Topic: MDX

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Power Query now connects to Analysis Services #ssas #mdx #dax

The last update of Power Query finally supports Analysis Services Multidimensional and Tabular. I waited this version for a very long time, but now it’s finally here! Chris Webb already wrote an interesting blog post with several useful link and informations.  Read more

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Power Query support for Analysis Services (MDX)

Today at TechEd Europe 2014 Miguel Llopis made the first public show of Power Query support for Analysis Services. This is still not available, but it should be released soon (hopefully it will be our Christmas gift!). Here is a list of features shown:  Read more

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The state of Multidimensional and Tabular adoption

SQL Server Analysis Services is a product that does not have its own product code, being sold as part of SQL Server. I think that also Microsoft does not know (and cannot know) the exact number of users. For this reason, it’s also more difficult to analyze  Read more

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MDX Studio refresh

If you work with MDX, using MDX Studio is a must, but it has not been updated for years. But community is great and Ihor Bobak has been able to apply two fixes: performance counters work with named instance and there is a single version regardless of  Read more

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How to obtain last process date from #SSAS #Tabular

I wrote an article about how to get the Last Process Date in SSAS Tabular . This is a common request and there are many ways to obtain this information. You can use the metadata provided by XMLA or DMV, just as you can do in SSAS Multidimensional. Or  Read more

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Natural and Unnatural Hierarchies in #powerpivot and #tabular

Last week I wrote an article about Natural Hierarchies in Power Pivot and Tabular where I show why it is important creating natural hierarchies for performance reasons. I’d like to spend a few words about the reasons why this is so important, so you might  Read more

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Natural Hierarchies in Power Pivot and Tabular

Creating a hierarchy in a Power Pivot or Tabular data model is very easy, but you might experience performance issues if the hierarchy is not “natural”. This article explains how to create hierarchies avoiding these problems.  Read more

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Videos about #DAX on Project Botticelli

More than one year ago, I and Alberto started recording videos for Project Botticelli, and now we have a set of videos about DAX that you can watch online. There are a few videos free, and others are available in the monthly subscription. If you are interested,  Read more