color: #333333;">{</span><br />periods<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">add</span><span style="color: #333333;">(</span>it<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">getMemberName</span><span style="color: #333333;">(</span><span style="background-color: #fff0f0;">'Period'</span><span style="color: #333333;">))</span><br /><span style="color: #333333;">}</span><br /><span style="color: #333333;">}</span> <br /></pre></div><br />Lines 54 to 74 Performing the calculation for the selected POV and edited cells, if the user did not enter any data then nothing will happen.<br /><br /><!-- HTML generated using hilite.me --><br /><div style="background: #ffffff; border-width: 0.1em 0.1em 0.1em 0.8em; border: solid gray; overflow: auto; padding: 0.2em 0.6em; width: auto;"><pre style="line-height: 125%; margin: 0;"><span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">if</span> <span style="color: #333333;">(</span>periods<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">size</span><span style="color: #333333;">()</span> <span style="color: #333333;">==</span> <span style="color: #0000dd; font-weight: bold;">0</span><span style="color: #333333;">)</span> <span style="color: #333333;">{</span><br />println<span style="color: #333333;">(</span><span style="background-color: #fff0f0;">"No cells were edited"</span><span style="color: #333333;">)</span><br /><span style="color: #333333;">}</span><br /><span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">else</span><br /><span style="color: #333333;">{</span><br />List<span style="color: #333333;">&lt;</span>String<span style="color: #333333;">&gt;</span> uniquePeriods <span style="color: #333333;">=</span> periods<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">toUnique</span><span style="color: #333333;">()</span><br />cscript<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">append</span><span style="color: #333333;">(</span><span style="background-color: #fff0f0;">"Fix("</span><span style="color: #333333;">)</span><br />i<span style="color: #333333;">=</span><span style="color: #0000dd; font-weight: bold;">0</span><br /><span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">for</span> <span style="color: #333333;">(</span>String editedPeriod <span style="color: #333333;">:</span> uniquePeriods<span style="color: #333333;">)</span><br /><span style="color: #333333;">{</span><br />cscript<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">append</span><span style="color: #333333;">(</span><span style="background-color: #fff0f0;">"\""</span> <span style="color: #333333;">+</span> editedPeriod <span style="color: #333333;">+</span><span style="background-color: #fff0f0;">"\""</span> <span style="color: #333333;">)</span><br /><span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">if</span> <span style="color: #333333;">(</span> i <span style="color: #333333;">&lt;</span> <span style="color: #333333;">(</span>uniquePeriods<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">size</span><span style="color: #333333;">()</span> <span style="color: #333333;">-</span> <span style="color: #0000dd; font-weight: bold;">1</span><span style="color: #333333;">))</span> <span style="color: #333333;">{</span><br />cscript<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">append</span><span style="color: #333333;">(</span><span style="background-color: #fff0f0;">","</span> <span style="color: #333333;">)</span><br /><span style="color: #333333;">}</span><br />i<span style="color: #333333;">++</span><br /><span style="color: #333333;">}</span><br />cscript<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">append</span><span style="color: #333333;">(</span><span style="background-color: #fff0f0;">")\n"</span><span style="color: #333333;">)</span><br />cscript<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">append</span><span style="color: #333333;">(</span><span style="background-color: #fff0f0;">"\"OFS_Calculated\"\n(\n\"OFS_Product Revenue\" =\"OFS_Volume\" * \"OFS_Avg Selling Price\";\n)\nEndfix;\nEndFix; "</span><span style="color: #333333;">)</span><br />println<span style="color: #333333;">(</span><span style="background-color: #fff0f0;">"The following calculation script was execuetd by: "</span> <span style="color: #333333;">+</span> user<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">getFullName</span><span style="color: #333333;">()</span> <span style="color: #333333;">+</span> <span style="background-color: #fff0f0;">"\n"</span> <span style="color: #333333;">+</span>cscript <span style="color: #333333;">)</span><br /><span style="color: #008800; font-weight: bold;">return</span> cscript<span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span style="color: #0000cc;">toString</span><span style="color: #333333;">()</span><br /><span style="color: #333333;">}</span><br /></pre></div><br /><br />Now, let us get back to the data form, I'll save the form without entering data.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-A6HFvCMEoEE/WTze0KGMEfI/AAAAAAAAIV4/A85P3JdrFBojTZGFSBKWfIcL8w1dGbfqgCLcB/s1600/2.PNG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="316" data-original-width="1421" height="142" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-A6HFvCMEoEE/WTze0KGMEfI/AAAAAAAAIV4/A85P3JdrFBojTZGFSBKWfIcL8w1dGbfqgCLcB/s640/2.PNG" width="640" /></a></div><br /><br />As you can see above, it looks like the business rule was run after save "Rule was run successfully", but in my script I instructed the rule not to do anything if there are no changes, and here is the job console to show that is exactly what happened.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-DtvMaUt_4pY/WTze0aW0QdI/AAAAAAAAIV8/NcEPuyGMJaYXDm2G7d4R1Ta1jVsfgcQRgCEw/s1600/3.PNG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="208" data-original-width="655" height="200" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-DtvMaUt_4pY/WTze0aW0QdI/AAAAAAAAIV8/NcEPuyGMJaYXDm2G7d4R1Ta1jVsfgcQRgCEw/s640/3.PNG" width="640" /></a></div><br />So now we know the rule will only work if only there is a change in the data, so I'll change the Volume value in "Jan" and save.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-0_8hV7UhA84/WTze0GFhHGI/AAAAAAAAIV0/3nnX8fmFZNUGOprf5fOUCVlI6DnDddmjACEw/s1600/4.PNG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="245" data-original-width="1375" height="112" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-0_8hV7UhA84/WTze0GFhHGI/AAAAAAAAIV0/3nnX8fmFZNUGOprf5fOUCVlI6DnDddmjACEw/s640/4.PNG" width="640" /></a></div><br /><br /><b><u>Note that only the column Jan was calculated even though there are entered assumptions in all other periods, but because I'm only performing the calculation for the changed/edited cells, so only those cells would be calculated.</u></b><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-NmmnGuJ_h6g/WTze07J6-xI/AAAAAAAAIWA/wvxGhJRcgzgMeexJdvmBz283el-S2b_AgCEw/s1600/5.PNG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="335" data-original-width="1428" height="150" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-NmmnGuJ_h6g/WTze07J6-xI/AAAAAAAAIWA/wvxGhJRcgzgMeexJdvmBz283el-S2b_AgCEw/s640/5.PNG" width="640" /></a></div><br /><br />And the job console:<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-NxgqFnq6LJs/WTze1BBAxGI/AAAAAAAAIWE/UCelSL7wwXguPOR41PpqUFArWmRFFxHnACEw/s1600/6.PNG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="207" data-original-width="708" height="186" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-NxgqFnq6LJs/WTze1BBAxGI/AAAAAAAAIWE/UCelSL7wwXguPOR41PpqUFArWmRFFxHnACEw/s640/6.PNG" width="640" /></a></div><br />Taata! that's on the fly calculation scripts in EPBCS, the first fix will contain the POV combination, and the next fix will contain the edited periods.<br /><br />Now, I will change the values of four more periods and confirm the rule will work with more than one edited period.<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-cb4_Hnd_mP0/WTze1GUeYMI/AAAAAAAAIWI/7MYAVla-pDIQcoSlkexfdPLGznVKHhBqQCEw/s1600/7.PNG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="259" data-original-width="1398" height="118" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-cb4_Hnd_mP0/WTze1GUeYMI/AAAAAAAAIWI/7MYAVla-pDIQcoSlkexfdPLGznVKHhBqQCEw/s640/7.PNG" width="640" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-rUkGoDxhG5Q/WTze1nEtIiI/AAAAAAAAIWM/F2D-jdiKQYcyAIevc7M2hv4hW8Ko0Y0ogCEw/s1600/8.PNG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="310" data-original-width="1382" height="142" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-rUkGoDxhG5Q/WTze1nEtIiI/AAAAAAAAIWM/F2D-jdiKQYcyAIevc7M2hv4hW8Ko0Y0ogCEw/s640/8.PNG" width="640" /></a></div><br />The job console:<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-s6AaT-NP0LQ/WTzeyjj0kfI/AAAAAAAAIVk/qpHllNEC5OQoBTXI6ZCS6y652Qz7UMklwCEw/s1600/12.PNG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="202" data-original-width="729" height="176" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-s6AaT-NP0LQ/WTzeyjj0kfI/AAAAAAAAIVk/qpHllNEC5OQoBTXI6ZCS6y652Qz7UMklwCEw/s640/12.PNG" width="640" /></a></div><br />The calculation script is dynamic and changing based on the changes in the data form. Ok so what happens if I enter data in "Average Selling Price" account instead of "Volume".<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-gCg292KjXos/WTzeyjwYv7I/AAAAAAAAIVc/80ju8JTyGJQXY9zAgyGF6gBKD-uzLwvsACEw/s1600/10.PNG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="251" data-original-width="1448" height="110" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-gCg292KjXos/WTzeyjwYv7I/AAAAAAAAIVc/80ju8JTyGJQXY9zAgyGF6gBKD-uzLwvsACEw/s640/10.PNG" width="640" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-CTsvzKfnROg/WTzeypH6gYI/AAAAAAAAIVg/PiV_1tg1xl8NCsbywvspEYHQt61x6pe9wCEw/s1600/11.PNG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="354" data-original-width="1359" height="166" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-CTsvzKfnROg/WTzeypH6gYI/AAAAAAAAIVg/PiV_1tg1xl8NCsbywvspEYHQt61x6pe9wCEw/s640/11.PNG" width="640" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div>You can see the Product Revenue Account is getting calculated for "Jun" to "Dec", that's mainly because in my Groovy script I'm iterating through the available data cells without specifying any member (for more complex cases you can iterate a specific member's data cells in the grid), and here is the script that got executed from the job console in case you're interested<br /><div><br /></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-s6AaT-NP0LQ/WTzeyjj0kfI/AAAAAAAAIVk/qpHllNEC5OQoBTXI6ZCS6y652Qz7UMklwCEw/s1600/12.PNG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="202" data-original-width="729" height="176" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-s6AaT-NP0LQ/WTzeyjj0kfI/AAAAAAAAIVk/qpHllNEC5OQoBTXI6ZCS6y652Qz7UMklwCEw/s640/12.PNG" width="640" /></a></div><br /><br /><br />Finally, just to confirm the POV selections are getting selected properly, I'll change the year POV selection from FY16 to FY17 and enter data in all periods<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-yYawgJB-hC8/WTzezQh6_TI/AAAAAAAAIVo/xpC12dwGWgE-2qzRujBsgu33sO_c8FjDACEw/s1600/13.PNG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="224" data-original-width="1356" height="104" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-yYawgJB-hC8/WTzezQh6_TI/AAAAAAAAIVo/xpC12dwGWgE-2qzRujBsgu33sO_c8FjDACEw/s640/13.PNG" width="640" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-UQkVtSYQEUo/WTzezfVP3vI/AAAAAAAAIVs/wbYNOhBG-Zs3CEn9YqZdzYqbj5XlszupACEw/s1600/14.PNG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="284" data-original-width="1445" height="124" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-UQkVtSYQEUo/WTzezfVP3vI/AAAAAAAAIVs/wbYNOhBG-Zs3CEn9YqZdzYqbj5XlszupACEw/s640/14.PNG" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">And finally the job console to show the calculation script,,,</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-EiNW_Sv74ko/WTzezQL3uII/AAAAAAAAIVw/2weZPiJT1yAkptl08La1yk1ZSnY7EvFJgCEw/s1600/15.PNG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="205" data-original-width="745" height="176" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-EiNW_Sv74ko/WTzezQL3uII/AAAAAAAAIVw/2weZPiJT1yAkptl08La1yk1ZSnY7EvFJgCEw/s640/15.PNG" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><br /></div><br />Voila! that's it, I know the example given here is quite simple, but it should be enough to give you a taste of Groovy &amp; EPBCS (in the near future, I hope PBCS). And you can see how powerful this stuff can really be! It is simply AWESOME! and frankly, I'm happy to say...<br /><br /><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><b><span style="font-size: x-large;">I 💓 EPBCS</span></b></div><br /><h2 style="tex-align: center;"></h2> Omar Shubeilat tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2208425848541526078.post-4429588692955160162 Sun Jun 11 2017 22:19:00 GMT-0400 (EDT) Book Review - Oracle FDMEE Scripting: Essential Elements http://ericerikson.blogspot.com/2017/06/book-review-oracle-fdmee-scripting.html <div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on">I like to learn about things that I'm not an expert in: basically, I'm learning all the time. To that end, I picked up a copy of Tony Scalese's new book on FDMEE, called <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0995656533/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0995656533&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=pqrcompany-20&amp;linkId=6241cafc7d628f435c5b1912bc3fdb5e" target="_blank">Oracle FDMEE Scripting: Essential Elements</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="//ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=pqrcompany-20&amp;l=am2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0995656533" style="border: none !important; margin: 0px !important;" width="1" />.<br /><br />There is an assumption of knowledge, as Tony mentions, about FDMEE and some core concepts. This is not an "overview of FDMEE" book. His other book, <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0992910528/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0992910528&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=pqrcompany-20&amp;linkId=ec73db0e082cf571853e3ee67dbe4272" target="_blank">The Definitive Guide To Oracle FDMEE</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="//ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=pqrcompany-20&amp;l=am2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0992910528" style="border: none !important; margin: 0px !important;" width="1" />, would help with that.<br /><br />There are three chapters in the book. The first chapter deals with syntax and the right way to do things, from simple indenting and case sensitivity to more complicated scripting techniques like error capturing. The second chapter explores the FDMEE Java API by listing many of the methods and associated keys available when developing scripts. The last chapter gets into script development and debugging, including an introduction to FDMEE development mode, where scripts can be tested without impacting data.<br /><br />Throughout the book are code examples to illustrate the point being made, which are helpful in seeing a particular technique, key, etc. being applied.<br /><br />What I would like to see more of are a few common FDMEE scripts with notes that apply the knowledge in the book to the scripts. The book covers all of the pieces, but there's no overall example that ties them together. Like show a smart replace event script and point out the classes being imported, the indenting, the use of fdmContext, etc. Or a batch script that runs a data load rule, executes the check validation report, and then emails the log and the check report to the admin with the lessons being applied from the chapters. Reminds me of a <a href="http://www.stavepuzzles.com/" target="_blank">Stave jigsaw puzzle</a>, where you get the elegantly crafted pieces but not a picture of what they look like when put together.<br /><br />If you are an FDMEE administrator with an implementation that was done by consultants or are new to the job, this will be a great book for you. Review the scripts you have, read the book, and then review the scripts again now that you know more about the syntax and the techniques. If you are new to writing FDMEE scripts and don't have a folder of scripts to refer to, you may want to do some looking around (Oracle forums, blogs, samples, Google, etc.) to find a few to provide some context.<br /><br />Overall, a good book to understand FDMEE scripting. Here's the link to it on Amazon.com:<br /><br /><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0995656533/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0995656533&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=pqrcompany-20&amp;linkId=6241cafc7d628f435c5b1912bc3fdb5e" target="_blank">Oracle FDMEE Scripting: Essential Elements</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="//ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=pqrcompany-20&amp;l=am2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0995656533" style="border: none !important; margin: 0px !important;" width="1" /><br /><br />Also, if you're going to <a href="http://www.kscope17.com/" target="_blank">Kscope</a>, Tony will be there and I'm sure glad to sign your copy.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /></div> ericerikson tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6544753899810698939.post-102926937478644243 Sun Jun 11 2017 14:12:00 GMT-0400 (EDT) Book Review - Oracle FDMEE Scripting: Essential Elements @ericerikson @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs http://ericerikson.blogspot.com/2017/06/book-review-oracle-fdmee-scripting.html <div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on">I like to learn about things that I'm not an expert in: basically, I'm learning all the time. To that end, I picked up a copy of Tony Scalese's new book on FDMEE, called <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0995656533/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0995656533&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=pqrcompany-20&amp;linkId=6241cafc7d628f435c5b1912bc3fdb5e" target="_blank">Oracle FDMEE Scripting: Essential Elements</a>lt;img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="//ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=pqrcompany-20&amp;l=am2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0995656533" style="border: none !important; margin: 0px !important;" width="1" />.<br /><br />There is an assumption of knowledge, as Tony mentions, about FDMEE and some core concepts. This is not an "overview of FDMEE" book. His other book, <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0992910528/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0992910528&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=pqrcompany-20&amp;linkId=ec73db0e082cf571853e3ee67dbe4272" target="_blank">The Definitive Guide To Oracle FDMEE</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="//ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=pqrcompany-20&amp;l=am2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0992910528" style="border: none !important; margin: 0px !important;" width="1" />, would help with that.<br /><br />There are three chapters in the book. The first chapter deals with syntax and the right way to do things, from simple indenting and case sensitivity to more complicated scripting techniques like error capturing. The second chapter explores the FDMEE Java API by listing many of the methods and associated keys available when developing scripts. The last chapter gets into script development and debugging, including an introduction to FDMEE development mode, where scripts can be tested without impacting data.<br /><br />Throughout the book are code examples to illustrate the point being made, which are helpful in seeing a particular technique, key, etc. being applied.<br /><br />What I would like to see more of are a few common FDMEE scripts with notes that apply the knowledge in the book to the scripts. The book covers all of the pieces, but there's no overall example that ties them together. Like show a smart replace event script and point out the classes being imported, the indenting, the use of fdmContext, etc. Or a batch script that runs a data load rule, executes the check validation report, and then emails the log and the check report to the admin with the lessons being applied from the chapters. Reminds me of a <a href="http://www.stavepuzzles.com/" target="_blank">Stave jigsaw puzzle</a>, where you get the elegantly crafted pieces but not a picture of what they look like when put together.<br /><br />If you are an FDMEE administrator with an implementation that was done by consultants or are new to the job, this will be a great book for you. Review the scripts you have, read the book, and then review the scripts again now that you know more about the syntax and the techniques. If you are new to writing FDMEE scripts and don't have a folder of scripts to refer to, you may want to do some looking around (Oracle forums, blogs, samples, Google, etc.) to find a few to provide some context.<br /><br />Overall, a good book to understand FDMEE scripting. Here's the link to it on Amazon.com:<br /><br /><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0995656533/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0995656533&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=pqrcompany-20&amp;linkId=6241cafc7d628f435c5b1912bc3fdb5e" target="_blank">Oracle FDMEE Scripting: Essential Elements</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="//ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=pqrcompany-20&amp;l=am2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0995656533" style="border: none !important; margin: 0px !important;" width="1" /><br /><br />Also, if you're going to <a href="http://www.kscope17.com/" target="_blank">Kscope</a>, Tony will be there and I'm sure glad to sign your copy.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /></div> ericerikson tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6544753899810698939.post-102926937478644243 Sun Jun 11 2017 14:12:00 GMT-0400 (EDT) EPM Marshall Weekly Newsletter, Sign Up Now! http://www.epmmarshall.com/epm-marshall-weekly-newsletter/ <p><a href="https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/EPMMarshallNewsletterHeader.png?ssl=1" data-pp="lightbox[1488]" class="autolink lightbox " ><img data-attachment-id="1486" data-permalink="http://www.epmmarshall.com/?attachment_id=1486" data-orig-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/EPMMarshallNewsletterHeader.png?fit=600%2C439" data-orig-size="600,439" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="EPMMarshallNewsletterHeader" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/EPMMarshallNewsletterHeader.png?fit=300%2C220" data-large-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/EPMMarshallNewsletterHeader.png?fit=600%2C439" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1486 imgborder" src="https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/EPMMarshallNewsletterHeader.png?w=912&#038;ssl=1" alt="" srcset="https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/EPMMarshallNewsletterHeader.png?w=600 600w, https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/EPMMarshallNewsletterHeader.png?resize=300%2C220 300w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></a></p> <p>As Kscope17 rapidly approaches and I continue to look for new ways to procrastinate on the final preparations necessary for my presentations.  In the meantime, I welcome you to sign up for the new EPM Marshall Weekly Newsletter! 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Oracle Analytics Cloud - Essbase the other day!</span><br /><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">In a prior blog post <a href="http://adashek-epm.blogspot.com/2017/04/its-here-smart-view-release-11125700.html" target="_blank">here</a>&nbsp;I mentioned that the documentation had been updated in 11.2.5.700 with a section called -&gt; 'Smart View and Oracle Analytics Cloud - Essbase'.