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

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Migrating SQL 2012 Analysis Services to another server

We have a SQL Server 2012 installation that was built on...let's say a compromised Windows installation. It's had so many installs/uninstalls done on it that nothing runs consistently, and we're ...
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How can I compare the number of transactions in the first weeks or months of different stores

I need to make a comparison of the number of transactions per week and month of different stores since its opening date. The problem is that the stores has a different opening date. So, The idea is ...
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How to find out ALL the users that can connect to SSAS?

I have an user called mycompany\aives that is not listed in the list of administrators in the SSAS, not belong to any of the AD (active directory) groups listed there, however, he can connect to ...
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Unable to display parent-child heirarchy

I am creating a parent-child hierarchy in my dimension. The AdventureWorks2012DW sample database is used. I have set the ParentEmployeeKey, NameColumn property to LastName as per the wrox sql server ...
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How to check the health of a SSAS database? And of its backups?

regarding backups of the SSAS databses, based on the following behaviour: Backup on an empty SSAS database hangs Is there a way to check whether or not the SSAS backup is healthy? I would accept ...
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how to pass the “file path” as a parameter in powershell?

I have recently added a SQL Server JOB on SERVER-A that goes to SERVER-B and backups all the SSAS databases. This seems to be fine. However when I want to delete backups older than 3 days, using ...
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How to migrate SSAS and SSRS from SQL Server 2008R2 to SQL Server 2012?

We are upgrading our SQL Server 2008R2 to 2012 and separate the SQL Server engine from SSAS and SSRS. We want put on Server 1 the engine and on Server 2 SSAS and SSRS. I did the side-by-side ...
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SSAS and SQL Server on the same server

I have a server that is primarily used for SSAS, heavy processing, however I have SQL Server on it alongside SSAS, but I don't want sql server to hold ssas back. I have set the SQL Server MAX memory ...
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SSAS bridge table with Slowly changing dimensions

I am designing a datamart using the basic principles of Kimball for use in SSAS. I have a many many to many attribute relationships (multi-valued dimension objects), however I have a few questions: ...
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SSAS ErrorCode=“3239575554” Either the user does not have permissions to alter the 'SERVER' object

I have just installed SSAS on a server called SASBIO1, but when I try to run the script below, in order to grant Administrator rights to a specific AD group I get the error message: <Error ...
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SSAS - how to script the General settings? where are them stored? how can they be queried?

I believe I am an administrator on server BIREPLON1 SSAS as you can see on the picture below. These security permissions can easily be scripted. this is an example: apologies foe the horizontal ...
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Process Data cube from job on SQL server

I have an SQL Server Agent job on server(X) that has a step that is supposed to process a data cube on a remote server(Y). Whenever I run the job it fails and says that server(X) does not have ...
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Running SSRS and SSAS from different server than the primary database instance(SQL Server Engine)

Right now both SSRS, SSAS and SQL Server Engine are on the same server. We are using 2008R2 Enterprise. We are thinking to upgrade to SQL Server 2012 or 2014. and We want put on separate serve the ...
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SSAS (Analysis Services) 2014 - Cumulative Update 1 for SP1

I just recently applied CU1 for SQL Server 2014 SP1 (http://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3067839) to my development workstation and one PROD server. Analysis Services continues to report itself as ...
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In MDX what is the ParallelPeriod of UnknownMember?

Lets say I have a time dimension with the levels all, year, quarter, month, day. I have some sales per month and a calculated measere [sales last year] WITH MEMBER [Measures].[sales last year] AS (...
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Is processing required dimensions enough or to process the entire cube?

I have four large dimensions and one of the dimension is not going to be changed, also the particular dimension didn't need to be processed. So, processing the three dimensions individually updates ...
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SQL Server AS: Set ImpersonationMode via PS

Try to create a database in SQL Server Analysis Server (SQLAS, SSAS) version 2012 SP2 if that matters and set Impersonation Mode via Powershell. (try to avoid XMLA script). Here are my attempts. Does ...
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Handle Duplicate entries in Fact table in Data Cube

We have been constructing data cube for our project in which we are facing a problem like 1 to many relationship in the dimension tables and making entries in fact table (duplication). ...
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Update OLAP Cube data

We are using OLAP in our project and we are facing a scenario where we need to update the cube with real time data on daily basis. I need some suggestions about an optimal way for updating the data ...
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Analysis Services job step error: The specified file could not be decrypted

We have a daily SQL Server Agent Job that's failing intermittently. Between May 27th and Jun 16th, it has failed twice. The error message we receive (listed below) references "The file could not ...
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Process dimension task is querying the wrong column!

I'm in the process of building a new data warehouse and I am starting out by building a few dimensions. I have created a fairly typical "Date" dimension and that seems ok. Now I am trying to create ...
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Null Dimensions in SSAS [closed]

Several years ago 2008, I create a data warehouse using Business Objects. Business Objects did not process Outer Joins well and used SQL for all of its queries. Therefore, for every dimension I ...
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how to delete multiple ssas database using xmla script

how to delete multiple SSAS database using XMLA script if possible please post me with syntax
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Is there a way to install both tabular and multidimensional modes?

I have started studying for the MCSE BI exam. I would like to have both the multidimensional and tabular modes available for studying/practice purposes. I have a SQL Server 2014 Developer Edition with ...
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What causes “attribute key cannot be found when processing” errors?

I'm consistently getting variations on this error when I process the cube in my first SSAS project: Errors in the OLAP storage engine: The attribute key cannot be found when processing: Table: '...
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How to manually set Code Page and Collation for my SSAS Cube?

When I try to Process my SSAS2012 Olap Cube I get a lot of erros like this Errors in the OLAP storage engine: A duplicate attribute key has been found when processing: Table: 'dbo_ART' ,Column: '...
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Dimension design and MDX query issue

I'm new to MDX and SSAS but trying to learn. I'm on SQL Server 2012. I have the following table setup. My dimension relationships look like this: +-----------+----------+-------------------+-------...
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How to optimize performance for dimension attributes?

I'm looking to enhance the cube processing time and someone suggested me to set "AttributeHierarchyEnabled='False'" for attributes which were not used at user defined hierarchies but I'm not clear ...
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Get distinct count on calculated member?

I'm using SSAS and created a measure group that is linked to Fact_SalesMetrics on SQL Server. In that, I have seven measures. All measures have aggregation of Sum except Sales Invoice which has ...
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Why is MDX Moving Average Calculation Inconsistent in Excel?

This question hurts my brain to talk about. Hopefully I can explain it properly. I have the following calculation defined in my cube: CREATE MEMBER CURRENTCUBE.[Measures].[52 Week Comp Net Sales ...
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MDX query is SLOWER with warm cache

I have a MDX query that executes faster on cold cache than warm cache. If I ran the same MDX query after restarting SSAS it takes 14 seconds. All subsequent runs of the same statement then take 50 ...
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MDX Max, Average and StDev functions not giving correct results

I have a scenario where I have Date dimension and Time dimension along with some other dimensions. The time dimension contains only Hours since there was no need to save data at minute or second level....
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How do I manage environment specific connections for SSAS projects?

I am using SQL Server 2012 and I am responsible for implementing release automation for our SQL, SSIS, and SSAS projects. SSIS projects have project parameters and you can link those to SSISDB ...
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Can we have OLAP cubes with same OBJECT NAME and ID at different database?

I have olap database for both production and test. Fortunately I noticed that cube under both production and test olap database has the same object name and Id. But DataSource for production and test ...
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Helpme undestand MDX exists function

After spend almost decade in OLTP world I got the courage to try to build my first CUBE. I installed VS2012 and created Business Intelligence -> Analysis Services. I did build Data Source Views, Cube ...
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Decision Tree English Rules and Dependency Network in MS SSAS

I created a Decision Tree model in Microsoft Analysis Services (SSAS, Visual Studio 2010). There are two tabs in the Mining Model Viewer tab: (1) Decision Tree that shows a tree itself, and (2) ...
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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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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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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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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 ...