Wednesday Jan 21, 2015

Patch Set Update: Hyperion Calculation Manager

The following Patch Set Update (PSU) has been released for Hyperion Calculation Manager .

This PSU download is available from the My Oracle Support | Patches & Updates section.

Hyperion Calculation Manager
Patch 19927906

You can apply this patch to the following releases:


NOTE: The PSU prequisite for Hyperion Shared Services / maybe applicable for some environments. Consult Readme file for details.

This patch set update is a cumulative patch and it includes Hyperion Calculation Manager -, and

Prior to proceeding with this PSU implementation refer to the Readme file for important information. In addition to the details of new features and full list of the defects fixed, the Readme file contains important support information that includes prerequisites, install details for applying patch, post-installation instructions, and tips & troubleshooting information.

It is important to verify that the requirements and support paths for this patch are met as outlined within the Readme file. The Readme file is available from the Patches & Updates download screen.

To share your experience about installing this patch ...

In the MOS | Patches & Updates screen for Hyperion Calculation Manager Patch 19927906, click "Start a Discussion" and submit your review.

The patch install reviews and other patch related information is available within the My Oracle Support Communities. Visit the Oracle Hyperion patch reviews (MOSC) sub-space:

Hyperion Patch Reviews

Have a question for Hyperion Calculation Manager specificially ....

The My Oracle Support Communities are the ideal first stop to seek & find product specific answers. The Hyperion Calculation Manager can be used with multiple Oracle Hyperion products. The specific questions may be posted to the relevant product community (read more):

Hyperion Planing (MOSC)
Hyperion Essbase (MOSC)

To locate the latest Patch Sets and Patch Set Updates for the EPM products visit the My Oracle Support (MOS) Knowledge Article:

Available Patch Sets and Patch Set Updates for
Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management Products

Doc ID 1400559.1

Thursday Sep 25, 2014

Product naming aligned for SmartView, Calculation Manager and Quantitative Management

(in via Susan)

In an ever evolving world of software names, versions and systems it is sometimes necessary to decide on ONE term to be used for a particular piece of software.

In order to maintain our naming convention, a few of our products have recently been given a makeover and have aligned their names from

Hyperion Smart View to
Oracle Smart View for Office

Calculation Manager to
Hyperion Calculation Manager

Oracle Insurance Quantitative Management and Reporting for Hyperion Financial Management to
Oracle Quantitative Management and Reporting for Solvency II

This will from now on be used for ARU and MOS alike.

Having said this, chances are that customers using these products will not be affected much by this, as e.g Service Requests will still be sorted under the product that Smart View runs against.

The new name only applies when searching for patches via ARU or via MOS. These should now be easier to track.
So, for patching purposes it may be nice to know that there is now one name for these products to be used throughout Oracle's systems.

We still separate the products in the EPM Community into

Essbase - sub category SmartView
Planning - sub category SmartView
HFM - sub category SmartView
Hyperion Reporting Products - sub category SmartView
Hyperion other Products - sub category SmartView
OBIEE - sub category SmartView
FDM - sub category SmartView

Calculation Manager - Essbase
Calculation Manager - Planning
Calculation Manager - HFM

QMR - Solvency II

(info: Susan; text and layout: Torben; authorized: Lia)

Thursday Aug 07, 2014

Q&A For Calculation Manager Advisor Webcast

(in via Mel)

Webcasts are a great way to gain that extra knowledge that could help with the day-to-day use of your product.

These Webcasts also give the opportunity to ask questions about the content covered.

Did you attend the recent Advisor Webcast?

Want to Discover the New features for
Calculation Manager and Webcast?

Doc ID 1676701.1

We are pleased to let you know that the Q&A's from this webcast have now been published.

Advisor Webcast Q&A Thread

If you attended this Webcast and asked a question you may see it in the list.

Here are just a few to get you started:

  • Do you have error trapping for command line business rules launcher?
  • Is this command launcher available for essbase only? will it be available for planning?
  • Can we launch sequences/rule sets through command line launcher?
  • Are these CDF's built in or require install/registration?
  • Is the list of CDF's listed in documentation?

