As you may have noticed I have a penchant for throwing my various Java and other language endeavors over the wall and seeing what happens. Most of these are open source programs ostensibly in the Hyperion Essbase space, but every day my focus seems to broaden a bit. I’ve open sourced data generators, validation tools, substitution variable updaters, and more.
The particular code that I am cleaning up now and getting ready to kick out as a small Java library for reading the ADS file format. Awhile back it was necessary for me to work with raw ADS files and use them as the input to another system. For those of you that aren’t familiar, the ADS file format is used by LCM when you kick out an EPMA dimension. I’m sure it’s used in other contexts too but this is just what I know it from. It’s not incredibly complex but it does have its nuances.
I’d like to be able to test it against some files other than some of my own, so if you have an ADS file laying around or can generate one that you can share with me so I can test with that too, I’d appreciate it. I will absolutely NOT distribute it with the rest of the program or otherwise share it with anyone else unless you explicitly say I may do so.