There’s a lot more to explore than these measure and dimension features. For instance, Analysis Services allows you to store calculated MDX expressions on the server that you can use in your queries. You can reference custom-built sets by name, create calculated measures or dimension attribute members, and more. The Calculations tab of the cube designer provides a nice user interface (UI) for specifying named sets and calculated members, without requiring you to hand-code the MDX yourself. You can view the generated MDX if you’re curious or if you want to learn more MDX through reverse engineering.



As mentioned, we’ll examine MDX ...

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