This book is about the core concepts and basic applications of MDX; it is not an exhaustive text. Instead, it is intended as a primer for those relatively new to the language. Through the discussions and exercises presented in each chapter you will be introduced to core concepts and applications. This will provide you with a solid foundation for continued learning in real-world scenarios.
This book is divided into three sections, each building on the one before it. We strongly encourage you to read these sections in sequence to ensure that you fully grasp later concepts and techniques.
Part I, teaches you the fundamentals of the MDX language and the primary query development tool you use throughout this book.
Chapter 1, presents ...