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SSAS - Tabular model courseware

Here is a list of all of our SSAS - Tabular model manual chapters (you can download the ones marked):

Chapter Sections Subsections
Overview of SSAS Tabular (4 pages) What Tabular Models Do
Deployed Tabular Models
Tabular or Multi-dimensional Models? The Two Types of Model ; Similarities between the Two Model Types ; Why you should Use Tabular Models ; Why you should Use Multi-dimensional Models
Adding a Tabular Model Instance (2 pages) Installing a Tabular Model Instance
Creating Projects in Visual Studio (7 pages) Ensuring Analysis Services is Running
Running Visual Studio Visual Studio Versions and Names ; Running Visual Studio
Configuring Visual Studio Changing Start-up Options ; Changing the Default Server Location
Creating a Project Files and Folders Created ; Projects and Solutions ; Creating Separate Folders for Solutions
Visual Studio Windows Moving and Auto-Hiding Windows ; Solution Explorer and Properties
Models (10 pages) Working with Models Adding Models ; Editing Models
Adding Data
The Workspace Database Changing the Workspace Server
Deploying your Database Checking the Production Server Used ; Deploying a Model ; Viewing Deployment Progress ; Viewing the Deployed Database
Viewing your Model’s Data Analysing a Model in Excel ; Browsing a Model in SSMS ; Creating a Pivot Table Based on a Model
Generating Measures Using Generated Measures
Model tables (15 pages) The Make-a-Mammal Database
Loading Tables Step 1 – Choose to Load Tables ; Step 2 – Connecting to the Database ; Step 3 – Choosing Data Tables ; Step 4 – Loading the Data ; Step 5 – Saving your Model
Importing More Tables using an Existing Connection
Filtering Rows and Columns on Import Ignoring Columns ; Filtering Rows
Data and Diagram View Zooming In and Out in Diagram View
Hiding Columns and Tables The Need to Hide Columns/Tables ; Hiding Tables ; Hiding Columns ; Choosing not to Display Hidden Columns and Tables
Renaming Tables and Columns Renaming Columns ; Renaming Tables
Changing what you’ve Imported for a Table
Relationships Editing Relationships ; Creating Relationships ; Editing and Creating Relationships Manually
Pivot Tables in Excel (16 pages) Creating the Model and Measures
Creating a Pivot Table
Drill Down
Quick Explore
Working with Pivot Tables Renaming Fields ; Refreshing Changes to the Model ; Changing Number Formatting ; Moving Rows and Columns ; Sorting Pivot Tables
Slicers Creating Slicers ; Removing Slicers (or their Filters) ; Changing the Number of Slicer Columns ; Changing the Style of a Slicer ; Aligning Slicers
Controlling Multiple Pivot Tables with Slicers First Rename your Pivot Table ; Getting a Slicer to Control Multiple Pivot Tables ; An Alternative Method – Telling a Pivot Table which Slicers Control it
Formatting Pivot Tables
Choosing what to Display Hiding Field Captions ; Inserting Blank Rows ; Subtotals and Totals ; Changing Report Layout ; Repeating Item Labels
OLAP Tools
Other Data Sources (11 pages) Formats Supported
Starting to Import from Other Sources Using 32-bit Excel or Access Data Sources on 64-bit Computers
Linking to Access
Importing Excel Workbooks
Importing Text or CSV Files
Importing from the Clipboard Creating a New Table from the Clipboard ; Appending Existing Data from the Clipboard
Importing from Reporting Services
Importing from Analysis Services Importing from Multi-Dimensional Models ; Designing the Cube Query in MDX ; Importing from Tabular Models using MDX ; Importing from Tabular Models using DAX
Calculated Columns (8 pages) What are Calculated Columns? Differences between Calculated Columns and Excel Formulae
Creating Calculated Columns An Alternative Method, using the Keyboard
Working with Calculated Columns Moving Calculated Columns ; Sorting by Calculated Columns
The Function Wizard
Using RELATED to Link Tables
The BLANK Function Blank Arithmetic
Aggregator Columns and SWITCH The IF Function ; The SWITCH Function
Power View Introduction (11 pages) What is Power View?
