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Getting the Most out of FDM:FDM Logging

October 21, 2009

Presented by Scott Peters

The Finit Solutions Series

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About Finit Solutions

The Finit Solutions Series

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The Finit Solutions Series

Getting the Most out of FDM: FDM Logging

Finit Solutions specializes in consulting services in the Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management Solutions suite of products:

Financial Consolidation and Reporting

– Financial Management (HFM)

– Hyperion Enterprise

– BI+ Reporting Tools

Data Integration

– Financial Data Quality Management (FDM)

– Oracle Data Integrator (ODI)

– Data Integration Management (DIM)

Planning and Business Intelligence

– Planning

– Essbase

Finit Introduction

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•Finit Solutions is the recognized global leader in FDM. We have implemented FDM to over 5,000 users and over 4,800 data submission sites.

•Finit Solutions was Upstream Software’s original consulting and implementation Partner.

•Finit’s President, Rob Cybulski, is the FDM domain lead for the Oracle Hyperion Special Interest Group.

•Finit is a member of the Hyperion FDM Customer Advisory Board, advising Oracle on how customers are using FDM and how to continue to improve the product.

Getting the Most out of FDM: FDM Logging

Finit’s FDM ExpertiseThe Finit Solutions Series

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The Finit Solutions Series

Getting the Most out of FDM: FDM Logging

We take client service very seriously.

Our methodology of efficiently developing effective solutions and exceeding expectations on every 

project has resulted in a 100% client satisfaction rate at more than 100 clients.

Finit’s Client Service

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The Finit Solutions Series

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Scott [email protected]

• Director, FDM/Data Integration• Designs and implements FDM solutions• Has designed and implemented multiple

FDM integrations with HFM, Enterprise, Essbase, Planning, and Data Warehouses

About the Presenter

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The Finit Solutions Series

Getting the Most out of FDM: FDM Logging

How to Ask a Question

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The Finit Solutions Series

Getting the Most out of FDM: FDM Logging

• To explain and demonstrate the various types of logging that FDM performs– What types of logs exist in the application

– What type of information is logged

– How do I access these logs

• To show the reports that can be used to view the logs

• To demonstrate how to create custom log entries to capture information that FDM may not inherently log

Purpose of this Session

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Types of FDM Logs

The Finit Solutions Series

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The Finit Solutions Series

Getting the Most out of FDM: FDM Logging

• File Logs – Logs that are written to a text file– Data Processing

– Individual Error Files

• System Logs – Logs that are stored in the FDM database– Many FDM actions are given a Log Key and thus logged in the tLogActivity table in the FDM database

Types of FDM Logs

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FDM File Logs

The Finit Solutions Series

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The Finit Solutions Series

Getting the Most out of FDM: FDM Logging

• There are two types of File Logs– Data Processing

• Show archive information from an import

• Open processing log from import

• Open the source document

• View the .Dat file that was loaded to the target system

– Error Information• Show detail of all system errors generated by the user

• Each user has their own .err file

File Logs

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The Finit Solutions Series

Getting the Most out of FDM: FDM Logging

• All File Logs will reference files that are stored in FDM’s Folder structure on the FDM Application Server

• You can access these logs by finding the files in the folders or through the FDM web interface

File Logs

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The Finit Solutions Series

Getting the Most out of FDM: FDM Logging

• To access the Import file logs through the FDM Web, left‐click an amount on the Import Screen

File Logs

– Show Archive Information – this shows some details about the Import

– Open Source Document – Does just that, opens a copy of the source file that was last imported

– Open Processing Log – This shows info such as rows processed, rows skipped, processing time, etc.

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The Finit Solutions Series

Getting the Most out of FDM: FDM Logging

• To access the Export file log through the FDM Web, you can select the “View File” from either the Validate or Export Screen

• This is the .dat file that is being exported to the Target System

File Logs

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The Finit Solutions Series

Getting the Most out of FDM: FDM Logging

• Every time an error occurs and is displayed in the FDM Information bar, the error is logged in the user.err file

• The error logs contain more detail than you would see in the FDM Information Bar

• Many errors have multiple entries in the error log that provide additional details on the error

File Logs

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The Finit Solutions Series

Getting the Most out of FDM: FDM Logging

• To access the Error Log for the user logged into the FDM Web you can go to Tools  View Error Log

• To access the error logs for all users, they are stored in the Outbox\Logs and are named username.err for each user

• The most recent errors are located at the end of the file

File Logs

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File Logs

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FDM System Logs

The Finit Solutions Series

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The Finit Solutions Series

Getting the Most out of FDM: FDM Logging

• In addition to the file logs, FDM stores almost every action in a table in the FDM database

• There are several Transactions keys that will log information for specific actions

• To view these logs, go to Analysis  Log and select your transaction from the dropdown

System Logs

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Getting the Most out of FDM: FDM Logging

• There are many Transaction Keys that are logged and several keys for each grouping

• These are some of the main categories:– Map – Logs Imports, Changes, Copies, etc.

