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Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 MDX Step by Step by C Ryan Clay Bryan C Smith and Hitachi Consulting

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Chapter 2. Using the MDX Query Editor

After completing this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Connect to Analysis Services using Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio

  • Construct and execute an MDX query using the MDX Query Editor

The last chapter provided an overview of the business intelligence landscape and the role of Analysis Services. The MDX language was introduced as the language for accessing data from Analysis Services. In this chapter, you learn the practical aspects of constructing and executing an MDX query using the MDX Query Editor. With this information, you will be prepared for the subsequent chapters of this book.

The MDX Query Editor is a fairly simple tool for connecting to an Analysis Services database, browsing its cubes’ contents, ...

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