</span><br /><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">I was wondering what was the minimum version of Smart View that could be used (supported) for OAC. In doing research on a slightly different&nbsp;topic I happened to find out the answer. That answer is&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">OAC is supported per the documentation on an earlier version of Smart View for Office, that being 11.1.2.5.620.</span><br /><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Good to know that 11.1.2.5.620 is the lowest version of Smart View that Oracle supports for OAC.</span><br /><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Have a great weekend!</span><br /><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><a href="https://docs.oracle.com/applications/smartview/620/SVSTW/toc.htm#smart_view_11125620_readme_145" target="_blank">New Features</a></span><br /><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">https://docs.oracle.com/applications/smartview/620/SVSTW/toc.htm#smart_view_11125620_readme_145</span><br /><br /> G Adashek tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1699540956788037380.post-4480015271545871129 Sat Jun 10 2017 12:09:00 GMT-0400 (EDT) @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs htt://adashek-epm.blogspot.com/2017/06/lowest-supported-oac-smart-view-version.html <span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;quot;>I was very excited to start to working with OAC .. Oracle Analytics Cloud - Essbase the other day!</span><br /><span style=&quo;font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">In a prior blog post &t;a href="http://adashek-epm.blogspot.com/2017/04/its-here-smart-view-release-11125700.html" target="_blank">here</a>&nbp; mentioned that the documentation had been updated in 11.2.5.700 with a section called -&gt; 'Smart View and Oracle Analytics Cloud - Essbae&aos;.</span><br /><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">I was wondering what was the minimum version of Smart View that could be used (supported) for OAC. In doing research on a slightly different&nbsp;topic I happened to find out the answer. That answer is&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">OAC is supported per the documentation on an earlier version of Smart View for Office, that being 11.1.2.5.620.</span><br /><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Good to know that 11.1.2.5.620 is the lowest version of Smart View that Oracle supports for OAC.</span><br /><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Have a great weekend!</span><br /><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><a href="https://docs.oracle.com/applications/smartview/620/SVSTW/toc.htm#smart_view_11125620_readme_145" target="_blank">New Features</a></span><br /><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">https://docs.oracle.com/applications/smartview/620/SVSTW/toc.htm#smart_view_11125620_readme_145</span><br /><br /gt; G Adashek tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1699540956788037380.post4480015271545871129 Sat Jun 10 2017 12:09:00 GMT-0400 (EDT) Lowest Supported OAC Smart View Version @gadashek @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs http://adashek-epm.blogspot.com/2017/06/lowest-supported-oac-smart-view-version.html <span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">I was very excited to start to working with OAC .. Oracle Analytics Cloud - Essbase the other day!</span><br /><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">In a prior blog post <a href="http://adashek-epm.blogspot.com/2017/04/its-here-smart-view-release-11125700.html" target="_blank">here</a>&nbsp;I mentioned that the documentation had been updated in 11.2.5.700 with a section called -&gt; 'Smart View and Oracle Analytics Cloud - Essbase'.</span><br /><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">I was wondering what was the minimum version of Smart View that could be used (supported) for OAC. In doing research on a slightly different&nbsp;topic I happened to find out the answer. That answer is&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">OAC is supported per the documentation on an earlier version of Smart View for Office, that being 11.1.2.5.620.</span><br /><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Good to know that 11.1.2.5.620 is the lowest version of Smart View that Oracle supports for OAC.</span><br /><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Have a great weekend!</span><br /><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><a href="https://docs.orace.com/applications/smartview/620/SVSTW/toc.htm#smart_view_11125620_readme_145" target="_blank">New Features</a></span><br /><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">https://docsoracle.com/applications/smartview/620/SVSTW/toc.htm#smart_view_11125620_readme_145</span><br /><br /> G Adashek tag:logger.co,1999:blog-1699540956788037380.post-4480015271545871129 Sat Jun 10 2017 12:09:00 GMT-0400 (EDT) Lowest Supported OAC Smart View Version @gadashek @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs http://adashek-epm.blogspot.com/2017/06/lowest-supported-oac-smart-view-version.html <span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">I was very excited to start to working with OAC .. Oracle Analytics Cloud - Essbase the other day!</span><br /><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">In a prior blog post <a href="http://adashek-epm.blogspot.com/2017/04/its-here-smart-view-release-11125700.html" target="_blank">here</a>&nbsp;I mentioned that the documentation had been updated in 11.2.5.700 with a section called -&gt; 'Smart View and Oracle Analytics Cloud - Essbase'.</span><br /><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">I was wondering what was the minimum version of Smart View that could be used (supported) for OAC. In doing research on a slightly different&nbsp;topic I happened to find out the answer. That answer is&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">OAC is supported per the documentation on an earlier version of Smart View for Office, that being 11.1.2.5.620.</span><br /><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Good to know that 11.1.2.5.620 is the lowest version of Smart View that Oracle supports for OAC.</span><br /><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Have a great weekend!</span><br /><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><a href="https://docs.oracle.com/applications/smartview/620/SVSTW/toc.htm#smart_view_11125620_readme_145" target="_blank">New Features</a></span><br /><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">https://docs.oracle.com/applications/smartview/620/SVSTW/toc.htm#smart_view_11125620_readme_145</span><br /><br /> G Adashek tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1699540956788037380.post-4480015271545871129 Sat Jun 10 2017 12:09:00 GMT-0400 (EDT) Around The Lab: Garage Data Center http://www.epmmarshall.com/garage-data-center/ <p>It has been quite some time since my last lab update!  I&#8217;ve done quite a bit of updating since my post in January.  Today we&#8217;ll focus on my new Garage Data Center.  My Oracle rack has finally filled up for the most part and as a result, it has become a little loud and a little hot to stick around in my office.  I decided to put my extra garage to use!  I took a corner of my garage and put together my very own garage data center.  Check it out:</p> <h3>Fully framed:</h3> <h3><a href="https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/fully-framed.jpg" data-pp="lightbox[1447]" class="autolink lightbox " ><img data-attachment-id="1449" data-permalink="http://www.epmmarshall.com/garage-data-center/fully-framed/" data-orig-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/fully-framed.jpg?fit=700%2C933" data-orig-size="700,933" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="fully framed" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/fully-framed.jpg?fit=225%2C300" data-large-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/fully-framed.jpg?fit=700%2C933" class="imgborder aligncenter wp-image-1449 size-medium" src="https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/fully-framed.jpg?resize=225%2C300" alt="" srcset="https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/fully-framed.jpg?resize=225%2C300 225w, https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/fully-framed.jpg?w=700 700w" sizes="(max-width: 225px) 100vw, 225px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></a></h3> <h3>Insulated:</h3> <h3><a href="https://i0.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/insulation2.jpg" data-pp="lightbox[1447]" class="autolink lightbox " ><img data-attachment-id="1450" data-permalink="http://www.epmmarshall.com/garage-data-center/insulation2/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/insulation2.jpg?fit=700%2C933" data-orig-size="700,933" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="insulation2" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/insulation2.jpg?fit=225%2C300" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/insulation2.jpg?fit=700%2C933" class="imgborder aligncenter wp-image-1450 size-medium" src="https://i0.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/insulation2.jpg?resize=225%2C300" alt="" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/insulation2.jpg?resize=225%2C300 225w, https://i0.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/insulation2.jpg?w=700 700w" sizes="(max-width: 225px) 100vw, 225px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></a></h3> <h3>Drywalled:</h3> <h3><a href="https://i0.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/drywall1.jpg" data-pp="lightbox[1447]" class="autolink lightbox " ><img data-attachment-id="1451" data-permalink="http://www.epmmarshall.com/garage-data-center/drywall1/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/drywall1.jpg?fit=700%2C933" data-orig-size="700,933" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="drywall1" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/drywall1.jpg?fit=225%2C300" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/drywall1.jpg?fit=700%2C933" class="imgborder aligncenter wp-image-1451 size-medium" src="https://i0.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/drywall1.jpg?resize=225%2C300" alt="" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/drywall1.jpg?resize=225%2C300 225w, https://i0.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/drywall1.jpg?w=700 700w" sizes="(max-width: 225px) 100vw, 225px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></a></h3> <h3>And installed:</h3> <h3><a href="https://i2.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/rackinstalled.jpg" data-pp="lightbox[1447]" class="autolink lightbox " ><img data-attachment-id="1452" data-permalink="http://www.epmmarshall.com/garage-data-center/rackinstalled/" data-orig-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/rackinstalled.jpg?fit=700%2C933" data-orig-size="700,933" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="rackinstalled" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/rackinstalled.jpg?fit=225%2C300" data-large-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/rackinstalled.jpg?fit=700%2C933" class="imgborder aligncenter wp-image-1452 size-medium" src="https://i2.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/rackinstalled.jpg?resize=225%2C300" alt="" srcset="https://i2.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/rackinstalled.jpg?resize=225%2C300 225w, https://i2.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/rackinstalled.jpg?w=700 700w" sizes="(max-width: 225px) 100vw, 225px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></a></h3> <h3>Glamour Shot:</h3> <p><a href="https://i0.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/oraclelogo.jpg" data-pp="lightbox[1447]" class="autolink lightbox " ><img data-attachment-id="1467" data-permalink="http://www.epmmarshall.com/garage-data-center/oraclelogo/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/oraclelogo.jpg?fit=700%2C525" data-orig-size="700,525" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="oraclelogo" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/oraclelogo.jpg?fit=300%2C225" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/oraclelogo.jpg?fit=700%2C525" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-1467 imgborder" src="https://i0.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/oraclelogo.jpg?fit=300%2C300" alt="" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/oraclelogo.jpg?resize=300%2C225 300w, https://i0.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/oraclelogo.jpg?w=700 700w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></a></p> <h3>Summer is Hot</h3> <p>The good news is, the servers can be as loud as I want them to be, the bad news is that summer is here and my air conditioner failed.  It didn&#8217;t even make it a year, which is very disappointing.  Luckily I was able to pick one of these up on Craigslist the same day so that my servers didn&#8217;t melt in the Texas heat:</p> <p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0028AYQDC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_dp_T1_8QSozbSZBE0QX"><img data-attachment-id="1455" data-permalink="http://www.epmmarshall.com/garage-data-center/newac-2/" data-orig-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/NewAC-1.jpg?fit=991%2C1500" data-orig-size="991,1500" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="NewAC" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/NewAC-1.jpg?fit=198%2C300" data-large-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/NewAC-1.jpg?fit=677%2C1024" class="imgborder aligncenter wp-image-1455 size-medium" src="https://i2.wp.com/epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/NewAC-1-198x300.jpg?resize=198%2C300" alt="" srcset="https://i2.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/NewAC-1.jpg?resize=198%2C300 198w, https://i2.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/NewAC-1.jpg?resize=768%2C1162 768w, https://i2.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/NewAC-1.jpg?resize=677%2C1024 677w, https://i2.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/NewAC-1.jpg?w=991 991w" sizes="(max-width: 198px) 100vw, 198px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></a></p> <h3>Are you married?</h3> <p>Yes!  What&#8217;s the best way to get your garage cleaned?  Promise your husband that he can build a data center.  Done!  Kscope17 is coming up soon, so I&#8217;ll have a post about that early next week.  Until then, have a great weekend!</p> <br> <br> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.epmmarshall.com/garage-data-center/">Around The Lab: Garage Data Center</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.epmmarshall.com">EPM Marshall</a>.</p> Brian Marshall http://epmmarshall.com/?p=1447 Fri Jun 09 2017 15:00:54 GMT-0400 (EDT) Around The Lab: Garage Data Center @hyperionepmcom @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs http://www.epmmarshall.com/garage-data-center/ <p>It has been quite some time since my last lab update!  I&#8217;ve done quite a bit of updating since my post in January.  Today we&#8217;ll focus on my new Garage Data Center.  My Oracle rack has finally filled up for the most part and as a result, it has become a little loud and a little hot to stick around in my office.  I decided to put my extra garage to use!  I took a corner of my garage and put together my very own garage data center.  Check it out:</p> <h3>Fully framed:</h3> <h3><a href="https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/fully-framed.jpg" data-pp="lightbox[1447]" class="autolink lightbox " ><img data-attachment-id="1449" data-permalink="http://www.epmmarshall.com/garage-data-center/fully-framed/" data-orig-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/fully-framed.jpg?fit=700%2C933" data-orig-size="700,933" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="fully framed" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/fully-framed.jpg?fit=225%2C300" data-large-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/fully-framed.jpg?fit=700%2C933" class="imgborder aligncenter wp-image-1449 size-medium" src="https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/fully-framed.jpg?resize=225%2C300" alt="" srcset="https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/fully-framed.jpg?resize=225%2C300 225w, https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/fully-framed.jpg?w=700 700w" sizes="(max-width: 225px) 100vw, 225px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></a></h3> <h3>Insulated:</h3> <h3><a href="https://i0.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/insulation2.jpg" data-pp="lightbox[1447]" class="autolink lightbox " ><img data-attachment-id="1450" data-permalink="http://www.epmmarshall.com/garage-data-center/insulation2/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/insulation2.jpg?fit=700%2C933" data-orig-size="700,933" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="insulation2" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/insulation2.jpg?fit=225%2C300" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/insulation2.jpg?fit=700%2C933" class="imgborder aligncenter wp-image-1450 size-medium" src="https://i0.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/insulation2.jpg?resize=225%2C300" alt="" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/insulation2.jpg?resize=225%2C300 225w, https://i0.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/insulation2.jpg?w=700 700w" sizes="(max-width: 225px) 100vw, 225px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></a></h3> <h3>Drywalled:</h3> <h3><a href="https://i0.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/drywall1.jpg" data-pp="lightbox[1447]" class="autolink lightbox " ><img data-attachment-id="1451" data-permalink="http://www.epmmarshall.com/garage-data-center/drywall1/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/drywall1.jpg?fit=700%2C933" data-orig-size="700,933" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="drywall1" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/drywall1.jpg?fit=225%2C300" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/drywall1.jpg?fit=700%2C933" class="imgborder aligncenter wp-image-1451 size-medium" src="https://i0.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/drywall1.jpg?resize=225%2C300" alt="" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/drywall1.jpg?resize=225%2C300 225w, https://i0.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/drywall1.jpg?w=700 700w" sizes="(max-width: 225px) 100vw, 225px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></a></h3> <h3>And installed:</h3> <h3><a href="https://i2.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/rackinstalled.jpg" data-pp="lightbox[1447]" class="autolink lightbox " ><img data-attachment-id="1452" data-permalink="http://www.epmmarshall.com/garage-data-center/rackinstalled/" data-orig-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/rackinstalled.jpg?fit=700%2C933" data-orig-size="700,933" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="rackinstalled" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/rackinstalled.jpg?fit=225%2C300" data-large-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/rackinstalled.jpg?fit=700%2C933" class="imgborder aligncenter wp-image-1452 size-medium" src="https://i2.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/rackinstalled.jpg?resize=225%2C300" alt="" srcset="https://i2.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/rackinstalled.jpg?resize=225%2C300 225w, https://i2.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/rackinstalled.jpg?w=700 700w" sizes="(max-width: 225px) 100vw, 225px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></a></h3> <h3>Glamour Shot:</h3> <p><a href="https://i0.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/oraclelogo.jpg" data-pp="lightbox[1447]" class="autolink lightbox " ><img data-attachment-id="1467" data-permalink="http://www.epmmarshall.com/garage-data-center/oraclelogo/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/oraclelogo.jpg?fit=700%2C525" data-orig-size="700,525" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="oraclelogo" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/oraclelogo.jpg?fit=300%2C225" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/oraclelogo.jpg?fit=700%2C525" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-1467 imgborder" src="https://i0.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/oraclelogo.jpg?fit=300%2C300" alt="" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/oraclelogo.jpg?resize=300%2C225 300w, https://i0.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/oraclelogo.jpg?w=700 700w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></a></p> <h3>Summer is Hot</h3> <p>The good news is, the servers can be as loud as I want them to be, the bad news is that summer is here and my air conditioner failed.  It didn&#8217;t even make it a year, which is very disappointing.  Luckily I was able to pick one of these up on Craigslist the same day so that my servers didn&#8217;t melt in the Texas heat:</p> <p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0028AYQDC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_dp_T1_8QSozbSZBE0QX"><img data-attachment-id="1455" data-permalink="http://www.epmmarshall.com/garage-data-center/newac-2/" data-orig-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/NewAC-1.jpg?fit=991%2C1500" data-orig-size="991,1500" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="NewAC" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/NewAC-1.jpg?fit=198%2C300" data-large-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/NewAC-1.jpg?fit=677%2C1024" class="imgborder aligncenter wp-image-1455 size-medium" src="https://i2.wp.com/epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/NewAC-1-198x300.jpg?resize=198%2C300" alt="" srcset="https://i2.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/NewAC-1.jpg?resize=198%2C300 198w, https://i2.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/NewAC-1.jpg?resize=768%2C1162 768w, https://i2.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/NewAC-1.jpg?resize=677%2C1024 677w, https://i2.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/NewAC-1.jpg?w=991 991w" sizes="(max-width: 198px) 100vw, 198px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></a></p> <h3>Are you married?</h3> <p>Yes!  What&#8217;s the best way to get your garage cleaned?  Promise your husband that he can build a data center.  Done!  Kscope17 is coming up soon, so I&#8217;ll have a post about that early next week.  Until then, have a great weekend!</p> <br> <br> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.epmmarshall.com/garage-data-center/">Around The Lab: Garage Data Center</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.epmmarshall.com">EPM Marshall</a>.</p> Brian Marshall http://epmmarshall.com/?p=1447 Fri Jun 09 2017 15:00:54 GMT-0400 (EDT) Getting Ready For Kscope17 http://adashek-epm.blogspot.com/2017/06/getting-ready-for-kscope17.html <span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">I CAN'T WAIT! I CAN'T WAIT! FOR KSCOPE17</span><br /><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">According to my countdown app or the Kscope17 app, as of today we are only 15 days, 12 hours, 39 minutes and a handful of seconds away. Or rounding up to the day, only 16 days away! Or rounded down, 15! :)</span><br /><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">In preparation, required documents have been loaded to the site. My slides, are approximately ~77.7% done to date plus or minus a few percent ;)</span><br /><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Not sure I am going to have a ton of time, but excited to get deeper into OAC - Essbase Cloud Service!