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Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 MDX Step by Step by C Ryan Clay Bryan C Smith and Hitachi Consulting

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Cube Space

In Analysis Services, a cube is presented as an n-dimensional space referred to as a cube space. Each attribute-hierarchy within the dimensions of the cube forms an axis. Along each axis, each member of the associated attribute-hierarchy, including the (All) member, occupies a position. This translation of an attribute-hierarchy to a cube space axis is illustrated in Figure 3-4 for the Product dimension’s Category attribute-hierarchy, first described in Chapter 1.

The representation of the Category attribute-hierarchy as a cube space axis

Figure 3-4. The representation of the Category attribute-hierarchy as a cube space axis

Measures are also assigned an axis. Although handled differently during cube design, for ...

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