Database Restructuring

As your business changes, you change the Essbase database outline to capture new product lines, provide information on new scenarios, reflect new time periods, and so on. Some changes to a database outline affect the data storage arrangement, forcing Essbase to restructure the database.

Because changes that require restructuring the database are time-consuming (unless you discard the data before restructuring), consider deciding on such changes based on how they affect performance. See:

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For information about clearing data and thus avoiding some restructuring, see CLEARDATA and CLEARBLOCK in Technical Reference for Oracle Essbase.