Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 MDX Step by Step

Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 MDX Step by Step
Published:February 25, 2009Language:English
Author:Bryan C. Smith and C. Ryan Clay, Hitachi ConsultingTechnology:Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Length:400 PagesISBN 13:9780735626188

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About The BookYour hands-on, step-by-step guide to the data-access query language for SQL Server Analysis Services.

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 CD features:
  • Practice exercises
  • Database and code samples
  • Fully searchable eBook
  • About Bryan C. Smith and C. Ryan Clay, Hitachi Consulting
    Bryan C. Smith is an architect with Hitachi Consulting, where he implements data warehouse solutions with SQL Server. He also leads Analysis Services and MDX training courses, participates in the Analysis Services forums on MSDN, and is coauthor of Professional SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services.

    C. Ryan Clay is a solution architect for Hitachi Consulting, where he develops business solutions based on Microsoft technologies, including OLAP and MDX-based applications. Active in supporting the Microsoft business intelligence community, he’s presented at Microsoft Tech
  • Ed, SQL PASS, and MSDN events.

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