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Programming Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2008 by Leonard Lobel, Andrew Brust, and Stephen Forte

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Summary

We’ve covered quite a bit in this chapter. You’ve learned the basic premise and vocabulary of OLAP, including all the principles necessary to understand how to design a star/snowflake schema data warehouse/datamart and a cube based on it. In addition to all this theory, you’ve learned the practical skills of creating an Analysis Services project in Visual Studio and adding a data source, a data source view, a cube, and a time dimension to your project. You’ve learned how to create and maintain measures and dimensions and how to process and query a cube.

In this one chapter alone, you have learned to use the Data Source Wizard, Data Source View Wizard, Cube Wizard, and Dimension Wizard as well as the cube designer (Cube Structure and Browser ...

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