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Microsoft SQL Server 2008 MDX Step by Step

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  • Published 2/25/2009
  • 1st Edition
  • 400 pages
  • Book 978-0-7356-2618-8
  • eBook 978-0-7356-3062-8

Teach yourself the Multidimensional Expressions (MDX) query language—one step at a time. With this practical, learn-by-doing tutorial, you’ll build the core techniques for using MDX with Analysis Services to deliver high-performance business intelligence solutions.

Discover how to:

  • Construct and execute MDX queries
  • Work with tuples, sets, and expressions
  • Build complex sets to retrieve the exact data users need
  • Perform aggregation functions and navigate data hierarchies
  • Assemble time-based business metrics
  • Customize an Analysis Services cube through the MDX script
  • Implement dynamic security to control data access
  • Develop MDX-driven reports in SQL Server Reporting Services

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Table of Contents

  • List of Figures
  • List of Tables
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • Part I: MDX Fundamentals
    • Chapter 1: Welcome to MDX
    • Chapter 2: Using the MDX Query Editor
    • Chapter 3: Understanding Tuples
    • Chapter 4: Working with Sets
    • Chapter 5: Working with Expressions
  • Part II: MDX Functions
    • Chapter 6: Building Complex Sets
    • Chapter 7: Performing Aggregation
    • Chapter 8: Navigating Hierarchies
    • Chapter 9: Working with Time
  • Part III: MDX Applications
    • Chapter 10: Enhancing the Cube
    • Chapter 11: Implementing Dynamic Security
    • Chapter 12: Building Reports
  • Appendix : Appendix


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