Essbase - Artifacts/Objects

Essbase Overview


Files that are related to Essbase - Database (cube) are called :

  • artifacts
  • or objects.

Database artifacts perform actions against one or more Essbase databases, such as :

In Essbase - Administration Services Console, database artifacts are displayed under their associated applications or database in the Essbase - Enterprise View tree.

Types of artefacts

Essbase provides the following common types:

Some of these artifacts are optional, such as Essbase - Calculation Script and Linked reporting objects (LRO).


By default, artifacts are stored in their associated Essbase - Database (cube) folder on the Essbase - Servers, and can also be saved to a client computer or to other available network directories. You cannot, however, load data or calculate data on a client computer.

Documentation / Reference

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