Oracle® Essbase Administration Services

Readme

Release 11.1.2.4.000


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Updated: May 2015

Authors: EPM Information Development Team

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Table of Contents:

Purpose

New Features in this Release

Installation Information

Supported Platforms

Supported Languages

Supported Paths to this Release

Installing JavaFX Runtime on JRE 6

Defects Fixed in this Release

Known Issues

Documentation Updates

Documentation Feedback

Accessibility Considerations

Purpose

This document includes important, late-breaking information about this release of Oracle Essbase Administration Services. Review this Readme thoroughly before installing Oracle Enterprise Performance Management System.

New Features in this Release

For new features relating to installation, architecture, and deployment changes in this release, see “New Features in this Release” in the Oracle Enterprise Performance Management System Readme.

Installation Information

Late-breaking information about the installation of EPM System products is provided in the Oracle Enterprise Performance Management System Installation and Configuration Readme. Review this information thoroughly before installing EPM System products.

Oracle Smart View for Office is no longer installed with the Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management System Installer. To download and install the latest release of Oracle Smart View for Office, go to http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/smart-view-for-office/overview/index.html.

Supported Platforms

Information about system requirements and supported platforms for EPM System products is available in spreadsheet format in the Oracle Enterprise Performance Management System Certification Matrix. This matrix is posted on the Oracle Fusion Middleware Supported System Configurations page on Oracle Technology Network (OTN):

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/ias/downloads/fusion-certification-100350.html

Supported Languages

Information about supported languages for EPM System products is available in spreadsheet format on the Translation Support tab in the Oracle Enterprise Performance Management System Certification Matrix. This matrix is posted on the Oracle Fusion Middleware Supported System Configurations page on OTN:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/ias/downloads/fusion-certification-100350.html

Supported Paths to this Release

You can upgrade to EPM System Release 11.1.2.4 from the following releases:

Note: For upgrading instructions, see the Oracle Enterprise Performance Management System Installation and Configuration Guide, “Upgrading EPM System Products.

Table 1. Supported Paths to this Release

Upgrade Path From Release ...To Release 11.1.2.4

11.1.2.x

Apply the maintenance release to move to Release 11.1.2.4.

Note:

For Oracle Hyperion Financial Close Management, applying the maintenance release is supported only from Release 11.1.2.2 or 11.1.2.3.

For Oracle Hyperion Financial Management, applying the maintenance release is supported only from Release 11.1.2.1, 11.1.2.2, or 11.1.2.3.

11.1.1.4.x

Upgrade to Release 11.1.2.3 and then apply the maintenance release to move to Release 11.1.2.4.

Release 11.1.1.0.x to 11.1.1.3.x

Apply the maintenance release to move to Release 11.1.1.4, upgrade to Release 11.1.2.3, and then apply the maintenance release to move to Release 11.1.2.4.

Caution!

Oracle recommends using the same version of all Oracle Essbase portfolio products (Essbase, Administration Services, Oracle Hyperion Provider Services, and Oracle Essbase Studio) and components (server, client, runtime client, API, and JAPI).

Installing JavaFX Runtime on JRE 6

If you are using JRE 6, the JavaFX 2.2.5 runtime for JDK6 runtime must be installed when launching the Administration Services console from a web browser, otherwise nonfunctional pop-ups are displayed and Administration Services does not launch.

Note:

The JavaFX 2.2.5 runtime for JDK6 can be downloaded from Oracle.

Defects Fixed in this Release

This section includes defects fixed in Release 11.1.2.4.000. To review the list of defects fixed between earlier releases, use the Defects Fixed Finder. This tool enables you to identify the products you own and your current implementation release. With a single click, the tool quickly produces a customized report of fixed-defect descriptions with their associated platforms and patch numbers. This tool is available here:

https://support.oracle.com/oip/faces/secure/km/DocumentDisplay.jspx?id=1292603.1

  • 19644730 -- Right clicking on a user and selecting disable or enable causes the groups for the selected user to be deleted.

  • 19008993 -- Dimension builds fail with rules files saved to the file system using Administration Services Console.

  • 18840727 -- If you open a user table, sort on User Type, select a user and then select edit, a different name is displayed in the username field.

  • 6574337 -- The @ISATTRIBUTE and @ISMBRWITHATTR calc functions are missing from the Administration Services calc script editor.

  • 18291424 -- The @IRREX calc function is missing from the Administration Services calc script editor.

  • 18401936 -- The Attributes window in the Member Properties dialog box does not display all associated attribute dimensions.

  • 18424372 -- Selecting an empty outline in the calc script editor results in an incorrect error message. The message returned is "Error occurred setting the server application active.” It should, instead indicate that the outline is empty.

  • 18491498 -- In the Edit Member Properties dialog box, on the Associations tab, selecting Add range returns a blank tree structure.

  • 18808398 -- If you select to edit user properties, select user type and then right click on a user other than the admin user, the information for the admin user is displayed.

  • 19774932 -- A data load rules file created in Administration Services Console 11.1.2.3.500 cannot be used by MAXL.

  • 20124033 -- When using non-English Administration Services Console, the console may become unresponsive when accessing the Editor Settings dialog box.

  • 19298249 -- The command, MEANINGLESSTEXT is missing from Report Script Editor.

