Variable limitations in Calc Manager 1


This post is about some of the limitations in creating Variables in Calc Manager. (You probably may have noticed this and have a work around for this one).

I was creating a variable of my Sample application for the Dimension Segments.

I opened up Variable Designer in Calc Manager and couldn’t find Segments in the Dimension Type (remember it is Dimension type here not Dimension)


So I created one Variable and tagged the dimension type as Account

Steps you need to perform to make this Variable valid for “Segments”
  • Add this variable to the rule.
  • Go to System View and export the rule for editing purpose.
  • Save the xml file and find the lines similar to the one given below under the variable name tag
    <variable id=”164″ name=”AttrSeg” product=”Planning” type=”member” usage=”const”>
    <property name=”dimensionType”>Account</property>
  • Change the dimensionType here from Account to “Segments”.
  • Import the xml into Calc Manger.
  • Select Override Existing Objects.
Go to Variable Designer and your variable will be now updated as “Segments”


HTH (not sure whether there is any other way to solve it)
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About Celvin Kattookaran

I’m an EPM Consultant, my primary focus is on Hyperion Planning and Essbase. Some of you from Hyperion Support team might recognize me or have seen my support articles, I was with the WebAnalysis Support Team. I'm an Independent Consultant with “Intekgrate Corporation” based out of Aurora office. I’m from God’s Own Country (Kerala, India), lived in all southern states of India, Istanbul and Johannesburg (and of course United States). I’m core gamer :) and an avid reader. I was awarded Oracle ACE Director for my contributions towards EPM community.


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