Solved

what is substitution  Variables & Where do you use them?

Posted on 2009-07-08
3
1,296 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-07
what is substitution  Variables & Where do you use them?
0
Comment
Question by:AJITPADHY
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 5

Accepted Solution

by:
garycris earned 500 total points
ID: 24803570
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:

    *

      Aggregate storage outline formulas

    *

      Block storage outline formulas

    *

      Calculation scripts (block storage databases only)

    *

      Report scripts

    *

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

    *

      Partition definitions

    *

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

    *

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

    *

      Security filters

    *

      MDX statements

    *

      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:

    *

      Essbase Serverproviding access to the variable from all applications and databases on the Essbase Server
    *

      Applicationproviding access to the variable from all databases within the application
    *

      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
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:AJITPADHY
ID: 31600992
thanks
0
 

Author Comment

by:AJITPADHY
ID: 24825449
thanks
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Problem Statement In an SAP BI BO Integration project when a BO universe is built on a BEx query, there can be an issue of unit & formatted value objects not getting generated in a BO universe for some key figures. This results in an issue whereb…
Hello, In my precious Article  (http://www.experts-exchange.com/Database/Reporting/A_15280-Create-Project-in-Microstrategy-Part-I.html)we saw the Configuration part for Microstrategy which included Metadata Creation and DataSource Preparation as …
Along with being a a promotional video for my three-day Annielytics Dashboard Seminor, this Micro Tutorial is an intro to Google Analytics API data.
With the power of JIRA, there's an unlimited number of ways you can customize it, use it and benefit from it. With that in mind, there's bound to be things that I wasn't able to cover in this course. With this summary we'll look at some places to go…

863 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

19 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now