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

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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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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 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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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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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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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], ...
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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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Semi-additive measures for other dimensions

I am looking for a way to do semi-additive aggregations on a non-time dimension. The model I am working with is similar to a snapshot inventory warehouse. Specifically I am analyzing processes ...
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Finding Microsoft.AnalysisServices.Xmla dll in SQL Server 2008 R2

I'm not able to find Microsoft.AnalysisServices.XMLA.dll that I need to import using Microsoft.AnalysisServices.Xmla; I have found some articles and answered questions for SQL Server 2005 and 2012. ...
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MDX Block Calculation Optimisation

I have a query I'm trying to optimise. I have read an article here http://web.archive.org/web/20100823233821/http://www.biblogs.com/2008/03/30/optimizing-countfilter-expressions-in-mdx/ about ...
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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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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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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 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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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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how to pass the “file path” as a parameter in powershell?

I have recently added a SQL Server JOB on SERVER-A that goes to SERVER-B and backups all the SSAS databases. This seems to be fine. However when I want to delete backups older than 3 days, using ...
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Process dimension task is querying the wrong column!

I'm in the process of building a new data warehouse and I am starting out by building a few dimensions. I have created a fairly typical "Date" dimension and that seems ok. Now I am trying to create ...
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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 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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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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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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Cube dimension relationships confusion

I'm trying to get my cube working without getting "attribute key not found" errors, but the only way I've found to make it work, is to set up a referenced dimension from Dim_PropertyInfo to ...
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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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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 bridge table with Slowly changing dimensions

I am designing a datamart using the basic principles of Kimball for use in SSAS. I have a many many to many attribute relationships (multi-valued dimension objects), however I have a few questions: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to design the table and its relationship?

I am having a problem designing a Dim and Fact Table for the following problem. I want to display my data in PivotGrid as below : First table shows that if i search a person, anyone related to ...