– Import – Logs Text Files, Processing Maps, Deleting data, etc.

– Multi‐Load – Logs Template Check‐in and Import

– Financial Controls – Logs Reviews, Submits, etc.

– Adapter – Logs Target Activities such as Connections, Loads, Consolidations, Calculations, Clearing data, etc.

– Security – Logs Adding users, Changing a user’s settings, etc.

System Logs

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The Finit Solutions Series

Getting the Most out of FDM: FDM Logging

• When viewing the System Logs in the FDM Web, the log entries are specific to the Location in your POV.

• You can see there are multiple periods, categories and users, but only 1 location (POV Location is “PL_ORACLE”)

System Logs

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• If we go to a different location (“BS_ORACLE”), we can see the import log for just that location

System Logs

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Using Reports to View Logs

The Finit Solutions Series

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Getting the Most out of FDM: FDM Logging

• There are several standard FDM reports that track the information that is logged in the database

• These can be found in several of the FDM Report Categories

Using Reports to View Logs

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The Finit Solutions Series

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Group Location Analysis Report

Report System Log for Location

Detail Show the entire system log for a particular location (Select the Start and End Date)

Using Reports to View Logs

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The Finit Solutions Series

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Using Reports to View Logs

Group System Reports

Report System Activity Log

Detail Show the entire system log for all Locations for all dates

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Using Reports to View LogsGroup System Reports

Report System Activity Log (Trans Key)

Detail Same as the previous report but you can select a specific log key (Will still run for all locations)

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The Finit Solutions Series

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Using Reports to View Logs

Group Audit Reports

Report Map Monitor Reports

Detail There are 3 of these reports that show Map activity.  These reports can be run for User ID, Location, or Location and Change Type

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Using Reports to View LogsGroup Security Reports

Report User Logons

Detail This report will show all of the logons for all users for a selected time period

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The Finit Solutions Series

Getting the Most out of FDM: FDM Logging

Using Reports to View Logs

Group Security Reports

Report Last Logon Time & Last Event Time

Detail These reports will list all users and show either their last Logon time or last event timeThis can be used to see if anyone has recently logged           into the system

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Using Reports to View Logs

Group Security Reports

Report Security Changes

Detail There are 3 of these reports that will log security changes for users.  These can be run by date range, User ID and date range, and type of change and date range

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The Finit Solutions Series

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Using Reports to View Logs

Group System Reports

Report Import Process Analysis

Detail This is a report gives you a complete picture of the FDM import process for a location

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Using Reports to View Logs

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The Finit Solutions Series

Getting the Most out of FDM: FDM Logging

• Since so many of the FDM Actions are logged in the database, the possibilities are really endless on creating custom reports

• All of the existing reports can be modified or new ones can be created

• We have created several custom reports

Using Reports to View Logs

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Writing to Custom Logs

The Finit Solutions Series

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The Finit Solutions Series

Getting the Most out of FDM: FDM Logging

• FDM also has 10 custom logs available that give you the ability to log any events through scripts

• These are listed as Custom 1 through Custom 10 logs

Writing to Custom Logs

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The Finit Solutions Series

Getting the Most out of FDM: FDM Logging

• There is an FDM Accelerator to write to a custom log

• You will have to choose which Log you would like to write to (Custom1 = 501, Custom2 = 502, etc.)

Writing to Custom Logs

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Questions?

Finit Contacts

Scott Peters (Presenter)

[email protected]

216‐272‐4810

Ed DeLise (VP of Sales)

[email protected]

678‐296‐3611

The Finit Solutions Series

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The Finit Solutions Series

Getting the Most out of FDM: FDM Logging

• On November 18th,  Finit Solutions will deliver “Getting the Most out of HFM: Financial Reporting Tips & Tricks”.  You will learn tips and tricks for taking full advantage of Financial Reporting’s features and functionality.  There will also be demonstrations of more complex and less known features.

• To register, go to www.finitsolutions.com/Insights_Webcast.html

• Please email us at [email protected] to request specific topics for future webinars.

Upcoming WebinarsThe Finit Solutions Series