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Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 11g: A Hands-On Tutorial by Adrian Ward, Haroun Khan, Christian Screen

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Getting started — let's get set up

As a pre-requisite to the exercise in this chapter, you must have an Essbase Server from which to operate. If you already have an Essbase Server at your disposal, you are ready to start the exercises. If not, as mentioned above, the Oracle BI SampleApp has an Essbase Server ready for you to use and it is perfect for what you will do in the exercise. We are actually using the SampleApp v107 VirtualBox Virtual Machine image in order to create this exercise.

If we had you create an Essbase outline/cube from scratch, it would be several chapters in length; more if we wanted to do it justice. Instead, to save you time, we have provided the necessary Essbase outline (OTL) file, and data files necessary for you. In ...

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