Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Essbase Patch Set; Full Update Version Still To Come?

There is a patch set out for Essbase which is apparently in connection with the release of the Exalytics system.  According to the docs, however, it appears there may be a full update on the way as well.  This is from the Essbase readme file:

About this Patch

This Readme file describes the defects fixed in this patch set (PS) and the requirements and instructions for applying this PS.

Who should apply this patch: This PS contains defect fixes and changes that are specific to the Oracle Exalytics In-Memory machine. You should install this PS only in the following circumstances:
  • You are installing Essbase on the Exalytics In-Memory Machine, or
  • There is an urgent need for a defect fix that is included in this PS
Customers considering this PS for a platform other than the Exalytics In-Memory Machine should carefully review the list of fixed defects. If there is not a truly urgent need for a defect fix included in this PS, Oracle recommends customers install the upcoming Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) release, which will contain an update, instead of this patch set. To check the availability of the EPM release prior to installing this PS, visit the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud (https://edelivery.oracle.com).

Another note in the readme leads me to believe the Essbase VB API lives!  There is a defect fixed in this patch that is described as "API. Update version of esb32.bas file."  It looks like we need to get to work on the Outline Extractor and other OlapUnderground tools.

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