What Application and System Settings Can I Specify?

You can control many aspects of the application and the system, such as:

  • How to display thousands, decimals, and negative numbers in forms

  • Define the actions about which you want to be notified

  • Display the full names of users rather than user IDs

  • Set reporting options

  • Assign application ownership to another Service Administrator

To change application and system settings:

  1. Click Application, and then click Settings.

  2. Specify defaults for the current application. For descriptions of the settings, see the Application Settings table below.

  3. Specify system settings. For descriptions of the settings, see the System Settings table below.

  4. Click Save.

Table 18-1 Application Settings

Application Setting Description
Alias Setting

For option descriptions, see Specifying a Default Alias Table and Setting Member and Alias Display Options.


Enable notifications for task lists, and job console.


Set defaults for indenting members on a page and setting the number of items on the page drop-down.

Note that the Number of Items on the Page Drop-down option lets you shorten the member list so that the Search box can be more easily seen. If the list is shortened to 10 members, for example, then you won't need to scroll to see the Search box.

Other Options

Set these other configuration options:

  • Date Format

  • Attribute Dimension Date Format

  • UI Display: Choose Standard Interface or Simplified Interface.

  • Partial Grid Fetch Size (Rows,Columns): Enter number of rows and columns in the format nn,nn

  • Suppress Application Management Options in Smart View

  • Enable Data Load for Ad Hoc Read-Only Role: Default is No. Select Yes to enable data load for users with Adhoc read-only role.

  • Set Number of Seconds Before Rules Run in Background: Enter a value between 0 and 600.


    Rules that are set to automatically run when a form is loaded or saved never run in the background.

  • Client Log Level: All error, warnings, and informational messages from the connected data source are displayed when they occur, but you can choose which of these message levels to record in a browser console log file. This setting is only available for web interfaces using Oracle JET technology. Select a message level to display and record:

    • None: Suppress all messages.

    • Information: All messages, including warnings and errors—recommended to diagnose problems. May adversely impact performance.

    • Warning: Warnings and error level messages. May adversely impact performance.

    • Error: Error messages only—recommended for general use. Has minimal impact on performance.

    • General: Information-level messages plus all server responses and requests. Adversely impacts performance.

  • Enable User Formulas in Ad Hoc: If you select Yes, in an ad hoc grid, when you hover over a cell with a member formula attached, you see the member formula associated with the cell and you can perform calc on the fly.
  • Filter Out Excluded Members in Segment Drop-down: Default is Yes. Choose No to display the excluded members in the row drop-down POV in forms.

  • Forms Version: Specify a forms version. For existing applications, the default is Forms 1.0. Enabling Forms 2.0 is only supported if Redwood Experience is enabled. Newly created applications will default to Forms 2.0. This setting is application-specific and can vary across applications.

Table 18-2 System Settings

System Setting Description
Display Users’ Full Names

When selected, the system displays the user's full name (for example, Max Hennings). When cleared, the system displays the user's ID (for example, VHennings).

Include Shared Members in Cube Refresh

When selected, shared members will inherit the highest security access based on a combination of the access assigned to the base member and parent of shared member.

When cleared, shared members will inherit the security access assigned to the base member.

Email Character Set

Select UTF-8 or Regional Setting.

Business Rules Notification

If set to Yes, notifies users or groups when rules (which are enabled for notification in Calculation Manager) are completed or encounter errors. In Notify These Users, select the users or groups to notify.

Allow Drill Down on Shared Members in Ad Hoc
  • Yes enables drilling on shared members in an ad hoc grid.

    When set to Yes, the Drill to All Levels in Base check box is displayed.

    Note that block suppression is not supported when this option is set to Yes. To disable block suppression:

    • In Oracle Smart View for Office, in Options, Data Options, disable Suppress Missing Blocks.
    • In the web, in Preferences, Ad Hoc Options, disable Missing blocks on rows.
  • No disables drilling on shared members in an ad hoc grid.

Drill to All Levels in Base

Allows ad hoc grid users to drill down (or zoom in) from shared members to all levels within the base hierarchy. This check box option applies to Standard-mode applications only.

The Drill to All Levels in Base check box appears when Allow Drill Down on Shared Members in Ad Hoc is set to Yes.