</span><br /><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-VYddAIhQecA/WTrA0Mt9y7I/AAAAAAAABak/L_ch7l1xd2o5QdCPDvDuMYQN0ZNb2sk2gCK4B/s1600/Screen%2BShot%2B2017-06-09%2Bat%2B11.34.18%2BAM.png" imageanchor="1"><img border="0" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-VYddAIhQecA/WTrA0Mt9y7I/AAAAAAAABak/L_ch7l1xd2o5QdCPDvDuMYQN0ZNb2sk2gCK4B/s400/Screen%2BShot%2B2017-06-09%2Bat%2B11.34.18%2BAM.png" /></a></span><br /><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-NisoOiU2Vf8/WTrAyq-MBOI/AAAAAAAABac/ifojuuFfrSIJXEK7VVAmJma3yi8pMR0DwCK4B/s1600/Screen%2BShot%2B2017-06-09%2Bat%2B11.35.25%2BAM.png" imageanchor="1"><img border="0" height="33" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-NisoOiU2Vf8/WTrAyq-MBOI/AAAAAAAABac/ifojuuFfrSIJXEK7VVAmJma3yi8pMR0DwCK4B/s320/Screen%2BShot%2B2017-06-09%2Bat%2B11.35.25%2BAM.png" width="320" /></a></span><br /><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">I already connected and was able to connect via Smart View and 'Install'ed the Cube Designer Extension!</span><br /><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-dcnMD97Z7VY/WTq_YbHzyjI/AAAAAAAABaQ/tFLi_OfoNFE7yrIPslejTUvZZnlmE_gIwCK4B/s1600/OAC_CubeDesigner_installDONE.png" imageanchor="1"><img border="0" height="330" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-dcnMD97Z7VY/WTq_YbHzyjI/AAAAAAAABaQ/tFLi_OfoNFE7yrIPslejTUvZZnlmE_gIwCK4B/s400/OAC_CubeDesigner_installDONE.png" width="400" /></a></span><br /><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">There is now a static fixed Ribbon that always shows when Excel opens. I have submitted an Enhancement Request to make a slight edit to this feature and turn this into a contextual ribbon, similar to the other products (Essbase, HFM, Planning, OBIEE, etc.).</span><br /><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-lGvHAHybNVo/WTq_IEKWuVI/AAAAAAAABaA/omRJS7CscDs2n3MQcTObQdY916yYRE3PACK4B/s1600/Screen%2BShot%2B2017-06-05%2Bat%2B5.43.07%2BPM.png" imageanchor="1"><img border="0" height="133" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-lGvHAHybNVo/WTq_IEKWuVI/AAAAAAAABaA/omRJS7CscDs2n3MQcTObQdY916yYRE3PACK4B/s400/Screen%2BShot%2B2017-06-05%2Bat%2B5.43.07%2BPM.png" width="400" /></a></span><br /><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">This is what the actual Cube Designer ribbon itself contains</span><br /><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-NFZIf9mHoQ8/WTq_CmGxh_I/AAAAAAAABZ4/ThkX8txc0PQdJPpsrWrgpHgqoeJNUh_ZgCK4B/s1600/CubeDesignerRibbon.png" imageanchor="1"><img border="0" height="107" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-NFZIf9mHoQ8/WTq_CmGxh_I/AAAAAAAABZ4/ThkX8txc0PQdJPpsrWrgpHgqoeJNUh_ZgCK4B/s640/CubeDesignerRibbon.png" width="640" /></a></span><br /><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">And of course,&nbsp;@GaryCrisci created The Beverage Company (TBC) application everyone knows and loves, Sample Basic!</span><br /><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Also had to add the ASOSamp to the mix and there they are below.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-NB8oTjRg1vA/WTrA5RjmFII/AAAAAAAABas/RGEfvx8AJWk3tZuJ_YDKfn8OWA8aRlX7wCK4B/s1600/Screen%2BShot%2B2017-06-09%2Bat%2B11.35.40%2BAM.png" imageanchor="1"><img border="0" height="177" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-NB8oTjRg1vA/WTrA5RjmFII/AAAAAAAABas/RGEfvx8AJWk3tZuJ_YDKfn8OWA8aRlX7wCK4B/s320/Screen%2BShot%2B2017-06-09%2Bat%2B11.35.40%2BAM.png" width="320" /></a></span><br /><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">More to come. I have visions of OAC and posts to follow this summer and beyond!</span><br /><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">See you in San Antonio! @Kscope17</span><br /><br /> G Adashek tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1699540956788037380.post-5724650683504374337 Fri Jun 09 2017 11:48:00 GMT-0400 (EDT) Getting Ready For Kscope17 @gadashek @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs http://adashek-epm.blogspot.com/2017/06/getting-ready-for-kscope17.html <span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">I CAN'T WAIT! I CAN'T WAIT! FOR KSCOPE17</span><br /><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">According to my countdown app or the Kscope17 app, as of today we are only 15 days, 12 hours, 39 minutes and a handful of seconds away. Or rounding up to the day, only 16 days away! Or rounded down, 15! :)</span><br /><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">In preparation, required documents have been loaded to the site. My slides, are approximately ~77.7% done to date plus or minus a few percent ;)</span><br /><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Not sure I am going to have a ton of time, but excited to get deeper into OAC - Essbase Cloud Service!</span><br /><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-VYddAIhQecA/WTrA0Mt9y7I/AAAAAAAABak/L_ch7l1xd2o5QdCPDvDuMYQN0ZNb2sk2gCK4B/s1600/Screen%2BShot%2B2017-06-09%2Bat%2B11.34.18%2BAM.png" imageanchor="1"><img border="0" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-VYddAIhQecA/WTrA0Mt9y7I/AAAAAAAABak/L_ch7l1xd2o5QdCPDvDuMYQN0ZNb2sk2gCK4B/s400/Screen%2BShot%2B2017-06-09%2Bat%2B11.34.18%2BAM.png" /></a></span><br /><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-NisoOiU2Vf8/WTrAyq-MBOI/AAAAAAAABac/ifojuuFfrSIJXEK7VVAmJma3yi8pMR0DwCK4B/s1600/Screen%2BShot%2B2017-06-09%2Bat%2B11.35.25%2BAM.png" imageanchor="1"><img border="0" height="33" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-NisoOiU2Vf8/WTrAyq-MBOI/AAAAAAAABac/ifojuuFfrSIJXEK7VVAmJma3yi8pMR0DwCK4B/s320/Screen%2BShot%2B2017-06-09%2Bat%2B11.35.25%2BAM.png" width="320" /></a></span><br /><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">I already connected and was able to connect via Smart View and 'Install'ed the Cube Designer Extension!</span><br /><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-dcnMD97Z7VY/WTq_YbHzyjI/AAAAAAAABaQ/tFLi_OfoNFE7yrIPslejTUvZZnlmE_gIwCK4B/s1600/OAC_CubeDesigner_installDONE.png" imageanchor="1"><img border="0" height="330" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-dcnMD97Z7VY/WTq_YbHzyjI/AAAAAAAABaQ/tFLi_OfoNFE7yrIPslejTUvZZnlmE_gIwCK4B/s400/OAC_CubeDesigner_installDONE.png" width="400" /></a></span><br /><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">There is now a static fixed Ribbon that always shows when Excel opens. I have submitted an Enhancement Request to make a slight edit to this feature and turn this into a contextual ribbon, similar to the other products (Essbase, HFM, Planning, OBIEE, etc.).</span><br /><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-lGvHAHybNVo/WTq_IEKWuVI/AAAAAAAABaA/omRJS7CscDs2n3MQcTObQdY916yYRE3PACK4B/s1600/Screen%2BShot%2B2017-06-05%2Bat%2B5.43.07%2BPM.png" imageanchor="1"><img border="0" height="133" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-lGvHAHybNVo/WTq_IEKWuVI/AAAAAAAABaA/omRJS7CscDs2n3MQcTObQdY916yYRE3PACK4B/s400/Screen%2BShot%2B2017-06-05%2Bat%2B5.43.07%2BPM.png" width="400" /></a></span><br /><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">This is what the actual Cube Designer ribbon itself contains</span><br /><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-NFZIf9mHoQ8/WTq_CmGxh_I/AAAAAAAABZ4/ThkX8txc0PQdJPpsrWrgpHgqoeJNUh_ZgCK4B/s1600/CubeDesignerRibbon.png" imageanchor="1"><img border="0" height="107" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-NFZIf9mHoQ8/WTq_CmGxh_I/AAAAAAAABZ4/ThkX8txc0PQdJPpsrWrgpHgqoeJNUh_ZgCK4B/s640/CubeDesignerRibbon.png" width="640" /></a></span><br /><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">And of course,&nbsp;@GaryCrisci created The Beverage Company (TBC) application everyone knows and loves, Sample Basic!</span><br /><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Also had to add the ASOSamp to the mix and there they are below.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-NB8oTjRg1vA/WTrA5RjmFII/AAAAAAAABas/RGEfvx8AJWk3tZuJ_YDKfn8OWA8aRlX7wCK4B/s1600/Screen%2BShot%2B2017-06-09%2Bat%2B11.35.40%2BAM.png" imageanchor="1"><img border="0" height="177" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-NB8oTjRg1vA/WTrA5RjmFII/AAAAAAAABas/RGEfvx8AJWk3tZuJ_YDKfn8OWA8aRlX7wCK4B/s320/Screen%2BShot%2B2017-06-09%2Bat%2B11.35.40%2BAM.png" width="320" /></a></span><br /><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">More to come. I have visions of OAC and posts to follow this summer and beyond!</span><br /><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">See you in San Antonio! @Kscope17</span><br /><br /> G Adashek tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1699540956788037380.post-5724650683504374337 Fri Jun 09 2017 11:48:00 GMT-0400 (EDT) Extreme Essbase Calcs: What-if, Goal Seeking and Sensitivity Analysis https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/2017/06/extreme-essbase-calcs-what-if-goal-seeking-and-sensitivity-analysis/ <p>Doing what-if isn’t new. As long as I can remember everyone talked about it and the goal-seeking functionality using LOOP has been around for decades. But do most of our calculations use causal drivers or are they “type it in and agg it up” type databases. And how much what-if-ing can you really do if the database takes an hour to aggregate?</p> <h3>What Are Companies Doing Today?</h3> <p>Today more and more companies are using driver-based designs and recent improvements such as Hybrid Aggregation, new calculation functions, and bigger hardware mean that there are new possibilities. Profit opportunities don’t usually follow simple linear patterns. Well-designed driver-based models capture complex patterns and help identify risks and opportunities that would otherwise be missed. Goal-seeking can significantly reduce the time it takes to set and distribute targets. Sensitivity analysis can help set priorities by identifying the most important drivers. It can also help compare a range of options to identify sweet spots.</p> <h3>What-if, Goal Seeking, and Sensitivity Analysis</h3> <p>For <a href="https://www.topdownconsulting.com/2017/06/kscope17/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Kscope17</a>, we’ve put together a presentation that will walk you through the ins and outs of what if, goal seeking, and sensitivity analysis.</p> <p>First, we will examine the business logic behind some useful what-if calculations that help uncover financial dynamics that make a difference in business results.</p> <p>Next, we will examine the outline and business rule considerations and options.</p> <p>Then, we will dig into the code and show examples of outlines and business rule code for:</p> <ul> <li>Pushing down top-side budget adjustments</li> <li>Driver based what-if calculations</li> <li>Goal-seeking for target setting</li> </ul> <p>Prioritization and range comparison with sensitivity analysis</p> <p>Last, we will show some examples of using these techniques in real world applications.</p> <p>Join <a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/author/ludovic-de-paz/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Ludovic De Paz</a> and me on Wednesday, June 28 at 1:45 p.m. for a deep dive into Extreme Essbase Calcs. Don’t forget that TopDown’s experts are presenting seven other sessions at <a href="https://www.topdownconsulting.com/2017/06/kscope17/">Kscope17</a>. We’re covering the gamut of topics:</p> <p><a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/2017/04/extreme-calc-manager/">Extreme Calc Manager</a> – <a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/author/ludovic-de-paz/">Ludovic De Paz</a> and <a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/author/ron-moore/">Ron Moore</a></p> <p><a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/2017/05/1754/" data-toggle="collapse">Elevating Your Workforce Planning Solution to the Cloud</a> &#8211; <a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/author/nick-blazosky/">Nick Blazosky</a> and <a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/author/ludovic-de-paz/">Ludovic De Paz</a></p> <p><a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/2017/05/cut-cycle-times-improve-service-levels-w-hybrid-aggregation/">Case Study: How Suez slashed cycle times and improved service levels with Hybrid Aggregation  &#8211; Ron Moore and Brian Brockway, Suez</a></p> <p><a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/2017/05/drg-creating-workflows-in-drm/">DRG – Creating Workflows in DRM</a> &#8211; <a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/author/Steve-davis/">Steve Davis</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.topdownconsulting.com/2017/06/kscope17/">Handling Textual Data in Planning and Essbase—A Starbucks Case Study</a> &#8211; <a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/author/juan/">Juan Porter</a> and Rhonda Brigham, Starbucks</p> <p><a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/2017/06/hybrid-cloud-a-solution-to-a-business-problem/">Hybrid Cloud – A Solution for a Business Problem</a> &#8211; <a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/author/paul-h/">Paul Hoch</a> and <a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/author/Steve-davis/">Steve Davis</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.topdownconsulting.com/2017/06/kscope17/">Agile/Scrum, a new way to manage your project development and delivery</a> &#8211; <a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/author/michaels/">R. Michael Smith</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.topdownconsulting.com/2017/06/kscope17/">How to Get the Most Out of Essbase in the Cloud</a> &#8211;  <a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/author/paul-h/">Paul Hoch</a> and <a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/author/ludovic-de-paz/">Ludovic De Paz</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/2017/06/extreme-essbase-calcs-what-if-goal-seeking-and-sensitivity-analysis/">Extreme Essbase Calcs: What-if, Goal Seeking and Sensitivity Analysis</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com">TopDown Consulting Blog</a>.</p> Ron Moore https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/?p=1780 Thu Jun 08 2017 14:59:27 GMT-0400 (EDT) Extreme Essbase Calcs: What-if, Goal Seeking and Sensitivity Analysis @TopDownInc @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/2017/06/extreme-essbase-calcs-what-if-goal-seeking-and-sensitivity-analysis/ <p>Doing what-if isn’t new. As long as I can remember everyone talked about it and the goal-seeking functionality using LOOP has been around for decades. But do most of our calculations use causal drivers or are they “type it in and agg it up” type databases. And how much what-if-ing can you really do if the database takes an hour to aggregate?</p> <h3>What Are Companies Doing Today?</h3> <p>Today more and more companies are using driver-based designs and recent improvements such as Hybrid Aggregation, new calculation functions, and bigger hardware mean that there are new possibilities. Profit opportunities don’t usually follow simple linear patterns. Well-designed driver-based models capture complex patterns and help identify risks and opportunities that would otherwise be missed. Goal-seeking can significantly reduce the time it takes to set and distribute targets. Sensitivity analysis can help set priorities by identifying the most important drivers. It can also help compare a range of options to identify sweet spots.</p> <h3>What-if, Goal Seeking, and Sensitivity Analysis</h3> <p>For <a href="https://www.topdownconsulting.com/2017/06/kscope17/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Kscope17</a>, we’ve put together a presentation that will walk you through the ins and outs of what if, goal seeking, and sensitivity analysis.</p> <p>First, we will examine the business logic behind some useful what-if calculations that help uncover financial dynamics that make a difference in business results.</p> <p>Next, we will examine the outline and business rule considerations and options.</p> <p>Then, we will dig into the code and show examples of outlines and business rule code for:</p> <ul> <li>Pushing down top-side budget adjustments</li> <li>Driver based what-if calculations</li> <li>Goal-seeking for target setting</li> </ul> <p>Prioritization and range comparison with sensitivity analysis</p> <p>Last, we will show some examples of using these techniques in real world applications.</p> <p>Join <a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/author/ludovic-de-paz/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Ludovic De Paz</a> and me on Wednesday, June 28 at 1:45 p.m. for a deep dive into Extreme Essbase Calcs. Don’t forget that TopDown’s experts are presenting seven other sessions at <a href="https://www.topdownconsulting.com/2017/06/kscope17/">Kscope17</a>. We’re covering the gamut of topics:</p> <p><a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/2017/04/extreme-calc-manager/">Extreme Calc Manager</a> – <a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/author/ludovic-de-paz/">Ludovic De Paz</a> and <a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/author/ron-moore/">Ron Moore</a></p> <p><a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/2017/05/1754/" data-toggle="collapse">Elevating Your Workforce Planning Solution to the Cloud</a> &#8211; <a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/author/nick-blazosky/">Nick Blazosky</a> and <a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/author/ludovic-de-paz/">Ludovic De Paz</a></p> <p><a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/2017/05/cut-cycle-times-improve-service-levels-w-hybrid-aggregation/">Case Study: How Suez slashed cycle times and improved service levels with Hybrid Aggregation  &#8211; Ron Moore and Brian Brockway, Suez</a></p> <p><a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/2017/05/drg-creating-workflows-in-drm/">DRG – Creating Workflows in DRM</a> &#8211; <a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/author/Steve-davis/">Steve Davis</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.topdownconsulting.com/2017/06/kscope17/">Handling Textual Data in Planning and Essbase—A Starbucks Case Study</a> &#8211; <a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/author/juan/">Juan Porter</a> and Rhonda Brigham, Starbucks</p> <p><a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/2017/06/hybrid-cloud-a-solution-to-a-business-problem/">Hybrid Cloud – A Solution for a Business Problem</a> &#8211; <a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/author/paul-h/">Paul Hoch</a> and <a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/author/Steve-davis/">Steve Davis</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.topdownconsulting.com/2017/06/kscope17/">Agile/Scrum, a new way to manage your project development and delivery</a> &#8211; <a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/author/michaels/">R. Michael Smith</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.topdownconsulting.com/2017/06/kscope17/">How to Get the Most Out of Essbase in the Cloud</a> &#8211;  <a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/author/paul-h/">Paul Hoch</a> and <a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/author/ludovic-de-paz/">Ludovic De Paz</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/2017/06/extreme-essbase-calcs-what-if-goal-seeking-and-sensitivity-analysis/">Extreme Essbase Calcs: What-if, Goal Seeking and Sensitivity Analysis</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com">TopDown Consulting Blog</a>.</p> Ron Moore https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/?p=1780 Thu Jun 08 2017 14:59:27 GMT-0400 (EDT) Kscope17 Essbase Track Highlights – Natalie Delemar http://www.odtug.com/p/bl/et/blogaid=725&source=1 Natalie Delemar, ODTUG president, shares her top six Essbase track sessions with reasons why they are her “don’t miss sessions” at ODTUG Kscope17: ODTUG http://www.odtug.com/p/bl/et/blogaid=725&source=1 Thu Jun 08 2017 14:41:26 GMT-0400 (EDT) Kscope17 Essbase Track Highlights – Natalie Delemar @odtug @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs http://www.odtug.com/p/bl/et/blogaid=725&source=1 Natalie Delemar, ODTUG president, shares her top six Essbase track sessions with reasons why they are her “don’t miss sessions” at ODTUG Kscope17: ODTUG http://www.odtug.com/p/bl/et/blogaid=725&source=1 Thu Jun 08 2017 14:41:26 GMT-0400 (EDT) Kscope 17 is approaching fast!!! And we’ll be there! https://devepm.com/2017/06/08/kscope-17-is-approaching-fast-and-well-be-there/ Hi guys how are you? We are sorry for being away for so much time but this year we have a lot of exiting things going one, then let’s start with what we’ll be doing at Kscope 17! This year we’ll present 2 sessions: Essbase Statistics DW: How to Automatically Administrate Essbase Using ODI (Jun [&#8230;]<img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=devepm.com&#038;blog=33318620&#038;post=1464&#038;subd=devepm&#038;ref=&#038;feed=1" width="1" height="1" /> RZGiampaoli http://devepm.com/?p=1464 Thu Jun 08 2017 11:07:32 GMT-0400 (EDT) Kscope 17 is approaching fast!!! And we’ll be there! @devepm @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs https://devepm.com/2017/06/08/kscope-17-is-approaching-fast-and-well-be-there/ Hi guys how are you? We are sorry for being away for so much time but this year we have a lot of exiting things going one, then let’s start with what we’ll be doing at Kscope 17! This year we’ll present 2 sessions: Essbase Statistics DW: How to Automatically Administrate Essbase Using ODI (Jun [&#8230;]<img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=devepm.com&#038;blog=33318620&#038;post=1464&#038;subd=devepm&#038;ref=&#038;feed=1" width="1" height="1" /> RZGiampaoli http://devepm.com/?p=1464 Thu Jun 08 2017 11:07:32 GMT-0400 (EDT) Virtualization – Database Servers Can Be Over-Subscribed, Too @CheckPointllc http://blog.checkpointllc.com/virtualization-database-servers-can-be-over-subscribed-too <p>When working with a client reporting frequent slowdowns in copying of data between schemas, we asked the DBAs to investigate, as well as the UNIX team. Both teams reported that the individual database servers were performing fine, with plenty of resources available to them. However, after a number of conference calls, we overheard one of the team members say their HOST server was at or near 100% CPU usage and had been for some time. As the host was an Exadata 3 server, we had not anticipated we would be subject to shortages of system resources. Unfortunately, without visibility on the host server, we had to rely on reports from the teams maintaining the individual instances. Without us asking specifically for a screenshot of the host server’s performance statistics, we would not have been able to certify the issue was with the database server after all. As always, trust, but verify.</p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=297092&amp;k=14&amp;r=http%3A%2F%2Fblog.checkpointllc.com%2Fvirtualization-database-servers-can-be-over-subscribed-too&amp;bu=http%253A%252F%252Fblog.checkpointllc.com&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> CheckPoint http://blog.checkpointllc.com/virtualization-database-servers-can-be-over-subscribed-too Thu Jun 08 2017 09:15:00 GMT-0400 (EDT) Virtualization – Database Servers Can Be Over-Subscribed, Too http://blog.checkpointllc.com/virtualization-database-servers-can-be-over-subscribed-too <p>When working with a client reporting frequent slowdowns in copying of data between schemas, we asked the DBAs to investigate, as well as the UNIX team. Both teams reported that the individual database servers were performing fine, with plenty of resources available to them. However, after a number of conference calls, we overheard one of the team members say their HOST server was at or near 100% CPU usage and had been for some time. As the host was an Exadata 3 server, we had not anticipated we would be subject to shortages of system resources. Unfortunately, without visibility on the host server, we had to rely on reports from the teams maintaining the individual instances. Without us asking specifically for a screenshot of the host server’s performance statistics, we would not have been able to certify the issue was with the database server after all. As always, trust, but verify.