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Testing SSAS Roles in Excel

SQL Server Analysis Services 2005/2008 both allow you to define roles for when your Windows users (or groups of users) access OLAP data.

As an example, suppose in the AdventureWorks OLAP database, we wanted to associate users with a role that only allows visibility to data for the countries of Australia and the United Kingdom, for the product category of Bikes. You would create a new role in BIDS (or in SSMS), call the role something like TestBikeRoleForAustraliaAndUK, and make the following selections in the Dimension Data area for the Customer and Product Dimensions (next 2 screen shots):



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