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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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Chapter 10. Enhancing the Cube

After completing this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Construct cube-scoped calculated members

  • Assemble cube-scoped named sets

In Part III of this book, you complete the transition from theory to application started in the previous section. These last three chapters go beyond simple query development to present you with a few practical applications of the MDX language.

Within these remaining chapters, you will notice some significant differences from material presented in previous chapters. First, the SELECT statement that has been so prominently featured is relegated to a role more consistent with how you will use it in typical, real-world scenarios. Second, exercises that have been non-cumulative in earlier chapters ...

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