Oracle Essbase 11 Development Cookbook


I got a chance to look at Oracle Essbase 11 Development Cookbook by Jose R. Ruiz

I felt that this book is a useful or a must have for all Essbase beginner or mid-level Administrator.

Oracle Essbase 11 Development Cookbook is a royal treat for your Essbase development taste buds. Every recipe in the book (and there are lot of them too) is divided into

Introduction
This section describes What the recipe is about, the importance of the recipe.

Getting Ready
This section lists all the utensils, ingredients you need to prepare the dish. In Essbase language it lists out whether you’ve to open EAS, Essbase Studio, open a rule file, etc

How to do it
This section is the most interesting part of the recipe which talks about how to mix the ingredients, which utensils to use. I even provides the mouse clicks that you perform and you won’t be missing any steps if you are cooking!!!
How it works
I think this is a section which you’ll not find in a cookbook, but Jose has given full justice to this section by explaining the working of the recipe.

See also
This section provides more information about other interesting recipes or a recipe which is related to a previous one.


One aspect of the book I liked is it does not require you to read the entire book. If you have a clear need (like how to create filters using Maxl) then you can just start from that recipe. It covers lot of scenarios from creating a database to automating the process using MaxL.

One recipe which I didn’t like manually adding Members in EAS, which will be rarely used by a Developer.

I would recommend this to for all beginners and mid-level administrators.

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About Celvin Kattookaran

I’m an EPM Consultant, my primary focus is on Hyperion Planning and Essbase.

Some of you from Hyperion Support team might recognize me or have seen my support articles, I was with the WebAnalysis Support Team. I’m an Independent Consultant with “Intekgrate Corporation” based out of Aurora office.

I’m from God’s Own Country (Kerala, India), lived in all southern states of India, Istanbul and Johannesburg (and of course United States). I’m core gamer :) and an avid reader.

I was awarded Oracle ACE Director for my contributions towards EPM community.


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