SQL Server Analysis Services, an OLAP server bundled with SQL Server by Microsoft since version 7.0

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What known strategies, if any, can I use to validate a Slowly Changing Dimension?

I have a customer dimension in our data warehouse (SSAS 2014 Multidimensional). It is set up as a Type II SCD, with just Start and End Date fields to track changes. (null end date = current). As our ...
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Is it a good idea to use SSAS to predict hourly transactions?

So I've been working on this for quite some time but I run into so many obstacles that I am beginning to wonder if I am using the right tool for the job. My problem is pretty simple: I have several ...
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User-mapped Error processing SSAS cubes

I'm receiving the following error message intermittently whilst attempting to process an SSAS cube. I've changed the SSAS memory parameters as per this link, but am still intermittently recieving ...
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Extremely high memory usage for datacube with 25k records

I have a system with 16GB memory (8 allowed for SSAS) and limiting it to looking at 25k rows of orders. I have 4 dimensions. Date, Customer Data, Sales Person, and Orders (has just ID and date) I have ...
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Which is the best way for selecting dimension attributes while creating a dimension?

I'm a newbie to SSAS OLAP so please apologize me if it was a silly question but surely I need suggestions. I would like to make clear some concepts which was confusing for me. Let us consider five ...
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Efficient settings for linked server to SSAS database

We are using OPENQUERY scripts to run MDX from sql-server. We're experiencing efficiency issues when we first run these queries each morning. The linked server objects which link to our SSAS ...
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Database backup hangs both in SSMS and XMLA

I am using SQL Server Analysis Services 2008 R2 Service Pack 3. My database was recently upgraded from Analysis Services 2005 and since that time I have been unable to do a backup either from SSMS or ...
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Datamining using holidays

My setup: I am currently running a SQLServer 2012 database paired with a SSAS. My database features sales per store at specific times. My goal: I am interested in predicting future sales (amounts) ...
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create siblings ssas

If you have a parent-child dimension how can the power users easily create new level in the hierarchy? In SSAS is the posiblity to enable WriteBack and easy create new child and new sibling. Can you ...
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Deployed packages getting into the wrong folder

Package in my SSIS when I deploy them are getting save in the File System folder rather than the MSDB folder. Why? How do I change the location of these packages to MSDB?
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How to verify a SSAS Backup and how to perform Integrity Checks in SSAS?

I have a procedure to backup SSAS Databases that is working successfully. I also delete the SSAS backup files that are older than 2 days. What I am looking forward to implement is: 1) How to verify ...
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Wich is the most efficient/easy way for end-user to get data from Analysis database?

I know that you can quey a cube by connecting from excel to Analysis database and using formulas like cubevalue() or cubemember(). I also know that after converting the power pivot to formulas you can ...
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Run a PowerShell script on a different server - from inside a SQL Server job

I have a procedure to backup SSAS Databases. That is working as a charm. Now my server is filling up with SSAS backups and I would like to delete the backup files that are older than 2 days. to ...
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Huge Analysis Services log file: msmdsrv.log

I've just discovered our prod analysis services is writing to a log that is 1.6 GB in size. I was able to get a copy of the log file saved off to an alternate location and open it in WordPad ...
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Linked Server from SQL Server to SSAS not working - what is missing?

I have a SQL Server 2012 Standard edition sp1 that has ssas also installed. From this server I create a linked server to a ssas server called BIREPLON1, but when I try to access it, I get the error ...
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routine to backup ssas databases fails with: The XML for Analysis request timed out before it was completed

I have developed my own stored procedure, that through a LINKED SERVER, backups the SSAS databases according to a table value parameter. the code for the stored procedure is below. the problem: it ...
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Problem in Incorporating filters into Data Warehouse design

While implementing a data warehouse (proof of concept) I have a requirement to incorporate a user level save-able filter on dimensions. The requirement is a proof of concept so I have the liberty to ...
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SSAS / MDX Query - Need row total

I would like to add an additional row that will display the Total order count for all the different Customers in the Customer Dimension. Below is the query that I have been trying to modify. SELECT ...
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Why does SSAS keep restarting every few seconds?

We have a SQL Server 2005 Analysis Server which began restarting this weekend, seemingly without any external changes. The current state of the server is that as long as the SSAS service is enabled, ...
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Cube Processing vs Database Processing

We have a SSAS database (SQL Server 2012 Enterprise) with 4 cubes in it. 1 of the cubes is significantly bigger than the other 3. We want to process the 3 smaller cubes at regular intervals during the ...
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How to calculate/store Top 10 in a tabular model?

We have recently created an SSAS tabular model so our users can access it via PowerView. We have a measure on one of our fact tables to get the TotalActiveItems using a formula: ...
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KPI behavior (Calculate member)

I have create the following tendency (IIF([Measures].[Age]=TRUE,1,0)+ IIF([Measures].[Idle]=TRUE,1,0)+ IIF([Measures].[Labor]=TRUE,1,0))/3 My issue is that in excel if I use this (or the kpi) the ...
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SSAS : An error occurred when instantiating a metadata object

Aside from installing SSAS, I have no experience using it. Our developers are saying that it is no longer possible to create a new aggregation, whatever the cube. The error occurs when hitting ...
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Setup for Availability Group with Analysis Services

We currently have one server with the Database Engine, SSAS, SSRS and SSIS all running on it. We are moving to a two server Availability Group setup. Currently I am not too worried about resources ...
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MDX calculated member to band a measure

I am trying to add a calculated member to an MDX query which will create a set of "Age Bands" for people in my database. I have a measure which contains the age of each person. I have started with ...
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Analysis Service Connection String

I use sql server 2012, and have multi cube. I can connect to my created cube from Excel (Data Tab\Connections) with windows authentication. How can set permission to SQL Server user on my cube. and ...
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How to get usage based optimization working on SSAS?

