Essbase - Rules file used for data loads and/or dimension builds ?

1 - About

Before building a rules file, you must decide whether the rules file will be used for :

3 - Use same rules files when

Use the same rules file for both data load and dimension build if you plan to load the data source and build new dimensions simultaneously.

4 - Use separate rules files when

Use separate rules files for data load and dimension build under any of the following circumstances:

  • To build an outline from scratch
  • To perform different field operations during the data load and dimension build
  • To reuse the data load or dimension build rules file separately
  • To use data sources that contain no data values, only dimensions

5 - Restrictions

Once you create a rules file, you cannot separate it into two rules files. Similarly, you cannot merge two rules files into one file.

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