Microsoft SQL Server 2008 MDX Step by Step [NOOK Book]

Overview


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.

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Microsoft SQL Server 2008 MDX Step by Step

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Overview


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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735638440
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 3/11/2009
  • Series: Step by Step Developer
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 392
  • Sales rank: 752,773
  • File size: 10 MB

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

  • List of Figures
  • List of Tables
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • Part I: MDX Fundamentals
    • Chapter 1: Welcome to MDX
    • Chapter 2: Using the MDX Query Editor
    • Chapter 3: Understanding Tuples
    • Chapter 4: Working with Sets
    • Chapter 5: Working with Expressions
  • Part II: MDX Functions
    • Chapter 6: Building Complex Sets
    • Chapter 7: Performing Aggregation
    • Chapter 8: Navigating Hierarchies
    • Chapter 9: Working with Time
  • Part III: MDX Applications
    • Chapter 10: Enhancing the Cube
    • Chapter 11: Implementing Dynamic Security
    • Chapter 12: Building Reports
  • Appendix : Appendix
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  • Posted October 6, 2010

    Content is good, eBook formatting stinks!

    First, the content is very good and has helped me learn MDX. The author starts with the very basics of MDX and then builds on it to help you build more complex queries.
    My only complaint is with the formatting of the ebook, which is an example of poor eBook conversion to digital media.


    The Table of Figures is just blank lines.
    THE EXAMPLE CODE IS HUGE IN THE VIEWER.


    The tables
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    end up
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    all over.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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