Chapter 25 - OLAP Functions

“The best we can do is size up the chances, calculate the risks involved, estimate our ability to deal with them, and then make our plans with confidence.”

- Henry Ford

On-Line Analytical Processing (OLAP) or Ordered Analytics




OLAP is often called Ordered Analytics because the first thing every OLAP does before any calculating is SORT all the rows. The query above sorts by Sale_Date!

Cumulative Sum (CSUM) Command and how OLAP Works




OLAP always sorts first, and then it is in a position to calculate starting ...

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