Friday, December 30, 2016

Loading data into PBCS ASO using Smart-view HsSetValue & HsGetValue!!!

Let me cover a simple one this time, how to load data to a ASO cube using smart view in PBCS using HsSetValue & HsGetValue

Just make sure the following statements are true before the load

The Level 0 members are selected for the data load for all the dimension’s part of the ASO cube

As we all know we can’t load the data to a dynamic calculated members and attribute members

As per the document


Data sources: Oracle Hyperion Financial Management, Oracle Essbase Cloud, Oracle Hyperion Planning, Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud, Oracle Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud

HsGetValue retrieves data from the data source for selected members of a dimension. When HsGetValue retrieves no data, the value specified for the #NoData/Missing Label replacement option is used (see Table 1). When users select Refresh or Refresh All, only

HsGetValue is called. When users select Submit, HsSetValue is called first, HsGetValue is then called only if HsSetValue returns successfully.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Oracle PBCS Access Logs!!


The much awaited access logs is released in the latest patch update – Dec 2016

You can now download a daily access log, a Comma Separated Value (CSV) file, which provides detailed information on the resources that users accessed, duration of user activity, the IP addresses from which users connected to the service, and the action that users performed in the service. The access log is generated each day.

To download an Access Log:

Make sure you are login in to the Simplified Interface 

Click or tap Application, then Overview, and then Activity.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

What does EPM Automate Utility offer - Part 1

In this post let me cover basic features & functionalities provided by the EPM Automate Utility.

The EPM Automate Utility installer for Windows and Linux/UNIX is available from the service.

Let me cover the installation for Windows 10 64-bit OS. 

Once downloaded install it by running it as administrator.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Is there a Essbase Web services - Part 4

After the Part1, Part2 & Part3 let me cover the DatasourceService & QueryService in this post.

Accessing the Datasource Service

As stated earlier the Datasource Servcie is invoked via the url 

Note:Since i have added the web-service to the ohs, i can access the using the default webserver port (this is covered already in the earlier post)
Following are the various operations available for the Datasource Service 



Input: BaseObject
Output: BaseObject

Creating the application BlgPost with the properties 


Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Is there a Essbase Web services - Part 3

After the continuation of the Part 1 & Part 2 in the post i will cover the Output of the Admin service program in this post.

As per the document the Administration web services can be used to start, monitor, or stop Essbase Server, applications, and cubes and to perform operations, such as executing MaxL scripts. You can perform the following operations:

  • Start()
Input: URI (Essbase application or cube)

Output: Void

The Status of Database Plan 1 for the Vision application before performing the Start() operation via Web Services.  

Invoking the operation 

Output of the operation
Status of Database Plan 1 for the Vision application after performing the Start() operation via Web Services. 

Friday, September 16, 2016

Is there a Essbase Web services - Part 2

In the previous post Is there a Essbase Web services -Part 1, I did talk about invoking the Essbase Web services & during the task I did encountered issues and would like to post the solution along with the issues I have encountered.

Issue on a distributed instance:

Once the WSDL is enabled to true in the http:WeblogicAdminServer:7001/em and disabling the OWSM authentication by adding the flag “essbase.webservices.disable.owsm=true”

To the file

I was getting this error message, while invoking the web services

Friday, September 9, 2016

Is there a Essbase Web services - Part 1

I read about these amazing blogs in December 2015 by John Goodwin Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 & Part 4 (yes i really doubt any one can write such a detailed information about this were there is very little information from the product document)

His blog really motivated me to start exploring about this hidden gem (you will agree with once you understand the potential this service is going to offer)

What is this Essbase Web Service:

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Data Relationship Management Integration with FDMEE-Part 2

For the FDMEE integration with the DRM the patch 23012151 needs to be applied which do have a prerequisite patch 21240419

Apply the Pre-Requisite Oracle JDeveloper (ADF)   Patch 21240419:

Note! If you have installed Hyperion Financial Management release or higher, then this patch is already a pre-requisite and it is not required.

  • Download the patch and unzip to the location MW_HOME\oracle_common\OPatch
  • Change the directory to: MW_HOME\oracle_common\OPatch
  • Run the opatch as follows: 
 Patch applied successfully

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Installing EPM in Windows 2012

In this blog let me cover installing EPM in Windows 2012 (i was preparing a VM box for POC, thought to cover the installation as a blog hope it will help someone)

Installing Enterprise Performance Management

Have downloaded the needed as shown below for the installation of EPM (I will be installing Essbase, Planning, R&A (FR),FDMEE & DRM) for the Windows 64 bit box.

Extracted the 6 zip files to a common location and calling the installer. Make sure its run as administrator.

Select the language as needed, here it will be English.
The Pre-requisite check is done by the installer and reports any issue if there are any. 

Monday, June 6, 2016

What does Outline Load utility (OLU) offers?

As we all know that the Outline Load utility can be used to import metadata and data for standard & custom dimensions, attributes, UDAs, exchange rates, Smart Lists, and planning unit hierarchies from a flat file or a relational data source. 