Enabling the Power View Add-in
Creating a Connection to your Model Step 1 – Starting to Create a Connection ; Saving a Connection for Reuse ; Creating a Power View Report
Basic Visualisations (Tables) Starting a Table ; Adding Fields to a Visualisation ; Removing Fields ; Changing Column Order ; Changing Aggregation Methods ; Sorting a Table or Visualisation ; Showing or Hiding Totals
Selecting, Resizing, Moving and Deleting Resizing Tables and Fields ; Moving Tables and Fields ; Selecting and Deleting Objects
Power View Window Settings Controlling what’s on Screen ; Popping Out Windows
Formatting Tools on the POWER VIEW Ribbon Tab ; Number Formatting
Text Boxes and Images Text Boxes ; Images
Filtering in PowerView (5 pages) Types of Filter in Power View
Tiles Types of Tile ; Creating Tiles ; Removing Tiles ; Adding Visualisations to Tiles
Filters Setting Report-Level Filters ; Filters for a Specific Table, Chart or Matrix ; Applying Filters
Matrices and cards (2 pages) About Matrices and Cards Matrices ; Cards and Callouts
Drill-down for Matrices
Charts in PowerView (8 pages) Introduction to Charts
Creating Charts Step 1 – Create a Basic Table ; Step 2 – Make this into a Chart ; Step 3 – Make this a Multiple Chart ; Step 4 – Setting the Title and Legend ; Step 5 – Filtering the Chart
Drill Down in Pie Charts
Scatter and Bubble Charts Scatter Charts ; Colouring and Labelling Scatter Charts ; Bubble Charts ; Playing Bubble or Scatter Charts
Measures (7 pages) Calculated Columns vs. Measures Calculated Columns are Row-Based ; Measures are Aggregated ; Pivot Table Placement ; Note on Differences from PowerPivot
Creating Measures Step 1 – Choosing a Host Table ; Step 2 – Choosing a Cell ; Step 3 – Creating the Measure ; Step 4 – Naming your Measure ; Step 5 - Changing the Default Formatting ; Step 6 - Applying Filters to Test your Measure ; Step 7 - Testing your Measure in Excel
Filter Context
DAX Editors (6 pages) Summary of Alternate Editors Shortcomings of the Built-in Editor ; Third-Party Tools Available
DAX Studio Installing DAX Studio ; Connecting to your Model ; Refreshing your Model ; Hints on Using DAX Studio ; Copying Measure Formulae into SSAS
DAX Editor Installing and Running DAX Editor ; Using DAX Editor ; Connecting to the Right Database ; Problems with DAX Editor
Measure Syntax (5 pages) Basic Syntax Rules Data Types ; Symbols you can Use
Aggregation Functions Aggregating a Column ; Aggregating an Expression (X-Suffix Functions)
Calculating Ratios Counting Rows using the COUNTROWS Function ; Creating Ratios: the Fields Needed ; The Final Pivot Table ; Summing Ratios wouldn’t Work
The CALCULATE Function (5 pages) Syntax of the CALCULATE Function
Replacing Individual Filters Replacing a Single Filter ; Replacing More than One Filter
Removing Filters Using ALL Removing a Single Filter ; Removing Multiple Filters ; Removing All Filters bar One
Using VALUES to Edit a Constraint On its own, VALUES is pointless ; Amending the Filter Context Filter
The FILTER Function (3 pages) Syntax of the FILTER Function
Filtering to Show Subsets of Data
Removing Filters using ALL Removing and Partially Reinstating Filters
The EARLIER Function (4 pages) Overview of the EARLIER Function Our Three Worked Examples ; What the EARLIIER Function Does
Case Study: Running Totals
Case Study: Ranking using EARLIER
Case Study: Group Averages
Banding (3 pages) What is Banding? Creating a Banding Table
Creating a Banding Formula
Sorting the Bands
Ranking (4 pages) The RANKX Function Syntax of the Rank Function ; Entering RANKX in a Calculated Column
Using RANKX in Measures Step 1 – Creating the Measure to Rank ; Step 2 – using ALL
Customising Ranking Changing the Sort Order ; Dealing with ties ; Hypothetical sorting
Calendars (11 pages) The Need for a Separate Date Table The Excel Approach – Date Functions ; The Tabular Approach – Create a Separate Table
Creating your Dates Table Creating a Calendar Table in Excel ; Creating a Calendar Table in SQL Server
Creating Relationships Changing Column Data Types in Preparation ; Creating Relationships ; Using Integer Date Keys
Announcing your Date Table to the World
Using Calendars in Pivot Tables Sorting Months (and Other Fields)
Managing Date Granularity
Creating New Aggregator Columns A Bad Solution ; The Better Solution: a Bank Holiday Table ; Creating a Relationship for the Bank Holiday Table ; Creating a Calculated Column for Working Days
Multiple Calendar Tables (4 pages) The Problem, and Two Solutions Repeat the Table or the Relationship?
