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Product Volatility: Optimizing MDX with MDX Studio

In this article we will show how to take typical, everyday MDX and optimize it by simply following advices of MDX Studio Analyzer.

As a starting point, I will take “Product Volatility” example as published by Thomas Ivarson in his blog. It is a perfect example, because Thomas took a real business problem, and implemented it using very clean and straightforward MDX, just like I expect many MDX practitioners do. This MDX can be optimized, but some of these optimizations might not be obvious. Running MDX Studio Analyzer and following its advices takes the guesswork out of equation.

Here is the MDX that computes total number of products, number of products with sales increased from last month and number of products with sales decreased from last month:


Tags: mdx, tool, performance


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