Attribute dimensions are excellent tools for establishing descriptive capability of a dimension member and to then enable slice and dice capability by this attribute. For example, a project may have an attribute of a project manager as you would typically only have one project manager per project. The challenge results in the administration of this, as tends to be a manual task using the dimension editor and power is taken from the user to change/update this themselves and becomes an admin based task. • Why? Gives the control to users to easily view & update • How? Our approach relies on automation using EPM Automate (extract and import)
In this post we look at Summary Level Drill from PBCS!!!!! Yes, it is finally here. Now despite my excitement, I promise to remain unbiased in this blog post and tell you what I like and what I don’t like about the recently enabled feature. This blog post will cover how to activate the feature with a drill to Fusion Cloud.
In this post we look at on-demand data loads from source to PBCS. In on-premise Hyperion, if the requirement is to trigger on-demand data loads from within Hyperion they are a few options like Calc Manager command line triggers or Workspace Generic Jobs both of which can trigger batch scripts on the underlying servers to trigger the load from source systems to Hyperion. In PBCS this is a lot more difficult due to limitations of PBCS being a cloud solution that is not able to directly integrate with all source systems due to both technology and locations of these systems.
Lets now get a little bit more practical with an example to show how we will Login to PBCS and run some commands, but with a twist.... Why ordinary!!!! That would only be boring. Today our example, will run a program that will interact with the triggering user and execute commands based on the entered input. This program/mini-application will allow the user to list files, delete files, upload and download files to and from PBCS and execute Jobs in PBCS using Groovy commands. Please note this example can be further expanded to do much more in PBCS and leverage all the PBCS REST API functions, however the commands listed will be used as the example in this post.
This is how we do it - Write Back data to Oracle Fusion Cloud or Fusion Financials from Oracle PBCS. Not your typical blog post.
Nothing special here just a basic how to install Groovy for PBCS integration and a simple test to show is working: Hello World Println from the Hyperion Jedi.
An introduction on Groovy for PBCS. What is Groovy and Why is it relevant for Oracle PBCS. Why should you care.
Some time back I wrote that Oracle Hyperion Financial Data Quality Manager (FDMEE) aka Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) Planning Data Management is not able to load non-numerical data and that to me was a major flaw in an integration tool. Understandably so, I was upset at the time because after spending a... Continue Reading →