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Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 Analysis Services Step by Step by Scott Cameron

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Chapter 6. Creating Advanced Measures and Calculations

In this chapter, you will learn how to:

  • Create measures using additive, pseudo-additive, semi-additive, and non-additive aggregate functions.

  • Identify and navigate the cells in a cube using tuples and MDX functions.

  • Create calculated members using MDX expressions.

  • Apply conditional formatting using MDX expressions.

  • Understand calculation precedence.

  • Use calculation script statements to apply MDX formulas to a cube.

  • Create key performance indicators (KPIs).

In Chapter 5, you learned how to create a cube using the Cube Wizard and Cube Designer. When you created the cube, you combined descriptive dimension data with numeric measures. The cube you created aggregated measures by summing numeric values ...

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