copyDomain utility

A business person calls you to saying he is desperate: “There is an error in the tool! I need to send some information to my manager now! Can you solve this now!” Who has not been in a situation that!?

Always when we’re working with any tool, we always need to prepare to some environments like training or, in the case above, to validate any errors that are occurring in production environment, this isn’t different in the RPAS.

The best practices tell us that when we find an error is recommended copy the domain to non-production environment; this environment we can validate the error and also test and validate any correction possible.

Normally this practice occurs for several reasons and constraints, but mainly to prevent further errors in production. So today we will explain a utility which helps a lot project and support team in our day-to-day activities

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How to move or remove a domain in a solution?

Continuing our posts about the activities of support, how we saw in How to add a domain in a solution?, it’s very common add some domains in solution. But sometimes we need to manage our environment because of any limitations. So, today we’ll talk about when we need to move or delete some domains within a solution.

Over the time, it’s very natural for any application grow in size and, consequently, hardware needs. Because that, each project delivery or enhancements we always need to evaluate the impact of data volumes and hardware performance. Continue reading

How to add a domain in a solution?

One of the support activities with a solution in RPAS is the maintenance of domains. Sometimes it’s necessary and happens due many different issues, but  normally are related with the activities of business area.

During the maintenance, sometimes we have to add new domains in the solution; when it happens, the technical team needs to act to resolve this problem faster till business area needs the tools.

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RPAS Configuration Tools (Part 4) – Measures definitions

When working with a solution within the ConfigTools, we need to establish the measures set that will be used. These measures will be responsible for making the calculations or serve consultation within the workbooks or to be exported to other systems

Due this responsibility, one of the most important and required areas in ConfigTools is the “Measure Manager”. This area contains all elements necessary for creating and maintaining the measures; We can understand how they work within the workbooks and business rules. Continue reading

RPAS Configuration Tools (Part 3) – Hierarchies definitions

After a little vacation, we back our activities! In this post, we will explain some settings of the hierarchies within the ConfigTools and some care that is needed during this step.

As we explained in RPAS Configuration Tools (Part 2) – Details about project components, when we created the project, the tool creates 5 (five) default hierarchies, they are: CLND (calendar/time), LOC (location), PROD (product), ADMU (user administration) and LNGS (languages).

ConfigTools – Hierarchies details

ConfigTools – Hierarchies details

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Multi-Dimensional Database Concepts (Part 1)

One of the great difficulties in working with the RPAS is to understand how  multidimensional database works, operates and manipulate their data. For thus, it is very important to understanding some concepts related to help during various activities related of database.

The model most well known and used is the relational database model. The relational model uses a two-dimensional structure of rows and columns to store data; these structures are connected or related by common fundamental values​​, often defined as keys.  Continue reading

Oracle Retail Predictive Application Server (RPAS)

The Oracle Retail Predictive Application Server (commonly referred to as RPAS) is a configurable software platform for developing forecasting and planning applications, following a Client/Server OLAP model. Continue reading

Oracle Retail Suite

Oracle is known for its most famous product that has their name: Oracle Database, however not many people know about the existence of other very interesting and strategic solutions. That over the years, Oracle has developed or acquired in the market to meet their diverse customers.

One of the major solutions reference the Oracle Retail Suite [3]. It is a platform of solutions designed to meet the different needs of a retailer, since the control of the activities of the stores and warehouses or to the future planning of goods. Continue reading