Essbase Interview Questions

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1) Difference between ASO & BSO? 2) What is Incremental Dimensional Built and one time Dimension Built? 3) What are the different types of LOG Files? 4) What is the Extension of Cal Scripts and Rule File? 5) Why are Filters used? 6) What are dense and sparse dimensions? 7) What are Filters? 8) What are Attributes? 9) Different Types of Attributes? 10) What is Substitution Variable? 11) How is Data Stored in Essbase? 12) What is an hour glass model? 13) Types of Build Methods? 14) What is Two Pass Calculation? 15) What is TB First and TB Last? 16) How do you calculate the Size of the data block? 17) How many data blocks are there in your cube? 18) What is meant by Descendents and can you give me the best example to describe it? 19) How do you do the Data Load? 20) Where is Member Command used? 21) What is the difference between FIX and If Command? 22) What is intelligent Calculation? 23) What is meant by clean block and Dirty block? 24) Commands of Intelligent calculation? 25) How do you calculate the subset of a cube? 26) Difference between standard dimension and attribute dimension? 27) Difference between UDA and Attribute Dimension? 28) What is meant by XREF Function? 29) Can you give the same name to different members in UDA? 30) What is Data Cache? 31) What is the Difference between the Data Cache and Data File Cache? 32) What is the Size of your cube? 33) What is Shared members? Can shared members can have children below it? 34) What are the different storage properties in Essbase? 35) What is the difference between Dynamic calc and Dynamic Calc and

Store? 36) How does Essbase consolidates the Data? 37) Different types of Dimension Building? 38) What is Label only? Give the the example of it? 39) Difference between calc all and Calc Dim? 40) Explain me about your project? And tell me any difficulties that you have faced and how did you resolve it? 41) What is Commit Block? 42) Tell me different steps so that your can optimize the performance your cube? 43) What is Partition? 44) What are different types of Partition? Have you ever worked on partation? 45) What is MAXL? And where is it used? 46) What is Alias? 47) How many Alias Tables can be created? 48) How is Data Retrieved from Essbase? 49) How is Data Stored in ASO? 50) Different types of Attributes in ASO? 51) Tell me about your project and what is your role in your project? 52) Did you write any MDX Member formulas in your Project? 53) What are different Types of Data Blocks? 54) Where do you check the data has been loaded properly or not? 55) What is Fact Table? What are supporting Dimensions? 56) What is your Fact Table in Cube? 57) How do you create shared members in your cube? 58) Why do you use Fix Command? 59) Can you use the same logic which are used in calculation scripts in MDX formulas? 60) You have 5 dimensions in your cube and to load the data in the cube you have got only 4 columns what do you do? 61) Why do you use set update cal on and set update calc off? 62) What is mean by free form data load? 63) When do delete one member from the outline what will be status of the block? 64) What are different Types of blocks? .

com . 74) Automated the jobs using windows batch scheduler 75) Backup of Full Data and Outline? 76) How to migrate 5 applications from Hyperion Essbase7. 73) Automated the loads and calcs using MaxL.X to Hyperion System9 77) Hour Glass concept means? 78) How to achieve Outline optimization? 79) What are the factors influences the decision of Dense/Sparse Dimension Combination? 80) How to automate the loads and calcs using MaxL? 81) How to automate the jobs using windows batch scheduler? 82) How to Backup of Full Data and Outline?? Please use this link to find more Aloo_a2@yahoo.65) What is the difference between Attributes and UDA? 66) What is meant by location Alias? 67) How to Design Filters 68) What are the System 9 BI+ components? 69) How to optimize the Cubes 70) How to Optimizing Aggregate Storage Option and Block Storage Option outline? 71) How to Develop MaxL Scripts and scheduling the batch jobs 72) How to optimize the calculation time for the scripts.

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