Oracle BI EE 10.1.3.3.3/2 – Importing XOLAP Cubes
Posted by Venkatakrishnan J on July 21, 2008
If you had read my blog entry here, i would have shown you the new XOLAP feature of Essbase 9.5 (EPM 11.1). Though XOLAP is a new terminology, the idea has been there for quite some time. I basically wanted to test out this new Essbase feature of XOLAP directly from BI EE to see whether the latest BI EE 10.1.3.3.3 version can infact import and report on the XOLAP cubes, without any issue. We shall use the same cube that we created using Essbase Studio in the last blog entry.
Lets import this cube using BI EE Administrator.
So far so good. Looks like the XOLAP has been designed to be compliant with the XMLA standards. Now, lets try creating a report on the imported Essbase Cube.
To be honest, i was expecting the import to error out. But it has not. I am not sure whether Essbase 9.5 is actually certified for BI EE 10.1.3.3.3/2 but it does seem to work without any issues. Now, my next test is on Typed Measures in Essbase. Lets see how the current release of BI EE handles Typed Measures.