Chapter 2. Analysis Manager from 500 Feet

Chapter Objectives Estimated time: 1 hour
In this chapter, you’ll learn how to
  • Navigate objects using Analysis Manager.

  • Create a new OLAP database.

  • Use the Dimension Wizard to define a dimension.

  • Use the Cube Wizard to define a cube.

  • Process and browse an OLAP cube.

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