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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 13. The Tabular Presentation Layer

One important consideration that is often ignored when designing Tabular models is usability. A Tabular model should be thought of as a user interface for the data it contains, and the success or failure of your project, to a large degree, depends on whether your end users find that interface intuitive and easy to use. This section covers a number of features the Tabular model provides to improve usability, such as the ability to sort data in a column and to control how measure values are formatted. It also covers perspectives, key performance indicators (KPIs), and actions. Although these features might seem less important than the ability to query vast amounts of data and perform complex calculations, ...

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