</p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=297092&amp;k=14&amp;r=http%3A%2F%2Fblog.checkpointllc.com%2Fvirtualization-database-servers-can-be-over-subscribed-too&amp;bu=http%253A%252F%252Fblog.checkpointllc.com&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> CheckPoint http://blog.checkpointllc.com/virtualization-database-servers-can-be-over-subscribed-too Thu Jun 08 2017 09:15:00 GMT-0400 (EDT) Using Cube Designer with OAC to convert to Hybrid http://glennschwartzbergs-essbase-blog.blogspot.com/2017/06/using-cube-designer-with-oac-to-convert.html <br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><span style="font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;;">Recently on OTN (or was it network 54) someone asked about changing all of parents to be dynamic for a Hybrid cube in Essbase.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>There were a number of suggestions from getting utilities to downloading the Next generation Outline extractor from Applied OLAP, to using Excel. <span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;</span>All good suggestions, But if you are using Essbase in OAC, there is even an easier way, wait for it - Cube Designer.<o:p></o:p></span></div><br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><span style="font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;;">Huh? Cube designer is the Smart View extension for OAC that lets you build your outline in excel and uploads it to the cloud. It is pretty slick. One of the items they figured is people will want to convert cubes to the Advanced Analytic Engine (a fancy term for Hybrid).<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>So they added an Easy button.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span><o:p></o:p></span></div><br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><span style="font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;;">First you have to have imported your cube into the DBX format.(I’m guessing DBX stands for Database extract, but it could mean anything). <span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;</span>This can be done a few ways:<o:p></o:p></span></div><br /><div class="MsoListParagraphCxSpFirst" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt 0.5in; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; text-indent: -0.25in;"><!--[if !supportLists]--><span style="mso-bidi-font-family: Calibri; mso-bidi-theme-font: minor-latin;"><span style="mso-list: Ignore;"><span style="font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;;">1.</span><span style="font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal; font: 7pt/normal &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><!--[endif]--><span style="font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;;">If the cube is already in the OAC instance, in Cube Designer, select private-&gt;Export cube to application workbook<o:p></o:p></span></div><br /><div class="MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt 0.5in;"><o:p><span style="font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;;">&nbsp;</span></o:p></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-wj8k7Ixal50/WTh2aP9ZyUI/AAAAAAAAA3w/rjkaZy4o_rgbDKEixQVFWYiEnTqpy_8ewCLcB/s1600/1export.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="338" data-original-width="734" height="183" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-wj8k7Ixal50/WTh2aP9ZyUI/AAAAAAAAA3w/rjkaZy4o_rgbDKEixQVFWYiEnTqpy_8ewCLcB/s400/1export.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br /><div class="MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt 0.5in;"><span style="mso-no-proof: yes;"><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shapetype id="_x0000_t75" coordsize="21600,21600" o:spt="75" o:preferrelative="t" path="m@4@5l@4@11@9@11@9@5xe" filled="f" stroked="f"> <v:stroke joinstyle="miter"/> <v:formulas> <v:f eqn="if lineDrawn pixelLineWidth 0"/> <v:f eqn="sum @0 1 0"/> <v:f eqn="sum 0 0 @1"/> <v:f eqn="prod @2 1 2"/> <v:f eqn="prod @3 21600 pixelWidth"/> <v:f eqn="prod @3 21600 pixelHeight"/> <v:f eqn="sum @0 0 1"/> <v:f eqn="prod @6 1 2"/> <v:f eqn="prod @7 21600 pixelWidth"/> <v:f eqn="sum @8 21600 0"/> <v:f eqn="prod @7 21600 pixelHeight"/> <v:f eqn="sum @10 21600 0"/> </v:formulas> <v:path o:extrusionok="f" gradientshapeok="t" o:connecttype="rect"/> <o:lock v:ext="edit" aspectratio="t"/></v:shapetype><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_1" o:spid="_x0000_i1029" type="#_x0000_t75" style='width:275.25pt;height:126.75pt;visibility:visible;mso-wrap-style:square'> <v:imagedata src="file:///C:\Users\GSCHWA~1\AppData\Local\Temp\msohtmlclip1\01\clip_image001.png" o:title=""/></v:shape><![endif]--><!--[if !vml]--><!--[endif]--></span><o:p></o:p><br /></div><br /><div class="MsoListParagraphCxSpLast" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt 0.5in; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; text-indent: -0.25in;"><!--[if !supportLists]--><span style="mso-bidi-font-family: Calibri; mso-bidi-theme-font: minor-latin;"><span style="mso-list: Ignore;"><span style="font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;;">2.</span><span style="font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal; font: 7pt/normal &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><!--[endif]--><span style="font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;;">If it is not in OAC, then get your hands on the DBXtool utility (ask a cloud friend for it). With it you can export your on-prem cubes into excel (and who wouldn’t want to do that)<o:p></o:p></span></div><br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><span style="font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;;">Once you have it in Excel, go to the dimension you want to change. In my example it is Customer. For this example it is a nice small dimension <o:p></o:p></span></div><br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/--ZK90Z2Vz_A/WTh2avG3O6I/AAAAAAAAA34/MsJjPAvv3bEzmBxRIQ9UkKeJpZNp01a9QCEw/s1600/2dimension.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="800" data-original-width="1600" height="200" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/--ZK90Z2Vz_A/WTh2avG3O6I/AAAAAAAAA34/MsJjPAvv3bEzmBxRIQ9UkKeJpZNp01a9QCEw/s400/2dimension.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><span style="mso-no-proof: yes;"><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_2" o:spid="_x0000_i1028" type="#_x0000_t75" style='width:468pt; height:234pt;visibility:visible;mso-wrap-style:square'> <v:imagedata src="file:///C:\Users\GSCHWA~1\AppData\Local\Temp\msohtmlclip1\01\clip_image003.png" o:title=""/></v:shape><![endif]--><!--[if !vml]--><!--[endif]--></span><o:p></o:p><br /></div><br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><span style="font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;;">Next click on View Hierarchy<o:p></o:p></span></div><br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><span style="mso-no-proof: yes;"><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_3" o:spid="_x0000_i1027" type="#_x0000_t75" style='width:468pt; height:1in;visibility:visible;mso-wrap-style:square'> <v:imagedata src="file:///C:\Users\GSCHWA~1\AppData\Local\Temp\msohtmlclip1\01\clip_image005.png" o:title=""/></v:shape><![endif]--><!--[if !vml]--><!--[endif]--></span><o:p></o:p><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-EckOUaPIAn0/WTh2afD9RjI/AAAAAAAAA30/qnU3YRWGR0guXNDcPkkxbtsLbqljAqf_gCEw/s1600/3ribbon.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="246" data-original-width="1600" height="61" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-EckOUaPIAn0/WTh2afD9RjI/AAAAAAAAA30/qnU3YRWGR0guXNDcPkkxbtsLbqljAqf_gCEw/s400/3ribbon.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><o:p><span style="font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;;">&nbsp;</span></o:p></div><br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><span style="font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;;">The hierarchy will appear in a dialog box. Expand “Edit Parents” and select “Set Storage to dynamic”<o:p></o:p></span></div><br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-CDd9Uh7JmuY/WTh2brZDs6I/AAAAAAAAA38/G-myXk7j1u0IpyWHvotieMgOk39PbZ1UgCEw/s1600/4hierarchy.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1119" data-original-width="966" height="400" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-CDd9Uh7JmuY/WTh2brZDs6I/AAAAAAAAA38/G-myXk7j1u0IpyWHvotieMgOk39PbZ1UgCEw/s400/4hierarchy.jpg" width="345" /></a></div><span style="mso-no-proof: yes;"><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_4" o:spid="_x0000_i1026" type="#_x0000_t75" style='width:362.25pt; height:419.65pt;visibility:visible;mso-wrap-style:square'> <v:imagedata src="file:///C:\Users\GSCHWA~1\AppData\Local\Temp\msohtmlclip1\01\clip_image007.png" o:title=""/></v:shape><![endif]--><!--[if !vml]--><!--[endif]--></span><o:p></o:p><br /></div><br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><span style="font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;;">Click refresh and all of the parents in your worksheet are changed to dynamic. Close the editor<o:p></o:p></span></div><br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><span style="mso-no-proof: yes;"><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_5" o:spid="_x0000_i1025" type="#_x0000_t75" style='width:467.65pt; height:229.9pt;visibility:visible;mso-wrap-style:square'> <v:imagedata src="file:///C:\Users\GSCHWA~1\AppData\Local\Temp\msohtmlclip1\01\clip_image009.png" o:title=""/></v:shape><![endif]--><!--[if !vml]--><!--[endif]--></span><o:p></o:p><br /></div><br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><o:p><span style="font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;;">&nbsp;</span></o:p><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-JKkeAprvoAo/WTh2cmi5WpI/AAAAAAAAA4A/bIM7bntl7JEEs2r-dQayi0d0vuBL8nHjACEw/s1600/5DimensionX.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="787" data-original-width="1600" height="196" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-JKkeAprvoAo/WTh2cmi5WpI/AAAAAAAAA4A/bIM7bntl7JEEs2r-dQayi0d0vuBL8nHjACEw/s400/5DimensionX.jpg" width="400" /></a></span></div><br /></div><br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><span style="font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;;">I know what you are saying. Glenn it was only two members. Yes in this case it was, but in most instances it will be hundreds of members scattered throughout the hierarchy. This will handle them all at once and it is super-fast.<o:p></o:p></span></div><br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><a href="https://www.blogger.com/" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"></a><a href="https://www.blogger.com/" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"></a><a href="https://www.blogger.com/" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"></a><a href="https://www.blogger.com/" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"></a><a href="https://www.blogger.com/" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"></a><span style="font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;;">After that you can use the Build cube icon to update your existing OAC cube or build a new one. <span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;</span>What could be easier than that?<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(well at least for OAC). </span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;;"></span><br /><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Look for more of these little tidbits about Cube Designer and OAC in general in future posts</span></div><br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><o:p><span style="font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;;">&nbsp;</span></o:p></div><br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><span style="font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;</span><o:p></o:p></span></div> GlennS tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2615703102299902978.post-2240226815247843886 Wed Jun 07 2017 17:59:00 GMT-0400 (EDT) Using Cube Designer with OAC to convert to Hybrid @gschwartzberg1 @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs http://glennschwartzbergs-essbase-blog.blogspot.com/2017/06/using-cube-designer-with-oac-to-convert.html <br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><span style="font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;;">Recently on OTN (or was it network 54) someone asked about changing all of parents to be dynamic for a Hybrid cube in Essbase.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>There were a number of suggestions from getting utilities to downloading the Next generation Outline extractor from Applied OLAP, to using Excel. <span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;</span>All good suggestions, But if you are using Essbase in OAC, there is even an easier way, wait for it - Cube Designer.<o:p></o:p></span></div><br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><span style="font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;;">Huh? Cube designer is the Smart View extension for OAC that lets you build your outline in excel and uploads it to the cloud. It is pretty slick. One of the items they figured is people will want to convert cubes to the Advanced Analytic Engine (a fancy term for Hybrid).<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>So they added an Easy button.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span><o:p></o:p></span></div><br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><span style="font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;;">First you have to have imported your cube into the DBX format.(I’m guessing DBX stands for Database extract, but it could mean anything). <span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;</span>This can be done a few ways:<o:p></o:p></span></div><br /><div class="MsoListParagraphCxSpFirst" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt 0.5in; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; text-indent: -0.25in;"><!--[if !supportLists]--><span style="mso-bidi-font-family: Calibri; mso-bidi-theme-font: minor-latin;"><span style="mso-list: Ignore;"><span style="font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;;">1.</span><span style="font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal; font: 7pt/normal &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><!--[endif]--><span style="font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;;">If the cube is already in the OAC instance, in Cube Designer, select private-&gt;Export cube to application workbook<o:p></o:p></span></div><br /><div class="MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt 0.5in;"><o:p><span style="font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;;">&nbsp;</span></o:p></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-wj8k7Ixal50/WTh2aP9ZyUI/AAAAAAAAA3w/rjkaZy4o_rgbDKEixQVFWYiEnTqpy_8ewCLcB/s1600/1export.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="338" data-original-width="734" height="183" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-wj8k7Ixal50/WTh2aP9ZyUI/AAAAAAAAA3w/rjkaZy4o_rgbDKEixQVFWYiEnTqpy_8ewCLcB/s400/1export.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br /><div class="MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt 0.5in;"><span style="mso-no-proof: yes;"><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shapetype id="_x0000_t75" coordsize="21600,21600" o:spt="75" o:preferrelative="t" path="m@4@5l@4@11@9@11@9@5xe" filled="f" stroked="f"> <v:stroke joinstyle="miter"/> <v:formulas> <v:f eqn="if lineDrawn pixelLineWidth 0"/> <v:f eqn="sum @0 1 0"/> <v:f eqn="sum 0 0 @1"/> <v:f eqn="prod @2 1 2"/> <v:f eqn="prod @3 21600 pixelWidth"/> <v:f eqn="prod @3 21600 pixelHeight"/> <v:f eqn="sum @0 0 1"/> <v:f eqn="prod @6 1 2"/> <v:f eqn="prod @7 21600 pixelWidth"/> <v:f eqn="sum @8 21600 0"/> <v:f eqn="prod @7 21600 pixelHeight"/> <v:f eqn="sum @10 21600 0"/> </v:formulas> <v:path o:extrusionok="f" gradientshapeok="t" o:connecttype="rect"/> <o:lock v:ext="edit" aspectratio="t"/></v:shapetype><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_1" o:spid="_x0000_i1029" type="#_x0000_t75" style='width:275.25pt;height:126.75pt;visibility:visible;mso-wrap-style:square'> <v:imagedata src="file:///C:\Users\GSCHWA~1\AppData\Local\Temp\msohtmlclip1\01\clip_image001.png" o:title=""/></v:shape><![endif]--><!--[if !vml]--><!--[endif]--></span><o:p></o:p><br /></div><br /><div class="MsoListParagraphCxSpLast" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt 0.5in; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; text-indent: -0.25in;"><!--[if !supportLists]--><span style="mso-bidi-font-family: Calibri; mso-bidi-theme-font: minor-latin;"><span style="mso-list: Ignore;"><span style="font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;;">2.</span><span style="font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal; font: 7pt/normal &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><!--[endif]--><span style="font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;;">If it is not in OAC, then get your hands on the DBXtool utility (ask a cloud friend for it). With it you can export your on-prem cubes into excel (and who wouldn’t want to do that)<o:p></o:p></span></div><br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><span style="font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;;">Once you have it in Excel, go to the dimension you want to change. In my example it is Customer. For this example it is a nice small dimension <o:p></o:p></span></div><br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/--ZK90Z2Vz_A/WTh2avG3O6I/AAAAAAAAA34/MsJjPAvv3bEzmBxRIQ9UkKeJpZNp01a9QCEw/s1600/2dimension.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="800" data-original-width="1600" height="200" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/--ZK90Z2Vz_A/WTh2avG3O6I/AAAAAAAAA34/MsJjPAvv3bEzmBxRIQ9UkKeJpZNp01a9QCEw/s400/2dimension.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><span style="mso-no-proof: yes;"><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_2" o:spid="_x0000_i1028" type="#_x0000_t75" style='width:468pt; height:234pt;visibility:visible;mso-wrap-style:square'> <v:imagedata src="file:///C:\Users\GSCHWA~1\AppData\Local\Temp\msohtmlclip1\01\clip_image003.png" o:title=""/></v:shape><![endif]--><!--[if !vml]--><!--[endif]--></span><o:p></o:p><br /></div><br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><span style="font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;;">Next click on View Hierarchy<o:p></o:p></span></div><br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><span style="mso-no-proof: yes;"><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_3" o:spid="_x0000_i1027" type="#_x0000_t75" style='width:468pt; height:1in;visibility:visible;mso-wrap-style:square'> <v:imagedata src="file:///C:\Users\GSCHWA~1\AppData\Local\Temp\msohtmlclip1\01\clip_image005.png" o:title=""/></v:shape><![endif]--><!--[if !vml]--><!--[endif]--></span><o:p></o:p><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-EckOUaPIAn0/WTh2afD9RjI/AAAAAAAAA30/qnU3YRWGR0guXNDcPkkxbtsLbqljAqf_gCEw/s1600/3ribbon.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="246" data-original-width="1600" height="61" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-EckOUaPIAn0/WTh2afD9RjI/AAAAAAAAA30/qnU3YRWGR0guXNDcPkkxbtsLbqljAqf_gCEw/s400/3ribbon.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><o:p><span style="font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;;">&nbsp;</span></o:p></div><br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><span style="font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;;">The hierarchy will appear in a dialog box. Expand “Edit Parents” and select “Set Storage to dynamic”<o:p></o:p></span></div><br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-CDd9Uh7JmuY/WTh2brZDs6I/AAAAAAAAA38/G-myXk7j1u0IpyWHvotieMgOk39PbZ1UgCEw/s1600/4hierarchy.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1119" data-original-width="966" height="400" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-CDd9Uh7JmuY/WTh2brZDs6I/AAAAAAAAA38/G-myXk7j1u0IpyWHvotieMgOk39PbZ1UgCEw/s400/4hierarchy.jpg" width="345" /></a></div><span style="mso-no-proof: yes;"><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_4" o:spid="_x0000_i1026" type="#_x0000_t75" style='width:362.25pt; height:419.65pt;visibility:visible;mso-wrap-style:square'> <v:imagedata src="file:///C:\Users\GSCHWA~1\AppData\Local\Temp\msohtmlclip1\01\clip_image007.png" o:title=""/></v:shape><![endif]--><!--[if !vml]--><!--[endif]--></span><o:p></o:p><br /></div><br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><span style="font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;;">Click refresh and all of the parents in your worksheet are changed to dynamic. Close the editor<o:p></o:p></span></div><br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><span style="mso-no-proof: yes;"><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_5" o:spid="_x0000_i1025" type="#_x0000_t75" style='width:467.65pt; height:229.9pt;visibility:visible;mso-wrap-style:square'> <v:imagedata src="file:///C:\Users\GSCHWA~1\AppData\Local\Temp\msohtmlclip1\01\clip_image009.png" o:title=""/></v:shape><![endif]--><!--[if !vml]--><!--[endif]--></span><o:p></o:p><br /></div><br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><o:p><span style="font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;;">&nbsp;</span></o:p><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-JKkeAprvoAo/WTh2cmi5WpI/AAAAAAAAA4A/bIM7bntl7JEEs2r-dQayi0d0vuBL8nHjACEw/s1600/5DimensionX.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="787" data-original-width="1600" height="196" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-JKkeAprvoAo/WTh2cmi5WpI/AAAAAAAAA4A/bIM7bntl7JEEs2r-dQayi0d0vuBL8nHjACEw/s400/5DimensionX.jpg" width="400" /></a></span></div><br /></div><br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><span style="font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;;">I know what you are saying. Glenn it was only two members. Yes in this case it was, but in most instances it will be hundreds of members scattered throughout the hierarchy. This will handle them all at once and it is super-fast.<o:p></o:p></span></div><br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><a href="https://www.blogger.com/" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"></a><a href="https://www.blogger.com/" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"></a><a href="https://www.blogger.com/" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"></a><a href="https://www.blogger.com/" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"></a><a href="https://www.blogger.com/" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"></a><span style="font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;;">After that you can use the Build cube icon to update your existing OAC cube or build a new one. <span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;</span>What could be easier than that?<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(well at least for OAC). </span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;;"></span><br /><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Look for more of these little tidbits about Cube Designer and OAC in general in future posts</span></div><br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><o:p><span style="font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;;">&nbsp;</span></o:p></div><br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><span style="font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;</span><o:p></o:p></span></div> GlennS tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2615703102299902978.post-2240226815247843886 Wed Jun 07 2017 17:59:00 GMT-0400 (EDT) Your Guide to Oracle Developer Tools User Group (ODTUG) Kscope17 http://blog.performancearchitects.com/wp/2017/06/07/your-guide-to-oracle-developer-tools-user-group-odtug-kscope17/ <p>Author: Melanie Mathews, Performance Architects</p> <p><a href="http://blog.performancearchitects.