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Hyperion #ssbase interview $uestions
Hi All, Started this blog to help the hyperion learners. here are some of the interview FAQ's. 1) Differen e between AS! " #S!$ %) &hat is 'n remental Dimensional #(ilt and one time Dimension #(ilt$ )) &hat are the different types of *!+ Files$ ,) &hat is the -.tension of /al S ripts and 0(le File$ 1) &hy are Filters (sed$ 2) &hat are dense and sparse dimensions$ 3) &hat are Filters$ 4) &hat are Attrib(tes$ 5) Different 6ypes of Attrib(tes$ 17) &hat is S(bstit(tion 8ariable$ 11) How is Data Stored in -ssbase$ 1%) &hat is an ho(r glass modle$ 1)) 6ypes of #(ild 9ethods$ 1,) &hat is 6wo :ass /al (lation$ 11) &hat is 6# First and 6# *ast$ 12) How do yo( al (late the Si;e of the datablo <$ 13) How many data blo <s are there in yo(r (be$ 14) &hat is meant by Des endents and an yo( give me the best e.ample to des ribe it$ 15) How do yo( do the Data *oad$ %7) &here is 'S 9ember /ommand (sed$ %1) &hat is the differen e between F'= and 'f /ommand$ %%) &hat is intelligent /al (ation$ %)) &hat is meant by /lean blo < and Dirty blo <$ %,) /ommands of 'ntelligent al (ation$ %1) How do yo( al (late the s(bset of a (be$ %2) Differen e between standard dimension and attrib(te dimension$ %3) Differen e between >DA and Attrib(te Dimension$ %4) &hat is meant by =0-F F(n tion$ %5) /an yo( give the same name to different members in >DA$ )7) &hat is Data /ah e $ )1) &hat is the Differen e between the Data /a he and Data File /a he$ )%) &hat is the Si;e of yo(r (be$
/ommand$ 15) /an yo( (se the same logi whi h are (sed in al (lation s ripts in 9D= form(las$ 27) @o( have 1 dimensions in yo(r (be and to load the data in the (be yo( have got only .2) &hat is Alias$ .1) &hat is /ommit #lo <$ . Appli ation log %.) &hat are the different storage properties in -ssbase$ )1) &hat is the differen e between Dynami al and Dynami /al and Store$ )2) How does -ssbase onsolidates the Data$ )3) Different types of Dimension #(ilding$ )4) &hat is *abel only$ +ive the the e. b(t the important log files are 1.ample of it$ )5) Differen e between al all and /al Dim$ .) &hat are different 6ypes of blo <s$ 21) &hat is the differen e between Attrib(tes and >DA$ 22) &hat is meant by lo ation Alias 1) &hat is 'n remental Dimensional #(ilt and one time Dimension #(ilt$ AA 'n remental Dimensional #(ildA #(ilds and reads from different data so(r es for dimension b(ilds and delay restr( t(ring (ntil all data so(r es have been pro essed.1) &hat is 9A=* $ and where is it (sed$ .log . essbaseserverCinstall.3) How many Alias 6ables an be reated$ . easBinstall.plain me abo(t yo(r pro?e t$ And tell me any diffi (lities that yo( have fa ed and how did yo( resolve it$ .))) &hat is Shared members$ /an shared members an have hildren below it $ ).log ).)) &hat is :artition$ ..log 1.) &here do yo( he < the data has been loaded properly or not$ 11) &hat is Fa t 6able $ &hat are s(pporting Dimensions$ 12) &hat is yo(r Fa t 6able in /(be$ 13) How do yo( reate shared members in yo(r (be$ 14) &hy do yo( (se Fi. /onfigtool. -ssbase.7) -.%) 6ell me different steps so that yo(r an optim.e the performan e yo(r (be$ .5) How is Data Stored in AS!$ 17) Different types of Attrib(tes in AS!$ 11) 6ell me abo(t yo(r pro?e t and what is yo(r role in yo(r pro?e t$ 1%) Did yo( write any 9D= 9ember form(las in yo(r :ro?e t$ 1)) &hat are different 6ypes of Data #lo <s$ 1. %) &hat are the different types of *!+ Files$ AA So many log files are there in essbase.4) How is Data 0etrived from -ssbase$ .) &hat are different types of :artition$ Have yo( ever wor<ed on partation$ .log .. ol(mns what do yo( do$ 21) &hy do yo( (se set (pdate al on and set (pdate al off$ 2%) &hat is mean by free form data load$ 2)) &hen do delete one member from the o(tline what will be stat(s of the blo <$ 2.
