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PowerPivot Tips and Tricks for IT Pros2013-Oct-281049
Portfolio Slicer - free BI application to track your investments in Excel with PowerPivot2012-May-312718
Video - SSAS database folder structure2012-Jan-292567
Script to backup SSAS database and delete old backup files (using ascmd.exe)2011-Feb-107473
Q: How to setup SSAS anonymous authentication - to access data from internet or another domain?2011-Feb-018191
Excel slicer impact on query performance2010-Nov-256172
Q: Why on SSAS 2005 after restoring database backup I am getting corruption error?2010-Sep-232291
Q: When I am browsing Real-time ROLAP cube, I am getting error message: OLE DB Error: OLE DB or ODBC error: You do not have permission to run 'SP_TRACE_CREATE'.; 42000.2010-Mar-135732
Q: I have measure in my cube that shows duration on some event in seconds. How can I convert numeric result to string in the format hh:mm:ss?2010-Mar-107477
Q: How in MDX can I override formating for all calculated measures in one measure group?2009-Dec-035222
SSAS error during deployment - "The connection either timed out or was lost"2009-Oct-065920
Script to automate SSAS partition management (SQL + SSIS)2009-Jul-0338266
Q: In SSAS 2008 I am getting an error message when generating usage based aggregations: "Internal error: The parameter is not valid."2009-Jun-084026
Q: How can I create a new Analysis Services project from existing SSAS database?2009-May-264502
Q: How can I identify version/build of Microsoft SSAS 2005/2008 on my server?2009-May-054762
Analysis Services 2008 $SYSTEM.DBSCHEMA_% DMVs2009-Jan-263549
Analysis Services 2008 $SYSTEM.DMSCHEMA_% DMVs2009-Jan-263096
Analysis Services 2008 $SYSTEM.MDSCHEMA_% DMVs 2009-Jan-2612923
Q:How do you map MEASURE_AGGREGATOR field int value in the MDSCHEMA_MEASURES DMV to text representation?2009-Jan-264997
Speeding up the Query Parameters Dialog in the SSRS Query Designer2009-Jan-223761
Q: How can I get a list of measures in one measure group from SSAS DMVs?2009-Jan-215241
Q: How in DMV can I convert data_type field from integer to string representation?2009-Jan-204538
Q: How can I get a list of available SSAS databases using DMVs?2009-Jan-203416
Q:I would like to create an e-mail alert when some criteria has been met after processing Analysis Service cube. Any sugestion?2009-Jan-063578
Q: Which string functions can be used in the queries on SSAS DMVs?2008-Dec-084359
Q: How in SSAS 2008 can I get the list of available MDX functions from DMVs?2008-Dec-045452
Q: How and where do I run queries on SSAS 2008 DMVs (schema rowsets)?2008-Dec-034214
Q: How to fix error "Error loading metadata: Parser: The end of the input was reached."2008-Dec-026715
Q: How can I start Analysis Services service from the command line?2008-Nov-266917
PowerShell script to process all dimensions and cubes in one DB limiting workload2008-Nov-2615431
PowerShell script to process all dimensions in one Analysis Services database2008-Nov-097052
Powershell script to list info about one Analysis Services database2008-Nov-098200
PowerShell script to list info about SSAS databases2008-Nov-037897
How to setup your computer to run PowerShell with SSAS2008-Nov-036124
Q: Can I migrate Analysis Service 2000 database to Analysis Services 2008?2008-Nov-034750
How to use MDW to collect Analysis Services 2008 performance counters2008-Sep-184856
Analysis Services 2008 performance counters2008-Sep-1315499
WSH script to get SSAS DB info about aggregation designs2008-Jul-115513
SSIS Package to drop and create partitions based on data in SQL Server table2008-Jul-049102
Analysis Services 2008 $SYSTEM.DISCOVER_% DMVs2008-Jun-236130
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 RC0 - New Adventure Works Sample Databases for SSAS2008-Jun-116706
SSAS 2008 RC0 - New function SYSTEMRESTRICTSCHEMA for restricted schema rowsets - DMVs2008-Jun-073453
Excel 2007 Pivot Table with SharePoint On Vista PC - works good after SP1 2008-Jun-073621
How to fix dimension processing error 'mdprocessdim.cpp line 3429 function MDProcessPropertyJob'2008-May-096701
In an MDX query how can I get the top 3 sales years based on the order quantity?2008-Apr-0414180
How in the report can I order date dimension members in descending order?2008-Apr-0410920
Analysis Services 2005 and 2008 with PowerShell - it works2008-Mar-272089
SSAS 2008 Katmai Change Summary - What is new2008-Feb-2611129
SQL Server 2008 February CTP6 - Read-only SSAS Shared Scale-out and other changes2008-Feb-202139
Designing Analysis Services database for Inventory type applications2008-Feb-186053
How to find slice values that Analysis Services assigned to the partition dimensions?2008-Feb-049098