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/KscopeBanner_1920.jpg"><img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-2044" src="http://blog.performancearchitects.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/KscopeBanner_1920-300x71.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="71" srcset="http://blog.performancearchitects.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/KscopeBanner_1920-300x71.jpg 300w, http://blog.performancearchitects.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/KscopeBanner_1920-768x182.jpg 768w, http://blog.performancearchitects.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/KscopeBanner_1920-1024x243.jpg 1024w, http://blog.performancearchitects.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/KscopeBanner_1920-624x148.jpg 624w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /></a></p> <p><a href="http://odtug.com/">Oracle Developer Tools User Group (ODTUG)’s</a> annual <a href="http://kscope17.com/">Kscope17</a> conference is coming up soon, and you’re probably starting to try to build your schedule! Since there are a bunch of networking opportunities and special events at Kscope, we thought we should share some of the ‘must attend’ happenings!</p> <p>Keep in mind that Performance Architects’ focus is the business analytics arena, which we define as the intersection of <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Business_intelligence">business intelligence (BI)</a>, <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_discovery">data discovery</a>, and <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enterprise_performance_management">enterprise performance management (EPM)</a>…and in Oracle product speak, that means <a href="http://www.oracle.com/us/solutions/business-analytics/business-intelligence/enterprise-edition/overview/index.html">Oracle Business Intelligence</a>, <a href="http://www.oracle.com/us/solutions/business-analytics/business-intelligence/endeca/overview/index.html">Endeca Information Discovery (OEID)</a>, and <a href="https://www.oracle.com/applications/performance-management/index.html">Hyperion</a>, as well as supporting/enabling technologies such as <a href="http://www.oracle.com/us/products/middleware/data-integration/overview/index.html">data integration</a>, data warehousing, etc…so if you’re focused on other areas, this blog post may not provide a comprehensive guide for you!</p> <p>This year Kscope17 is hosted in sunny San Antonio and if you are lucky enough to get in a couple of days early, take advantage of the absolutely gorgeous resort that is hosting this year. Perhaps some cocktails while you float in the <a href="http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/satjw-jw-marriott-san-antonio-hill-country-resort-and-spa/">JW Marriott’s</a> lazy river?! We also recommend kicking off your conference experience with the <a href="http://kscope17.com/events/community-service-day-2017">Community Service</a> event on Saturday.  This year, ODTUG has partnered with <a href="https://www.havenforhope.org/">Haven for Hope</a> in its mission of radical compassion, driven by hope, to move people from a feeling of worthlessness to the pursuit of excellence.  Haven for Hope provides drug treatment, job training, education, medical services, and so much more all on one campus. They strive to provide participants with the opportunity to better their own lives by moving from homelessness to full employment and stability in their lives. You will have several options to help at Haven for Hope: activities such as meal prep, campus beautification, helping in the free store, serving coffee, and playing bingo with residents.</p> <p>Sunday is where you can really start to dig in and to get the benefit of the conference experience.  The first “must do” of the conference is the <a href="http://kscope17.com/content/sunday-symposiums">BI and/or EPM Symposiums</a>. These are all-day, substantive learning opportunities that provide a forum to interact with Oracle product management and other experts in these solution areas that you won’t experience during other times at the conference.</p> <p>In terms of the conference sessions that kick off Monday, there are simply too many to list in this post.  For those of you who don’t get to attend more than one Oracle conference in a year, we strongly recommend that you try to fit in Oracle’s product and technology roadmap sessions in whatever product areas interest you.  Below is a list of our sessions:</p> <ul> <li>Monday, Jun 26, 2017, 10:30 am &#8211; 11:30 am (Grand Oaks I): Cloudy with a Chance of PBCS: Tips and Tricks for Migrating On-Premise Oracle Hyperion Planning to Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS)</li> <li>Monday, Jun 26, 2017, 2:00 pm &#8211; 3:00 pm (Wisteria/Sunflower): It&#8217;s All About The Data: Oracle BI Cloud Service (BICS) Data Sync and Remote Data Connector</li> <li>Tuesday, Jun 27, 2017, 8:30 am &#8211; 9:30 am (Magnolia): Advanced Data Visualization Techniques Using Oracle BI Cloud Service (BICS): A Cal State Pilot Case Study</li> <li>Wednesday: Jun 28, 2017, 8:30 am &#8211; 9:30 am (Grand Oaks I): Moving The University of Pennsylvania Hyperion Planning On-Prem to the PBCS Cloud: A Journey of Consolidation, Migration, and Enhancements</li> <li>Wednesday, Jun 28, 2017, 4:15 pm &#8211; 5:15 pm (Grand Oaks A/B): Diagnosis Close: How Vertex Pharma Uses Planning, Essbase, and OBIEE to Close the Books</li> </ul> <p>We also want to invite you to play a fun game with us this year: KScope Session Quest! Simply stop by our Booth (#217) on Sunday or our first session on Monday and get your Performance Architects Session Quest card.  If you get stamped at each one of our five sessions at Kscope (or as many as you possibly can given your travel schedule), we will enter you into our drawing to win a $200 Amazon gift card! Simply <a href="mailto:communications@performancearchitects.com">email us</a> a pic of your completed card to enter the drawing. We encourage you to take time to walk the exhibitor hall during <a href="http://kscope17.com/agenda">breakfast/happy hours</a>. This conference does a particularly good job of making sure most of the top consultants and software vendors are available to talk about the latest and greatest in this field in the exhibit area.</p> <p><a href="http://kscope17.com/events/community-nigh-events">Monday night events</a> are also a “must do” because they provide another good opportunity to mix and mingle with the folks in your functional/technical focus area in a fun, low-pressure environment. You will likely see us at the BI Texas-Style Trivia in Grand Oaks H and at the EPM Cloud Lounge in Grand Oaks G.</p> <p>Lastly, Tuesday’s <a href="http://kscope17.com/events/lunch-learn">Lunch and Learn</a> sessions are information-packed Q&amp;A panels from 12:45 &#8211; 1:45 PM led by Oracle ACE Directors, ACEs, and ACE Associates.</p> <p>Finally, Performance Architects is hosting a very special, invite-only friends and family dinner during ODTUG Kscope17. We are also happy to schedule some 1:1 time with you at the show if you have any particular questions.  For either item, please send an email to <a href="mailto:communications@performancearchitects.com?subject=KSCOPE17%20Special%20Event%20RSVP">communications@performancearchitects.com</a> and we’ll send you details.</p> <p>Enjoy the show! – and we hope to see you there.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Melanie Mathews http://blog.performancearchitects.com/wp/?p=2042 Wed Jun 07 2017 05:54:15 GMT-0400 (EDT) Your Guide to Oracle Developer Tools User Group (ODTUG) Kscope17 @PerfArchitects @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs http://blog.performancearchitects.com/wp/2017/06/07/your-guide-to-oracle-developer-tools-user-group-odtug-kscope17/ <p>Author: Melanie Mathews, Performance Architects</p> <p><a href="http://blog.performancearchitects.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/KscopeBanner_1920.jpg"><img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-2044" src="http://blog.performancearchitects.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/KscopeBanner_1920-300x71.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="71" srcset="http://blog.performancearchitects.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/KscopeBanner_1920-300x71.jpg 300w, http://blog.performancearchitects.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/KscopeBanner_1920-768x182.jpg 768w, http://blog.performancearchitects.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/KscopeBanner_1920-1024x243.jpg 1024w, http://blog.performancearchitects.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/KscopeBanner_1920-624x148.jpg 624w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /></a></p> <p><a href="http://odtug.com/">Oracle Developer Tools User Group (ODTUG)’s</a> annual <a href="http://kscope17.com/">Kscope17</a> conference is coming up soon, and you’re probably starting to try to build your schedule! Since there are a bunch of networking opportunities and special events at Kscope, we thought we should share some of the ‘must attend’ happenings!</p> <p>Keep in mind that Performance Architects’ focus is the business analytics arena, which we define as the intersection of <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Business_intelligence">business intelligence (BI)</a>, <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_discovery">data discovery</a>, and <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enterprise_performance_management">enterprise performance management (EPM)</a>…and in Oracle product speak, that means <a href="http://www.oracle.com/us/solutions/business-analytics/business-intelligence/enterprise-edition/overview/index.html">Oracle Business Intelligence</a>, <a href="http://www.oracle.com/us/solutions/business-analytics/business-intelligence/endeca/overview/index.html">Endeca Information Discovery (OEID)</a>, and <a href="https://www.oracle.com/applications/performance-management/index.html">Hyperion</a>, as well as supporting/enabling technologies such as <a href="http://www.oracle.com/us/products/middleware/data-integration/overview/index.html">data integration</a>, data warehousing, etc…so if you’re focused on other areas, this blog post may not provide a comprehensive guide for you!</p> <p>This year Kscope17 is hosted in sunny San Antonio and if you are lucky enough to get in a couple of days early, take advantage of the absolutely gorgeous resort that is hosting this year. Perhaps some cocktails while you float in the <a href="http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/satjw-jw-marriott-san-antonio-hill-country-resort-and-spa/">JW Marriott’s</a> lazy river?! We also recommend kicking off your conference experience with the <a href="http://kscope17.com/events/community-service-day-2017">Community Service</a> event on Saturday.  This year, ODTUG has partnered with <a href="https://www.havenforhope.org/">Haven for Hope</a> in its mission of radical compassion, driven by hope, to move people from a feeling of worthlessness to the pursuit of excellence.  Haven for Hope provides drug treatment, job training, education, medical services, and so much more all on one campus. They strive to provide participants with the opportunity to better their own lives by moving from homelessness to full employment and stability in their lives. You will have several options to help at Haven for Hope: activities such as meal prep, campus beautification, helping in the free store, serving coffee, and playing bingo with residents.</p> <p>Sunday is where you can really start to dig in and to get the benefit of the conference experience.  The first “must do” of the conference is the <a href="http://kscope17.com/content/sunday-symposiums">BI and/or EPM Symposiums</a>. These are all-day, substantive learning opportunities that provide a forum to interact with Oracle product management and other experts in these solution areas that you won’t experience during other times at the conference.</p> <p>In terms of the conference sessions that kick off Monday, there are simply too many to list in this post.  For those of you who don’t get to attend more than one Oracle conference in a year, we strongly recommend that you try to fit in Oracle’s product and technology roadmap sessions in whatever product areas interest you.  Below is a list of our sessions:</p> <ul> <li>Monday, Jun 26, 2017, 10:30 am &#8211; 11:30 am (Grand Oaks I): Cloudy with a Chance of PBCS: Tips and Tricks for Migrating On-Premise Oracle Hyperion Planning to Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS)</li> <li>Monday, Jun 26, 2017, 2:00 pm &#8211; 3:00 pm (Wisteria/Sunflower): It&#8217;s All About The Data: Oracle BI Cloud Service (BICS) Data Sync and Remote Data Connector</li> <li>Tuesday, Jun 27, 2017, 8:30 am &#8211; 9:30 am (Magnolia): Advanced Data Visualization Techniques Using Oracle BI Cloud Service (BICS): A Cal State Pilot Case Study</li> <li>Wednesday: Jun 28, 2017, 8:30 am &#8211; 9:30 am (Grand Oaks I): Moving The University of Pennsylvania Hyperion Planning On-Prem to the PBCS Cloud: A Journey of Consolidation, Migration, and Enhancements</li> <li>Wednesday, Jun 28, 2017, 4:15 pm &#8211; 5:15 pm (Grand Oaks A/B): Diagnosis Close: How Vertex Pharma Uses Planning, Essbase, and OBIEE to Close the Books</li> </ul> <p>We also want to invite you to play a fun game with us this year: KScope Session Quest! Simply stop by our Booth (#217) on Sunday or our first session on Monday and get your Performance Architects Session Quest card.  If you get stamped at each one of our five sessions at Kscope (or as many as you possibly can given your travel schedule), we will enter you into our drawing to win a $200 Amazon gift card! Simply <a href="mailto:communications@performancearchitects.com">email us</a> a pic of your completed card to enter the drawing. We encourage you to take time to walk the exhibitor hall during <a href="http://kscope17.com/agenda">breakfast/happy hours</a>. This conference does a particularly good job of making sure most of the top consultants and software vendors are available to talk about the latest and greatest in this field in the exhibit area.</p> <p><a href="http://kscope17.com/events/community-nigh-events">Monday night events</a> are also a “must do” because they provide another good opportunity to mix and mingle with the folks in your functional/technical focus area in a fun, low-pressure environment. You will likely see us at the BI Texas-Style Trivia in Grand Oaks H and at the EPM Cloud Lounge in Grand Oaks G.</p> <p>Lastly, Tuesday’s <a href="http://kscope17.com/events/lunch-learn">Lunch and Learn</a> sessions are information-packed Q&amp;A panels from 12:45 &#8211; 1:45 PM led by Oracle ACE Directors, ACEs, and ACE Associates.</p> <p>Finally, Performance Architects is hosting a very special, invite-only friends and family dinner during ODTUG Kscope17. We are also happy to schedule some 1:1 time with you at the show if you have any particular questions.  For either item, please send an email to <a href="mailto:communications@performancearchitects.com?subject=KSCOPE17%20Special%20Event%20RSVP">communications@performancearchitects.com</a> and we’ll send you details.</p> <p>Enjoy the show! – and we hope to see you there.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Melanie Mathews http://blog.performancearchitects.com/wp/?p=2042 Wed Jun 07 2017 05:54:15 GMT-0400 (EDT) Hybrid Cloud – A Solution to a Business Problem https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/2017/06/hybrid-cloud-a-solution-to-a-business-problem/ <p>Moving EPM applications to the <a href="https://www.topdownconsulting.com/resources/by-topic/oracle-epm-cloud/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Cloud</a> is the most significant market direction to date. The reality is that finance and IT teams don’t move as fast as the applications, which means companies need a solution that accommodates a mix of on-premise and <a href="https://www.topdownconsulting.com/life-in-the-cloud/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Cloud EPM applications</a> (Hybrid Cloud). That solution is Hybrid Cloud.</p> <p>Taking a Hybrid Cloud approach offers companies some immediate high-level benefits:</p> <ul> <li>The ability to intermix on-premise and Cloud infrastructures and leverage the best of what both have to offer.</li> <li>Enhanced agility to move seamlessly between the on-premise and Cloud, allowing companies to determine the fastest and most efficient place to work with their applications.</li> <li>Ability to bridge the gap between old and new systems, bringing significant CAPEX and OPEX savings to businesses.</li> </ul> <p>On a day-to-day basis, companies have the flexibility to take advantage of rapid deployment of new planning and reporting applications, elimination of error-prone spreadsheets, reduction in planning and reporting cycle time, increased accuracy of divisional plans and forecasts, integration and alignment with corporate EPM applications all WITHOUT an up-front investment in hardware, a big up-front license fee or high levels of on-going maintenance, and IT involvement.</p> <h3>Challenges</h3> <p>The Hybrid Cloud approach is not without its challenges. The independent market research report by Dynamic Markets details interviews with 1,355 senior decision makers from businesses globally. Respondents were selected from a wide range of business functions including R&amp;D, Sales/Commerce/E-commerce, Marketing, CRM, Finance, and HR. Highlights of the report include—</p> <ul> <li>The single biggest source of failure is the lack of coordination and planning around the integration of cloud applications.</li> <li>54% of the respondents reported downtime in the last six months due to issues with cloud integration.</li> <li>54% have missed deadlines and 75% have lost the ability to innovate, which undermines the reason for deploying cloud applications<em>. </em></li> </ul> <p>These are just a few of the reasons why companies find themselves asking: “What is the right the right approach and how do I make sure all my applications are seamlessly integrated?”</p> <p>In their session, Hybrid Cloud – A Solution to a Business Problem, Paul Hoch and Steve Davis, TopDown Consulting Principal Architects, will answer this question. They will discuss—</p> <ul> <li>How Cloud offers compelling value to EPM owners—e.g., beyond the obvious economic benefits</li> <li>How to successfully do a Hybrid implementation—i.e., strategy for companies to combine on-premise and Cloud-based EPM systems</li> <li>Review implementation considerations to ensure a powerful “hybrid” deployment</li> <li>Integration and how it is critical to success</li> <li>Common pitfalls and how to avoid them</li> <li>Common scenarios where there is synergy for a “hybrid” deployment</li> <li>Real-world examples of companies that are using a Hybrid approach—what’s working and what isn’t</li> <li>And more…</li> </ul> <p>This session is useful for anyone considering a Hybrid approach or those already with a hybrid approach.</p> <p>We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, June 28 at 8:30 a.m. for a robust discuss of Hybrid Cloud. Don’t forget that TopDown’s experts are presenting seven other sessions at <a href="https://www.topdownconsulting.com/2017/06/kscope17/">Kscope17</a>. We’re covering the gamut of topics:</p> <p><a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/2017/04/extreme-calc-manager/">Extreme Calc Manager</a> – <a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/author/ludovic-de-paz/">Ludovic De Paz</a> and <a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/author/ron-moore/">Ron Moore</a></p> <p><a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/2017/05/1754/" data-toggle="collapse">Elevating Your Workforce Planning Solution to the Cloud</a> &#8211; <a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/author/nick-blazosky/">Nick Blazosky</a> and <a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/author/ludovic-de-paz/">Ludovic De Paz</a></p> <p><a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/2017/05/cut-cycle-times-improve-service-levels-w-hybrid-aggregation/">Case Study: How Suez slashed cycle times and improved service levels with Hybrid Aggregation  &#8211; Ron Moore and Brian Brockway, Suez</a></p> <p><a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/2017/05/drg-creating-workflows-in-drm/">DRG – Creating Workflows in DRM</a> &#8211; <a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/author/Steve-davis/">Steve Davis</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.topdownconsulting.com/2017/06/kscope17/">Handling Textual Data in Planning and Essbase—A Starbucks Case Study</a> &#8211; <a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/author/juan/">Juan Porter</a> and Rhonda Brigham, Starbucks</p> <p><a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/2017/06/hybrid-cloud-a-solution-to-a-business-problem/">Hybrid Cloud – A Solution for a Business Problem</a> &#8211; <a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/author/paul-h/">Paul Hoch</a> and <a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/author/Steve-davis/">Steve Davis</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.topdownconsulting.com/2017/06/kscope17/">Agile/Scrum, a new way to manage your project development and delivery</a> &#8211; <a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/author/michaels/">R. Michael Smith</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.topdownconsulting.com/2017/06/kscope17/">How to Get the Most Out of Essbase in the Cloud</a> &#8211;  <a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/author/paul-h/">Paul Hoch</a> and <a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/author/ludovic-de-paz/">Ludovic De Paz</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/2017/06/hybrid-cloud-a-solution-to-a-business-problem/">Hybrid Cloud – A Solution to a Business Problem</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com">TopDown Consulting Blog</a>.</p> Paul Hoch https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/?p=1776 Mon Jun 05 2017 15:17:34 GMT-0400 (EDT) Hybrid Cloud – A Solution to a Business Problem @TopDownInc @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/2017/06/hybrid-cloud-a-solution-to-a-business-problem/ <p>Moving EPM applications to the <a href="https://www.topdownconsulting.com/resources/by-topic/oracle-epm-cloud/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Cloud</a> is the most significant market direction to date. The reality is that finance and IT teams don’t move as fast as the applications, which means companies need a solution that accommodates a mix of on-premise and <a href="https://www.topdownconsulting.com/life-in-the-cloud/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Cloud EPM applications</a> (Hybrid Cloud). That solution is Hybrid Cloud.</p> <p>Taking a Hybrid Cloud approach offers companies some immediate high-level benefits:</p> <ul> <li>The ability to intermix on-premise and Cloud infrastructures and leverage the best of what both have to offer.</li> <li>Enhanced agility to move seamlessly between the on-premise and Cloud, allowing companies to determine the fastest and most efficient place to work with their applications.</li> <li>Ability to bridge the gap between old and new systems, bringing significant CAPEX and OPEX savings to businesses.</li> </ul> <p>On a day-to-day basis, companies have the flexibility to take advantage of rapid deployment of new planning and reporting applications, elimination of error-prone spreadsheets, reduction in planning and reporting cycle time, increased accuracy of divisional plans and forecasts, integration and alignment with corporate EPM applications all WITHOUT an up-front investment in hardware, a big up-front license fee or high levels of on-going maintenance, and IT involvement.</p> <h3>Challenges</h3> <p>The Hybrid Cloud approach is not without its challenges. The independent market research report by Dynamic Markets details interviews with 1,355 senior decision makers from businesses globally. Respondents were selected from a wide range of business functions including R&amp;D, Sales/Commerce/E-commerce, Marketing, CRM, Finance, and HR. Highlights of the report include—</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>The single biggest source of failure is the lack of coordination and planning around the integration of cloud applications.</li> <li>54% of the respondents reported downtime in the last six months due to issues with cloud integration.</li> <li>54% have missed deadlines and 75% have lost the ability to innovate, which undermines the reason for deploying cloud applications<em>. </em></li> </ul> <p>These are just a few of the reasons why companies find themselves asking: “What is the right the right approach and how do I make sure all my applications are seamlessly integrated?”</p> <p>In their session, Hybrid Cloud – A Solution to a Business Problem, Paul Hoch and Steve Davis, TopDown Consulting Principal Architects, will answer this question. They will discuss—</p> <ul> <li>How Cloud offers compelling value to EPM owners—e.g., beyond the obvious economic benefits</li> <li>How to successfully do a Hybrid implementation—i.e., strategy for companies to combine on-premise and Cloud-based EPM systems</li> <li>Review implementation considerations to ensure a powerful “hybrid” deployment</li> <li>Integration and how it is critical to success</li> <li>Common pitfalls and how to avoid them</li> <li>Common scenarios where there is synergy for a “hybrid” deployment</li> <li>Real-world examples of companies that are using a Hybrid approach—what’s working and what isn’t</li> <li>And more…</li> </ul> <p>This session is useful for anyone considering a Hybrid approach or those already with a hybrid approach.</p> <p>We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, June 28 at 8:30 a.m. for a robust discuss of Hybrid Cloud. Don’t forget that TopDown’s experts are presenting seven other sessions at <a href="https://www.topdownconsulting.com/2017/06/kscope17/">Kscope17</a>. We’re covering the gamut of topics:</p> <p><a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/2017/04/extreme-calc-manager/">Extreme Calc Manager</a> – <a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/author/ludovic-de-paz/">Ludovic De Paz</a> and <a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/author/ron-moore/">Ron Moore</a></p> <p><a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/2017/05/1754/" data-toggle="collapse">Elevating Your Workforce Planning Solution to the Cloud</a> – <a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/author/nick-blazosky/">Nick Blazosky</a> and <a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/author/ludovic-de-paz/">Ludovic De Paz</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.topdownconsulting.com/2017/06/kscope17/">Handling Textual Data in Planning and Essbase—A Starbucks Case Study</a> – <a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/author/jordan-wilcox/">Jordan Wilcox</a> and Rhonda Brigham, Starbucks</p> <p><a href="https://www.topdownconsulting.com/2017/06/kscope17/">Case Study: How Suez slashed cycle times and improved service levels with Hybrid Aggregation – Ron Moore and Brian Brockway, Suez</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.topdownconsulting.com/2017/06/kscope17/">Hybrid Cloud – A Solution for a Business Problem</a> – <a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/author/paul-h/">Paul Hoch</a> and <a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/author/Steve-davis/">Steve Davis</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.topdownconsulting.com/2017/06/kscope17/">Agile/Scrum, a new way to manage your project development and delivery</a> – <a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/author/michaels/">R. Michael Smith</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.topdownconsulting.com/2017/06/kscope17/">How to Get the Most Out of Essbase in the Cloud</a> – John Maloney and <a href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/author/paul-h/">Paul Hoch</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/2017/06/hybrid-cloud-a-solution-to-a-business-problem/">Hybrid Cloud – A Solution to a Business Problem</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blog.topdownconsulting.com">TopDown Consulting Blog</a>.</p> Paul Hoch https://blog.topdownconsulting.com/?p=1776 Mon Jun 05 2017 15:17:34 GMT-0400 (EDT) Announcing the 2017 ODTUG Innovation Award Nominations http://www.odtug.com/p/bl/et/blogaid=724&source=1 New for 2017 - member voting! If you are an ODTUG member, you should have received a members only voting link to cast a vote for your favorite innovation. Thanks to all the individuals who nominated these outstanding individuals and their exceptionally innovative projects. ODTUG http://www.odtug.com/p/bl/et/blogaid=724&source=1 Mon Jun 05 2017 10:06:47 GMT-0400 (EDT) Announcing the 2017 ODTUG Innovation Award Nominations @odtug @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs http://www.odtug.com/p/bl/et/blogaid=724&source=1 New for 2017 - member voting! If you are an ODTUG member, you should have received a members only voting link to cast a vote for your favorite innovation. Thanks to all the individuals who nominated these outstanding individuals and their exceptionally innovative projects. ODTUG http://www.odtug.com/p/bl/et/blogaid=724&source=1 Mon Jun 05 2017 10:06:47 GMT-0400 (EDT) HyperionEPM.com is now EPMMarshall.com http://www.epmmarshall.com/hyperionepm-com-now-epmmarshall-com/ <p>You may have noticed a massive change in the way things look around here.  HyperionEPM.com is now EPMMarshall.com!  And yes&#8230;this is a totally corny play on words, and I&#8217;m okay with that.  I&#8217;m Brian <strong>Marshall</strong> and I like to blog about <strong>EPM</strong>.  It also makes for a cool looking badge logo.  As it happens, EPMMarshal.com works too if you are interested in spelling it correctly.  HyperionEPM.com will also continue to work.</p> <p>All of my existing content will still be here and everything will work just like it did.  I decided to change the site up for a few reasons.  First, if you google Hyperion EPM, you can&#8217;t get right to my website.  There are too many other companies that have the top slots (I&#8217;m looking at you, Oracle).  Second, Hyperion is not the only EPM technology out there.  I may not blog about other technologies yet, but at least this gives me more options.</p> <p>That&#8217;s all for today.  I should have a lot more content coming as I finish off my presentations for Kscope17 and try to regain some of my blogging time as things hopefully slow down a little at US-Analytics.  In the meantime, enjoy a giant version of my new logo:<br /> <img data-attachment-id="1445" data-permalink="http://www.epmmarshall.com/hyperionepm-com-now-epmmarshall-com/epmmarshallbig/" data-orig-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/EPMMARSHALLBIG.png?fit=500%2C498" data-orig-size="500,498" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="EPMMARSHALLBIG" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/EPMMARSHALLBIG.png?fit=300%2C300" data-large-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/EPMMARSHALLBIG.png?fit=500%2C498" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1445 imgborder" src="https://i0.wp.com/epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/EPMMARSHALLBIG.png?w=912" alt="" srcset="https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/EPMMARSHALLBIG.png?w=500 500w, https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/EPMMARSHALLBIG.png?resize=150%2C150 150w, https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/EPMMARSHALLBIG.png?resize=300%2C300 300w" sizes="(max-width: 500px) 100vw, 500px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.epmmarshall.com/hyperionepm-com-now-epmmarshall-com/">HyperionEPM.com is now EPMMarshall.com</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.epmmarshall.com">EPM Marshall</a>.</p> Brian Marshall http://epmmarshall.com/?p=1427 Mon Jun 05 2017 07:46:05 GMT-0400 (EDT) HyperionEPM.com is now EPMMarshall.com @hyperionepmcom http://www.epmmarshall.com/hyperionepm-com-now-epmmarshall-com/ <p>You may have noticed a massive change in the way things look around here.  HyperionEPM.com is now EPMMarshall.com!  And yes&#8230;this is a totally corny play on words, and I&#8217;m okay with that.  I&#8217;m Brian <strong>Marshall</strong> and I like to blog about <strong>EPM</strong>.  It also makes for a cool looking badge logo.  As it happens, EPMMarshal.com works too if you are interested in spelling it correctly.  HyperionEPM.com will also continue to work.</p> <p>All of my existing content will still be here and everything will work just like it did.  I decided to change the site up for a few reasons.  First, if you google Hyperion EPM, you can&#8217;t get right to my website.  There are too many other companies that have the top slots (I&#8217;m looking at you, Oracle).  Second, Hyperion is not the only EPM technology out there.  I may not blog about other technologies yet, but at least this gives me more options.</p> <p>That&#8217;s all for today.  I should have a lot more content coming as I finish off my presentations for Kscope17 and try to regain some of my blogging time as things hopefully slow down a little at US-Analytics.  In the meantime, enjoy a giant version of my new logo:<br /> <img data-attachment-id="1445" data-permalink="http://www.epmmarshall.com/hyperionepm-com-now-epmmarshall-com/epmmarshallbig/" data-orig-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/EPMMARSHALLBIG.png?fit=500%2C498" data-orig-size="500,498" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="EPMMARSHALLBIG" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/EPMMARSHALLBIG.png?fit=300%2C300" data-large-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/EPMMARSHALLBIG.png?fit=500%2C498" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1445 imgborder" src="https://i0.wp.com/epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/EPMMARSHALLBIG.png?w=912" alt="" srcset="https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/EPMMARSHALLBIG.png?w=500 500w, https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/EPMMARSHALLBIG.png?resize=150%2C150 150w, https://i1.wp.com/www.epmmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/EPMMARSHALLBIG.png?resize=300%2C300 300w" sizes="(max-width: 500px) 100vw, 500px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.epmmarshall.com/hyperionepm-com-now-epmmarshall-com/">HyperionEPM.com is now EPMMarshall.com</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.epmmarshall.com">EPM Marshall</a>.</p> Brian Marshall http://epmmarshall.com/?p=1427 Mon Jun 05 2017 07:46:05 GMT-0400 (EDT) Oracle Planning & Budgeting Cloud June 2017 Update! Groovy Scripting! http://epmsimplified.blogspot.com/2017/06/oracle-planning-budgeting-cloud-june.html It's been a while since I last wrote, I've been doing a rigorous &nbsp;running program for the past couple of months in order to prepare for an ultra-marathon, and as a result I end up very tired after finishing work and my daily run! I'll try and get back to writing more frequently!<br /><br />I've been waiting (like so many of you) for the latest PBCS/EPBCS June release on Test environments to play around with the latest features! Oracle published the list of updates here&nbsp;<a href="http://www.oracle.com/webfolder/technetwork/tutorials/tutorial/cloud/pbcs/1706-pbcs-wn.htm" target="_blank">June 2017 Release</a>,,, for me the thing that caught my attention is the introduction of Groovy scripting in Calculation Manager, the first one to write and elaborate on that was Celvin.<br /><br />So today I finally got to play around with the feature and did write a very simple "Hello World" kind of script just to test and it was really fun!<br /><br />So now you can go "Rules" under "Create and Manage", create a new script, switch to Script mode, on the right side next to Jump to line you have Script Type as shown below.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-HOnzptqj434/WTOXgtGsKTI/AAAAAAAAIL4/PctpyYQowCUYurtBG9xveARVszGtlzTnwCLcB/s1600/1.PNG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="69" data-original-width="459" height="60" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-HOnzptqj434/WTOXgtGsKTI/AAAAAAAAIL4/PctpyYQowCUYurtBG9xveARVszGtlzTnwCLcB/s400/1.PNG" width="400" /></a></div><br />Now, I copied one of EPBCS's pre-built Groovy scripts and changed it to simply return an error message to indicate whether the rule was executed from the "Rules" launcher or the "Dataform" business rules launcher. Here is the script<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-sbEsIHTlHJo/WTOXh6OdqLI/AAAAAAAAIMA/NOW8uSV8ruQksgFm7GogW5tXi79N0rbWQCEw/s1600/2.PNG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="297" data-original-width="925" height="203" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-sbEsIHTlHJo/WTOXh6OdqLI/AAAAAAAAIMA/NOW8uSV8ruQksgFm7GogW5tXi79N0rbWQCEw/s640/2.PNG" width="640" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div>The script is very simple, it will first check if there is a data grid from which this script is triggered and return a simple message. In order to execute a set of commands you need to use Groovy return function either in the simple way shown above, or by using a StringBuilder. I have yet to look at the Groovy documentation that should be part of the new release, it should describe in details the available functions and methods etc.<br /><br />So now, I'll go and run the rule from "Rules" launcher<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-3NWqmBkb8R8/WTOXhqtbfkI/AAAAAAAAIMQ/dGTrJPhn6fA6TGnuCPokOApsw7F1nAB_gCEw/s1600/3.PNG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="52" data-original-width="1600" height="19" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-3NWqmBkb8R8/WTOXhqtbfkI/AAAAAAAAIMQ/dGTrJPhn6fA6TGnuCPokOApsw7F1nAB_gCEw/s640/3.PNG" width="640" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><br />I'll get the following message...(The same concept is already applied in some of the pre-built EPBCS rules)<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-XASQ_0veTqo/WTOXhz_Ns_I/AAAAAAAAIMQ/ml885hNlGJ0MOX0pEpwHFd684xlI5kfXgCEw/s1600/4.PNG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="111" data-original-width="245" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-XASQ_0veTqo/WTOXhz_Ns_I/AAAAAAAAIMQ/ml885hNlGJ0MOX0pEpwHFd684xlI5kfXgCEw/s1600/4.PNG" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><br />And If I run the rule from a dataform (any dataform)...<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-978m-6ASMmE/WTOXiY-3c2I/AAAAAAAAIMQ/aE88qz60n3MbIKUwwa7jpPt8cT7chqv8wCEw/s1600/5.PNG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="541" data-original-width="674" height="320" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-978m-6ASMmE/WTOXiY-3c2I/AAAAAAAAIMQ/aE88qz60n3MbIKUwwa7jpPt8cT7chqv8wCEw/s400/5.PNG" width="400" /></a></div><br /><br />I'll get..<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-bBq_i7lKVwg/WTOXiTkSS3I/AAAAAAAAIMQ/x-pu_u98QmUaMqUYuD0hlDsAv33btwW7QCEw/s1600/6.PNG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="622" data-original-width="794" height="312" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-bBq_i7lKVwg/WTOXiTkSS3I/AAAAAAAAIMQ/x-pu_u98QmUaMqUYuD0hlDsAv33btwW7QCEw/s400/6.PNG" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">So it's officially here, Groovy scripting in the cloud! It's been there for a while for on-premise Planning, so it's really exciting to have it in the cloud.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">Now we have a glimpse of the future of scripting, exciting times ahead :)</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><br /></div><br /> Omar Shubeilat tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2208425848541526078.post-8380236570779407439 Sun Jun 04 2017 01:33:00 GMT-0400 (EDT) Oracle Planning & Budgeting Cloud June 2017 Update! Groovy Scripting! @omarshubeilat @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs http://epmsimplified.blogspot.com/2017/06/oracle-planning-budgeting-cloud-june.html It's been a while since I last wrote, I've been doing a rigorous &nbsp;running program for the past couple of months in order to prepare for an ultra-marathon, and as a result I end up very tired after finishing work and my daily run! I'll try and get back to writing more frequently!<br /><br />I've been waiting (like so many of you) for the latest PBCS/EPBCS June release on Test environments to play around with the latest features! Oracle published the list of updates here&nbsp;<a href="http://www.oracle.com/webfolder/technetwork/tutorials/tutorial/cloud/pbcs/1706-pbcs-wn.htm" target="_blank">June 2017 Release</a>,,, for me the thing that caught my attention is the introduction of Groovy scripting in Calculation Manager, the first one to write and elaborate on that was Celvin.<br /><br />So today I finally got to play around with the feature and did write a very simple "Hello World" kind of script just to test and it was really fun!<br /><br />So now you can go "Rules" under "Create and Manage", create a new script, switch to Script mode, on the right side next to Jump to line you have Script Type as shown below.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-HOnzptqj434/WTOXgtGsKTI/AAAAAAAAIL4/PctpyYQowCUYurtBG9xveARVszGtlzTnwCLcB/s1600/1.PNG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="69" data-original-width="459" height="60" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-HOnzptqj434/WTOXgtGsKTI/AAAAAAAAIL4/PctpyYQowCUYurtBG9xveARVszGtlzTnwCLcB/s400/1.PNG" width="400" /></a></div><br />Now, I copied one of EPBCS's pre-built Groovy scripts and changed it to simply return an error message to indicate whether the rule was executed from the "Rules" launcher or the "Dataform" business rules launcher. Here is the script<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-sbEsIHTlHJo/WTOXh6OdqLI/AAAAAAAAIMA/NOW8uSV8ruQksgFm7GogW5tXi79N0rbWQCEw/s1600/2.PNG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="297" data-original-width="925" height="203" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-sbEsIHTlHJo/WTOXh6OdqLI/AAAAAAAAIMA/NOW8uSV8ruQksgFm7GogW5tXi79N0rbWQCEw/s640/2.PNG" width="640" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div>The script is very simple, it will first check if there is a data grid from which this script is triggered and return a simple message. In order to execute a set of commands you need to use Groovy return function either in the simple way shown above, or by using a StringBuilder. I have yet to look at the Groovy documentation that should be part of the new release, it should describe in details the available functions and methods etc.<br /><br />So now, I'll go and run the rule from "Rules" launcher<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-3NWqmBkb8R8/WTOXhqtbfkI/AAAAAAAAIMQ/dGTrJPhn6fA6TGnuCPokOApsw7F1nAB_gCEw/s1600/3.PNG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="52" data-original-width="1600" height="19" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-3NWqmBkb8R8/WTOXhqtbfkI/AAAAAAAAIMQ/dGTrJPhn6fA6TGnuCPokOApsw7F1nAB_gCEw/s640/3.PNG" width="640" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><br />I'll get the following message...(The same concept is already applied in some of the pre-built EPBCS rules)<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-XASQ_0veTqo/WTOXhz_Ns_I/AAAAAAAAIMQ/ml885hNlGJ0MOX0pEpwHFd684xlI5kfXgCEw/s1600/4.PNG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="111" data-original-width="245" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-XASQ_0veTqo/WTOXhz_Ns_I/AAAAAAAAIMQ/ml885hNlGJ0MOX0pEpwHFd684xlI5kfXgCEw/s1600/4.PNG" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><br />And If I run the rule from a dataform (any dataform)...<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-978m-6ASMmE/WTOXiY-3c2I/AAAAAAAAIMQ/aE88qz60n3MbIKUwwa7jpPt8cT7chqv8wCEw/s1600/5.PNG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="541" data-original-width="674" height="320" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-978m-6ASMmE/WTOXiY-3c2I/AAAAAAAAIMQ/aE88qz60n3MbIKUwwa7jpPt8cT7chqv8wCEw/s400/5.PNG" width="400" /></a></div><br /><br />I'll get..<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-bBq_i7lKVwg/WTOXiTkSS3I/AAAAAAAAIMQ/x-pu_u98QmUaMqUYuD0hlDsAv33btwW7QCEw/s1600/6.PNG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="622" data-original-width="794" height="312" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-bBq_i7lKVwg/WTOXiTkSS3I/AAAAAAAAIMQ/x-pu_u98QmUaMqUYuD0hlDsAv33btwW7QCEw/s400/6.PNG" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">So it's officially here, Groovy scripting in the cloud! It's been there for a while for on-premise Planning, so it's really exciting to have it in the cloud.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">Now we have a glimpse of the future of scripting, exciting times ahead :)</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><br /></div><br /> Omar Shubeilat tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2208425848541526078.post-8380236570779407439 Sun Jun 04 2017 01:33:00 GMT-0400 (EDT) Kscope17 EPM Data Integration Session Highlights - Tony Scalese http://www.odtug.com/p/bl/et/blogaid=723&source=1 With ODTUG Kscope17 less than one month away, here is a highlight of the Kscope17 EPM Data Integration sessions that Tony Scalese is most excited to attend and why he thinks you should attend them: ODTUG http://www.odtug.com/p/bl/et/blogaid=723&source=1 Fri Jun 02 2017 11:31:57 GMT-0400 (EDT) Kscope17 EPM Data Integration Session Highlights - Tony Scalese @odtug http://www.odtug.com/p/bl/et/blogaid=723&source=1 With ODTUG Kscope17 less than one month away, here is a highlight of the Kscope17 EPM Data Integration sessions that Tony Scalese is most excited to attend and why he thinks you should attend them: ODTUG http://www.odtug.com/p/bl/et/blogaid=723&source=1 Fri Jun 02 2017 11:31:57 GMT-0400 (EDT) Integrating HFM 11.1.2.4 with ODI Metadata Knowledge Modules (OTN Article) @devepm @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs https://devepm.com/2017/06/01/integrating-hfm-11-1-2-4-with-odi-metadata-knowledge-modules-otn-article/ Hi all! It took a while but it is finally live! Oracle OTN released our article about &#8220;Integrating HFM 11.1.2.4 with ODI Metadata Knowledge Modules&#8220;. It shows all the details behind the construction of ODI RKM and Metadata IKM for HFM 11.1.2.4 and also explain all its options and functionalities. Please feel free to download [&#8230;]<img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=devepm.com&#038;blog=33318620&#038;post=1449&#038;subd=devepm&#038;ref=&#038;feed=1" width="1" height="1" /> radk00 http://devepm.com/?p=1449 Thu Jun 01 2017 17:22:56 GMT-0400 (EDT) Integrating HFM 11.1.2.4 with ODI Metadata Knowledge Modules (OTN Article) https://devepm.com/2017/06/01/integrating-hfm-11-1-2-4-with-odi-metadata-knowledge-modules-otn-article/ Hi all! It took a while but it is finally live! Oracle OTN released our article about &#8220;Integrating HFM 11.1.2.4 with ODI Metadata Knowledge Modules&#8220;. It shows all the details behind the construction of ODI RKM and Metadata IKM for HFM 11.1.2.4 and also explain all its options and functionalities. Please feel free to download [&#8230;]<img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=devepm.com&#038;blog=33318620&#038;post=1449&#038;subd=devepm&#038;ref=&#038;feed=1" width="1" height="1" /> radk00 http://devepm.com/?p=1449 Thu Jun 01 2017 17:22:56 GMT-0400 (EDT) Member Selection in FCCS http://ericerikson.blogspot.com/2017/06/member-selection-in-fccs.html <div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on">For those who are switching from HFM (or Enterprise for that matter) to FCCS there are a lot of things that will seem familiar. You have journals, consolidation, hierarchies, Financial Reporting, FDMEE (lite), intercompany matching (and thank goodness it's with the Enterprise side by side format), and more.