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Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 Analysis Services: The BISM Tabular Model by Alberto Ferrari Marco Russo and Chris Webb

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Chapter 3. Loading Data Inside Tabular

As you learned in Chapter 2, the key to producing a Tabular model is to load data from one or many sources integrated in the analysis data model that enables users to create their reports by browsing the Tabular database on the server. This chapter describes the data-loading options available in Tabular. You have already used some of the loading features to prepare the examples of the previous chapters. Now, you move a step further and examine all options for loading data so that you can determine which methods are the best for your application.

Understanding Data Sources

In this section, you learn the basics of data sources, the interfaces between SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) and databases. They provide ...

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