how many types of data blo <s are there$ :otential n(mber of blo <s$ #lo < si. )%) &hi h dimension will de ide the inde.$ Do yo( <now set ommands$ /an we lin< al (lation s ript with b(siness r(les$ How is data al (lated in -ssbase$ Ho(r glass model$ 'f the a o(nts dimension is sparse will be it al (lated first or the highest dense dimension is given preferen e$ %1) /an we (se dense dimension in Fi.)) . 6o hange the s aling of de imal n(mbers. si. 6o add dynami meta data to the o(tline. 6o re?e t invalid data re ords.e$ Different areas of a al (lation S ript. 6o remove the (nne essary re ords d(ring load.f(n tion$ )7) &hat is the differen e between planning thi < and planning thin lient )1) &hat is the differen e between the versions 2. 6o add aliases and (pdate the member storage properties. ommand$ 'f yes what happens or if no why$ %2) /al (lation order of onsolidation operator$ %3) &hat is l(stering$ %4) How many ways we an reate data blo <s.) /an we ma<e dense dimension into attrib(te dimension )1) /an we give form(la to the attrib(te members$ %hat is the use o& 'ule &iles in #ssbase( • • • • • • • • 6o ignore the fields that do not need to be #(ild and loaded into (be. and 5. 6o on atenate two or more fields to one. %5) &hat is =0AD+.) 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 17) 11) 1%) 1)) 1. in #!!-+!# ...) How many data blo <s are there in yo(r (be$ How do yo( al (late the s(bset of a (be$ &hat is meant by =0-F F(n tion$ How does -ssbase onsolidates the Data$ How is Data 0etrieved from -ssbase$ Different types of Attrib(tes in AS!$ Did yo( write any 9D= 9ember form(las in yo(r :ro?e t$ @-S &hat are different 6ypes of Data #lo <s$ &here do yo( he < the data has been loaded properly or not$ /an yo( (se the same logi whi h is (sed in al (lation s ripts in 9D= form(las$ &hen do delete one member from the o(tline what will be stat(s of the blo <$ &hat are different 6ypes of blo <s$ D! yo( <now Ho(se<eeping &hat is a datablo <. 6o remove the header from the inp(t files. and -!..3.e$ ).. %hat is the )i&&eren*e between +!.) 11) 12) 13) 14) 15) %7) %1) %%) %)) %.e$ ))) &hi h dimension will de ide the blo < si.
Only one database can be created under one application.+/.A /A*/ A**F . Characteristics of ASO: • • • • • • • • • • High dimensionality. !rder of the al (lation depends (pon the hara teristi s of the dimensions in the o(tline. No Boolean attribute tag. )01 and +22 in #ssbase( #a*h meant &or the spe*i&i* purposes: +22 : 't onsolidates the database val(es ignoring all member form(las.Essbase system has two distinct storage options Aggregate Storage !ption EAS!) and #lo < Storage Option (BSO) each one has its own unique significance. Only one type of partition a"ailable (&ransparent) 6here is no on ept of Sparse and Dense dimensions. +// . 't is faster than /A*/ for less than 2 onsolidation levels. calculations can be achie"ed using calc scripts. 't wor<s on the sparse dimensions. Synta. !andate to fallow the naming con"entions for #pplication name as #pplications names should not be metadata$ temp$ log$ default. • * types of partitions +eplicated$ &ransparent$ 'in(ed. %ynamic time series and &ime balance properties are not a"ailable. %hat is the di&&eren*e between . Synta.+/. • omple. • urrency con"ersion is possible.A A++ EDimension list)F . No alculation scripts. &he dimension build process builds any new member then the data will be erased otherwise the data will be ali"e.+/. Characteristics of BSO: • 'ess number of dimensions but shows the business model. • Special functionalities for #ccounts and &ime dimensions li(e %ynamic time series$ &ime balance$ )ariance reporting. Only store data$ ne"er share$ label only data storage properties are a"ailable. +//: 't al (lates and aggregates entire o(tline database based on !(tline. • &here is no restriction of the number of databases under one application but performance costs.
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