Thanks for all the great feedback on our Essbase Add-in Ribbon! I have seen praise and thanks on the Oracle forums, network54, and a number of other popular hotspots. I am constantly getting emails of gratitude. Hundreds, if not thousands, of Hyperion customers are using the ribbon. With the accolades, I am also getting some great suggestions for additional functionality. In the spirit of giving back to the Hyperion community, I have every intention of implementing these requests.
What is new for the second release of the ribbon? For those of you who used the Essbase Powerbar, you are aware of the option to save commonly used server connections. I am happy to announce that it is now part of the In2Hyperion Essbase Add-in Ribbon feature set!
We moved the connection button that existed on the right, to the first button on the ribbon and renamed it Quick Connect. From this menu button, users can select connect, add quick connection, or remove quick connection. As connections are added, they will appear automatically in the Quick Connect menu.
The benefit of this option is that a user can select a “quick connection,” which remembers the server, application, database, username, and password. Connecting to an Essbase application requires fewer clicks and less typing. After quick connections are added, a file in My Documents named In2Hyperion.txt will exist. This is where the connection information is stored. The password is encrypted to ensure your information is not made available to other parties.
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