Running Extracts

Depending on your permissions, you can run public and private extracts to a file or a global connection.

Considerations for Running Extracts

  • The sort order for nodes and hierarchical relationships in extracts is based on the grouping and sorting options on the hierarchy set. See Creating Hierarchy Sets.

  • You can run extracts on a dimension with an Active status only.

Private Extracts


  • You must have access to a view and the Participant (Read) permission or better on a viewpoint to run a private extract.
  • You run private extracts from the Viewpoint Extract report, and they can run to a file only.

To run a private extract:

From the Viewpoint Extracts report, click Run Extract to File run extract to file. See Viewpoint Extracts Report.

Public Extracts


  • You must have Data Manager permission or better on a dimension to run a public extract.
  • You can run public extracts from the Applications list, the Viewpoint Extracts report, a REST API, or EPM Automate.
  • You can run public extracts to a file or a global connection.

To run a public extract from the Application list:

  1. From Applications, in the Actions column, click action, and then select Extract.
  2. In Extracts, select the extract (indicated by extract icon) in the dimension (indicated by dimension icon) that you want to run.

    Click the expand button to hide or display the extracts for each dimension.


    The date and time that the extract was last run is displayed under each extract.
  3. In Extract Target, select an option:
    • Connection: Run the extract to the global connection specified in the extract definition. (Available only if a global connection is defined for the extract).
    • File: Run the extract to a text file. You can edit the name of the text file to extract to.
  4. Optional: Click the extract, dimension, or view and viewpoint to inspect or edit those objects.
  5. Click Run Extract.

    A status message is displayed at the top of the page.

You can also run extracts using EPM Automate (see extractDimension in Working with EPM Automate for Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Cloud), a REST API (see Extracting Dimension Viewpoints in REST API for Oracle Enterprise Data Management Cloud Service), or Task Manager (see Automation Integrations for EPM Cloud in Administering Financial Consolidation and Close).

Reviewing Extract History

You can view the history for public extracts only. You cannot view the history for private extracts.

On the extract screen, review the History section to see the dates and times of the most recent extracts that were run for this dimension. By default, the last five are displayed. You can adjust the number of extracts to display (up to 50) in the Show most recent field. Click refresh to update the table.

In the Action column, click Download to File download to download the extract file from the server. This can be useful if your browser times out during long extracts or to compare extract results to previous extract files. You can download extract files that were run to file only. If the extract was run to a global connection, it is not available to download from the Extract screen.

If the file is no longer available on the server, a message is displayed.


Extracts that were run from a REST API are not available to be downloaded from the extract screen. Use EPMAutomate or a REST API to download those extract files from the staging area. See Download a File from the Staging Area in REST API for Oracle Enterprise Data Management Cloud.

screenshot shows the Run Extract page with options described in the procedure