There are plenty more in the Essbase Community Subspace ...

Advisor Webcast Q&A Thread

Advisor Webcast Q&A: Want to Discover the New features for Calculation Manager and for Essbase?

Interested what Webcasts have been scheduled for the future?

Perhaps you would like to see a previous Webcast recording and access the material used during the presentations ... then visit:

Oracle Business Analytics Advisor Webcast
Schedule and Archive Recordings

Doc ID 1456233.1

Did you know ... if you are active in the MOS Communities you will see posts advising when new Advisor Webcasts are scheduled ...

Monday Jul 28, 2014

Advisor Webcast Recording For New Features for Calculation Manager for Essbase

The recently hosted Advisor Webcast recording is available for:

Want to discover the new features for
Calculation Manager & for Essbase?

This session presented on July 16th, 2014 is recommended for technical and functional users who would like to see the new features in Calculation Manager and for Essbase.

Discussed during the session was how to use the New System Templates, Command Launcher, Customer Defined Functions, Run Time prompt and Analyzing Business Rules via the wizard.

The live demonstrations stepped through:

  • Analyzing a Business Rule Script for Performance or Optimization Issues
  • Comparing the Scripts of Two Business Rules
  • Support for Runtime Prompts in Essbase Business Rules
  • Support for Two New Essbase System Templates
  • Using the Command Line Launcher for Essbase Business Rules
  • Using New Custom-Defined Functions

To download the Advisor Webcast recording visit:

Advisor Webcast: Want to Discover the New features for
Calculation Manager and for Essbase? [Video]

Doc ID 1676701.1

The recording also contains the Q&A session. For additional discussion about this Advisor Webcast topic visit the Community Thread. This is a dedicated thread allowing post presentation questions to be placed.

To view scheduled & archived recordings of previous Business Analytics Advisor Webcasts visit:

Oracle Business Analytics Advisor Webcast
Doc ID 1456233.1

Thursday Feb 14, 2013

retired Business Rules and the migration to Calculation Manager

(in via Nancy)

With the retirement of Business Rules as of the EPM v11.1.2.2 release, a white paper has been written  "Hyperion Business Rules (HBR) to Calculation Manager Migration White Paper (Doc ID 1528121.1)" to assist in the migration when upgrading from previous versions of EPM to  It is published as an attachment to the KM document that can be downloaded for reference. 

Additionally, an Advisor Webcast took place on January 10, 2013 – Migrating Business Rules to Calc Manager.  To view the recording of this session or to access the presentation, please refer to KM article: "Advisor Webcasts: Current Schedule and Archived recordings (Doc ID 740966.1)".

Once the Welcome to the Oracle Advisor Webcast Program page is displayed, select Oracle Business Analytics from the Select a product to get started drop-down list then navigate to the Archived 2013 tab.

Additional to the Webcast there is a thread in the Planning community in which questions and answers towards the Webcast and the migration are collected.

Friday Nov 09, 2012

Hyperion Calculation Manager in the Oracle Communities

(guest post by Mel)

Do you use the Oracle Hyperion Calculation Manager?

Did you know that an easy way to access the product knowledge of Oracle employees and other customers are the My Oracle Support Communities?

Oracle Hyperion Calculation Manager can be used with these Oracle Hyperion products:
  • HFM
  • Hyperion Planning
  • Hyperion Essbase

Please log into the  My Oracle Support Communities and post your question to the relevant community.

I like to encourage you to add Calculation Manager or "Calc Man" at the beginning of the subject field when posting your questions.
This will help the Oracle moderators and other Community member to quickly identify queries about the Oracle Hyperion Calculation Manager and assist you with it.

Thank you for your ongoing contributions to our My Oracle Support Community.

initially we had OBIEE and OBIA mentioned, but now upon check had to correct these as not supported with Calculation Manager)


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