Parameters of Palo.exe

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The Palo parameters have a short and a long form. On the command line, the short form has one dash (-) in front; the long form has two dashes (- -) in front. Examples: palo -? / palo – -help.

Palo.exe gets these parameters as command line arguments and/or via the palo.ini file .

Please see Order of command execution at the end of this document. In the file …\Jedox Suite\olap\data\palo.ini.sample you can find descriptions and examples of how to use parameters in the palo.ini.

Short form

Long form

Argument(s)

Description / Example(s)

Default value

?

help

 

Displays the parameters of palo.exe.
Only for command line.
On/off switch.

False

a

admin

<address> <port>

Http interface with server browser and online documentation. An address can be a server name, an internet address or “” for all server internet addresses.
Port is a number:
admin 192.168.1.2 7777
admin localhost 7770
admin “” 7778

 

A

auto-load

 

Loads all databases on server start into memory which are defined in the palo.csv. On/off switch.

True

b

cache-barrier

<max number
of cells to store
in each cube cache>

Sets the max number of cells to store in each cube cache.
cache-barrier 150000
cache-barrier 0 (sets cache-barrier to 0).

1000000

B

auto-commit

 

Commits all changes on server shutdown.
On/off switch.

True

c

crypt

 

Turns on encrypting of the database files. Newly saved files are encrypted if this is set using the Blowfish algorithm. On/off switch.

For decryption, just remove crypt from palo.ini and on next “save” the database files will be decrypted, i.e. if a value is written to a cube, it will be decrypted (with all its files). It will not be automatically decrypted. Don’t remove crypt-key otherwise it won’t be possible to load encrypted files. Remove the crypt-key after you’re sure that everything was decrypted.

Procedure to decrypt all databases:
– remove crypt from palo.ini
– restart OLAP service
– use Jedox example (ETL-Tools) “Database Copy”
– copy all databases
– everything will be back to decrypted status

False

C

chdir

 

Only for command line.
On/off switch.

True

d

data-directory

<directory>

Only for command line.

./Data

D

add-new-databases

 

Tries to add directories with OLAP database automatically and adds them to palo.csv.
On/off switch.

True

e

windows-sso

 

Enables Windows SSO authentication.
On/off switch.

False

E

extensions

<directory>

 

../Modules

f

fake-session-id

 

Generates test-session id 0000. On/off switch.
DO NOT USE IN A PRODUCTION SYSTEM, ONLY FOR DEBUGGING!

False

F

friendly-service-name

<service-name>

   

g

cross-origin

<domain_name>

   

G

dump-upload

 

On/off switch.

Disabled

h

http

<address> <port>

Examples for http interface:
http “” 7777
http “” 7779
http localhost 7779
See description of admin parameter above.

 

H

https

<port>

Sets https connection port:
https 7778

 

i

init-file

<init-file>

Only for command line.

palo.ini

I

ignore-journal

   

False

j

device

<bus_id0>.<device_id0>
<bus_id1>.<device_id1> …

All available devices

Empty vector

J

no-csv-save

 

Turns off saving of CSV files for cubes whenever possible. Only BIN files are saved. Reduces time needed for saving.
The option “no-csv-save” should not be used in a production system!

False

k

crypt-key

<passphrase for crypting csv files>

Sets pass phrase used for encrypting/decrypting of the database files.
It is used also for decrypting, so it has to be set if there are any encrypted files in the database (even when encrypting is off ). Blowfish algorithm supports keys of up to 448 bytes in length.

Empty string

K

key-files

<ca> <private> <dh>

 

Empty vector

l

maximum-return-cells

<number>

Sets a maximum limit for cells return from an area call:
maximum-return-cells 10000

20000

L

splash-limit

<error> <warning> <info>

Splashing limits in megabytes:
Generates an error if splashing requires more space than the first number.
Generates a warning entry if splashing requires more space than the second number.
Generates an info entry if splashing requires more space than the third number.
splash-limit 2000 1000 200

1000, 500, 100

m

undo-memory-size

<number of bytes per lock>

In a locked cube area it is possible to undo changes. Each lock can use <number of bytes per lock> bytes in memory for storing changes:
undo-memory-size 10000000

10 * 1024 * 1024

M

session-timeout

<seconds>

Specifies the idle time after which the session is closed:
session-timeout 3600

-1 (300s)

n

load-init-file

 

Only for command line.
On/off switch.

True

N

engine-configuration

[M][S][1][E]

M – force engine to use Marker Driven Engine for rules with markers (5.1 algorithm)
S – force engine to use statically created markers (5.1 algorithm)
1 – single core calculation (5.1 algorithm)
E – suppress rule error propagation across consolidation (5.1 algorithm)

 

o

log

<logfile> or
syslog://<address:port>

log – (Log to stdout /default)
log + (Log to stderr)
log /var/log/palo.log (Log to a file)

O

amazon-id

   

False

P

password

<private-password>

On/off switch.

 

P

enable-gpu

 

On/off switch.

