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

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SQL Server Analysis Services - where do I store user logins?

If I would like to create a Business Intelligence (BI) system using SSAS, with SSRS getting data from the SSAS cube. Which would be the best possible option to store users' credentials used with ...
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How to design the table and its relationship?

I am having a problem designing a Dim and Fact Table for the following problem. I want to display my data in PivotGrid as below : First table shows that if i search a person, anyone related to ...
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How do I design a Dimension and Fact Table from a relational database?

I'm new to using SQL Server 2008 R2 SSAS. I have the following tables in my database, that I wish to model using SQL Server Analysis Services: Table1 ServiceTypeID | ServiceTypeName ...
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Help on designing SSAS Dim and Fact table

I am having a problem designing a Dim and Fact Table for the following problem. I have a Pivot Grid with data as below : USER | RELATED USER | RELATIONSHIP | PHONE NUMBER ...
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Dynamic Dimension Security

I have a cube in SSAS 2012 with about 30 dimensions, one of which is Company. The Company dimension contains a list of companies, of which there are several hundred in the cube. Our security model ...
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Cube Designer Aggregation Wizard Optimization Zero Percent Every Time

I am pretty new to SSAS. I have a cube (SSAS 2008 R2) that once had aggregations that has been created using the Aggregation Design wizard. When changing schema a few dimensions, i encountered an ...
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Dynamically Define a Range in a Dimension

I have an issue that i face every time i decide to build a cube, and i haven't found a way to over come it yet. the issue is how to allow the user to define Range of things automatically without ...
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MDX Block Calculation Optimisation

I have a query I'm trying to optimise. I have read an article here http://web.archive.org/web/20100823233821/http://www.biblogs.com/2008/03/30/optimizing-countfilter-expressions-in-mdx/ about ...
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How to build dimensions from SCD tables

Having the foresight to begin collecting data from our production environment several years ago, I have a table with a following structure- Part Status Startdate Enddate I can write a relational ...
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MDX - Sum values greater than then a median calculated measure

I'm relatively new to SSAS / MDX. I have a cube with a calculated field which calculates the Median value for a range of prices. MEDIAN( [DimItems].[Dim Items Id].CurrentMember.Children, ...
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Custom aggregation for non-leaf level nodes to avoid double counting

I have a fact table with the following columns: WorkerName OrderId NumberOfPackagesPerOrder Note that neither WorkerName nor OrderId is unique in this fact table. Multiple users could work on a ...
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Need to filter dimension where two attributes are the same

I've obfuscated the scenario but the general idea still applies, so if the schema seems retarded, it probably is in this example... Let's say I have a Student dimension, and in it are two attributes ...
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SSAS -> New cube contains two fact tables. How do I relate these so I can use measures from both at the same time?

I am working on a new cube. I know that you cannot directly create a relationship between two fact tables (and expect good results). I am just wondering how to go about doing this I have read ...
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Cube dimension relationships confusion

I'm trying to get my cube working without getting "attribute key not found" errors, but the only way I've found to make it work, is to set up a referenced dimension from Dim_PropertyInfo to ...
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SSAS Cube in Excel - Show only applicable rows with KPI?

I have a cube built in SSAS 2008r2. I'm exposing it for the moment through an excel PivotTable. I recently added a KPI to the cube, and when I show the KPI in my PivotTable interface it causes ...
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Few Questions about SSAS Cubes

I am newbie to SSAS 2012 and here are my questions: Can we have measures of complex types (table)? Is it possible to order the results by a specific measure or attribute? My cube can be modeled as ...
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SCD Type 2 Dimension -> Is this the correct layout for a type 2 scd with this type of data present?

Here is an example picture of my layout. As you can see I have my SCD types present (status/startdate/enddate/businesskey). My key is a surrogate key that identifies each record. My problem is ...
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Recalculate Time Dimension in BIDS

I'm using BIDS to create a cube in SSAS 2008 r2. I used the wizard to create a time dimension. Part of that configuration is selecting a date range. After creation, I realized that I needed a wider ...
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Can't connect to Analysis Services or Reporting Services on localhost

I'm able to connect to my SQL Server 2008R2 localhost Database Engine and Integration Services. However, when I try to connect to Analysis Services, it fails with the message: "A connection attempt ...
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SSAS 2000 vs 2008 Cube processing times

I have been told that we can greatly reduce our processing times by rebuilding our 2000 cubes in 2008. I was told the difference is substantial (2hrs down to 20mins). Is this true? If so, why?
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SQL Calculation based on 'similar' rows within table

I'm using SQL Server 2008 R2, building a fact table for SSAS. I can therefore accept solutions to this via either SQL query to SSIS task. Let's say I have a fact table that looks a little like this, ...
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Dimension Help - Deciding Fact or Dimension

We have the following Dim and Facts: Customer Dim: SCD Type 2, Info about the customer ie first purchase date, name, address, etc Product Dim: SCD Type 2, about our products Customer Snapshot ...
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SQL Server Analysis Studio naive Bayes attribute has too many states [closed]

I'm using SQL Server Analysis Studio and I'm trying to train a naive Bayes classifier. I've got an attribute called "item description" that basically represents products you can buy at a store. I've ...
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Difference between SSAS 2005 and SSAS 2008

I'm asking this question since i'm planning to book a seminar, but the provider told me that they only offer trainings for SSAS 2008 or as individual training which are expensive. So my question: ...
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What does a DBA have to know about SSAS?

I've seen a lot of material covering the business aspect of SSAS, but not really much about the important aspects of administration and management. From the point of view of administering an instance ...
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Processing occasionally fails with “Unexpected end of file has occurred.”

