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what is substitution  Variables & Where do you use them?
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Substitution variables are global placeholders for regularly changing information. Because changes to a variable value are reflected everywhere the variable is used, manual changes are reduced.

For example, many reports depend on reporting periods; if you generate a report based on the current month, you must update the report script manually every month. With a substitution variable, such as CurMnth, set on the server, you can change the assigned value each month to the appropriate time period. When you use the variable name in a report script, the information is dynamically updated when you run the final report.

You can use substitution variables with both aggregate storage and block storage applications in the following areas:

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      Aggregate storage outline formulas

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      Block storage outline formulas

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      Calculation scripts (block storage databases only)

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      Report scripts

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      Data load rules file header definitions and field definitions. You can enter variable names for dimension and member names.

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      Partition definitions

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      Data source name (DSN) specifications in rules files for SQL data sources

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      SELECT, FROM, or WHERE clauses in rules files for SQL data sources

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      Security filters

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      MDX statements

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      Spreadsheet Add-in.


You can set substitution variables on the Essbase Server using Administration Services, MaxL, or ESSCMD. Set the variable at any of the following levels:

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      Essbase Serverproviding access to the variable from all applications and databases on the Essbase Server
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      Applicationproviding access to the variable from all databases within the application
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      Databaseproviding access to the variable within the specified database


For further details, see the database administrators guide
http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/E12825_01/epm.111/esb_dbag/frameset.htm?launch.htm
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