MDX with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Analysis Services Cookbook

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Packt Publishing Ltd, Aug 9, 2011 - Computers - 480 pages
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This book offers practical, task-based, and immediately usable recipes covering a wide range of MDX calculations and queries. In addition to its cookbook style, which ensures the solutions are presented in a clear step-by-step manner, the explanations are done in great detail, which makes it good learning material for everyone who has experience in MDX and wants to improve. The book is designed in such a way that you can read it chapter by chapter or refer to recipes in no particular order. However, some of the recipes depend on each another. When this is the case, you will be notified. The book is focused on Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Analysis Services, but most of the concepts and explanation are also applicable to previous versions of Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services. If you are a Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services developer and want to improve your solutions using MDX, then this book is for you. The book assumes you have a working knowledge of MDX and a basic understanding of dimensional modeling and cube design.
 

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MDX with SSAS R2 Cookbook
Very interesting book! It helped me understand, step by step, the forecasting functions I needed in my data mining project.

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Tomislav Piasevoli is a Business Intelligence Specialist with years of experience with SQL Server Analysis Services. He lives in Croatia and works for SoftPro Tetral d.o.o. (http: //www.softpro.hr), a company with a long tradition in building advanced SSAS frontends and implementing BI solutions on the Microsoft platform. During his career in the company, Tomislav has successfully implemented more than 20 still-in-use BI solutions and now specializes in dimensional modeling, cube design and MDX. Tomislav has been honored with Microsoft's MVP award twice, mostly for his contribution to the SSAS community on the MSDN forum. Besides solving MDX puzzles, he presents at conferences, writes articles for magazines, and maintains his blog at http: //tomislav.piasevoli.com.

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