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

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Summary

This chapter covered the processes for creating your first cube. We discussed DSVs in detail, covering their purpose and the options for refining your schema in BIDS. Next, we walked through the Cube Wizard, and then we built our first cube quickly and easily. After that, we refined the measures and dimensions of our cube to make it more efficient and usable.

There's quite a bit more you can do to add features and business value to OLAP cubes. In Chapters 4 and 5, we'll cover the more advanced cube-modeling techniques. In Chapter 6, we'll review the processes involved in physical cube storage.

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