After finaly installing Essbase it's time for my first cube.
This one is based on the Oracle SH (Sales History) Demo schema.
Log in to your essbase studio:
Step 1 set up a Data Source:
Get the tables:
Skip creating a mini schema:
Goto the default minischema and check the joins:
In the Metadaa Navigator create a "source" folder and drag all the fields you want to use to it:
Next create a Hiearchies Folder:
Create Locations Hiearchy:
Create the Channels Hierarchy:
Create the Products Hiearchy:
Create the Calendar Hierarchy:
Create the Promotions Hierarchy:
Create the Accounts (measure) Hierarchy:
Next we create a Cube schema:
Based on the cube schema we create an Essbase model:
Set the model to ASO:
Because Essbase doesn't like the same element description in different hiearchy path we have to add some prefix coding to some of the dimensions:
In the info tab of the calendar hiearchy we have to set Time and Dense Dimension Storage
Now open the Administration Services Console to add a new Essbase application and database:
Create a new apllication "using aggregate storage"
Create the database:
Go back to the studio and open the Cube deployment wizard:
Select the Application and Database:
Check Build outline and load data.
Check Delete and Restore database.
Wait a little bit:
Back to the administration services:
On the database press preview data:
(a special thanks to Mark Rittman for pointing me in the right direction!)
Till Next Time