You can also export metadata and data to a flat file or export metadata to a relational data source using the Outline Load utility

Here let me cover how to load metadata & data from a relational data source using the Outline Load utility

Loading the Metadata from relational data source to Hyperion Planning using OLU

  1. Create a file
A sample .properties file is created as shown below which can connect to a external Relation data source along with the SQL to retrieve the needed metadata in the needed format with all the customized transformation you need, yes if you can't use ODI then this is awesome :-)

# /S:server where Planning is running

# Application where you want to load the metadata

# User used to load the metadata

# jdbc catalog - the Source Relational Schema

# jdbc url - the Connection URL to connect to the Relational Data-source  Schema

# jdbc driver

# Relational Data-source Schema user 

# rdbms password 

# ignore order of members

# sql queries for loading the Entities & Employee Dimension  

Thursday, May 26, 2016

#Kscope16 blog hop: BI & Data Warehousing sessions not to miss

This blog is something special to me, it’s not just a technical blog but expressing my interest on the presentations that will be presented in ODTUG KSCOPE16

In addition to EPM (which is my core area of interest) I would like to pay close attention to the “BI & Data Warehousing” the reason being simple there is always close integration EPM with the BI & Data warehousing.

We all know that EPM always to have a closer relation with the BI & data warehousing (it could be pushing/pulling the data, reporting, data mining etc...)

The Topics I am most interested in attending (in the order they appear in the website)

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Database connection url difference for DB 12c with Hyperion Planning

A quick one today.I was in the process of creating a Hyperion Planning application in and came across this issue.

As a routine I have created the needed schema with the needed access and was creating a data source for the Hyperion Application.

As usual practice this was my connection url 

But I was not able to connect to the database.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

How to assign more than one owner for an Planning Unit

A interesting discussion came in Oracle OTN which says that having trouble in mapping Budgeting Requirement for approvals and data entry. Is there any way that we can have more than 1 user for any given planning unit?

For example there are 20 entity members and we each member represents a different location/geography. Each Entity member do have 1 user for data entry and 1 approval. The Power User from the Head Office that also have authority to change/update the budget data for all the 20 entities. 

So how can 2 or more users can play the role of Owner for a particular planning unit (Entity)? 

Well we all know that under users you cannot select more than 1 user for a Planning unit.

Monday, April 25, 2016

ODTUG EPM meetup in Pune


EPM Meetup - Pune

To all the Oracle Hyperion EPM folks based out of Pune, Planning for an EPM meetup in May 2016 (preferably on a Friday evening).Kindly share your views and comments.

Will share the date & venue. As this is first time happening for EPM community lets make it more of a informal session of gathering and getting to know each other.

I will stay tuned for the comments and suggestion.

Hoping this will be a great EPM meetup in Pune.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Data Relationship Management Integration with FDMEE-Part 1

In this blog let me cover the integration of the DRM with FDMEE (ohh boy i started to love this Patch, its getting very interesting) 

As per the product read me

In this release, Data Relationship Management has been integrated with FDMEE. Data Relationship Management functions as a hub where reporting structures are maintained, analyzed, and validated before moving throughout the enterprise. It is a change management solution for building and retaining consistency within master data assets.
Used in combination with FDMEE, you can:
• export dimensions and hierarchies from an ERP system to Data Relationship Management
• import data load mappings from Data Relationship Management

To integrate Data Relationship Management with FDMEE (optional):

Monday, April 18, 2016

Integrating On-Premises FDMEE with Oracle PBCS (Cloud)

Well gone are the days where we need to upload a file extracted from the Oracle EBS to the Oracle PBCS. Yes the Patch Set Update: FDMEE allows you to integrate a On-Premise FDMEE with the Oracle PBCS and many more cloud applications. Cool huh...

Oracle Hyperion Financial Data Quality Management, Enterprise Edition can be used as a primary gateway to integrate on-premise and cloud based applications. This features allows EPM customers to adapt cloud deployments into their existing EPM portfolio. You might use the integration to import data from existing on-premise ERP applications, or synchronize data from on-premise EPM applications. For example, a Oracle Hyperion Financial Management customers can add Oracle Hyperion Planning data or a Planning customer can add more Planning applications. In addition, this integration includes writing back from a cloud to an on-premise application or other external reporting applications.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Why i have to apply "Patch Set Update: FDMEE"?

In this post let me cover the importance of the "Patch Set Update: Hyperion Financial Data Quality Management, Enterprise Edition"

This PSU is can be applied to the following releases:
· and later
The Patch do have some notable new Features:

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Opening big forms in Hyperion Planning

Came across this issue that Hyperion Planning a data form (it was one of the biggest form we had)  is taking a while to show the data and shows "fetching data" for a while.

This is was tested on

For On premise Hyperion Planning

Well there is flag available (for quite some time) to change the value of the number of the rows & columns are populated in the data forms.

As per the on premise document

Setting Application Defaults (For all the users)

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Customized role for End users to access the FDMEE (Data Management)

In one of our Hyperion Planning implementation, the user was asking for a role for a particular user to run the Interfaces and the batches.

We all know that “Run Integration” will do the trick (nothing special). After giving the “Run Integration” role to the needed user.

This is what the user was able to see/access, before you say it’s working as expected cool, there is a issue.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Calling calculation script from FDMEE

An interesting and quite useful functionality provided by FDMEE, Calling a calculation script once the data is loaded to a Planning/Essbase application (well the my co-worker Walid enlighten  me,thanks buddy)

The actual documentation of the functionality is here  Using Calculation Scripts

Under the Setup ->Register Target Application-> Calculation Script (3rd tab)