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Dynamic Partition Creation in SSAS multidimensional using the SSAS Partition Manager

<<Updated blog entry to reflect the new release of SSAS Partition Manager>> There are plenty of blog entries out there that outline how to dynamically create partitions in SSAS multidimensional databases. However, all of them suffer the same...
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SSAS Partition Manager for both SSAS Tabular Models and SSAS Multidimensional Cubes

Today I am proud to announce the release of SSAS Partition Manager that can dynamically create partitions in both SSAS Tabular models and SSAS Multidimensional cubes using a wide variety of partitioning schemes (yearly, monthly, weekly etc.).  ...

SSAS: Automating OLAP cube deployment, dynamic partitioning and processing

Imagine been able to deploy your OLAP database, dynamically partition the cube and then process the new database all in one step from an .asDatabase file with minimal configuration.  Well now you can!  Today’s release of the SSAS Partition Manager...
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SSAS: Utility to check you have the correct data types and sizes in your cube definition

This blog describes a tool I developed which allows you to compare the data types and data sizes found in the cube’s data source view with the data types/sizes of the corresponding dimensional attribute. Why is this important? Well when creating named...
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SSAS: Utility to export SQL code from your cube's Data Source View (DSV)

When you are working on a cube, particularly in a multi-person team, it is sometimes necessary to review what changes that have been done to the SQL queries in the cube's data source view (DSV). This can be a problem as the SQL editor in the DSV is...
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Building a Dynamic OLAP Environment at #SQLbits8

On Saturday I attended the SQLBits conference in sunny Brighton. Great conference, well organized with lots of great speakers presenting high quality content. For me the highlight was meeting many of the senior guys from the Redmond SQL Server product...
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SSIS: Deploying OLAP cubes using C# script tasks and AMO

As part of the continuing series on Building dynamic OLAP data marts on-the-fly , this blog entry will focus on how to automate the deployment of OLAP cubes using SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) and Analysis Services Management Objects (AMO). OLAP...
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Building dynamic OLAP data marts on-the-fly

At the forthcoming SQLBits conference , I will be presenting a session on how to dynamically build an OLAP data mart on-the-fly. This blog entry is intended to clarify exactly what I mean by an OLAP data mart, why you may need to build them on-the-fly...
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SSAS: Microsoft release fix for “Kerberos killing MDX” issue

In a previous post I reported how small MDX queries worked fine when client and server were Windows Vista/Windows Server 2008 but large MDX queries died due to the connection been forcibly closed by the transport layer. It turned out that this issue was...
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SSAS: Kerberos kills ‘large’ MDX queries on Windows Server 2008

Kerberos kills MDX queries on Windows Server 2008 / SQL Server 2008 implementations...
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