This one was there in my drafts for about 2 years. Now that a long time considering that I was trying to create a utility. Now what was/is this about, it is about a thread on Network54 where Cameron Lackpour talked about adding a graphical interface to the OutlineLoad.cmd. I thought well that it is a good tool to work on (considering the number of switches you have to remember to make it work).
Then started the work and I could finish that in two weeks time. (Now you would be imagining, didn’t he said two years) It was done in VB and my employer at that time was not comfortable with me publishing it 🙁
After few months Oracle came up with a web interface for Outline Load and I shelved mine 🙁
I was surprised when I got a call from my ex-colleague, asking about the possibility of running that on a Linux machine. This prompted me to create a java version so that I can run that on Windows and *nix systems.
I was lazy to work on that one (there is a web one out there and who will be interested – was my reason)
Why now? Someone reminded me that they’ve seen my tool and they are on 188.8.131.52 version and I realized that there is no such thing as web interface for that version. (there are a lot of versions that we are dealing with and I can’t remember what came in which version ;))
So here we are jMnDLoader, the tools provides you with a graphical interface for OutlineLoad utility. It has an option where you can generate MetaData.
This is not a client version, it needs to be executed on the Planning server.
Tool makes intelligent selections for you 😉 as you can see for Dry run, it’ll not lock the dimension and rest of the options are not enabled.
This is still on the 11.1.1.x format (it doesn’t have an option to add properties), however the screen captures are from a 184.108.40.206.500 version (it works with 220.127.116.11.500, except for the properties part)
You can generate Metadata using the tool.
I’ve added a help file to the tool, you can find more details on how it works there.
I’m planning to integrate EPMA metadata generation and if all goes well, maybe an interface for the infamous EPMA batch client.
You can download jMnDLoader from here.