Using MaxL for Automating Production

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Agenda
MaxL primer Managing Hyperion Essbase server

Managing applications and databases Managing security in Hyperion Essbase Monitoring an Essbase server
Q&A session

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Introduction
MaxL is a flexible way to automate Essbase administration and maintenance tasks. MaxL is the multi-dimensional database access language for Essbase. MaxL is a practical, expressive interface for administering and querying the Essbase system. With the MaxL language, you use statements to make requests

MaxL DDL is the database definition language for Essbase

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MaxL Primer
E s s m s h E s s b a s e P e r l M o d u le M a x L C L I ( C /V B /J a v a )

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Alter system load application sample;
Alter application sample load database basic; Alter application sample disable connects;
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MaxL Commonly Used Commands
1 Export Data 2 Import Data 3 Create calculation 4 Execute calculation 5 Monitor Essbase Server

6 Create/Alter/Display application 7 Create Trigger 8 Create/Display/Alter User 9 Create Group 10 Create Database

Alter system load application sample;
Alter application sample load database basic; Alter database sample.Basic disable connects;

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Managing Applications
Creating applications

Configuring application parameters

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Managing Databases
Creating databases

Configuring database parameters

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Managing Security
Creating groups

Creating users

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Creating and Managing Filters
Creating filters

Create filter sample.Basic.EastMgr write on ‘actual, @children(east)’, read on ‘budget, @children(east)’;

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Granting Permissions
Granting specific privileges to users

Grant filter sample.Basic.EastMgr to Fiona;

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Monitoring Essbase Server
Display active server sessions

Display session on database sample.Basic; alter system kill request by user 'Swetha' on application sample; alter system logout session by user 'Swetha' on application sample;
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Monitoring Essbase Server
Import export data and LRO

Import database sample.Basic from datafile ‘/data/calcdat.Txt’ using rules file ‘/data/rulesfile.rul’ on error write to ‘/logs/dimbuild.Log’
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Export Data/Import Data
export database sample.basic data to data_file ‘C:\\fileout.csv’. export database sample.basic data In column to data_file ‘C:\\fileout.csv’. import database sample.basic data from data_file “C:\\fileout.csv” on error abort; export database sample.basic using report_file "'$ARBORPATH/App/Sample/Basic/asym.rep'" to data_file 'c:\\month2.rpt';

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Create Calculation

create or replace calculation sample.basic.Accts 'SET UPDATECALC ON; CALC DIM(Accounts);' ;

execute calculation Sample.Basic.calcname;

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Create Trigger
Types of Triggers: on-update after-update

create or replace on update trigger Sample.Basic.EastColas where (Jan, Sales, Actual, [100], East) when Jan > 20 then spool EastColas_Fail end;

create or replace after update trigger Sample.Basic.EastColas where (Jan, Sales, Actual, [100], East) when Jan > 20 then spool EastColas_Fail end;

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To be Discussed Creating and Managing Partitions

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To be Discussed Creating and Managing Partitions
Create or replace replicated partition sampeast.East area '@IDESC(east)' to samppart.Company at localhost as partitionuser identified by 'password' area '@idesc(east)'; Refresh replicated partition samppart.Company from sampeast.East at localhost updated data;

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Automate Loading Process

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For Scheduling the loading process. Following steps need to be followed. 1. Open notepad and write the following code as shown below, and save it as .scr extension file. (Ex: Sample5.scr)

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2. Open notepad and write a batch file as shown below and save it as .bat extension file. (Ex: Sample5.bat)

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3. Go to control panel and click on scheduled tasks and Add scheduled task as shown below Click on next following window appears

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4. When u click next the following window appears then click browse

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5. select the .bat (Ex: Sample5.bat) as shown below and select when the task need to be performed

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6. Select the time an the no of days in the following window

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7. Enter the Username and password and click next the following window appears

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8. After entering the system user name and password click next following window appears then click finish.

Windows will perform the task for the scheduled day and time.
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Q&A

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