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Oracle Hyperion Financial Management Tips & Techniques by Peter Fugere

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Dimension Overview

The purpose of this chapter is to discuss topics you would cover during your design meeting. This section should be used to complement the Administrator Guide, not replace it.

You must understand what a dimension is and how they work in order to move forward with a design. Dimensions are the objects we use in HFM to define coordinates within the database. These dimensions define where data is stored within the application. Assume that I just had a simple spreadsheet, with columns and rows. When I ask what the value in cell B-9 is, you could determine that B referred to the column and 9 must refer to row. From that you could determine the value in cell B-9. B-9 are the dimensions that tell you where to find the data.

HFM uses ...

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