Appendix A. Setting Up Adventure Works

Through most of this book, I work with a demonstration data set called AdventureWorks. It's a multidimensional data warehouse and Analysis Services project based on a fictional bicycle company, which has both retail and Internet sales.

I really enjoy working with this data set. It's true that it's a bicycle store, and as I've often commented, "just about wholly unrelated to anything anyone does." However, although it may not be related to the business of various SSAS users, it is something that just about everyone can understand.

If you've downloaded sample databases from Microsoft before, you've gotten them from Microsoft.com. A few years ago, Microsoft moved all the samples to www.codeplex.com, their open ...

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