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

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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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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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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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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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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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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: 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...