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Date Order

November 19, 2011

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I had a request recently to change the order of the date dimension in my SSAS cubes to descending, so that users could easily find the most recent dates. Users are using COGNOS Analysis Studio to slice and dice the data. The users of course could have simply dragged the date hierarchy onto the “canvas”, […]

SSRS Sparkline report using MDX

March 23, 2011

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In this post I am going to describe how to create a report with Sparklines using an MDX query. In my current role I do a lot of Proof Of Concept pre-sales work for different industries, and I’ve really grown to love sparklines. I think they are fantastic in giving users an understanding of how […]

Using the DatePicker in SSRS with MDX

March 22, 2011

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This post, continuing on from the previous post https://jsimonbi.wordpress.com/2011/03/22/using-a-date-parameter-in-ssrs-with-mdx/, shows how to use the DatePicker functionality within SSRS as a parameter for an MDX query. First we set up the Date parameter, which we will call pDate. We change the data type to Date, and leave all other tabs with the default settings. We then […]

Using a Date Parameter in SSRS with MDX

March 22, 2011

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There are two ways of using a date parameter within SQL Server Reporting Services for reports using SSAS as the source. I’d firstly like to thank my friend Boyan Penev for helping me out with some MDX questions I’ve had – please visit his excellent blog: http://www.bp-msbi.com/ The first method is to use a MDX […]

Flattening a parent-child hierarchy

January 16, 2011

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Flattening a parent-child hierarchy can be very useful for both SQL and SQL Server Analysis Services, since SSAS cannot index Parent-Child hierarchies. It should be noted that BIDS Helper, the excellent download available at http://bidshelper.codeplex.com/ provides functionality to “naturalize” a parent-child hierarchy. We are going to build on what we did with the Enumerated Path […]