MDX-When I process cube, I can see that data is loaded, but when I query data, all measures are empty2007-Dec-068081
Why domain user group name is not found when creating Analysis Services security role2007-Dec-066468
When accessing calculation tab in BIDS I am getting error Unexpected error occurred2007-Dec-0510204
How to fix Analysis Services deployment error No mapping between account names and security IDs was done2007-Dec-0541663
WSH Scripting for Analysis Services 20052007-Dec-032546
Customizing object names in Analysis Services database using translations2007-Dec-032943
Katmai Analysis Services 2008 November CTP5 - tests on metadata rowsets2007-Nov-301847
MS SQL Server Analysis Services 2008 - November CTP quick review 2007-Nov-301233
How to use parameters with SSRS 2005 against a 2000 Analysis services Cube2007-Sep-274573
How do you test Analysis Services 2005 role settings impact on browsing / querying behavior?2007-Sep-118818
How do you set Analysis Services 2005 drillthrough security on the cube?2007-Sep-118849
MDX-How can I change currency symbol based on selected currency dimension member2007-Sep-0619550
How to install Adventure Works SQL DW and Analysis Services 2005/2008 sample database and project2007-Sep-05110544
SSAS 2008 Katmai - MDX Changes2007-Aug-267786
SSAS 2008 Katmai - info from August 9th webcast 2007-Aug-121251
SSAS 2008 Katmai - upcoming changes in the next CTP 2007-Aug-01924
SSIS package to backup all Analysis Services databases on one instance2007-Jul-1712160
I cannot start Analysis Services 2005 SP2 on Vista PC. Error - The service cannot be started...2007-Jun-2510671
SSAS 2008 June Katmai - more testing results2007-Jun-18865
How do I move Analysis Services 2005/2008 databases to a different folder2007-Jun-1811972
How can I hide dimension attributes/hierarchy in one cube, but leave them visible in other2007-Jun-1317326
SSAS 2008 - Info from chat session 2007-Jun-12893
SSAS 2008 Katmai review - installation and first impressions (by Vidas Matelis)2007-Jun-121000
MDX-How do I calculate sales for 12 Month to date?2007-Jun-0832720
SSIS Package to process all dimensions in one SSAS Database2007-Jun-069515
When processing SSAS cube I am getting error "Errors in the OLAP storage engine" or "Internal Error".2007-Jun-0528369
Why In Reporting Services MDX query disappears after leaving "Data" tab.2007-Jun-056160
How do you generate Report Model for Reporting Services Report Builder based on SSAS database2007-Jun-0418310
Analysis Services 2005 error: Errors in the metadata manager. The attribute with ID of ., Name of . refer2007-May-2828207
How can I get a list of cubes in one Analysis Services 2005 database using XMLA?2007-May-226390
How can I get a list of Analysis Services databases on the server using XMLA?2007-May-226666
SSIS package to process all dimensions in SSAS 2005 DB 2007-May-191486
SSIS package that process all partitions/measure groups/cubes in one database2007-May-192060
Learning SQL Server Analysis Services 2005 and MDX - resources online2007-May-1614109
MDX-How do I clear Analysis Services (SSAS) database cache?2007-May-1525871
SQL Server Analysis Services 2005: Time Intelligence solutions on the web2007-May-144627
In Excel 2007 Analysis Services 2005 Pivot Table Field list is empty2007-May-085297
MDX-How do you format or round KPI expression value?2007-May-0726167
Analysis Services 2005 XMLA script to add/drop existing partition aggregate2007-May-0712490
How do you create distinct count measure in the separate measure group from the same fact table2007-May-0413712
MDX-How to create calculated member for AVG sales over last 3 years based on NOW()?2007-May-0317637
MDX-How can I get Last (Previous) Year to Date (YTD) values?2007-May-0156727
MDX query to get sales by prod line for period plus number of months with NON EMPTY sales?2007-Apr-309560
MDX-How Can I define SCOPE in MDX for all measures in multiple measuregroups?2007-Apr-3011469
How can I prevent client submitting MDX queries to the Analysis Server 2005 that run too long2007-Apr-293762
How can I create a script that generates XMLA script from Analysis Services solution project2007-Apr-2819707
How can I build XMLA script from Analysis Services Solution project interactively-BIDS2007-Apr-288562
Analysis Services 2000 and 2005 Connection string properties2007-Apr-2853487
What are Analysis Services 2000/2005 connection string properties2007-Apr-266206
During processing I can see that SSAS read x records, but all measures in the cube return 02007-Apr-254796
Excel SSAS Pivot Table warning "Security Warning Data connections have been disabled"2007-Apr-2513275
