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Reporting Services Tips for OLAP Cubes

Naturally I have an inclination to use Reporting Services on OLAP cubes. My feeling is that reports should by and large be run from OLAP cube where they can be dynamic and fast. SQL based reports are more ideally suited for "atomic data" reports (eg transaction lists) and some special reports requiring real time data.

There are a few funnies when you get into OLAP reports with SSRS. The SSRS wizard does a great job of starting the report and building the parameters you need. However, before long you will need to edit the MDX that the wizard creates, to do things like taylor the parameter queries for cascading filters. Here are a couple of tricks that I commonly use.


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