Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 MDX Step by Step

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Microsoft Press, Nov 30, 2009 - Computers - 392 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.

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