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Smart Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 by Kevin S. Goff Lynn Langit Davide Mauri, Sahil Malik, and John C. Welch

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Working in Solution Explorer

The starting point for most of your development work will be to create or update SSAS objects listed in Solution Explorer. The simplest way to work with this interface is to select the object or container (folder) of interest and then click on the relevant item from the shortcut menu. All the options are also available on the main menu of BIDS, but we find it fast to work directly in Solution Explorer.

One other BIDS usability tip is that you should keep in mind that object properties appear in two locations. They’re located at the bottom right in Solution Explorer, as has been traditional in Visual Studio, and sometimes you’ll find additional property sheets after you click on the Properties item on an object’s shortcut ...

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