Exercise: Create species dimension and tidy it up

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Category ==> SSAS - multidimensional  (21 exercises)
Topic ==> Dimensions  (3 exercises)
Level ==> Relatively easy
Course ==> SSAS - Multidimensional
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Make sure that you have a data source view available in your project which includes the tblProduct, tblAnimal and tblSpecies tables.

Create a new dimension to allow you to view products by:

  • ProductId (this will be the primary key, and so the hierarchy will be created automatically for you)
  • AnimalId
  • SpeciesId

You should get attributes looking like this:

SSAS Analysis Services exercise - Dimensions (image 1)

The dimension designer should look like this

Your animal and species hierarchies should look like this when you deploy this dimension:

SSAS Analysis Services exercise - Dimensions (image 2)

There are no names, and the ALL and UNKNOWN tags look messy

Tidy these up so that they look neater - here is a suggestion:

SSAS Analysis Services exercise - Dimensions (image 3)

Amazing what a little TLC can do!

Close down all open windows, saving any changes.

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