A shared member is often a parent member in its base hierarchy. With the Drill to All Levels in Base check box enabled, users can drill down from the shared member to the base hierarchy using the zoom options, All Levels or Bottom Level.

When the Drill to All Levels in Base check box is disabled, the user may zoom in to the various levels of the base hierarchy one level at a time using the Next Level zoom option.

Multi-cell zoom-in on shared members is not supported.

Enable Use of the Application for

Determines whether users can access the application in administration mode, such as during backups. When you select Administrators, if any non-administrative users are logged on to the application, they are forced off the system and will not be able to log on. To restore access to an application for all users, select All users.

Assign Application Owner

Assigns ownership of the application to another Service Administrator.

For more information about application ownership, see Managing Application Ownership.

Enable the Display of Substitution Variables

Set how substitution variables display in the Member Selection dialog box when users respond to runtime prompts in business rules. Display All displays all substitution variables. Display None displays no substitution variables. Enable Filtering displays only substitution variables that are valid for the runtime prompt.

Suppression Mode

Choose a suppression behavior for ad hoc grids in the web and in Smart View for cases where rows and columns contain missing data or zeroes.

  • Suppress Missing values only (default): Suppresses rows, or columns, or both that contain No Data/Missing.

  • Suppress Missing also Suppresses Zeros: Suppresses rows, or columns, or both that contain both No Data/Missing and Zero.

Smart View Ad Hoc Behavior

All new and recreated applications are automatically set to Standard.

For existing and migrated applications, choose to enable enhanced ad hoc features and behaviors in Smart View:

  • Native (default): Does not enable enhanced ad hoc features.

    Supported for all Smart View releases.

  • Standard: Enables enhanced ad hoc features.

    Supported for Smart View release and later.

For a complete description of the enhanced ad hoc features available in Standard mode, see Smart View Behavior Options in EPM Cloud in Working with Oracle Smart View for Office.

Use All Alias Tables on Refresh

Specify whether alias names entered into ad hoc grids are evaluated using the currently selected alias table or against all alias tables

  • Yes: The input is evaluated against all alias tables and all member names.

  • No: The input is evaluated against the currently selected alias table and all member names. This is the default setting.

If the system cannot identify the input as a valid member name or alias, the input will be displayed as a comment.

Export EPM Cloud Smart List textual data during daily maintenance for incremental data import

Choose whether to perform a complete export during the daily maintenance process or to create an application backup:

  • Yes: Performs a complete export, such that data, including the business process Smart List data, can be incrementally imported to an application (this option may lengthen the maintenance process duration)

  • No (default): Creates an application backup during the maintenance process, such that data can be used as part of a full restoration

Note that this setting applies only to Oracle Essbase that does not support hybrid.

For more information, see Exporting Smart List Textual Data During Daily Maintenance for Incremental Data Import in Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Cloud Operations Guide.

Link Accounts by Default

For block storage (input) cubes, select whether to XREF linked account members by default:

  • Yes (default): XREFs will be created on account members, and the application will work the same way it has in earlier releases.
  • No: XREFs will not be created for account members, which may improve the application’s performance. With No selected, after Cube Refresh is run, all existing XREFs on account members will be deleted, and non-source cubes will no longer show data from the source cube.

Note that HSP_LINK and HSP_NOLINK UDAs on specific account members override the XREF setting for those account members. For example, if this option is set to No and you use the @XREF function to look up a data value in another cube to calculate a value from the current cube, you can add theHSP_LINK UDA to such members to create the @XREF function only for these specific members. If this option is set to Yes, HSP_NOLINK works the same way it worked in earlier releases and prevents XREFs from being created on specific members.

Attribute Dimension Reorder Threshold

Enter a threshold value between 0 and 500 (500 is the default value).

For attribute dimensions, when the number of members under a given parent exceeds the specified threshold value, then the members will be reordered at the end of a metadata load instead of during the load. Depending on the specific shape of the attribute dimension, adjusting this number can sometimes have an impact on performance. In general, this setting can be ignored unless attribute dimension load times degrade beyond acceptable levels.

Set Reporting Options

If you're using the next-generation Reports reporting solution, Oracle recommends you use this setting to upload any TrueType fonts that your company uses to produce reports.

To upload TrueType fonts, click Report Settings, click Manage Fonts, click Create icon, and then select the font files to upload.

See Working with the Reports Reporting Solution in Working with FreeForm.