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DAX – Comparing a specific Product Average against the average of ALL products

I had a situation when one of my fellow workers wanted to create a report where they wanted to compare one product’s sales and how it was doing when compared to the average of ALL the product sales.   In our example below we want to extract from the AdventureWorksDW2012 Analysis Services Database   You can get a copy of…

Power View – Using MDX, SSAS Tabular and Power View to display potential issues based on past trends in data

What I am going to explain below is using the above MDX, SSAS Tabular and Power View to display potential issues based on past trends within our data.   For our example we are going to using the example of SCOM data. Within our example we are looking for systems where the available memory has dropped more than 50% of…

SCOM (Systems Center Operations Manager) Cube and Data warehouse

What I have done is I have found that it is very handy having all our SCOM data in a data warehouse and then having it in a SSAS (SQL Server Analysis Services). Within the zip file which can be located here below it has all the details for the following: ·         SCOM Data Warehouse and OLAP Documentation.docx o   This…

Data warehousing – Bringing down data twice but avoiding deleting on the data warehouse Fact Table

This is better explained with our example below.   Example: ·         We had a situation where we were getting data down, but due to the nature of the data we were getting is we were missing data. ·         Also another note was the fact that we did not store the granular data, but aggregated the data, so due to this…

SSAS (SQL Server Analysis Services) – KPI – Comparing Date and Hour for the Previous Week or Multiple Values in your KPI Goal and Trend Expressions

What I wanted to do was to use a KPI in SSAS to compare values going back one week. But I wanted to get the same hour for the previous week. I could not find an example were it had used multiple values in a KPI Goal or Trend expression. All just used one value.   Example: ·         For my…

SSAS (SQL Server Analysis Services) Tabular – Error when Processing – OLE DB or ODBC error: Server: The operation was cancelled by the user ..

The above error is caused when processing an SSAS Tabular database.   NOTE:This only applies to when using MDX and an SSAS OLAP Cube to get your data into SSAS Tabular. NOTE 2:The reason that I use MDX and the SSAS OLAP Cube to get data in is for 2 reasons. ·         The first is that as we know it…

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