Solution One: Duplicate the Calendar Table
Solution Two: Duplicate the Relationship The CALCULATETABLE Function ; The USERELATIONSHIP Function ; Our Measures
Date Functions (11 pages) Contents
Period to Date Using DATESYTD (and how Date Functions Work) ; TOTALYTD, TOTALQTD and TOTALMTD ; Changing the Financial Year End
Comparing with Previous Periods The SAMEPERIODLASTYEAR Function ; Using DATEADD to Compare with any Previous Period
Parallel Periods
Moving Averages
Semi-Additive Measures Opening and Closing Balances – the Problem ; A Partial Solution using the LastDate/FirstDate Function ; Using LastNonBlank or FirstNonBlank
Using PERIOD Tables Step 1 – Create a Period Dimension ; Step 2 – Create the Date Measures ; Step 3 – Create the Necessary Dimension Measure ; Step 4 – Creating your Pivot Table
KPIs (5 pages)

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About KPIs Three Parts of a KPI
Creating a KPI Step 1 – Create the Calculated Fields Needed ; Step 2 – Starting to Create the KPI ; Step 3 – Customising your KPI ; Step 4 – Displaying the KPI in Excel
Absolute Targets
Hierarchies (9 pages) Using Hierarchies Advantages and Disadvantages of Hierarchies
Creating Hierarchies Step 1 – Getting the Correct Fields in a Single Table ; Step 2 – Creating the Hierarchy ; Step 3 – Including Fields in your Hierarchy ; Step 4 – Using a Hierarchy
Parent-Child Hierarchies What is a Parent-Child Hierarchy? ; Step 1 – Create a List of Parent Ids (the PATH Function) ; Step 2 – Working out the Path Depth (the PATHLENGTH Function) ; Step 3 - Finding Managers at Each Level (the PATHITEM Function) ; Step 4 – Returning each Manager’s Name (the LOOKUPVALUE Function) ; Step 5 – Creating a Hierarchy ; Step 6 – Dealing with Blanks ; Step 7 – Suppressing Extra Levels (the ISFILTERED Function)
Perspectives (4 pages) What are Perspectives?
Creating Perspectives
Using Perspectives Switching Perspectives in a Model ; Choosing a Perspective when Analysing Data in Excel ; Choosing Perspectives for Data Connections ; Changing the Perspective for an Existing Pivot Table
Prototyping in PowerPivot (8 pages) Enabling PowerPivot
Using PowerPivot
Summary of Differences between PowerPivot and SSAS Tabular Different Pivot Table Field List ; Implicit Measures ; Creating Measures in the Client ; Linked Excel Tables
Uploading PowerPivot Models into Tabular Preparation: SQL Server 2012 Updates ; Preparation: Remove Linked Tables? ; Importing a PowerPivot Model
Using DAX and MDX Queries (12 pages) Comparing DAX and MDX Which Packages Support which Language?
