Adhoc Analysis within Hyperion Planning

I was trying to be creative and think up of ways to show the analytical capabilities of the Hyperion Planning system to demonstrate to a client (who had strongly suggested that these capabilities would play a very important role in their evaluation of a budgeting and planning solution) and came up with one approach that I’d like to share here.
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Creating a dimension with Interface tables

For the ones who have started using BPMA to manage the outline in Hyperion Planning, there are two options to create the dimensions. Either make the .ads file or populate the Interface tables with the relevant information.

Maintaining and developing an .ads file is rather cumbersome and updating the Master version takes considerably more time as compared to pulling the data from the Interface tables.

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OpenLDAP and Shared Services not starting

A server hosting Hyperion Planning – System 9 was started up. The OpenLDAP and Shared Services were set to start automatically. They didn’t start automatically. When they were started manually they gave an error and failed to start.

I discovered that the OpenLDAP service was the cause of the problem since it did not start. The server had been improperly shutdown because of a power outage. This sudden shutdown had caused the OpenLDAP database to crash and hence it was unable to restart.

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Automate Essbase Data Backup with ESSCMD and BAT

Backup! Backup! Backup!

The three most important aspects of managing an enterprise application as explained to me by one of the key personnel for the current client I’m working for. She hasn’t failed to stress enough, the need to ensure timely and complete backups.

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Limitations on size of dense dimensions for optimum performance

Designing an Essbase DB comes with a lot of practice and experience. There are however some basic tips & tricks that we should be aware of. One common question I’ve come across in my inbox relates to the ideal block size of an Essbase DB.

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Hyperion: Why is there a startup order for the services?

I’ve often been asked this question from people who are new to Hyperion. To best understand the reason behind the specific sequence in which the Hyperion services are started we must understand the architecture of the product suite.
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Release: Hyperion Planning – System 9 Installation Guide

Hi All,

This has been a long time coming and I apologise for the delay. This document primarily got delayed because I got really busy with a couple of projects and had absolutely no time available. Well, here is the document and I hope it helps out those who are new to Hyperion Planning – System 9. If some of you have experience with this and feel that I missed out on any key details or if there is any change you would like to see in guide then please do feel free to email me and let me know. The comments section on this post will be closely followed for the same.

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