Instant MDX Queries for SQL Server 2012

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Learn
  • Write a basic MDX query
  • Install SQL Server 2012 with Analysis Services
  • Use MDX functions
  • Define Calculated Members and Named Sets
  • Write Calculated Members and Named Sets in a cube to reuse them later
  • Write MDX in SSRS
  • Use DMVs to document your cube
About

MDX is a query language that is used to retrieve data inside Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services cubes. With MDX, you can display the elements of your cube like attributes and hierarchies from your dimensions, measures from your fact tables, calculations, and KPIs.

This book will help you to understand the MDX query language, write your own MDX queries to display data from your cubes in the way you want, and display the results in Management Studio or in a Reporting Services report.

Instant MDX Query for SQL Server 2012 starts by showing you how to write MDX queries and takes you all the way to integrating your MDX queries into SSRS and retrieving documentation data easily on your cubes.

After you have followed the steps to install SQL Server 2012 with Analysis Services, you will learn how to write MDX queries. Once you understand the basic syntax of a query, you will then learn how to use calculated measures and named sets to reuse your code. MDX functions will help you filter, order, and combine results. Once you have mastered how to write calculated measures and named sets, you will then learn how to add them into your cube to reuse them.Displaying the results in Management Studio won’t be enough, so you will also learn how to write MDX queries in Reporting Services reports.

Features
  • Learn something new in an Instant! A short, fast, focused guide delivering immediate results
  • Write queries, use functions, and utilize what you write in cubes and reports
  • Write Calculated Members and Named Sets
  • Use SSAS DMVs to document your cube
Page Count 54
Course Length 1 hours 37 minutes
ISBN 9781782178071
Date Of Publication 25 Aug 2013

Authors

Nicholas Emond

Nicholas Emond has been working in Information Technologies for the last eleven years. His past jobs were as a programmer with VB.NET, administrator of a corporate SharePoint intranet and business intelligence developer when he started to use the Microsoft BI stack since SQL Server 2005. Currently, he is a business intelligence consultant working in Montreal, Canada. Nicholas has certifications in Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft SharePoint and he is a Competent Communicator from Toastmasters International. He likes to read books on computing and personal growth. MDX Queries for SQL Server 2012 Starter is the first book written by Nicholas Emond, and it won't be his last.