MICROSOFT® SQL SERVER™ 2000 ANALYSIS SERVICES STEP BY STEP shows Microsoft Excel and Access experts, IS managers, and database developers how to build applications that take advantage of the powerful data-analysis services in Microsoft SQL Server 2000. You’ll discover why these services make it easier to analyze huge amounts of data quickly, and you’ll learn how to develop a wide range of advanced dimensional-data applications—from enterprise reporting tools to advanced decision-support systems. The book’s easy-to-follow lessons begin with clear objectives and include real-world business examples, with a companion CD full of sample files that support each lesson.
This title shows you how to:
Administer the Analysis Manager: Understand the fundamentals behind data dimensions and hierarchies, data warehousing, and the Microsoft Analysis Services architecture, and use the Microsoft Analysis Manager application to define and populate data cubes.
Create and display cubes: Define and modify measures and dimensions. Design, build, process, and view cubes, from simple to advanced, with cube and dimension editors. Use Microsoft Excel PivotTable® Reports and the PivotTable List in Microsoft Excel to browse cubes, and create cubes using Microsoft Office.
Query cubes: Use multidimensional expressions (MDX) values and sets and the MDX Sample application to query and display dimensional data.
Perform advanced administration: Choose data storage options and the Storage Design Wizard to optimize, manage, and update data efficiently. Automate the Analysis server to process an OLAP database. Work with partitions and automate updates, and apply security to cubes.
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Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2000 Analysis Services Step by Step
Reed Jacobson, OLAP Train, Reed Jacobsen
Safari Books Online
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Reed Jacobson is an expert in Excel and a popular author. In addition to writing about Excel Visual Basic since its inception, other authoring credits include Microsoft SQL Server™ 2005 Analysis Services STEP BY STEP, Microsoft Excel 97 STEP BY STEP, Advanced Topics, and Microsoft Office 2000 Expert Companion. He has created several training courses on Microsoft Office and Visual Basic, and is a regular presenter at SQL PASS, Tech*Ed, and other Microsoft conferences and seminars. He is a senior architect for Hitachi Consulting, specializing in Business Intelligence solutions. Prior to joining Hitachi Consulting, Reed worked as a software application specialist for Hewlett Packard for 10 years and ran his own consulting firm for eight years. Reed received a BA in Japanese and Linguistics, an MBA from Brigham Young University, and he studied linguistics under a graduate fellowship at Cornell University.
OLAP Train is a curriculum-development company that specializes in OLAP and related data-warehousing technologies. Microsoft licenses OLAP Train's courseware for Microsoft SQL Server 2000 worldwide as Microsoft Official Curriculum titles.
Reed Jacobson is a senior architect in Hitachi Consulting’s Business Intelligence practice. He has authored several training courses and books, including Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services Step by Step.