Essbase - Checking Error Log

Essbase Overview


If a data load or dimension build fails, the error log can be a valuable debugging tool. See Understanding and Viewing Dimension Build and Data Load Error Logs.

Log files

  • From EAS client, Hyperion_Home\products\Essbase\eas\client
  • Using maxl, you should have an error file defined in the script.
  • For Essbase, hyperion_Home\logs\essbase\essbase.log
  • For an application, ex with sample application: hyperion_home\logs\essbase\app\Sample\Sample.log

No error log

If there is no error log, check whether the following conditions exist:

  • The person running the data load set up an error log.

By default, when using a rules file, Essbase creates an error log.

  • The data source and Essbase Servers are available.

See Verifying that Essbase Server Is Available and Verifying that the Data Source Is Available

  • Essbase Server crashed during the data load.

If so, you probably received a timeout error on the client. See Essbase - Stopping Data Loads or Dimension Builds / Recovering from a server crash.

Empty error log

If the error log exists but is empty, Essbase does not think that an error occurred during loading. Check whether the following conditions exist:

  • The rules file contains selection or rejection criteria that rejected every record in the data source.

See Essbase - Loading a Subset of Records from a Data Source.

  • The rules file validates properly.

See Requirements for Valid Data Load Rules Files and Requirements for Valid Dimension Build Rules Files.

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