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Creating Many Roles in SSAS Cube

If one day you had to create 100 roles in SSAS cube, all of which are with dimensional security*, then might be worth automating it. Here I would like to write down the possible options.

*as in, access to the dimension data, not access to the dimension itself. And I think the methods I’m about to write here are also applicable for cell security (as in, access to cell data). Remember that “access to cell data does not automatically give access to the dimension data” – see R2 doc: Analysis Services – Multidimensional Data – Security and Protection – Secure Operation – Granting User Access.



Tags: design, security, script


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