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Foundations of SQL Server 2008 R2 Business Intelligence, Second Edition by Guy Fouché, Lynn Langit

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Calculated Members, Named Sets, and Script Commands

In this section, you will work with Calculated Members, Named Sets, and MDX Script Commands. Each of these allows you to work with, and enrich your cube data in different ways. The following list gives a brief definition of each of the features you’ll be using in this section:

  • Calculated members: These are MDX expressions that are evaluated at runtime and can be defined at any level within a hierarchy. Calculated members can also be added to the measures dimension.
  • Named set: A named set is an MDX expression that returns dimension data and is analogous to a view in relational databases.
  • MDX scripts: These are batches of MDX that can be used to populate a cube, or part of a cube, with calculations. ...

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