A very quick and very essbase hacky one today (since we’re all essbase hackers at heart!)
From 184.108.40.206 onwards you can no longer take an copy of a Planning BSO Application through EAS. You can still copy ASO apps and Essbase only BSO apps, but can no longer take a quick snapshot of a Planning app to do some modelling in. The function is greyed out when you right click on the App.
Because that is still quite useful to do, particularly when:
- testing data changes
- reviewing historical recalculations so you can see a before and after
- making sure my code actually works and doesn’t set fire to everything
Below is some Maxl code to get around it. This will copy the outlines, rules, scripts and data across. Note the 8 character limit for both apps and databases.
Create Application ‘TargetAppName’;
Create Database ‘TargetAppName’.’SourceDB1′ as ‘SourceAppName’.’SourceDB1′;
Create Database ‘TargetAppName’.’SourceDB2′ as ‘SourceAppName’.’SourceDB2′;
Create Database ‘TargetAppName’.’SourceDB3′ as ‘SourceAppName’.’SourceDB3′;
This is a staggeringly inglorious hack, so treat it with caution. It has obviously been removed for a reason – though this may simply be to remove the confusion of planning/essbase apps.
You also need to be aware of your licensing agreement to make sure you’ve got coverage for Essbase only applications.
Finally, and obviously, I strongly recommend running this only in your dev/test environments. But as a great poet once said “there’s no test like production”
ps: I’m kidding. Don’t run this in Production. Seriously. They are Planning apps remember?? That’s why you’ve got LCM. Read the previous post. Sheesh.