Tuesday, 3 November 2015

SSAS hands on Part 1

We will start with AdventureWorksDW2012 database by which we will explore most of the SSAS features. We will use subset of the database with below set of tables

DimProduct
DimProductSubCategory
DimProductCategory
DimDate
DimReseller
DimEmployee
DimPromotion
DimCurrency
DimSalesTerritory
DimGeography
FactResellerSales


Below is the diagram of data mart.


Now to create a new SSAS project follow below step
First create a new SSAS project from FileàNewàProject Menu


Select Analysis Service MultiDimensional and Data Mining Project and give a name to the project.


      Create a Data Source by right clicking and selecting new Data Source on right hand side Solution Explorer Window

Create a Data Source View (by selecting above tables) by right clicking and selecting new Data Source View on right hand side Solution Explorer Window


You will get the dsv created in your SSAS project like below


In next part we will start and learn Dimension Design in SSAS.

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