<br /><div><br /></div><div>One simple, more practical area where things are different is with member selection. This may seem trivial, but it is learning small things like this that make using the product easier to pick up. You focus more on what you're doing vs. wasting time on how to do it.</div><div><br /></div><div>In Enterprise, member selection was a simple dialog box with a list or hierarchy of members, you select one, and click OK. Sorry, I don't have Enterprise up and running to show a screenshot.</div><div><br /></div><div>In HFM, member selection is typically a dual sided dialog box with available choices on the left and the selected item(s) on the right and clicking the chevrons (not shown below) in the middle to add/delete or select a relationship.</div><div><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-UYvh3ljsNts/WRo6t5hjB1I/AAAAAAAAAcU/6xHmpCSY6NkZAM577npx3FETudEDqT74ACLcB/s1600/hfm%2Bselect.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="168" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-UYvh3ljsNts/WRo6t5hjB1I/AAAAAAAAAcU/6xHmpCSY6NkZAM577npx3FETudEDqT74ACLcB/s640/hfm%2Bselect.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div><br /></div><div><br /></div><div>In FCCS, and I'm pretty sure the same goes for EPBCS/PBCS as well, member selection works a little different. There are two main flavors.</div><div><br /></div><div>This first example is from journals. There are tabs across the top for each dimension instead of the dropdown of HFM. Start from the left and click on parent members to drill down to the children in the next column - if you keep clicking, like on USA, the screen scrolls to the right to keep drilling down. But the question comes: how do you select a member? In the screenshot, there are three entities selected (gray boxes) - which one will be in the point of view when OK is clicked?</div><div><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-2glpkTLJVUY/WRo0MyZtH5I/AAAAAAAAAcI/Ywxw5hcZ_egiLFAJXlEkkhOjyRnmOyv_QCLcB/s1600/regular.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="275" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-2glpkTLJVUY/WRo0MyZtH5I/AAAAAAAAAcI/Ywxw5hcZ_egiLFAJXlEkkhOjyRnmOyv_QCLcB/s640/regular.png" width="640" /></a></div><div><br /></div><div><br /></div><div>The answer is none of them! The selected entity is Latin America in the center column - note the checkmark to the left of the label. So, to select an entity, you must click the whitespace to the left of the member to place the checkmark. Clicking the entity itself does not place the checkmark. Think Smart View member selection, where you have to click the box and then click the chevron.</div><div><br /></div><div><br /></div><div>The other primary member selection box is seen in intercompany matching reports, where a relationship (think list in HFM and Enterprise) is needed. This screen has the same columns (in the middle and right) for the drill down as above and the same blue checkmark (see North America in the right column), but the additional bit shows in the LEFT column.&nbsp;</div><div><br /></div><div><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Q2dOj9TVE5o/WRo1O80YdrI/AAAAAAAAAcM/FbhVLQNcrIIao9DAcsflfux3ron4xrl3wCLcB/s1600/list.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="422" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Q2dOj9TVE5o/WRo1O80YdrI/AAAAAAAAAcM/FbhVLQNcrIIao9DAcsflfux3ron4xrl3wCLcB/s640/list.png" width="640" /></a></div><div><br /></div><div><br /></div><div>This column shows a relationship selection. To do this, hover over a specific "anchor" member and the fx icon will appear. When clicked, the various relationships will appear. The equivalent of "base" members is "Level 0 Descendants," which highlights the Essbase underpinnings of the product.</div><div><br /></div><div></div><div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-fwhk6uRMLZk/WRo-L53niHI/AAAAAAAAAcY/jhIv7BdVAPAR0Wo0jB5wnvD9at-Q0026wCLcB/s1600/fx.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="318" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-fwhk6uRMLZk/WRo-L53niHI/AAAAAAAAAcY/jhIv7BdVAPAR0Wo0jB5wnvD9at-Q0026wCLcB/s400/fx.png" width="400" /></a></div><br /><br /></div><div>Note that multiple items can be added to the left, whereas HFM typically would only allow one list/relationship to be added to the point of view.</div><div><br /></div><div>Also, as seen in the bottom of the second screenshot above, this panel can be toggled from Members to other choices depending on the design of the application.</div><div><a href="https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=6544753899810698939" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"></a><br /></div><div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div>A huge benefit to all of this is you can do this from your phone/tablet. This screenshot was taken from an Apple iPhone using the standard Safari web browser.</div><div><br /></div><div><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-UDWQs46NulQ/WRo59PSDquI/AAAAAAAAAcQ/GKzWGz8OPSkExmxhS2MmGYmPJkxfOZMFgCLcB/s1600/IMG_0389.PNG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-UDWQs46NulQ/WRo59PSDquI/AAAAAAAAAcQ/GKzWGz8OPSkExmxhS2MmGYmPJkxfOZMFgCLcB/s640/IMG_0389.PNG" width="356" /></a></div><div><br /></div><div><br /></div><div><br /></div><div>Member selection is a little different, just like Enterprise to HFM was a little different but in the end you get what you need.</div><div><br /></div><div><br /></div><div><br /></div></div> ericerikson tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6544753899810698939.post-6126481307010327021 Thu Jun 01 2017 11:28:00 GMT-0400 (EDT) Member Selection in FCCS @ericerikson @orclEPMblogs http://ericerikson.blogspot.com/2017/06/member-selection-in-fccs.html <div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on">For those who are switching from HFM (or Enterprise for that matter) to FCCS there are a lot of things that will seem familiar. You have journals, consolidation, hierarchies, Financial Reporting, FDMEE (lite), intercompany matching (and thank goodness it's with the Enterprise side by side format), and more.<br /><div><br /></div><div>One simple, more practical area where things are different is with member selection. This may seem trivial, but it is learning small things like this that make using the product easier to pick up. You focus more on what you're doing vs. wasting time on how to do it.</div><div><br /></div><div>In Enterprise, member selection was a simple dialog box with a list or hierarchy of members, you select one, and click OK. Sorry, I don't have Enterprise up and running to show a screenshot.</div><div><br /></div><div>In HFM, member selection is typically a dual sided dialog box with available choices on the left and the selected item(s) on the right and clicking the chevrons (not shown below) in the middle to add/delete or select a relationship.</div><div><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-UYvh3ljsNts/WRo6t5hjB1I/AAAAAAAAAcU/6xHmpCSY6NkZAM577npx3FETudEDqT74ACLcB/s1600/hfm%2Bselect.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="168" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-UYvh3ljsNts/WRo6t5hjB1I/AAAAAAAAAcU/6xHmpCSY6NkZAM577npx3FETudEDqT74ACLcB/s640/hfm%2Bselect.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div><br /></div><div><br /></div><div>In FCCS, and I'm pretty sure the same goes for EPBCS/PBCS as well, member selection works a little different. There are two main flavors.</div><div><br /></div><div>This first example is from journals. There are tabs across the top for each dimension instead of the dropdown of HFM. Start from the left and click on parent members to drill down to the children in the next column - if you keep clicking, like on USA, the screen scrolls to the right to keep drilling down. But the question comes: how do you select a member? In the screenshot, there are three entities selected (gray boxes) - which one will be in the point of view when OK is clicked?</div><div><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-2glpkTLJVUY/WRo0MyZtH5I/AAAAAAAAAcI/Ywxw5hcZ_egiLFAJXlEkkhOjyRnmOyv_QCLcB/s1600/regular.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="275" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-2glpkTLJVUY/WRo0MyZtH5I/AAAAAAAAAcI/Ywxw5hcZ_egiLFAJXlEkkhOjyRnmOyv_QCLcB/s640/regular.png" width="640" /></a></div><div><br /></div><div><br /></div><div>The answer is none of them! The selected entity is Latin America in the center column - note the checkmark to the left of the label. So, to select an entity, you must click the whitespace to the left of the member to place the checkmark. Clicking the entity itself does not place the checkmark. Think Smart View member selection, where you have to click the box and then click the chevron.</div><div><br /></div><div><br /></div><div>The other primary member selection box is seen in intercompany matching reports, where a relationship (think list in HFM and Enterprise) is needed. This screen has the same columns (in the middle and right) for the drill down as above and the same blue checkmark (see North America in the right column), but the additional bit shows in the LEFT column.&nbsp;</div><div><br /></div><div><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Q2dOj9TVE5o/WRo1O80YdrI/AAAAAAAAAcM/FbhVLQNcrIIao9DAcsflfux3ron4xrl3wCLcB/s1600/list.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="422" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Q2dOj9TVE5o/WRo1O80YdrI/AAAAAAAAAcM/FbhVLQNcrIIao9DAcsflfux3ron4xrl3wCLcB/s640/list.png" width="640" /></a></div><div><br /></div><div><br /></div><div>This column shows a relationship selection. To do this, hover over a specific "anchor" member and the fx icon will appear. When clicked, the various relationships will appear. The equivalent of "base" members is "Level 0 Descendants," which highlights the Essbase underpinnings of the product.</div><div><br /></div><div></div><div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-fwhk6uRMLZk/WRo-L53niHI/AAAAAAAAAcY/jhIv7BdVAPAR0Wo0jB5wnvD9at-Q0026wCLcB/s1600/fx.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="318" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-fwhk6uRMLZk/WRo-L53niHI/AAAAAAAAAcY/jhIv7BdVAPAR0Wo0jB5wnvD9at-Q0026wCLcB/s400/fx.png" width="400" /></a></div><br /><br /></div><div>Note that multiple items can be added to the left, whereas HFM typically would only allow one list/relationship to be added to the point of view.</div><div><br /></div><div>Also, as seen in the bottom of the second screenshot above, this panel can be toggled from Members to other choices depending on the design of the application.</div><div><a href="https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=6544753899810698939" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"></a><br /></div><div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div>A huge benefit to all of this is you can do this from your phone/tablet. This screenshot was taken from an Apple iPhone using the standard Safari web browser.</div><div><br /></div><div><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-UDWQs46NulQ/WRo59PSDquI/AAAAAAAAAcQ/GKzWGz8OPSkExmxhS2MmGYmPJkxfOZMFgCLcB/s1600/IMG_0389.PNG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-UDWQs46NulQ/WRo59PSDquI/AAAAAAAAAcQ/GKzWGz8OPSkExmxhS2MmGYmPJkxfOZMFgCLcB/s640/IMG_0389.PNG" width="356" /></a></div><div><br /></div><div><br /></div><div><br /></div><div>Member selection is a little different, just like Enterprise to HFM was a little different but in the end you get what you need.</div><div><br /></div><div><br /></div><div><br /></div></div> ericerikson tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6544753899810698939.post-6126481307010327021 Thu Jun 01 2017 11:28:00 GMT-0400 (EDT) 11.1.2.4 HFM Task Flow Communications @CheckPointllc http://blog.checkpointllc.com/11.1.2.4-hfm-task-flow-communications <p>Task Flows in Classic HFM&nbsp; 11.1.2.4 are interesting beasts. If your clients rely on them to run consolidation packages like ours do, they could be in some trouble. If there is any drop in communication between HFM and Shared Services, your results will not be as desired.Consolidation packages that should have to run 12-16 hours stopped unexpectedly after a few hours. Looking through the logs, we found&nbsp; the tasks were unsuccessful. Fortunately, an email was sent out to that effect, so the issue was noticed by the administrators. It was a fluke - there was an invalid SSO token, caused by a time stamp being 8 hours off on one of the load balancers for a few minutes. That was enough to derail ALL the tasks running at that time.</p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=297092&amp;k=14&amp;r=http%3A%2F%2Fblog.checkpointllc.com%2F11.1.2.4-hfm-task-flow-communications&amp;bu=http%253A%252F%252Fblog.checkpointllc.com&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> CheckPoint http://blog.checkpointllc.com/11.1.2.4-hfm-task-flow-communications Thu Jun 01 2017 09:15:00 GMT-0400 (EDT) 11.1.2.4 HFM Task Flow Communications http://blog.checkpointllc.com/11.1.2.4-hfm-task-flow-communications <p>Task Flows in Classic HFM&nbsp; 11.1.2.4 are interesting beasts. If your clients rely on them to run consolidation packages like ours do, they could be in some trouble. If there is any drop in communication between HFM and Shared Services, your results will not be as desired.Consolidation packages that should have to run 12-16 hours stopped unexpectedly after a few hours. Looking through the logs, we found&nbsp; the tasks were unsuccessful. Fortunately, an email was sent out to that effect, so the issue was noticed by the administrators. It was a fluke - there was an invalid SSO token, caused by a time stamp being 8 hours off on one of the load balancers for a few minutes. That was enough to derail ALL the tasks running at that time.</p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=297092&amp;k=14&amp;r=http%3A%2F%2Fblog.checkpointllc.com%2F11.1.2.4-hfm-task-flow-communications&amp;bu=http%253A%252F%252Fblog.checkpointllc.com&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> CheckPoint http://blog.checkpointllc.com/11.1.2.4-hfm-task-flow-communications Thu Jun 01 2017 09:15:00 GMT-0400 (EDT) Kscope Ambassador Program http://www.odtug.com/p/bl/et/blogaid=722&source=1 The Kscope Ambassador Program is back!  You’re already attending the sessions, so why not take an opportunity to assist with the conference and make a difference? ODTUG http://www.odtug.com/p/bl/et/blogaid=722&source=1 Thu Jun 01 2017 09:00:53 GMT-0400 (EDT) Kscope Ambassador Program @odtug @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs http://www.odtug.com/p/bl/et/blogaid=722&source=1 The Kscope Ambassador Program is back!  You’re already attending the sessions, so why not take an opportunity to assist with the conference and make a difference? ODTUG http://www.odtug.com/p/bl/et/blogaid=722&source=1 Thu Jun 01 2017 09:00:53 GMT-0400 (EDT) Head in the Essbase Cloud No. 4 -- Fixing Cube Designer's download http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CameronsBlogForEssbaseHackers/~3/hMrrYll88k0/head-in-essbase-cloud-no-4-fixing-cube.html <h1 dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-39e8b4be-5f00-db46-6296-52a96cb51923" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 24pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #365f91; font-family: Cambria; font-size: 14pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Procrastination </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #365f91; font-family: Cambria; font-size: 14pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: line-through; vertical-align: baseline;">really isn’t that bad</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #365f91; font-family: Cambria; font-size: 14pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> sucks</span></h1><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">For those of you who don’t follow me on Twitter (surely all of the sensible ones but here you are reading this so who knows), </span><a href="https://twitter.com/CameronLackpour/status/869377421254037504" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">I </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">just</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;"> made the deadline</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> for </span><a href="http://kscope17.com/component/seminar/seminarslist#Essbase%20Cloud%20is%20Here.%20Now%20What?" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Kscope17 presentation</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> submissions. &nbsp;Is it possible that I may have waited till the last minute? &nbsp;Possibly. &nbsp;I will note that </span><a href="https://twitter.com/CubeCoderDotCom" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Tim German</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">, my copresenter, had his slides to me in plenty of time so I suppose I have to own the almost-deadly tardiness.</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">In an effort to blame an inanimate object over my lateness, this post will illustrate something about Essbase Cloud that almost drove me to distraction over the weekend – updating Cube Desinger.</span></div><h1 dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 24pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #365f91; font-family: Cambria; font-size: 14pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">No, I’m not going to show you the beta I’m NDA’d to death with</span></h1><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">My issue is that I’ve been blogging with the GA release of Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) but need to show some interesting new stuff in what-will-be-GA-but-is-now-beta. &nbsp;Whew. &nbsp;This not-quite-yet-released version has new functionality that I want to demo and that means I needed the latest </span><a href="http://camerons-blog-for-essbase-hackers.blogspot.com/2017/03/" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Cube Designer</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">. &nbsp;What you’re going to see below will </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">not</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> show anything </span><a href="http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=secret+squirrel" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Secret Squirrel</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">-like other than a release number which, given that it is precisely one number up from the current release ought to not have Oracle breathing down my pencil neck.</span></div><h2 dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 10pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #4f81bd; font-family: Cambria; font-size: 13pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Trying to make it work</span></h2><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Those unfortunates who know me know that I use </span><a href="http://www.vmware.com/products/workstation.html" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">VMWorkstation</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> to virtualize server and client instances to keep software versions separate: &nbsp;client X uses 11.1.2.3.500 so that goes to Win 7 VM 1, client Y uses 11.1.2.4 </span><a href="http://camerons-blog-for-essbase-hackers.blogspot.com/2017/02/stupid-programming-tips-no-31.html" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">and I want to use Office 2016 so that goes to Win 10 VM1</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">, etc. &nbsp;All well and good, but the VM I use to do Essbase Cloud (yes, really, I do this) had the GA Cube Designer and I couldn’t get that upgrade to work. &nbsp;Yes, I could have spun up another VM but I am lazy so thought I’d simply upgrade it. &nbsp;That was possibly not a good idea.</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">NB – I’ve redacted server names and IP addresses. &nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.word-detective.com/2008/08/take-it-as-read/" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Take it as read</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> (This is a Britishism? &nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-lor1.htm" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Lord love a duck</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> I had no idea, which (the bit about the duck) also turns out to be an English expression. &nbsp;It think I spend too much time around </span><a href="http://www.cubecoder.com/" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Tim German</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> or </span><a href="http://essbasedownunder.com/" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Pete Nitschke</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> or </span><a href="https://medium.com/mark-rittman" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Mark Rittman</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> or…who knows, maybe I’m just an </span><a href="https://glosbe.com/en/en/odd%20duck" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">odd duck</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">. &nbsp;Heh, probably so.) &nbsp;when I say that the GA URL and the beta URL are not same.</span></div><h2 dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 10pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #4f81bd; font-family: Cambria; font-size: 13pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Upgrade? &nbsp;Or not.</span></h2><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">For those of you who use Planning’s administrator extension, this Smart View screen ought to be a familiar looking dialog box. &nbsp;In this screenshot I’ve clicked on the “Check for Updates, New Installs, and Uninstalls” link and got the Check for Updates query box. &nbsp;Of course I click on OK.</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><img height="518" src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/zyLqSZ0uPy2aLRyR6Ai0ajLja8iyovfook3jpoz9G0H-7LxfLv8MAY_-CalV__UyS7VmTAEY4nORyXSQnyB_2kZSc0thNTb6vqOaksnaFYxTa7bImgKKh78p-hegtJFrF6qfK_FMP5l2YPTL9A" style="-webkit-transform: rotate(0.00rad); border: none; transform: rotate(0.00rad);" width="624" /></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Alas and alack, here’s the response:</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><img height="184" src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/Pk3ui6SUB0FUvJBVUFy2Zt5anSz_NCSAcPe5mh-tzkOGRnhL3ZtzHXgTgl9RaoEcA7CsKBJ90SuerYZeYll8R_Ibpvq_jvQTH94_jw3fxFIiFK6mXBhmNf-bwWCLDcIIyxjl13M7T5YG6u4vYA" style="-webkit-transform: rotate(0.00rad); border: none; transform: rotate(0.00rad);" width="482" /></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Fwiw, I was actually connected to the OAC instance. </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Then I saw this happy (or not) message:</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><img height="173" src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/2Mtp2zVua9sRy7NZOoyUn2RyWEcqIlx7sSM97qDO6v9IdIvle4FSxYK4VrKAz0yjJDUlF1D1O02yAKTGKMWgUifNjIKTBmEqD-rmUOg81OgHCMLpe0waNaMaaZ2_ZcIGJ8Q7_VArQzkoUcl1ng" style="-webkit-transform: rotate(0.00rad); border: none; transform: rotate(0.00rad);" width="495" /></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Okeydoke, I’ll simply log in. &nbsp;How could that not work?