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

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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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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 MD dimension joins to same table twice (but processing fails as attribute has 2 names for same ID)

My cube has a product dimension, and each product has an "availability" status attribute. In the database, SellableItemAvailabilityId in DimSellableItemVersion (which contains products) joins to Id in ...
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Ordering of a dimension in sql server datawarehouse

Built and deployed a simple cube with a date dimension. The dimension has things like day of month. How do i sort it? it always shows in the reports as 1, 10, 11, 12, ... 19, 2, 20, 21 Design. ...
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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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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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Cube with 2 measure groups (with different relationships to dimensions) returns too many dimension members in reports

I have a cube that contains stock-take data from retail operations. It has 2 measure groups - one containing the number of stock units counted in each stock-take batch (which is related to the ...
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How can I get the measures of the last month with MDX?

I would like to get the values of the measures of the previous month. That's what I have: SELECT [Measures].[Recuent distinct] ON ROWS, TAIL(NonEmptyCrossJoin([Dim Date].[Calendar].[Month ...
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Permissions Error on Member that doesn't exist

My team built an SSAS cube a year or two ago; it was the second cube we've built. We rolled it out to a few teams who have been using it without any issues. Today, I sat down with a new user to set up ...
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Recalculate Time Dimension in BIDS

I'm using BIDS to create a cube in SSAS 2008 r2. I used the wizard to create a time dimension. Part of that configuration is selecting a date range. After creation, I realized that I needed a wider ...
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Question regarding Excel connection to SSAS cube

Looking for a way to change the connection in an existing spreadsheet from old SSAS server to the new SSAS server without losing the data in the spreadsheet. Hardware refresh has made this change ...
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MDX - Getting the last 6 month Dynamically

I have a Dim table that called DimAccounts. It is describing a User account and the dates that the account has been created. for Example: I would like to get the list of accounts that have been ...
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Drillthrough action on semi-additive measure group

I have created a semi-additive (Last Non-empty) measure in a cube that I am developing. For that measure group I have created a drillthrough action. When I use that drillthrough action it is ...
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SQL Server and msbi relation and difference [closed]

With SQL Server 2008R2, we have analysis services, reporting services, and data moving and manipulation services with SQL Server Management Studio. So why do we need SSIS, SSRS, and SSAS?
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What does a DBA have to know about SSAS?

I've seen a lot of material covering the business aspect of SSAS, but not really much about the important aspects of administration and management. From the point of view of administering an instance ...
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SSAS cube process time increased after making fact and dimension small

I have a cube of 55 GB size which takes around 2 Hour to process full. As I have data for last 4 years but our business wants only 2 years of data. For that, I have changed dimension and Fact views to ...
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What if the lowest granularity level can legitimately be null?

I have a normalized database that I'm going to be using as a source for a dimensional data store; one of the facts I'm collecting is Orders, the normalized schema looks roughly like this: However ...
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SSAS cube fact and dimension relationship

I have a cube that all the tables has one row per ID and have measure in all of them except for the calendar dimension. When I view the measures in excel from Table 1 with attributes from table 2, I ...
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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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Designing a dimensional DB off a normalized source that already implements SCD's

I have built an SSIS ETL to integrate various data sources (one from MySQL, two from SQL Server) into a single SQL Server relational and normalized database, which I've called [NDS]. The SSIS ETL ...
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How do I make a nullable “parent” hierarchy level?

I'm setting up my first dimensional database with SSAS, and I have this [Materials] dimension that needs a hierarchy that goes something like this: [PriceCode v] --> nullable Price Code ... ...
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How to build dimensions from SCD tables

Having the foresight to begin collecting data from our production environment several years ago, I have a table with a following structure- Part Status Startdate Enddate I can write a relational ...
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Filtering by many-to-many table

I'm having a hard time to understand how to filter out result of multidimensional expression. This is my database schema. And this is my data. Manufacturer ╔════╦═══════════════════╗ ║ Id ║ ...
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Grant read/read-write access to SSAS cubes

I have a requirement to grant read access on SSAS cubes to one windows group and read/write access to another group. I have multiple SSAS cubes on my server. The question is: What minimum rights ...
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Analysis Services Project: Data Source per Enviroment

I'm trying to configure a multi dimensional analysis service project, so that each developer of a team can configure his/her own data source (oracle). Changing the deployment target is easy, but how ...
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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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MDX Intersection - how to?

