Category: SQL Server Analysis Services OLAP

SSIS – Dropping Partitions in SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) with XMLA and Analysis Services DDL

Below are the steps that we have integrated into SSAS using SSIS so that we can then drop our old SSAS Partitions using SSIS and XMLA.   Example: ·         We are going to drop our oldest partition from Measure Group called Fact InternetSales 1, which is in our Adventure Works cube. ·         The actual Cube partition name is called: o   …

SSIS – Creating new Partitions in SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) with XMLA and Analysis Services DDL

What I wanted to do is to create a process in SSIS that did not use code to create new SSAS Partitions using XMLA.   NOTE: This is quite a long blog post, but it has all the details from start to finish to get this completed.   Example: ·         We will be using the AdventureWorks2012DW data warehouse and Cube….

Book Review – Expert Cube Development with SSAS Multidimensional Models

http://www.packtpub.com/expert-cube-development-with-ssas-multidimensional-models/book This book is a must read if you are looking for some useful and practical information in your SSAS Multidimensional models. But it must be noted that this is not an introduction into SSAS Multidimensional modelling, rather practical real world examples. I found that the book is a wealth of information that can be applied to your working environment….

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:                                  …