Microsoft SQL Server 2008 MDX Step by Step

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Microsoft Press, 2009 - Computers - 363 pages

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

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About the author (2009)

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.

Hitachi Consulting, a division of Hitachi Ltd., is a global business and IT consulting firm serving Fortune 2000 companies. It is a leader in developing corporate training and custom solutions for Reporting Services

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