|Oracle9i OLAP Services Developer's Guide to the Oracle OLAP API
Release 1 (9.0.1)
Part Number A88756-01
The Oracle9i OLAP Services Developer's Guide to the Oracle OLAP API introduces Java programmers to the Oracle®OLAP API the Java application programming interface for Oracle OLAP Services. Through OLAP Services, the OLAP API provides access to data stored in an Oracle database. The OLAP API's capabilities for querying, manipulating, and presenting data are particularly suited to applications that perform Online Analytical Processing.
This manual is intended for Java programmers who are responsible for creating applications that perform Online Analytical Processing. It assumes that you are already familiar with Java, relational database management systems, data warehousing, and Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) concepts.
Before you can use the OLAP API you must set up the OLAP API client files in your Java development environment. You must also have access to an Oracle database instance. In addition, that database must include data that has been prepared as a data wardhouse and supplied with metadata using the OLAP management feature in Oracle Enterprise Manager.
For information on setting up the OLAP API client files, see Appendix A of this document. For information on installing Oracle with OLAP Services, see Oracle 9i Installation Guide. For information on data warehouse and metadata requirements, see Oracle9i OLAP Services Concepts and Administration Guide. For information on how to define the metadata used by OLAP Services, see the Oracle Enterprise Manager Help topics for the OLAP management feature.
The Oracle9i OLAP Services Developer's Guide to the Oracle OLAP API is structured as follows:
You will find the following documentation helpful when using the OLAP API and OLAP Services: