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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 permissions on the cube they get applied ...
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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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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, IST,...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.
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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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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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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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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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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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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], [Measures].[...
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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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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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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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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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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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Security permission to only read SSAS Cube with Excel

I have an SSAS database set up on a SQL Server 2008 server. I have a Role set up with a group of users that I want to be able to access the Cubes in that database. I set up "Read definition" and "...
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Should I snowflake or duplicate it across my facts?

I'm building up a data warehouse to be used by SSAS to create cubes on, and I'm debating between two possible schemas. In my warehouse, I've got two different fact tables that tracking daily changes ...
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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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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 ...
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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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How to remove leaf member values?

I have a dimension hierarchy that is related to multiple fact tables with different granularities. In the case of one fact table, it relates to the middle level of a three level hierarchy. When you ...
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How do I display subtotals in cube browser in SSAS 2012 (Sql Server Data Tools)?

Apparently this feature was available in previous versions but has now been removed. What are some alternatives?
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Date dimension changes between Test and Production Server

I have a cube deployed into a Test environment and Production environment. I've noticed something strange happen with the date dimension. When deployed into our test environment, the Date Key comes ...
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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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How to aggregate calculated measures involving dimension attributes?

The business case is as follows - I have a cube of sales transactions and a dimension of parts. One of the attributes of a part is the current cost, which is non-aggregatable. A user needs to model ...
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Analysis service database security at application level

I have got a SSAS Cube, we have written an windows application which would issue MDX queries to access the data from the cube and show it in the reports . This windows application is a licensed ...
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Simple filesystem cube

I'm trying to understand cubes so thought I would create a simple datamart to represent my filesystem. So my question is, if I wanted to create a simple datamart to represent my filesystem, how would ...
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How to handle dimension hierarchies that re-join?

The obvious example is a time dimension where days roll up by day>month>year but also roll up days>weeks>year. BIDS complains about it, but I see no other way to model the situation.
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SSAS Drillthough Limit

There is a limit of 10,000 rows that can be returned for a drillthrough rowset in recent version of SSAS. I'm concerned about the risk of of returning partial results without warning if the selection ...