SQL Server Performance

Extracting information from Cube

Discussion in 'Analysis Services/Data Warehousing' started by cristianrb, Apr 5, 2006.

  1. cristianrb New Member

    Hello to you all.

    I have a problem that i have to resolve and i dont quite know how to do it.
    We are running at my firm an OLAP cube that shows us some information about the sales, the
    stock and other informations. The olap cube is accessed with an excel sheet.

    Some of the resulting data from the cube is needed to other reports. Is there a posiblity to extract the data from de processed cube?

    I know i can connect to the cube with DTS.

    Now, im am stuck with the MDX syntax...

    The only thing i need is to extract the results of two columns:

    Col1 Col2
    154 4555
    34657 355
    345 9887

    and so on...the numbers under the Col, are resulting values from the cube.
    Of course, these values are filtered i need them only within a perioud and so on...

    I hope i wasnt that confusing...

    Thank you.
  2. Raulie New Member

    No you did not confuse me but you kind of answered your own question. If you need to pull data from a cube the best way to start is to learn how to write MDX "queries".

    If you can give an example of your cube layout I may be able to help.


  3. cristianrb New Member

    Raulie, i guessed it is a mdx query but im totaly lost at writing mdx. I cant even find some documentation about it and not the exemples i find in the sql help file.

    What do you want to know about my cube...

    I would apreciate your help, thank you.
  4. Raulie New Member

    I have found lots of mdx documentation on the web and msn website also there are good books for programming in mdx.


  5. cristianrb New Member

    Well, can you tell me about what do you want to know about my cube?

    About the books...i cant find any...or i am to dummy...

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