Prefixed Target Applications in FDMEE

In earlier versions of FDMEE/FDM, you could not setup multiple instances of the same target application.  Locations in the same application in FDM that existed on a lagged calendar had to be loaded to different months than locations with a non-lagged calendar.  Starting in version 11.1.2.4.220, a new feature was introduced to allow duplicate target…

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More Thoughts on Essbase Hybrid Aggregation

I’d like to add to the emerging Essbase Hybrid Aggregation knowledge base with a few clarifications, gleaned from testing in active projects. The motivation for me came from my investigation into the feasibility of using a hybrid approach for an application with a lot of heavy allocations done in business rules. I had read that…

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Excel Template Loads with FDMEE

Within 11.1.2.1 FDM, users complete full financial statement loads using a workbook with multiple sheets.  Unfortunately, upgrading to 11.1.2.4 FDMEE, the workbooks issue a multitude of errors after attempting the FDMEE Import Data step!  Oracle's answer is the workbook template functionality was fully supported and should work.  However, they do not shed light on the…

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Simple Connected Automation in the Cloud

Oracle’s Planning & Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) and it’s sibling Enterprise PBCS includes many great built-in administrative features.   You can manage just about all facets of the normal care & feeding of planning and reporting applications without leaving the application interface – even scheduling logic such as data & dimension loads, business rules, and data…

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Smart Forms for Client-Side Calculations

The Excel formulas and functions that you add to ad hoc grids in Oracle Smart View for Office can now be saved as planning artifacts called “Smart Forms”. Note:  Smart Form functionality is available for ad hoc grids created from several of Oracle’s Cloud Service offerings, including Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service. Check with your…

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