False

q

service-description

<service-description>

   

Q

autosave

<mode>
<hour>:<minute>

possible modes:
T
L

Autosaves all the databases at an exact time once a day:
autosave T HH:MM
(autosave T 02:00).
Autosaves cyclically all the databases when a given amount of time elapses:
autosave L HH:MM
(autosave L 10:10)

Disable, 0, 0

r

short-sid

 

On/off switch.

False

R

default-db-right

<right value>

Default value for database access rights.
Possible values: N, R, W, D.

D

s

start-service

 

On/off switch.

False

S

service-name

<service-name>

   

t

template-directory

<directory>

Directory of online documentation:
template-directory Binary/Api.

../Api

T

trace

<trace-file>

 

Empty string

u

undo-file-size

<number of
bytes per lock>

In a locked cube area it is possible to undo changes. Each lock can use <number of bytes per lock> bytes in files for storing changes:
undo-file-size 100000000

50 * 1024 * 1024

U

ignore-cell-data

 

On/off switch.

False

v

verbose

<level>

Log levels:
error (default), warning, info, debug, trace

Error

V

version

 

Only for command line.
On/off switch.

False

w

worker

<worker-executable>
<argument1>
<argument2>
<argumentX>

worker /usr/bin/php5 /
home/palo/worker.php

Empty string
empty vector

W

use-dimension-worker

 

Uses dimension worker. Can react on creation, deletion, and renaming of an element in a specified dimension.
On/off switch.

False

x

workerlogin

<worker-login-type>

Uses a worker for login
Possible values:
-information
-authentication
-authorization
Example: workerlogin authorization

None

X

encryption

<encryption-type>
possible values:
-none
-optional
-required

Sets the encryption type.
If optional is selected, then you can use HTTPS. If required is selected, then only /server/info will function unencrypted. All other functions require a HTTPS connection. If encryption is turned on, TLS 1.2 is used for communication.

None

y

enable-drillthrough

 

Enables cell drillthrough.
On/off switch.

False

Y

use-cube-worker

 

Uses cube worker.
Can react on cell value changes.
On/off switch.

False

z

goalseek-timeout

<milliseconds>

Algorithm must complete within <milliseconds>.

10000

Z

goalseek-limit

<number_of_cells>

Goalseek algorithm can be executed on slices with maximum <number_of_cells>.

1000

(

ntlm_auth

<path to ntlm_auth
with helper arguments>

 

“/usr/bin/ntlm_auth
–helper-protocol
=gss-spnego”

)

wbinfo

<path to wbinfo>

 

“/usr/bin/wbinfo”

[

gzip

<level>

Level values: 0-9
0 – no compression
1 – fastest compression
9 – smallest gzip size

Disabled

]

zip-backup

<level>

Level values: 0-9
0 – no compression
1 – fastest compression
9 – smallest zip size

 

{

audit-blocksize

<number>  Maximum number of rows returned for simple audit mode  

}

windows-sso-authentication

     

<

no-archives

  Turns off saving of .archive files for cubes.  

1

audit

   

Disabled

2

dump-upload-reporter

<email-address>

 

“”

3

dump-upload-desc

<description>

 

“”

4

enable-profiling

 

On/off switch.

False

5

profile-interval

<seconds>

 

60

6

gpu-data-storage

<G> or <R>

 G for GPU RAM, or R for RAM  

7

gpu-frame-size

<number>

Size of GPU computation frame in megabytes  

8

cube-perf-timeout

<seconds>

Timeout (seconds): Time which the GPU Accelerator Advisor can use for his check if the selected cube is suitable for GPU. 60

9

gpu-dim-order

<database=Demo&cube=Sales&dimensions=6,12,2,4,8,10> …

Changes the order of the dimensions in the CPU storage for the GPU storage.  

Order of command execution

A comment starts with a “#” sign in palo.ini. The command line arguments are evaluated first, and the file palo.ini is evaluated after the command line arguments have been processed. If you start palo with -n or – -load-init-file on the command line, then the init file is not read. The load-init-file option is ignored if given in the configuration file. Parameters without additional parameters like “auto-load” or “auto-commit” toggle a state from “true” to “false” and vice versa. You can declare a “toggle” parameter more than once. If parameters with additional parameters like “worker” or “workerlogin” are given more than once on the command line or the configuration file only the last definition is valid. The parameters “admin” and “http” are treated specially. All the definitions supplied on the command line or in the init file are used. For example: the default of “add-new-database” is true (see palo -?). If you supply – -add-new-database on the command line but not in the configuration file, then the option will be set to false. If you supply add-new-database in the configuration file but not on the command line then the option will also be set to false. If you supply – -add-new-database on the command line and in the configuration file, then the option will be true again, as it is toggled twice.

The option “workerlogin” has one additional argument. If you supply workerlogin on the command line and in the configuration file, then the value supplied in the configuration will be taken. If the http option is supplied for port A on the command line and for port B in the configuration file, then both ports A and B are used.

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