Knowledgebase: Planning
Unable To Validate Or Deploy A Planning Application From EPMA [ID 759264.1]
Posted by Priya Doyle on 26 October 2012 02:43 PM

 
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Jan 13, 2011PROBLEMPUBLISHED3

 

 

Applies to:

Hyperion Planning - Version: 9.3.1.1.00 and later   [Release: 9.3 and later ]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

The application cannot be validated in Enterprise Performance Management Architect (EPMA). This also means it cannot be deployed (as deploying manually triggers a validation).

No error message is displayed by EPMA but a generic "errors on page" browser error warning icon
(a yellow triangle in IE, at the bottom left of the window) is displayed when attempting to validate the application. Note that this is not a validation error as such; it is the process of validation itself that fails. This occurs in both Internet Explorer 6 and 7.

Cause

This behavior is caused by the presence of hyphens in some member names within dimensions of the application that are of type "Smart List".

Testing with Fiddler shows that validation is started but that a failure occurs as a Smart List dimension (in this example "sl_LineManager") is being parsed:

SVR_ERR_VAL_INVALID_SMARTLIST_MBR_NAME","messageParams":["SL_ClaudiaScott-Hansen","TEST_sl_LineManager"],"messageType":"Error"}],"resultType":"Failure"}

All the members listed in the error messages contained hyphens in their name.

Removing the members with hyphenated names from the application view allows validation to proceed.

Solution

Remove or rename members of Smart List dimensions that contain hyphens within their member names.

Alternatively, you can deploy the application view using a scheduled TaskFlow. A scheduled deployment or redeployment does not trigger a validation (unlike a manual deployment), and therefore provides a temporary workaround to the problem.

Unpublished Bug 7674228 has been created for this issue.

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