  • 19298217 -- The command, OUTMEANINGLESS is missing from Report Script Editor.

  • 18760380 -- Searching for valid attributes in Attribute Viewer does not return results.

  • 18759880 -- The list of applications may not be displayed in Location Alias Editor.

  • 18758690 -- Adding a version 11.1.2.1 Essbase Server from a version 11.1.2.3.500 Administration Services Console fails and returns the following error: "Your session is not connected to the Essbase agent/server."

  • 18676335 -- Displaying 400 users in Administration Services Console may take longer than expected.

  • 18546568 -- During data loads in Administration Services, when selecting a rules file or a data file, the data cannot be sorted by "last modified."

  • 18538795 -- In Administrative Services Web Console, loading data from the file system fails and results in the following error: “Failed to create client directory to write error file.”

  • 18363474 -- In Outline Editor, after you save an outline to Essbase Server and select the Properties tab, no contents are displayed.

  • 18318809 -- When Essbase is installed in BISHIPHOME, the Shared Services security mode option in Edit Server Properties dialog in Administration Services Console is selected.

  • 18079367 -- For some MDX queries, there is excessive space in the output window before results are displayed. This can give the impression that the query did not return any results.

Known Issues

The following are the noteworthy known issues of this release.

16670757, 16628180 -- If you are using EAS Console to connect to a Essbase server running on non-English Linux platform, or a non-English Windows server with Essbase Rapid installation, some error messages may be garbled.

Workaround: Replace the original localized essbase.mdb file with the English essbase.mdb file to get the English error messages in the Administration Services Console:

  • Linux 32-bit installation: Replace EPM_SYSTEM_HOME/common/EssbaseRTC/11.1.2.0/bin/essbase.mdb with EPM_SYSTEM_HOME/common/EssbaseRTC/11.1.2.0/localized/en/bin/essbase.mdb

  • Linux 64-bit installation: Replace EPM_SYSTEM_HOME/common/EssbaseRTC-64/11.1.2.0/bin/essbase.mdb with EPM_SYSTEM_HOME/common/EssbaseRTC-64/11.1.2.0/localized/en/bin/essbase.mdb

  • Windows 32-bit installation: Replace EPM_SYSTEM_HOME\common\EssbaseRTC\11.1.2.0\bin\essbase.mdb with EPM_SYSTEM_HOME\common\EssbaseRTC\11.1.2.0\localized\en\bin\essbase.mdb

  • Windows 64-bit installation: Replace EPM_SYSTEM_HOME\common\EssbaseRTC-64\11.1.2.0\bin\essbase.mdb with EPM_SYSTEM_HOME\common\EssbaseRTC-64\11.1.2.0\localized\en\bin\essbase.mdb

20811263 -- When working with Essbase installed by OBIEE shiphome, error messages are displayed in English. For example, in Administration Services Console, error messages always display in English even though the console is launched from a non-English platform.

Accessing EPM System Product Documentation

Find the latest EPM System product guides in the Oracle Help Center (https://docs.oracle.com/en/). To access documents to view or download, click the Applications icon. In the Applications Documentation window, select the EPM tab, and then click the Enterprise Performance Management link.

You can also find deployment-related documentation on the Oracle Technology Network (http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/index.html) and on the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud website (http://edelivery.oracle.com/EPD/WelcomePage/get_form). Or you can visit the EPM System Documentation Portal (http://www.oracle.com/us/solutions/ent-performance-bi/technical-information-147174.html). There, you’ll find links to My Oracle Support, EPM Supported Platform Matrices, and more.

Copying and Pasting Code Snippets from PDFs

When you cut and paste code snippets from a PDF file, some characters can be lost during the paste operation, making the code snippet invalid. Workaround: Cut and paste from the HTML version of the document.

Log Options Unavailable When Server Disconnected

When an Essbase server is disconnected, options to create, edit, view, and generate Essbase server logs are greyed out.

Provider Services Required for Data Preview on Clusters

After adding an Oracle Essbase server using a cluster name, Oracle Hyperion Provider Services must be running in order to execute a Data Preview on databases on that server.

Boolean Attribute Dimensions

You cannot copy and past Boolean attribute dimensions in Outline Editor.

Database Properties Window—Modifications Tab

In the Administration Services Online Help, in the topic “Database Properties Window—Modifications Tab”, under Related Commands, the getdbstats ESSCMD is listed. The correct related command is getdbinfo.

File Delimiters for SQL Data are Ignored

In the English Oracle Essbase Administration Services Online Help, in the topic Creating a Data Load Rules File, there is a note stating that file delimiters for SQL data are ignored. This note is not in the translated help for the 11.1.2.4 release.

Documentation Feedback

Send feedback on product documentation to the following email address:

EPMdoc_ww@oracle.com

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Accessibility Considerations

Our goal is to make Oracle products, services, and supporting documentation accessible to the disabled community. EPM System products support accessibility features, which are described in the product's Accessibility Guide. Find the most up-to-date version of this guide in the Oracle Enterprise Performance Management System Documentation Library on the Oracle Technology Network (http://www.oracle.com/technology/documentation/epm.html).

In addition, this Readme file is accessible in HTML format.