</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><img height="486" src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/EgVutcZtaPBfcimIorQqKPSQTAJY2A1xOMa18jN-nYHPGQnd-4D26Xy3-p3h5OtFf_xf0BN8Wzx_Vu8HWk68IPQBArCLXoLamD65iZey0iCedi9XPDOIF1cwIFZr8tHTiQmUghyEzuEtWxg8ZA" style="-webkit-transform: rotate(0.00rad); border: none; transform: rotate(0.00rad);" width="624" /></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">After providing my credentials Smart View popped this up:</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><img height="184" src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/Cd7PEqk3dwVqSXRWGNtwAND0Oy4tONp8ogE1FF0PvgdLN5PD0ox3XB41K_iNskq5DsdRBr89GohLsyof4z2u1LCkVvcheCT58Xa8VKemYoZLGWmT1i9cV_jWub4NZMhq_6MLTTMg2iig9JaSCA" style="-webkit-transform: rotate(0.00rad); border: none; transform: rotate(0.00rad);" width="480" /></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">The maddening thing was that Cube Designer </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">then showed up</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> as a Smart View extension. &nbsp;Success? &nbsp;No, because while the new version (105) of Cube Designer showed up, it wasn’t actually installable. &nbsp;</span><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Si_-bh9XBNE" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Drat, foiled again</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">.</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><img height="510" src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/L_YOb74VivIEOkyNJmVC5EbjojEQRUEoJQ6UUNF2reULn2S1Bp-eyDBU1bo8xElF-OPPcl9MlXd_TA7de11QwPh_Y-uDemkw2I4nx-T4NSoAZ-oeQdZUvgVvVGnHm24_lRQfZtrKzAte3GiZyg" style="-webkit-transform: rotate(0.00rad); border: none; transform: rotate(0.00rad);" width="624" /></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">I tried changing the OAC server, overriding the default download URL, turning three times on my head, etc., etc., etc. all to no avail. &nbsp;I had once again demonstrated why, even with the cloud, my reputation for infrastructure incompetence is well deserved.</span></div><h2 dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 10pt;"><a href="http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=great%20googly%20moogly" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: Cambria; font-size: 13pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Great googly moogly</span></a></h2><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">At this point (and you are looking at about an hour of trying different approaches leavened with plenty of Excel/Smart View going into its Never-never land of a blanked out screen) I just gave up and reached out to Oracle development. &nbsp;Perhaps it was only a heartfelt attempt to make me go away on Memorial Day, they were very helpful in trying to resolve this. &nbsp;</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">The first suggestion was to make sure I was connected to the new OAC instance. &nbsp;‘Natch, I did that from the start.</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">The next suggestion was to get rid of all of those horrible, redundant, and wrong (mostly) connections in the Smart View options. &nbsp;I am somewhat embarrassed to admit I’ve never done this. &nbsp;Sigh, another example of my well-deserved reputation for laziness. </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><img height="252" src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/hejy-cafzujqOq9QaavJpZUobrFhq5-RB1AiWxfZXDd5XYoGfayITOflaCIHwtyAvtQZ5VWT9YGaUCyCXRQo5lKhyoZmNhJUlId6MjBZMyHyjePXdeVvXn6Lfj1UP4DJtbAwMy7PL6-rUuzd6A" style="-webkit-transform: rotate(0.00rad); border: none; transform: rotate(0.00rad);" width="561" /></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Happily, there are those who are not as lethargic as I and went out and figured out how to do this: &nbsp;</span><a href="http://adashek-epm.blogspot.com/2016/05/how-to-clear-smart-view-urls-from.html" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Gary Adashek’s blog showes how to get rid of the properties.xml file that defines those entries.</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> &nbsp;Huzzah! I thought but no, it still didn’t work.</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">So deleting one list of connections didn’t help but it was suggested by Oracle. &nbsp;Was there something else I might delete? &nbsp;I wasn’t quite ready for the metaphorical analogue </span><a href="http://www.forestry-suppliers.com/product_pages/Products.asp?mi=15891" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">of this</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> but I was pretty close. </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Ah, but beyond the brute force approach that Gary outlined, it turns out that there’s another way to delete connection URLs over in Smart View connection panel. &nbsp;</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><img height="327" src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/E6obrqghufZd-SgHjzbkpqtOy_r5Bys4kE07apelB6v_ASl_su-Y7izqeEGKlzPQMby6zEmMWMx2qhGjS5cdrYsN5n5pwBYPeRJ8d6lfY0OUgF9MlsGRwqadlypeTsBMd60Er6ibF2DpJkD8IA" style="-webkit-transform: rotate(0.00rad); border: none; transform: rotate(0.00rad);" width="318" /></span></div><h2 dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 10pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #4f81bd; font-family: Cambria; font-size: 13pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">As Bertie Wooster would say, </span><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-BAUG97gZo" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: Cambria; font-size: 13pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">What ho!</span></a></h2><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><img height="320" src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/DwdmB2GzHIoWULsMiQB_4Ct0R4bFPSl92I-9pY8mDtH9ODZku_cgGtbTZz0CuSdSFEfAyKd1RbKngzPa9G33izaUDEdOXzyPO3ylq-MBi9iVQwSjiqTu96jniEomOo31Ln5uR1c2KOHWh3b89g" style="-webkit-transform: rotate(0.00rad); border: none; transform: rotate(0.00rad);" width="564" /></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">That looks like the definition of the extensions although this time it’s on the OAC server. &nbsp;What happens if I delete this? &nbsp;I did just that and restarted Excel for good measure. &nbsp;And then…</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><h2 dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 10pt;"><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Would_You_Believe_It!" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: Cambria; font-size: 13pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Would you believe it</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #4f81bd; font-family: Cambria; font-size: 13pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">, it worked!</span></h2><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><img height="519" src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/9ZkiY2wDp7677OI2GTrQpYaX25AwTmreMgvIz22YNExC4EpBwg0HyXG-WwRCDo8FKjoA6smUrcwxBee_sr8KTbuV2ZS3OoIjK3a04vArNnY6fpHdUy3ju1CePRv8A-hCGyPzA5qUxNWfIUdhXA" style="-webkit-transform: rotate(0.00rad); border: none; transform: rotate(0.00rad);" width="624" /></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Btw, I have no idea, how Oracle Journals made its way onto my VM. &nbsp;Perhaps I will be an accountant in future? &nbsp;For the sake of every company out there let’s hope not as I get calls of exasperation from my accountant round tax time and what I’ll do to their close process doesn’t bear thinking about.</span></div><h1 dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 24pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #365f91; font-family: Cambria; font-size: 14pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">And there it is</span></h1><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><img height="115" src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/IG1Lgfk3h0BPq8Sv_JR7kL-c5WWpZ8s2V64NbtetPrWp9lxO_-NKumx6fmM-C9Wa5LWKiCjAp3QCzBgTBBHgSGn00_AjUuofsqiXsHWIyGGFrzMR1okUiMzwejsYsLMRLp1rMfGA0OW3xn85aw" style="-webkit-transform: rotate(0.00rad); border: none; transform: rotate(0.00rad);" width="624" /></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Tim German and I are presenting on this release so I think it’s safe to say that many of you will go through this pain unless Oracle fix it in time.</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Be seeing you.</span></div> Cameron Lackpour tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7650953985627040991.post-1890104108910363857 Wed May 31 2017 10:56:00 GMT-0400 (EDT) Head in the Essbase Cloud No. 4 -- Fixing Cube Designer's download @CameronLackpour @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs @orclEPMblogs http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CameronsBlogForEssbaseHackers/~3/hMrrYll88k0/head-in-essbase-cloud-no-4-fixing-cube.html <h1 dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-39e8b4be-5f00-db46-6296-52a96cb51923" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 24pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #365f91; font-family: Cambria; font-size: 14pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Procrastination </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #365f91; font-family: Cambria; font-size: 14pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: line-through; vertical-align: baseline;">really isn’t that bad</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #365f91; font-family: Cambria; font-size: 14pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> sucks</span></h1><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">For those of you who don’t follow me on Twitter (surely all of the sensible ones but here you are reading this so who knows), </span><a href="https://twitter.com/CameronLackpour/status/869377421254037504" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">I </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">just</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;"> made the deadline</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> for </span><a href="http://kscope17.com/component/seminar/seminarslist#Essbase%20Cloud%20is%20Here.%20Now%20What?" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Kscope17 presentation</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> submissions. &nbsp;Is it possible that I may have waited till the last minute? &nbsp;Possibly. &nbsp;I will note that </span><a href="https://twitter.com/CubeCoderDotCom" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Tim German</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">, my copresenter, had his slides to me in plenty of time so I suppose I have to own the almost-deadly tardiness.</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">In an effort to blame an inanimate object over my lateness, this post will illustrate something about Essbase Cloud that almost drove me to distraction over the weekend – updating Cube Desinger.</span></div><h1 dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 24pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #365f91; font-family: Cambria; font-size: 14pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">No, I’m not going to show you the beta I’m NDA’d to death with</span></h1><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">My issue is that I’ve been blogging with the GA release of Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) but need to show some interesting new stuff in what-will-be-GA-but-is-now-beta. &nbsp;Whew. &nbsp;This not-quite-yet-released version has new functionality that I want to demo and that means I needed the latest </span><a href="http://camerons-blog-for-essbase-hackers.blogspot.com/2017/03/" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Cube Designer</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">. &nbsp;What you’re going to see below will </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">not</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> show anything </span><a href="http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=secret+squirrel" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Secret Squirrel</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">-like other than a release number which, given that it is precisely one number up from the current release ought to not have Oracle breathing down my pencil neck.</span></div><h2 dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 10pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #4f81bd; font-family: Cambria; font-size: 13pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Trying to make it work</span></h2><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Those unfortunates who know me know that I use </span><a href="http://www.vmware.com/products/workstation.html" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">VMWorkstation</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> to virtualize server and client instances to keep software versions separate: &nbsp;client X uses 11.1.2.3.500 so that goes to Win 7 VM 1, client Y uses 11.1.2.4 </span><a href="http://camerons-blog-for-essbase-hackers.blogspot.com/2017/02/stupid-programming-tips-no-31.html" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">and I want to use Office 2016 so that goes to Win 10 VM1</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">, etc. &nbsp;All well and good, but the VM I use to do Essbase Cloud (yes, really, I do this) had the GA Cube Designer and I couldn’t get that upgrade to work. &nbsp;Yes, I could have spun up another VM but I am lazy so thought I’d simply upgrade it. &nbsp;That was possibly not a good idea.</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">NB – I’ve redacted server names and IP addresses. &nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.word-detective.com/2008/08/take-it-as-read/" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Take it as read</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> (This is a Britishism? &nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-lor1.htm" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Lord love a duck</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> I had no idea, which (the bit about the duck) also turns out to be an English expression. &nbsp;It think I spend too much time around </span><a href="http://www.cubecoder.com/" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Tim German</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> or </span><a href="http://essbasedownunder.com/" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Pete Nitschke</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> or </span><a href="https://medium.com/mark-rittman" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Mark Rittman</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> or…who knows, maybe I’m just an </span><a href="https://glosbe.com/en/en/odd%20duck" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">odd duck</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">. &nbsp;Heh, probably so.) &nbsp;when I say that the GA URL and the beta URL are not same.</span></div><h2 dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 10pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #4f81bd; font-family: Cambria; font-size: 13pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Upgrade? &nbsp;Or not.</span></h2><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">For those of you who use Planning’s administrator extension, this Smart View screen ought to be a familiar looking dialog box. &nbsp;In this screenshot I’ve clicked on the “Check for Updates, New Installs, and Uninstalls” link and got the Check for Updates query box. &nbsp;Of course I click on OK.</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><img height="518" src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/zyLqSZ0uPy2aLRyR6Ai0ajLja8iyovfook3jpoz9G0H-7LxfLv8MAY_-CalV__UyS7VmTAEY4nORyXSQnyB_2kZSc0thNTb6vqOaksnaFYxTa7bImgKKh78p-hegtJFrF6qfK_FMP5l2YPTL9A" style="-webkit-transform: rotate(0.00rad); border: none; transform: rotate(0.00rad);" width="624" /></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Alas and alack, here’s the response:</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><img height="184" src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/Pk3ui6SUB0FUvJBVUFy2Zt5anSz_NCSAcPe5mh-tzkOGRnhL3ZtzHXgTgl9RaoEcA7CsKBJ90SuerYZeYll8R_Ibpvq_jvQTH94_jw3fxFIiFK6mXBhmNf-bwWCLDcIIyxjl13M7T5YG6u4vYA" style="-webkit-transform: rotate(0.00rad); border: none; transform: rotate(0.00rad);" width="482" /></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Fwiw, I was actually connected to the OAC instance. </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Then I saw this happy (or not) message:</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><img height="173" src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/2Mtp2zVua9sRy7NZOoyUn2RyWEcqIlx7sSM97qDO6v9IdIvle4FSxYK4VrKAz0yjJDUlF1D1O02yAKTGKMWgUifNjIKTBmEqD-rmUOg81OgHCMLpe0waNaMaaZ2_ZcIGJ8Q7_VArQzkoUcl1ng" style="-webkit-transform: rotate(0.00rad); border: none; transform: rotate(0.00rad);" width="495" /></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Okeydoke, I’ll simply log in. &nbsp;How could that not work?</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><img height="486" src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/EgVutcZtaPBfcimIorQqKPSQTAJY2A1xOMa18jN-nYHPGQnd-4D26Xy3-p3h5OtFf_xf0BN8Wzx_Vu8HWk68IPQBArCLXoLamD65iZey0iCedi9XPDOIF1cwIFZr8tHTiQmUghyEzuEtWxg8ZA" style="-webkit-transform: rotate(0.00rad); border: none; transform: rotate(0.00rad);" width="624" /></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">After providing my credentials Smart View popped this up:</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><img height="184" src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/Cd7PEqk3dwVqSXRWGNtwAND0Oy4tONp8ogE1FF0PvgdLN5PD0ox3XB41K_iNskq5DsdRBr89GohLsyof4z2u1LCkVvcheCT58Xa8VKemYoZLGWmT1i9cV_jWub4NZMhq_6MLTTMg2iig9JaSCA" style="-webkit-transform: rotate(0.00rad); border: none; transform: rotate(0.00rad);" width="480" /></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">The maddening thing was that Cube Designer </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">then showed up</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> as a Smart View extension. &nbsp;Success? &nbsp;No, because while the new version (105) of Cube Designer showed up, it wasn’t actually installable. &nbsp;</span><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Si_-bh9XBNE" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Drat, foiled again</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">.</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><img height="510" src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/L_YOb74VivIEOkyNJmVC5EbjojEQRUEoJQ6UUNF2reULn2S1Bp-eyDBU1bo8xElF-OPPcl9MlXd_TA7de11QwPh_Y-uDemkw2I4nx-T4NSoAZ-oeQdZUvgVvVGnHm24_lRQfZtrKzAte3GiZyg" style="-webkit-transform: rotate(0.00rad); border: none; transform: rotate(0.00rad);" width="624" /></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">I tried changing the OAC server, overriding the default download URL, turning three times on my head, etc., etc., etc. all to no avail. &nbsp;I had once again demonstrated why, even with the cloud, my reputation for infrastructure incompetence is well deserved.</span></div><h2 dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 10pt;"><a href="http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=great%20googly%20moogly" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: Cambria; font-size: 13pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Great googly moogly</span></a></h2><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">At this point (and you are looking at about an hour of trying different approaches leavened with plenty of Excel/Smart View going into its Never-never land of a blanked out screen) I just gave up and reached out to Oracle development. &nbsp;Perhaps it was only a heartfelt attempt to make me go away on Memorial Day, they were very helpful in trying to resolve this. &nbsp;</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">The first suggestion was to make sure I was connected to the new OAC instance. &nbsp;‘Natch, I did that from the start.</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">The next suggestion was to get rid of all of those horrible, redundant, and wrong (mostly) connections in the Smart View options. &nbsp;I am somewhat embarrassed to admit I’ve never done this. &nbsp;Sigh, another example of my well-deserved reputation for laziness. </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><img height="252" src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/hejy-cafzujqOq9QaavJpZUobrFhq5-RB1AiWxfZXDd5XYoGfayITOflaCIHwtyAvtQZ5VWT9YGaUCyCXRQo5lKhyoZmNhJUlId6MjBZMyHyjePXdeVvXn6Lfj1UP4DJtbAwMy7PL6-rUuzd6A" style="-webkit-transform: rotate(0.00rad); border: none; transform: rotate(0.00rad);" width="561" /></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Happily, there are those who are not as lethargic as I and went out and figured out how to do this: &nbsp;</span><a href="http://adashek-epm.blogspot.com/2016/05/how-to-clear-smart-view-urls-from.html" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Gary Adashek’s blog showes how to get rid of the properties.xml file that defines those entries.</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> &nbsp;Huzzah! I thought but no, it still didn’t work.</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">So deleting one list of connections didn’t help but it was suggested by Oracle. &nbsp;Was there something else I might delete? &nbsp;I wasn’t quite ready for the metaphorical analogue </span><a href="http://www.forestry-suppliers.com/product_pages/Products.asp?mi=15891" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">of this</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> but I was pretty close. </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Ah, but beyond the brute force approach that Gary outlined, it turns out that there’s another way to delete connection URLs over in Smart View connection panel. &nbsp;</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><img height="327" src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/E6obrqghufZd-SgHjzbkpqtOy_r5Bys4kE07apelB6v_ASl_su-Y7izqeEGKlzPQMby6zEmMWMx2qhGjS5cdrYsN5n5pwBYPeRJ8d6lfY0OUgF9MlsGRwqadlypeTsBMd60Er6ibF2DpJkD8IA" style="-webkit-transform: rotate(0.00rad); border: none; transform: rotate(0.00rad);" width="318" /></span></div><h2 dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 10pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #4f81bd; font-family: Cambria; font-size: 13pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">As Bertie Wooster would say, </span><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-BAUG97gZo" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: Cambria; font-size: 13pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">What ho!</span></a></h2><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><img height="320" src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/DwdmB2GzHIoWULsMiQB_4Ct0R4bFPSl92I-9pY8mDtH9ODZku_cgGtbTZz0CuSdSFEfAyKd1RbKngzPa9G33izaUDEdOXzyPO3ylq-MBi9iVQwSjiqTu96jniEomOo31Ln5uR1c2KOHWh3b89g" style="-webkit-transform: rotate(0.00rad); border: none; transform: rotate(0.00rad);" width="564" /></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">That looks like the definition of the extensions although this time it’s on the OAC server. &nbsp;What happens if I delete this? &nbsp;I did just that and restarted Excel for good measure. &nbsp;And then…</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><h2 dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 10pt;"><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Would_You_Believe_It!" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: Cambria; font-size: 13pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Would you believe it</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #4f81bd; font-family: Cambria; font-size: 13pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: