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Planning application property

OLAP_MAX_CONNECTIONS

The OLAP_MAX_CONNECTIONS property controls the maximum number of


connections from Planning to Essbase. The default setting is 10, but the property can
be increased to allow for more concurrent Essbase connections. The Hyperion Planning
Administrator’s Guide recommends a setting of 20 for 100 users and 100 for 500 users.
Although the OLAP_MAX_CONNECTIONS property can be increased, the amount the
setting can be increased is constrained by the SERVERTHREADS setting in Essbase.

The SERVERTHREADS setting defines the number of threads available for an Essbase
application. The default SERVERTHREADS setting is 20, so if this setting is not
changed, the most the OLAP_MAX_CONNECTIONS can be increased is 20. Therefore,
if an OLAP_MAX_CONNECTIONS setting higher than 20 is required, the
SERVERTHREADS setting in Essbase must also be increased to a value at least equal
to the OLAP_MAX_CONNECTIONS setting. If the application requires direct
connections to Essbase using SmartView or Financial Reports that bypass Planning
altogether, then the SERVERTHREADS setting should be set to a value higher than the
OLAP_MAX_CONNECTIONS setting based on the required number of concurrent
SmartView and Financial Reports Essbase connections.

JDBC_MAX_CONNECTIONS

You can set the minimum and maximum number of JDBC connection pools. How you
configure these depends largely on the number of Planning users accessing the
relational database. For example, you can specify the minimum connection number in
the JDBC connection pool as one and the maximum as five. Doing so creates one
connection when a user logs on to Planning. An additional connection is created for the
next four users who log on to Planning, resulting in a total of five connections. Additional
users who log on share the five connections.

The JDBC connection settings are set by default to a minimum of two and a maximum
of ten. The Planning application does not function correctly if you reduce the
maximum JDBC_MAX_CONNECTIONS to fewer than two.

To reconfigure JDBC connection pool parameters, change the minimum and maximum
property values:

 JDBC_MIN_CONNECTIONS
 JDBC_MAX_CONNECTIONS
To optimize performance, Oracle recommends these settings:

 JDBC_MIN_CONNECTIONS=10
 JDBC_MAX_CONNECTIONS=45