Deleting Essbase Applications that Won’t Start

A very quick post on a perennial Essbase problem: the application that refuses to be deleted. Generally this happens when an application has been corrupted, due either to a bug, a crash or some clown’s1 too-smart-for-own-good file system monkey business.ย  The application then can’t be started, and deleting an application requires that it be started first.ย  I ran into this today with an application that had somehow been created as BSO before an ASO backup was restored into its folder structure.

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