Excel with SSAS Pivot Table "Excel found unreadable content in"2007-Apr-2510308
MDX-How do you write query that returns measure ratio to parent value?2007-Apr-2415891
Is there a way to split Analysis Services 2005 database between different disks2007-Apr-243708
How do you change Analysis Services 2005 measure group ID property value2007-Apr-245093
How can I build MDX statement as a string and pass it into Reporting Services?2007-Apr-236093
How do you make Pivot table to show calculated members from Analysis Services 20052007-Apr-235486
How do you increase timeout for queries executed during Analysis Services cube processing2007-Apr-239533
How in SSAS 2005 do you create what is used to be "Member Properties" in Analysis Services 20002007-Apr-2210817
How in Analysis Services do you order dimension attribute during design2007-Apr-2125115
How do you setup dynamic security to SSAS 2005 database based on current user2007-Apr-198565
Experiencing delay when connecting to SSAS using SQL Server Management Studio?2007-Apr-183595
MDX-Why YDT function sometimes return incorrect results for measure with NON_EMPTY_BEHAVIOR?2007-Apr-177760
How to use AMO in VB.NET code to process cubes/partitions2007-Apr-1710117
MDX-Why simple calculated measure works much slower than real measure.2007-Apr-178605
MDX-I would like to create calculated measure that instead of summing children amounts,uses last child2007-Apr-1715282
MDX-How do you write query that uses execution date/time (NOW()) as a parameter?2007-Apr-1519592
MDX-How do you calculate monthly average of one year, optionally including empty months?2007-Apr-1433398
MDX-How can I compare members from different dimensions that have the same key values?2007-Apr-1413851
What TCP port SQL Server Analysis Services 2005 uses2007-Apr-1429414
Can you specify bucket start/end values for groupping attributes using DiscretizationMethod2007-Apr-146586
Can you apply security on Analysis Services cube partitions2007-Apr-144941
What are recommended values for the InstanceSelection property in Analysis Services2007-Apr-088551
When in Analysis Services should I consider splitting measure group into partitions2007-Apr-084382
MDX-How do you make calculated measure to be default cube measure2007-Apr-0810065
MDX-How can I setup default dimension member in cube calculation script?2007-Apr-0817102
MDX-How Can I define SCOPE statement for all but one measures in one measure group2007-Apr-0711777
MDX-How Can I define SCOPE statement for all measures in one measuregroup2007-Apr-076475
MDX-Query to get count of months with sales amount > 0 in defined period2007-Apr-0512191
MDX-Query to get sales by product line for specific period plus number of months with sales2007-Apr-057634
MDX-Query example that returns list of months from start of year up to specified month2007-Apr-0311335
MDX-Query to get latest months and previous years same months data2007-Apr-0316452
After processing SSAS cube I get error: Server error : Process error [object doesn't exist] 2007-Apr-024008
MDX-How to execute query from SQL Server2007-Apr-0212124
After processing dimension some of the attribute members are missing even I know they were read2007-Mar-305343
MDX-Query to show year level data for all years except last one, and month level data for last year2007-Mar-299309
Example how to generate SSAS measure group aggregations in SSIS package2007-Mar-295140
MDX-Query to show the first day of the last date month in the cube2007-Mar-2911648
MDX-Query to get the first month of the last year loaded into a cube2007-Mar-296639
MDX-query to get the last Month loaded into a cube2007-Mar-298936
MDX-Query to show totals of a set with just some members2007-Mar-296228
How do you design KPI goal that is dimension dependant2007-Mar-297762
I created Date/Time dimension, but Month level members are ordered alpabetically. 2007-Mar-289476
MDX-How to use the Filter function in a SCOPE statement2007-Mar-2817265
MDX-How to create a SCOPE statement based on the Member property2007-Mar-2810581
MDX-How do you specify SCOPE For Dimension to include all members before certain member2007-Mar-287883
MDX-How do you specify SCOPE For Dimension to include all members after certain member2007-Mar-289090
MDX-How can I use dimension members/measures in query when sometimes they might not exists2007-Mar-2811256
MDX-How do you compare dimension level name to specific value2007-Mar-2713733
MDX-How do you get Last month in the time dimension2007-Mar-2713366
MDX-How do you extract first tuple from the set?2007-Mar-2713246
MDX-How do you extract first member from the tuple?2007-Mar-2711486

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