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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to model Week Commencing / Week Ending scenario

I’m reasonably new to data warehousing and I’m struggling to get a feature of my time dimension working. I’d like to model a Week Commencing and Week Ending type of scenario. I’ve created a DimTime ...
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Configuring SQL Server 2008 R2 Change Data Capture with SSAS

I'm completely new to SQL Server Analysis Servers (SSAS) so you'll have to excuse my ignorance. I've been running through the MSDN SSAS tutorial get a handle on how to use SSAS. We have SQL Server ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Does processing required dimensions is 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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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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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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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 avoid processing for a dimension when we process the cube?

I have a dimension and a measure group whose data is only historical data and will never get changed. So, as I process the cube everyday it's getting processed along with it and it may be degrade the ...
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Cannot Deploy SSAS Package into VM / TCPIP

I'm sure that this is just a simple settings problem but I just don't get my head around it. I installed SQL Server 2014 incl SSAS in a VM on Server 2012 (using HyperV in win 8.1) and have VS Data ...
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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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Scale-Out Query Server: SQL Server 2012/2014 Enterprise vs BI Edition

Was reviewing the Features Supported by the Editions of SQL Server (2012, 2014) and noticed what appears to be a mistake, but I'm just not certain and looking for confirmation. For 2012/2014, there ...
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Problem running SQL Server 2014 SSAS in an SSIS package

I have a SQL Server 2014 AlwaysOn environment setup with 3 nodes. It is a QA environment. I have a user who is trying to run an SSIS package against an SSAS cube. He can manually run the process in ...
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Join two tables and count a column using mdx

I am trying to join the two tables as below Table1 --------------------------- Product| StoreType| Store --------------------------- 1 | 10 | X ...
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Disk space requirements for SSAS database backup

Can anyone advise how I can gauge the disk space required to backup a SSAS database? I have a database that is as per SSMS estimate 146GB in size. The contents of the data folder amount to 143GB and ...
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SSAS, Last Non empty broken

I have a straight-forward account fact table containing dimensions for Date, AccountOwner In SQL my fact table has column bookings (that can be negative for outgoing money and positive for incoming ...
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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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Does Position Of Cube Dimension Matter While Adding it as Measure

I've created a cube on the Adventure Works Database. And when tried to process the Cube i get error Errors in the OLAP storage engine: The attribute key cannot be found when processing: Table: ...
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Array of string in MDX

I have a dimension attribute that has composite key, such as CalendarQuarter in this post. This means my attribute members will have members that can be written as: ...
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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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SSAS - Many to many Relationship with Slowly Changing Dimension Type 2

I'm trying to solve the following scenario: I have a "Zone" dimension, a "Tile" dimension and a "Position" facttable. Within the facttable the duration of a hit on a tile is saved. The Many to Many ...
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SSAS firewall / restricted direct database use

We want to open ports 2382 / 2384 for users in AD group A (they are supposed to read SSAS data via a sharepoint frontend only). That can be easily done with the windows server firewall, I guess. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...