I have set up the configuration for SSAS to log the usage into the database, since the table did not exist I let it do that. However SSAS created the table OlapQueryLog under the schema of the SSAS ...
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SSAS tabular browse excel relationships not working

I'm currently building an education data warehouse. I have three factless fact tables for distinct set of grades due to the fact i have no measures (i'm not aggregating anything), the grades are ...
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SQL Server Reporting Service dynamically change connection string

We have set up our Microsoft 2012 Analysis Server as per Microsoft's best practice guide found here: http://technet.microsoft.com/library/Cc966449 In particular, we're looking at how to swap from AS2 ...
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Code review for SSAS changes

We are developing cube using SSAS. However, in a distributed development team, we are facing it hard in communicating the changes done in the Cube or in sharing the development tasks for the cube. It ...
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Dealing with measure groups of different granularity

Let's say I have a simple data warehouse with the following fact tables: FactPurchase: one row per property purchased, with purchase amount, value, etc. FactMonthlyStatus: one row per property, per ...
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Design The Cube Dimension for Group/Member OR “Many to Many” type relationship

I am looking for the right approach how to implement group/member like relationship in the cube dimension. i have attached the smaller version of my tables currently I have. Table-1 is SecurityTable, ...
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Cube processing either takes too long or fails

I have a SSAS Cube with 35 dimensions and 10 measures. Some of the dimensions are quite large in size. In almost all dimensions data either get updated and inserted. Measures have high volume of ...
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How to make SSAS Commit Write take less time

We're using SQL Server Analysis Server 2012 (Enterprise) and have a process to update the cube during the day. This process is running pretty well until it gets to the final part of processing where ...
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Wrong aggregation of Measures in Analysis Service in combination with UNION and DESCENDANTS

Update: When I tried to provide a simple example which reproduces the issue I found the leveller in my database which introduces this issue. Therefore I did an update to this question in order to ...
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Error 7373 connecting to SSAS 2008 only from one machine

Within the last week, I've gotten the following error when trying to use a linked server in SSMS (tried 2008 and 2012) to connect to a SSAS 2008 R2 instance on our cluster: Cannot set ...
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Data Warehouse - Slowly Changing Dimensions with Many to Many Relationships

As an example, let's say I have a fact table with two dimensions and one measure FactMoney table ProjectKey int PersonKey int CashAmount money The two dimensions are defined like this: ...
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Kerberos Authentication Issue

I'm getting these errors when testing a linked server from SQL Server 2012 to SSAS 2012 (both servers are Windows 2012 and clustered) "An error was encountered in the transport layer" and "The peer ...
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Script out XMLA for all databases

I have several SSAS databases. I only want to script out the XMLA for them on a nightly basis. This will be a second tier backup in addition to the regular backups we have. How do I auto-generate ...
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MDX: How do I combine/merge/union two Measures dimensions with calculated members?

I am trying to combine two dimensions in an MDX query. SELECT NON EMPTY ( [XXX].[YYY].children ) ON ROWS, NON EMPTY { [Measures].[Dimension1A], [Measures].[Dimension1B], ...
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MDX Crossjoin filtering on different hierarchies from the same dimension is very slow

I have an MDX query that was written by an MDX novice that is excessively slow (the query, that is, not the MDX novice). And I am also an MDX novice. Here is the query: SELECT NON EMPTY ( ...
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Get Results from DMV Query into SQL Server Table

today I began to troubleshoot an issue that I was asked to resolve, and for the first time I found myself querying in the SSAS database. I obtained a very useful set of results (who was connecting to ...
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SSRS switch statement

I have a report with a variable number of columns. I can hide columns with the ismissing function based on an expression like Iif(Fields!Site.ismissing, true, false). However, the hidden columns still ...
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An error was encountered in the transport layer - SSAS 2012 from Excel 2013

When connecting to an SSAS 2012 tabular model from Excel 2013 (Data... From Other Sources... From Analysis Services... fill in Server Name... click Next), I get the error: An error was encountered ...
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Calculated Measure to get only most current from one dimension on snapshot fact but keep other filters

I'm working on a tabular cube in SSAS 2012 SP1 CU4. I have 3 dimensions (Requisition, Requisition Status, Date) and 1 fact (Requisition Counts). My fact table is at the grain of requisitionKEY, ...
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What are Measures and Dimensions in Cubes

I'm very new to Microsoft Sql Server Business Intelligence and Analysis Service(but I'm programming for years with SQL Server).Can any one describe Measures and Dimensions in Cubes in Simple words(If ...
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Is backing a website by a SQL Server 2012 OLAP cube considered reasonable?

I have been tasked with architecting a solution for a large retail chain. They want to allow each of its 1.2 million customers to log on to a web site to see the distribution of recent purchases ...
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How can I dynamically back up all SSAS databases on a given instance?

I want to dynamically back up all the databases on a given SSAS instance using a SQL Agent job (which would most likely involve executing an SSIS package). It is imperative that this is a dynamic ...
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Backup on an empty SSAS database hangs

I created an SSIS package to iterate through all databases on an SSAS instance. It grabs the DatabaseId using AMO in a vbscript, then generates the XMLA to backup each database. Most databases ...
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Debugging SSAS Timeouts

I have a drill-through problem apparently related to security. Users in one role are seeing timeout failures when trying to invoke a drill-through action. They have permission on the action through ...