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Oracle Essbase 11 Development Cookbook by Jose R. Ruiz

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Adding and populating the Sort Order Column

In previous releases of Essbase, a developer had the option of building a hierarchy in ascending or descending alphabetical order via a build rule. If you wanted to sort the hierarchies in a different order, then you would go into Essbase Administrative Services (EAS). Then, open the outline, and drag and drop the members in the order that the business wanted or extract the dimension using an Outline Extract utility, sort the hierarchy, and use a build rule to rebuild the dimension. In contrast, when we are using Essbase Studio, in version 11.1.2.1, we are going to have to define the Sort Order in the relational environment. If you have the Oracle's data-governance software Data Relationship Management ...

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