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28 August 2011

More cool free stuff from Oracle -- Essbase advisors

Introduction

Can anyone picture me as Hannibal Smith, late of the A-Team?  No?  Why ever not?  I do so love it when a plan comes together.  

What’s the Plan, Stan?  Unless you are a New Zealander, that link isn’t going to be terribly helpful.

Nope, the plan is to have people (you know who you are, and thanks) send me material for this blog so I don’t have to strain my brain trying to come up with interesting content.  And oh, this one is interesting.

More cool free (so long as you are a customer or partner) stuff from Oracle #3

Oracle Support has always had a lot of good Essbase information buried in its vaults – knowledge base articles that:  highlight the most common and popular product questions, list resources, illustrate good practices, highlight troubleshooting tips, cover the seemingly never ending installation and configuration issues that clog up OTN and Network54, review upgrade steps, figure out what release of what works with what, and generally advise on how to get the most out of Essbase.  It’s all in there, but scattered amongst many documents.

The solution

Oracle has brought all of the above into a new document, Overview Advisor: Oracle Hyperion Essbase [ID 1344571.2].

This is pretty awesome stuff, as that advisor, in addition to its great information also links to:

No more complaints about not being able to find cool Essbase information in a central location, right?

Let’s sample just one of the links

There’s way too much good information going on here for me to try more than one – and get this – the content changes as new information comes in so any attempt by me to list it all would be quickly out of date.  

Regardless, to give you a flavor of this, I’m going to cover the articles by topic in just the Troubleshoot Advisor.

Troubleshoot Notes


Problem Solution Documents


Reference Articles


Diagnostics


Popular Solution Documents


Troubleshoot Community



The above is approximately 15% of the content available in the Essbase Advisor.  That yearly maintenance fee doesn’t seem so bad now, does it?  :)  

Conclusion

We really owe the folks at Support a big thank you for this – they’ve identified the most important and popular links and brought them all together in one spot.  That means you spend more time learning and solving problems and less time searching.  What’s not to love?  I can hardly wait for the Planning and ODI advisors.

1 comment:

Doug Burke said...

Cameron,

Thank you for sharing this valuable information. Very helpful!

Can you now find me the time to read it all?