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The location of the Analytics Link repository is specified during the Analytics Link configuration process. Whether using an existing relational database or creating a new database for the Analytics Link repository, you should create an Analytics Link user with permission to create and maintain tables within the schema.
As an aggregation engine, Data Synchronization Server performs data aggregation on demand. Data Synchronization Server performs the same aggregations as the Financial Management application (except as noted below), so it returns matching results.
Data Synchronization Server does not perform consolidations of the Entity dimension, which is the consolidation dimension of the Financial Management application. Consolidations of the Entity dimension must be performed in Financial Management.
Mapping tables that are defined in a bridge
Data or metadata that is extracted to an RDBMS database
When the Analytics Link Administration Services Console plug-in component is enabled in Administration Services Console, the Analytics Link Servers node is displayed in the Enterprise View. When an Analytics Link Server is added to the Analytics Link Servers node, the server node is populated with these subnodes: HFM Servers, Essbase Servers, Data Synchronization Servers, Data Stores, and Bridges.
Figure 1, Analytics Link Servers node with Analytics Link Server named localEAL shows the tree hierarchy of the Analytics Link Servers node after the Analytics Link Server named localEAL is added.
A bridge enables you to build a whole, partial, or transformed replica of a Financial Management application in an Essbase database, or extract Financial Management application data to an RDBMS database.
After a bridge is created, the bridge target cannot be changed. See Determining the Type of Bridge Target Database.