MDX with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Analysis Services Cookbook Table of Contents


Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 1: Elementary MDX Techniques
Chapter 2: Working with Time
Chapter 3: Concise Reporting
Chapter 4: Navigation
Chapter 5: Business Analytics
Chapter 6: When MDX is Not Enough
Chapter 7: Context-aware Calculations
Chapter 8: Advanced MDX Topics
Chapter 9: On the Edge
Conclusion
Appendix: Glossary of Terms
Index

  • Chapter 1: Elementary MDX Techniques
    • Introduction
    • Skipping axis
    • Handling division by zero errors
    • Setting special format for negative, zero and null values
    • Applying conditional formatting on calculations
    • Setting default member of a hierarchy in MDX script
    • Implementing NOT IN set logic
    • Implementing logical OR on members from different hierarchies
    • Iterating on a set in order to reduce it
    • Iterating on a set in order to create a new one
    • Iterating on a set using recursion
    • Dissecting and debugging MDX queries
    • Using NON_EMPTY_BEHAVIOR
    • Optimizing MDX queries using the NonEmpty() function
    • Implementing logical AND on members from the same hierarchy
    • Chapter 2: Working with Time
      • Introduction
      • Calculating the YTD (Year-To-Date) value
      • Calculating the YoY (Year-over-Year) growth (parallel periods)
      • Calculating moving averages
      • Finding the last date with data
      • Getting values on the last date with data
      • Hiding calculation values on future dates
      • Calculating today's date using the string functions
      • Calculating today's date using the MemberValue function
      • Calculating today's date using an attribute hierarchy
      • Calculating the difference between two dates
      • Calculating the difference between two times
      • Calculating parallel periods for multiple dates in a set
      • Calculating parallel periods for multiple dates in a slicer
      • Chapter 3: Concise Reporting
        • Introduction
        • Isolating the best N members in a set
        • Isolating the worst N members in a set
        • Identifying the best/worst members for each member of another hierarchy
        • Displaying few important members, others as a single row, and the total at the end
        • Combining two hierarchies into one
        • Finding the name of a child with the best/worst value
        • Highlighting siblings with the best/worst values
        • Implementing bubble-up exceptions
        • Chapter 4: Navigation
          • Introduction
          • Detecting a particular member in a hierarchy
          • Detecting the root member
          • Detecting members on the same branch
          • Finding related members in the same dimension
          • Finding related members in another dimension
          • Calculating various percentages
          • Calculating various averages
          • Calculating various ranks
          • Chapter 5: Business Analytics
            • Introduction
            • Forecasting using the linear regression
            • Forecasting using the periodic cycles
            • Allocating the non-allocated company expenses to departments
            • Calculating the number of days from the last sales to identify the slow-moving goods
            • Analyzing fluctuation of customers
            • Implementing the ABC analysis
            • Chapter 6: When MDX is Not Enough
              • Introduction
              • Using a new attribute to separate members on a level
              • Using a distinct count measure to implement histograms over existing hierarchies
              • Using a dummy dimension to implement histograms over non-existing hierarchies
              • Creating a physical measure as a placeholder for MDX assignments
              • Using a new dimension to calculate the most frequent price
              • Using a utility dimension to implement flexible display units
              • Using a utility dimension to implement time-based calculations
              • Chapter 7: Context-aware Calculations
                • Introduction
                • Identifying the number of columns and rows a query will return
                • Identifying the axis with measures
                • Identifying the axis without measures
                • Adjusting the number of columns and rows for OWC and Excel
                • Identifying the content of axes
                • Calculating row numbers
                • Calculating the bit-string for hierarchies on an axis
                • Preserving empty rows
                • Implementing utility dimension with context-aware calculations
                • Chapter 8: Advanced MDX Topics
                  • Introduction
                  • Displaying members without children (leaves)
                  • Displaying members with data in parent-child hierarchies
                  • Implementing the Tally table utility dimension
                  • Displaying random values
                  • Displaying a random sample of hierarchy members
                  • Displaying a sample from a random hierarchy
                  • Performing complex sorts
                  • Using recursion to calculate cumulative values
                  • Chapter 9: On the Edge
                    • Introduction
                    • Clearing the Analysis Services cache
                    • Using Analysis Services stored procedures
                    • Executing MDX queries in T-SQL environments
                    • Using SSAS Dynamic Management Views (DMV) to fast-document a cube
                    • Using SSAS Dynamic Management Views (DMVs) to monitor activity and usage
                    • Capturing MDX queries generated by SSAS front-ends
                    • Performing custom drillthrough
                    • Appendix: Glossary of Terms
                      • Parts of an MDX query
                      • MDX query in action
                      • Cube and dimension design
                      • MDX script
                      • Query optimization
                      • Types of query

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