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

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Chapter 10. Interacting with a Cube

In this chapter, you will learn how to:

  • Create a URL action.

  • Create a drillthrough action.

  • Create a reporting action.

  • Enable dimension writeback and add or modify dimension members.

  • Enable cube writeback and add or modify measure values.

Throughout the preceding chapters of this book, you have been making changes to dimensions and cubes to take advantage of Analysis Services native functionality. Now you are ready to explore the features that enable Analysis Services to interact with other applications. Actions enable Analysis Services to provide additional information to a client application that can be used to perform a certain task or invoke another application. For example, an action can return a URL and instructions ...

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