This chapter describes how to autogenerate cubes in SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) and the underlying relational database. It comes with a step-by-step example of how to build a tool, InstantCube, that could drastically reduce the development time of simple SSAS cubes. With a few lines of code, you can significantly reduce the effort of analyzing your data manually. InstantCube isn’t intended to be a full-featured tool but serves as an example of how to programmatically build cubes.
This chapter is divided into the following sections: