Packt Publishing

MDX with Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Analysis Services Cookbook - Third Edition: Relevant and powerful new recipes added Tomislav Piasevoli Author

Over 70 practical recipes to analyze multi-dimensional data in SQL Server 2016 Analysis Services cubesKey Features Updated for SQL Server 2016, this book helps you take advantage of the new MDX commands and the new features introduced in SSAS Perform time-related, context-aware, and business related-calculations with ease to enrich your Business Intelligence solutions Collection of techniques to write flexible and high performing MDX queries in SSAS with carefully s solutions Collection of techniques to write flexible and high performing MDX queries in SSAS with carefully structured examples Book DescriptionIf you're often faced with MDX challenges, this is a book for you. It will teach you how to solve various real-world business requirements using MDX queries and calculations.Examples in the book introduce an idea or a problem and then guide you through the process of implementing the solution in a step-by-step manner, inform you about the best practices and offer a deep knowledge in terms of how the solution works. Recipes are organized by chapters, each covering a single topic. They start slowly and logically progress to more advanced techniques.In case of complexity, things are broken down. Instead of one, there are series of recipes built one on top of another. This way you are able to see intermediate results and debug potential errors faster.Finally, the cookbook format is here to help you quickly identify the topic of interest and in it a wide range of practical solutions, that is - MDX recipes for your success. What you will learn Grasp the fundamental MDX concepts, features, and techniques Work with sets Work with Time dimension and create time-aware calculations Make analytical reports compact, concise, and efficient Navigate cubes Master MDX for reporting with Reporting Services (new) Perform business analytics Design efficient cubes and efficient MDX queries Create metadata-driven calculations (new) Capture MDX queries and many other techniques read more

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