Querying Data in Management Studio Management Studio Queries using MDX ; Management Studio Queries using DAX
Creating SSRS Reports Creating a Shared Data Source and Starting a Dataset ; Querying for SSRS using MDX ; Querying for SSRS Using DAX
DAX (or MDX) in PowerPivot
Integration Services Data Sources Step One – Creating a Data Source and Connection ; Step Two – Choose a Provider ; Step Three – Choosing a Database ; Step Four – Pasting your DAX or MDX Query
DAX and MDX for Excel Step 1 – Starting to Create the Connection ; Step 2 – Finishing the Connection ; Step 3 – Make your Connection use a Query ; Step 4 – Using this Connection ; Step 5 – Setting the Query
Writing DAX Queries (11 pages) DAX Studio
SQL versus DAX Querying
Listing Tables (EVALUATE) Listing All Rows ; Ordering Rows ; Starting at a Particular Row ; Returning N Rows Only ; Sampling Rows
Summarising Summarisation Syntax ; Examples of Summarisation ; Using ROLLUP to get All Combinations
Filtering in DAX Queries Example: Summarising Sales for Birds Only ; Example: Summarising Centre Size for Selected Towns
Adding Columns Example: Counting Rows ; Example: Transaction Statistics by Town ; Defining Measures First
Combining Table Results GENERATE and GENERATEALL
Other Useful Functions Using ROW to Display One Row of Data ; Using CONTAINS to Check if a Field Value Exists
Processing (10 pages) Column Storage Row versus Column Storage ; Data Compression
Ways to Speed up Processing Sort Tables First ; Omit High-Cardinality Columns where Possible ; Avoid Calculated Columns ; Avoid Expensive Queries ; Use Server Timings ; Don’t Store DateTime Columns ; Consider Splitting Id Columns
Processing Concepts What Processing Involves (Data/Metadata) ; Two Stages of Processing ; Types of Processing ; The Most Efficient Strategy
Processing in SSDT Processing an Individual Table ; Processing All Tables for a Given Connection ; Processing an Entire Model ; Changing Processing Options for Deployment
Processing in SSMS Processing an Entire Database ; Processing Tables
Partitions (5 pages) Partitions
Partitions in SSDT Processing Partitions in SSDT
Partitions in SSMS Processing Partitions in SSMS
DirectQuery (5 pages) What is DirectQuery? How Normal Tabular Models Work ; How DirectQuery Works
Enabling DirectQuery Limitations of DirectQuery ; Enabling DirectQuery Mode for a Model ; Dealing with Errors ; Working in DirectQuery Mode
Deploying DirectQuery Models The Four Possible Query Modes for Deployment ; Switching Query Mode after Deployment
Security (11 pages) Overview of Security Types of Role in SSAS Tabular ; Levels of Database Access
Server Administrators
Managing Roles Managing Roles in SSDT ; Managing Roles in Management Studio
Controlling Data Access (Row Filters) Row Filters in SSDT ; Row Filters in SSMS
Three Ways to Test Row Filters Testing using Excel ; Testing using Connection Strings ; Testing by Running as a Different User
Creating a Permissions Table
Dynamic Security Two DAX Functions Needed ; Using CustomData for Dynamic Security ; Incorporating a Test for the User Name

SSAS - Multi-dimensional courseware

Here is a list of all of our SSAS - Multi-dimensional manual chapters (you can download the ones marked):

Chapter Sections Subsections
Multidimensional BISM (6 pages) Types of Data Storage Structures Relational Databases ; Multidimensional Model
Comparison of the Two Storage Methods OLTP and OLAP ; A Diagram Showing OLAP versus OLTP
Cubes Cubes as Pivot Tables ; Cubes as SQL Query Results ; Cube Size
Summary of Jargon Dimensions, Measures and Facts
Creating multidimensional projects (6 pages) Your Choice of Project A Summary of the Differences between the Two Models
Data Tools / Visual Studio SQL Server Data Tools and Visual Studio ; Configuring SQL Server Data Tools ; Running Visual Studio
Configuring Visual Studio Changing the Start-Up Options ; Changing how Windows Appear
Creating a Project
Data Sources (2 pages) Creating a New Connection
Connecting to a Data Source
Data Source Views (12 pages) What is a Data Source View?
