This blog shows how to create your first tabular project in Visual Studio
Part one of a four-part series of blogs

Before you can get started with tabular SSAS, you need to check you have Analysis Services (tabular model) installed on your computer. This blog also shows you how to run and configure Visual Studio, and how to create your first tabular project.

  1. Getting started with tabular model Analysis Services (this blog)
  2. Checking you have Analysis Services Tabular running
  3. Running and Customising Visual Studio
  4. Creating a tabular project in Visual Studio

This blog is part of our online SSAS Tabular tutorial; we also offer lots of other Analysis Services training resources.

Posted by Andy Brown on 11 November 2015

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Getting started with tabular model Analysis Services

Before you can import data within SSAS tabular, you first need to create a project to hold your model.  It's also a good idea to customise Visual Studio a bit.  This blog shows you how to:

  • Check that you have an instance of Analysis Services running (without which life will be very difficult!).
  • Run and customise Visual Studio.
  • Create a project to hold your tabular model.

We'll start by using SQL Server Configuration Manager to check that you can use Analysis Services.

This blog uses Visual Studio 2010 throughout, but the steps are near-identical in Visual Studio 2012, 2013 and 2015.

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