Essbase language for Notepad++

Essbase language for Notepad++

This is something not directly related to Hyperion, but there is Hyperion in it 🙂

People who don’t know about Notepad++,

Notepad++ is a free (as in “free speech” and also as in “free beer”) source code editor, you can download it from

People who are using Notepad++ will be aware of the highlighting feature available for lot of languages.

It’s much relief to work on Notepad++ because of the highlighting feature, when compared to other editors where the monotonous black prevail (notepad and editplus). There is in-built highlighting for more than 40 languages!!!!!

I use it a lot because it makes life easy while creating batch files, xml, unix scripts.

So I was searching for one with Essbase calc script based highlighting and ended up creating one!!!
Download the xml file to your computer.
Click start, run, type (or paste in) %APPDATA%\Notepad++ (this will be the folder where you have config.xml) then click ok.
Open userDefineLang.xml with a text editor. If it does not exist, simply download/save the one you downloaded to this folder and you’re done!
If this is the second or more language you add, open the file with your favourite text editor (such as notepad++ or notepad).
Simply copy everything from the first file starting at to and paste it at the end of the userDefineLang.xml right before
Save the newly improved userDefineLang.xml
Restart Notepad++
Create a calc script in Notepad++ and change the language to Essbase from Language ->Essbase

FIX….ENDFIX IF…ENDIF will now show up as block, you can just use the expand/collapse buttons (+/-) to group them.

Hope it helps 🙂