Hello, i face 3 problems 1) cannot get the data i have used in enterprise manager in the analysis manager. I have followed by word the directions in the analysis manager but i cannot connect sql server with analysis manager. And the problem is not only with my database. The same goes for the FoodMart 2000 example as well. 2) I cannot execute even the simplest querry. The error message is the same no matter what table i use, for example: select * from account Server: Msg 208, Level 16, State 1, Line 1 Invalid object name 'account'. 3) The birthdates in a table are in the following form: yymmdd for men yy(mm+50)dd for women How can I convert these values to datetime data types? Looking forward to your comments!