Essbase Outline Rebuilding vs. Migrating After Major Release Upgrade
By Ann Donahue-Oracle on Jul 11, 2014
The 126.96.36.199 Essbase Readme document has been updated to include a change in recommendation with regard to rebuilding versus migrating the Essbase outlines between major release upgrades. This represents a change in the upgrade process to ensure outlines take advantage of any new structures, features and functionality introduced in the major release.
After a major release upgrade, be sure to rebuild all outlines on the new release to eliminate any potential issue where the outline may not be compatible or properly take advantage of any new functionality.
OPatch upgrades are not considered a major release and therefore do not need to adhere to the new guidelines. The traditional outline upgrade or migration process can continue to be utilized for OPatch upgrades.
- If moving between installable versions, need to rebuild outlines
- If applying an OPatch, no need to rebuild outline
Here is the statement added to the Essbase 188.8.131.52 Readme document:
When upgrading to a version of Essbase in which you use the Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management System Installer and Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management System Configurator, as in this release, database outlines that were created in any of the previous Essbase releases listed in this topic should be recreated in this release to take advantage of any new structures, features, and functionality.