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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

Drillthrough


In conceptual terms, the drillthrough feature of Analysis Services allows you to retrieve data at the fact table granularity for any multidimensional tuple. From a practical point of view, when users look at a pivot table result, they can request the list of fact table rows that are aggregated into any specific cell in the result set. For example, the following screenshot shows the sales of a particular month divided by product categories and regions:

With Excel, when you double-click on a cell (for instance, the sales of Accessories in Europe, whose value is 1,140.65) a DRILLTHROUGH query is sent to Analysis Services and the result is shown in a new worksheet, returning the list of fact table rows that correspond to that cell, as shown in the following screenshot:

Note

The drillthrough operation differs from a generic drilldown because it is intended to retrieve a set of rows from the relational source data that has been aggregated into a single cell, while drilldown typically...