I've got an Analysis Services database that's used for reporting on email activity. It mainly counts incoming and outgoing messages, who they're to and from, etc. Fact table: 11,367,910 rows Address ...
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ParallelPeriod returning null for Feb. 29 in date dimension

I have a calendar date dimension backed by a physical table of dates (originally created on SQL Server 2000, hence the datetime instead of date): CREATE TABLE [dbo].[PostDate_Dimension]( ...
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Displaying parent attributes alongside child attributes

SSAS - Parent Child hierarchy - displaying other Parent attributes alongside Child Attributes For example: Employee Table +-----+-------+------+---------------+ | KEY | NAME | ROLE | MANAGERKEY ...
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SSAS Dimension Help - Finding Values Not In the Dimension using Role Playing

I have a Fact / Fact Less table that has a list of Products likley to be purchased by client. Client ID Product ID 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 5 etc... I need to to allow ...
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SSAS cell permission

I'm trying to restrict the access to the cube to certain dimension members. I Used the following function on the "Cell Data" tab of the role editor: [Magatzems].[Codi Magatzem].CURRENTMEMBER = ...
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SSAS Modelling - many to many with one dimension

I'm having bit of a hard time modelling an OLAP cube. My analogy is this: I have a list of students. Each one has one Major subject of study, and zero or more minors, up to five in total. The raw ...
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SQL Analysis Services - SSAS

Do you know what the best practices would be regarding SSAS and having real-time reports. I am not sure if we should be pulling data off our live database or using SSIS to move data periodically to a ...
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SSAS -> MDX -> Create a price comparision against resellers

I want to write an MDX query that will do a price comparison for a product against each re-seller and return a count which a 'greater', 'lesser' or 'equal' for a given month. Measure: ...
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SSAS / MDX Query - Add an extra dimension when using Order

I wish to add an extra dimension to this query, so that I'm able to see the total amount of an item sold, per month/year: SELECT NON EMPTY Order([Item].Children, Measures.[Total Line Value], ...
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MDX misunderstanding: complex FROM clause

I have a MDX query which syntax is familiar to me: SELECT NON EMPTY { [Measures].[Amount] } ON COLUMNS, NON EMPTY { ([Projects].[Id].[Id].ALLMEMBERS * [Priorities].[Id].[Id].ALLMEMBERS ) } ...
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SSAS queries time out when Windows File System Cache drops

We have a SQL 2008 Analysis Services instance on Windows 2003 that is experiencing near-daily performance issues (query timeouts) during peak activity. A second identical instance queried from the ...
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BI development in Microsoft BI

I need to learn how to create a dimensional modelling for an organisation that do not has a BI tool and BI model. Where can I learn more about BI development that should be used in a company? IT's ...
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Datawarehouse Design: Combined Date Time dimension vs. Separate Day and Time dimensions and timezones

We are just starting design for a new data warehouse and we're trying to design how our date and time dimensions will work. We need to be able to support multiple timezones (probably at least GMT, ...
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Connect tables in a cube based on historical data

So this may be the wrong place, and may seem pretty basic, but I'm new to building up cubes, so please forgive me. Imagine a setup described by the following: CREATE TABLE [dbo].[Orders] ( ...
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Why does an AS cube rebuild use so much TempDB?

I have a 50GB SQL 2008 database (only 36 of that is data) with a 24GB Analysis Server cube that rebuilds nightly. The cube rebuilds have been using more and more of the TempDB on the SQL server each ...
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SQL Server 2005 datacube processing in high transaction system

We currently have a highly transactional SQL 2005 database which is growning by around 1.2 million rows weekly. On top of this we have a SSAS datacube which is set to process every two hours for ...
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Medians, Modes, Percentiles and OLAP

I'm newbie trying to wrap my head around OLAP, and I have a few questions. Question 1: Can an OLAP cube store medians, modes, percentiles? Question 2: Can an user-written MDX query return a summary ...
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Migrating or Synchronizing SSAS Changes

Assume you have 2 SSAS databases, DB1 and DB2, that are identical. Now they branch off. Changes A and B are made to DB1 and changes C and D are made to DB2. Is there an easy method to migrate ...
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Does msmdpump.dll pass the authentication info to SSAS?

I'm using msmdpump.dll with basic authentication to access a SSAS OLAP cube from the internet. Does this method pass the auth info to SSAS so if I put permisions on the cube they get applied depending ...
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Using SSAS for retrieval data instead of using SSRS to make a report?

If you work with Reporting service in order to create a report and you need to retrieve data from the relational database. The datamodel of the relational database can be structured in a certain way ...
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Find material for improvement in Microsoft BI

Which websites, books etc. can you recommend me to improve my basic knowledge in Microsoft Business Intelligence 2008, SSAS, SSIS and SSRS? Please remember that I'm a newbie in technical BI tool. If ...
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SSAS: Move tempdb database

For sQL server 2008 R2 Analysis services, how can I move tempdb database files from one drive to another. At the time of installation, I didnt the seperate drive for tempdb. Now that I do have one, I ...
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Combining retail sales and payment OLAP cubes

I'm using SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition Analysis Services (SSAS). I'm trying to build cubes from a retail OLTP database that can answer these kinds of questions: List down all products that were ...
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Boolean field in OLAP cube

What is the best practice for presenting boolean data in an OLAP cube? Should I create a boolean dimension containing two rows, true and false?
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Connecting to MySQL database from Analysis Services

I need to know whether it is possible or not to get data from a MySQL database and create a Cube in Analysis Services 2008. If so, tell me how to connect to MySQL Database from Analysis Services.