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SSIS (SQL Server Integration Services) – Using the Lookup Transformation and cache and how to handle NULL Values

I had a situation where I was using the Lookup transformation and then loading this into the SSIS Cache, but I wanted all rows to be inserted using the SSIS Cache, even if there was a NULL Value. Below explains how I overcame this.   Example: ·         In our Source data we have Products, but they might not be in…

SSAS (SQL Server Analysis Services) – Securing Measures in Measure Group for specific Roles

What I had to do today for the first time is to only show specific measures in the measure group for particular Roles (Users or AD Groups) ·         The reason that this was required is because we had sensitive information that was not for everyone’s eyes.   NOTE: From my recent review and read through from the following book, http://www.packtpub.com/expert-cube-development-with-ssas-multidimensional-models/book…

SSAS – Using the SUM Function within a Measure Group to display a Distinct Count with SSAS (SQL Server Analysis Services)

Whilst completing my review on the Expert Cube Development with SSAS Multidimensional Models, I came across the Distinct Count Measure within SSAS and how this can affect query performance as well as processing performance.   You can find the reference on page 114 And here is a link to the actual book that I am reviewing: http://www.packtpub.com/expert-cube-development-with-ssas-multidimensional-models/book What I wanted…

Win Free Ecopy of new book on SSAS

Readers would be pleased to know that I have teamed up with Packt Publishing to organize a Giveaway of the Expert Cube Development with SSAS Multidimensional Models   And two lucky winners stand a chance to win ecopy of their new book. Keep reading to find out how you can be one of the Lucky Winners. Overview:                                  …

SSIS – Running single SSIS packages in Parallel to get faster performance for multiple data loads

What we are going to show you below, is that by using ONE SSIS package, we can re-use this one SSIS package multiple times to get data from multiple sources, possibly from different databases hosted in different locations around the world. So in effect we are loading our data from one SSIS package in parallel.   NOTE: By completing the…

SSIS – Getting Partition Names for the past 12 months

I had a situation where I was using a conditional split, so that when data was coming in from my source tables it would dynamically go into the correct partitioned table.   Below is the script that I used, as well as for reference the conditional split   — ================================================================================================================== — What we are doing here is to create a…

SharePoint 2013 – Creating a data source to an SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) OLAP Cube

Below are the details when using SharePoint 2013 when you want to collect to an SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) OLAP cube, instead of only being able to use the SSAS Tabular.   Example: ·         In our example we are going to connect to our Adventure Works DW 2012 SSAS   1.       Go into your SharePoint 2013 website and then…

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