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

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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 permissions on the cube they get applied ...
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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.
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SQL server 2008 Analysis Services DSO properties

We are planning to do Sharepoint and project server 2007 databases migration. The share point website also processes cubes. So we will be moving SSAS cubes from SQL 2005 to 2008 and then re-pointing ...
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SSAS Dimensions Hierarchy causes deployment errors

I've set up a Data Source Connection to the Adventure Works DW database using the services credentials. I'm creating a dimension using the DimDate table. To simplify things I'm using only the ...
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How do I stop refresh conflicts between Proactive Caching of facts and timed refresh of Dimensions in a SQL Server Analysis Service 2005 OLAP cube?

I have a SSAS 2005 OLAP cube which we've very nearly made into a ROLAP cube using a mixture of proactive caching for the fact partitions and timed refreshes for the dimension data. There are two fact ...
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SSAS - Inferred Dimension Attributes - are they necessary?

I have a cube with fact tables that have a parent-child relationship: Person - Case. Some dimensions are inferred from the parent, e.g. State in the example below. Person does not have a foreign key ...