|Oracle9i OLAP Services Developer's Guide to the OLAP DML
Release 1 (9.0.1)
Part Number A86720-01
Creating and Using Analytic Workspace Metadata, 2 of 7
Analytic workspace metadata describes data in an analytic workspace to the OLAP API. If you wish to expose data, such as dimensions and measures, in an analytic workspace to the OLAP API, then the analytic workspace metadata must describe that data. You create analytic workspace metadata in an analytic workspace by using the OLAP DML to create lower-level workspace objects and to set properties on these workspace objects.
When a Java client opens an analytic workspace, the data in that analytic workspace will not be visible unless you have created analytic workspace metadata.
If you follow the instructions in this appendix, then OLAP Services will make the analytic workspace metadata that you create available so that the OLAP API can display the analytic workspace data.
The analytic workspace metadata should be created and stored in the analytic workspace in which data will be viewed by the OLAPI API.
This appendix describes the metadata that you need to create. Typically, you need to set a property on an OLAP DML object that already exists in the analytic workspace. In addition, many properties will specify a metadata object that you must define and, in some cases, populate.