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This document describes the new features in Oracle Essbase Administration Services Releases 11.1.2, 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11.000, and 18.104.22.168.100. For more information about these features, see the Oracle Essbase Administration Services Online Help.
For information about the new features in Oracle Essbase, see the Oracle Essbase New Features.
Filters listed in dialog boxes in Administration Services are now sorted in alphabetical order.
When working with Essbase clusters to achieve high availability of servers, it is customary to use network file systems for sharing the Essbase application files across systems.
On Windows, you can use Universal/Uniform Naming Convention (UNC) to describe the location of a network resource, such as a shared directory. Syntax:
For Essbase and Administration Services running on Windows, UNC paths are supported to specify network shared paths for the following Essbase Server application artifacts:
Tablespace paths for aggregate storage applications
Disk volume paths for block storage applications
You can change Essbase log levels at the server and application level in Administration Services Console.
Online Help content for Oracle Enterprise Performance Management System products is served from a central Oracle download location, which reduces the download and installation time for Oracle Enterprise Performance Management System. You can also install and configure online Help to run locally. For more information, see the Oracle Enterprise Performance Management System Installation and Configuration Guide.
Administration Services supports the enhancement of 64-bit Essbase Server to accommodate larger index, data, and data file cache sizes without setting a scaling factor. The MEMSCALINGFACTOR configuration setting is deprecated. For full database functionality, you must upgrade to the latest client software.
For more information, see the Essbase Readme for this release.
Previously, it was necessary to specify rules files for each data file prior to a data load, even if all data files used the same rules files. Now, you can select multiple data files and apply the same rules file or files to all of them.
This release supports the use of Secure Socket Layers (SSL) to connect with Essbase Servers.
In the Open SQL Data Source dialog box, you can now select No SQL Data Source for subsequent queries. This enables you to remove SQL information from the rules file.
Administration Services includes a set of predefined templates to assist you in creating formulas within aggregate storage outlines. You use these templates in the Member Properties—Formulas tab. Each template opens a form containing input fields for all required information. You select members from the member tree and enter them in the formulas.
Administration Services now provides the option to log all activity within Administration Services Console. In the event you experience problems and need technical assistance, these logs can help diagnose the problem.
In an outline that does not allow duplicate members, when member information is loaded for a dimension build, the first member with a given name is designated the primary member and subsequent members with the same name are designated shared members. Depending on the order in which data is loaded, it is possible to create a shared member that is higher in the outline than its primary member. However, when the outline is validated, the primary member must occur before any shared members in the outline, or the validation will fail with a verification error.
Administration Services now provides the option to automatically “fix” the outline, converting the first occurrence of a shared member into the primary member, and the former primary member into a shared member. This eliminates the previous validation error on outlines where auto-fix is enabled.
Administration Services now supports connecting to Oracle databases using the Oracle Call Interface (OCI). You can load data from Oracle databases using Data Prep Editor by specifying an OCI connect identifier.
Essbase and Administration Services support the following limits for user, group, and filter names:
Non-Unicode application limit: 256 bytes
Unicode-mode application limit: 256 characters
Besides supporting the conversion of non-Unicode block storage outlines to non-Unicode aggregate storage outlines, Essbase and Administration Services also support these conversion scenarios:
Non-Unicode block storage outline to Unicode aggregate storage outline
Unicode block storage outline to Unicode aggregate storage outline