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Expert Cube Development with SSAS Multidimensional Models

By : Alberto Ferrari, Marco Russon, Chris Webb
Book Image

Expert Cube Development with SSAS Multidimensional Models

By: Alberto Ferrari, Marco Russon, Chris Webb

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Expert Cube Development with SSAS Multidimensional Models
Credits
About the Authors
About the Reviewers
www.PacktPub.com
Preface
Index

Building a simple cube


With some dimensions built, the next step is to run the cube wizard to create the cube itself. Remember that at this stage, all we want to do is build a very simple cube so that we can test-drive the data, so we're not going to do anything other than run the wizard. You'll be doing a lot of work in the Cube Editor in the next stage of development, but if you've set up the DSV in the way we recommend, then you'll find that when you've finished running the wizard, you will have something that you can deploy, process and browse immediately with no changes required.

Using the New Cube wizard

On the Select Creation Method step of the wizard, as with the same step of the New Dimension wizard, choose the Use an existing table option—the Create an Empty Cube and the Generate Tables in the Data Source options can be ignored for now. The former is useful in more advanced scenarios, but regarding the latter, we'll repeat what we said earlier: you should model your data properly...