A similar question has been asked here, but I'll give a brief intro. In SQL Server there are 3 tables: Order (Id, Date); Product (Id, Name); OrderRefProduct (Id, OrderId, ProductId); ...
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SSAS relationship/granularity help

Hi all I have 2 fact tables with a measure group each, Production and Production Orders. Production has production information at a lower granularity (at the component level) productionordershas ...
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SSAS - what could be a good starting point for memory settings?

I have received the following alert regarding memory settings of SSAS: Alert: SSAS 2014: Invalid TotalMemoryLimit Configuration Source: MSSQLSERVER Path: SASBI01Alert time: 9/15/2015 5:38:50 PM ...
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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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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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DSV - SSAS Project - New 2 Columns In Table Change More then I Planned

I encountered a very weird thing. I added in my DWH table 2 new columns but when I refreshed the DSV after adding this to my multidimensional project I saw that more (3) columns have been "changed". ...
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How to check the status of an SSAS cube while it is processing

When one processes an analysis services cube in Sql Server Management Studio, by right clicking on the cube name in the GUI and selecting the "process" option, a GUI pops up and displays the status of ...
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Migrating reports from SSRS 2005 to SSRS 2014 and SSAS 2005 cube to SSAS 2014?

As SQL Server 2005 end of life is getting closer I'm facing inevitable job of migrating databases, SSIS packages, SSRS reports and SSAS cubes. Since newest version of SQL Server is SQL Server 2014 we ...
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SQL Server is configured to allow remote connections

I use SQL Server 2012 and SSAS Tabular Mode (My Instance Name Is MSSQLSERVER2012T) Then I download AdventureWorks Tabular Model SQL Server 2012 From This link I open it with Visual Studio 2010 and ...
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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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SSAS Cube for tracking changes in parent child relationship over time

I would like to build an SSAS cube which tracks how objects in a graph who's edges represent a "belongs to" relationship change over time (daily). There are two components to the change: which ...
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Backup storage file corruption: file not found. Possible cause of this error is corruption of backup file

I backup my SSAS cubes called "BI LIVE" and restore it to a specific location on a different server. I am using sql server 2014. This is where you can see the routine I use to run the backups: How ...
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SSAS Calculated Field - rolling sum, for a year of days

I have a fact table storing employee occurrences incurred day over day. I need to have a running sum over the past year of an employee's life. I had, on first pass, done this on ETL, making this ...
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SSAS - what could I monitor in SSAS to fine tune its memory settings?

This question is a follow up from the SSAS - what could be a good starting point for memory settings? What and how can I monitor the server resources in order to best identify the settings that I ...
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How can I pass the server name as parameter for a XMLA script?

I have a PROCEDURE sp_backupSSAS - it backups SSAS databases. it works fine. I had previous problems with it, but they were sorted out here: routine to backup ssas databases fails with: The XML for ...
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How can I reduce OLEDB wait type in a SSAS linked server connection?

I have recently created a linked server to one of my SSAS servers. when I go ahead and open the catalogs, to see which ssas databases I have there, I use the following procedure: create procedure ...
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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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Problems attaching a SSAS database

I am attaching a SSAS database that I have just moved to a different drive following the below link: Attach and Detach Analysis Services Databases First I had to grant permissions on the new drive ...
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Problem when add administrator for Analysis Server ( SQL Server 2008 R2 )

I'm trying to add a user as an administrator in Analysis Server, doing this: 1 - Connect - Analysis Server - Right click on the Instance - Properties - Security - ADD : This number was already ...
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Tools to visualize adhoc multi dimentional data

With SSMS I cannot run a MDX query such as Select [Measures].[Internet Average Sales Amount] on 0, [Product].[Category].children on 1, Product.[Model Name].children on 2 From [Adventure Works]; ...
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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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Time as a measure

Is it possible to have times as measures in a cube? We're trying to view employee start times by day, aggregating as an average over time. Even with a No Aggregation measure type I'm getting an error ...
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ParallelPeriod returning null for Feb. 29 in date dimension

I have a calendar date dimension backed by a physical table of dates (originally created on SQL Server 2000, hence the datetime instead of date): CREATE TABLE [dbo].[PostDate_Dimension]( ...
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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 ...