Creating a Data Source View Choosing Tables ; Filtering Tables ; Choosing Related Tables ; Finishing the Data Source View Wizard
Editing Data Source View Layout Working with Diagrams ; Adding Tables to a Diagram or Data Source View ; Adding Relationships ; Adding Logical Primary Keys ; Changing to Diagonal Layout ; Finding Tables ; Zooming In ; Selecting and Moving Tables ; Showing Tables of Data
Named Queries Named Queries versus Views ; Creating a Named Query
Calculated Columns
Dimensions (18 pages) Our Example
Creating a Dimension Specifying the Dimension Table and Columns ; Finishing the Dimension Wizard
Dimension Attributes Primary Key Attribute ; Non-Key Attributes ; Adding an Attribute after the Wizard has Finished ; Hierarchies
Deploying Dimensions Deploying a Project
Browsing a Dimension
Making Changes to a Dimension Editing a Dimension ; Changing How Attributes are Listed ; Renaming Dimensions and Attributes ; Changing the Column Displayed ; Changing the Sort Order ; Removing Ordering to Speed Up Processing ; Renaming the Top Node of a Dimension ; Renaming the Unknown Value
Displaying Other Columns (AttributeHierarchyEnabled) How to Display Additional Columns ; The Problem - Attribute Hierarchies are Exposed ; Method 1 - Disabling Browsing when Creating a Dimension ; Method 2 - Disable the AttributeHierarchyEnabled Property
Grouping and Banding Using Discretization ; Using your Own Groups
Publishing Dimensions and Cubes (12 pages) The Stages of Publication The Stages (Building, Deployment and Processing)
Building a Project Differences between Build and Rebuild ; Differences between Building a Project and Solution
Deploying a Project Setting the Target Server and Other Properties ; Deploying ; Changing How Deployment Affects Processing
Processing a Dimension or Cube
Browsing a Dimension or Cube
Deployment Warning and Error Messages Viewing Deployment Messages ; Dismissing Specific Warnings ; Dismissing Warnings Permanently
Viewing the Analysis Services Database
Typical Problems (and their Solutions) Do a Full Process on your Dimensions ; Deleting the Analysis Services Database
Cubes (12 pages) Cubes Overview Example Used for this Chapter ; Terms Used for Cubes
Using the Cube Wizard Step 1 – Starting the Wizard ; Step 2 – Choosing Measure Groups ; Step 3 – Choosing Measures ; Step 4 – Choosing Dimensions ; Step 5 – Finishing your Cube
The Cube Designer Displaying Measures in a Grid ; Editing Dimensions from Cube Designer
Deploying and Browsing Cubes Deploying a Cube
Choosing What to Display in a Cube The Parts of the Browser Window ; Showing Cube Data ; Analysing Cube Data in Excel
Filtering a Cube
Star and snowflake schemas (4 pages) Snowflake Schemas An Example of a Snowflake Schema ; How Snowflake Schemas Work ; Advantages and Disadvantages of Snowflake Schemas
Star Schemas Example of a Star Schema ; Retrieving Data in a Star Schema ; Advantages and Disadvantages of Star Schemas ; Characteristics of Star Schema Tables
Hierarchies and relationships (12 pages)

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Dimension Hierarchies Explained Our Example ; Default Primary Key Attribute Hierarchy ; Natural Hierarchies ; Unnatural or User-Defined Hierarchies
Creating a Hierarchy The Hierarchies Created by Default ; The Hierarchy for this Worked Example ; Step 1 - Adding the Necessary Attributes ; Step 2 - Creating the Hierarchy ; Step 3 - Adding Levels ; Step 4 - Renaming the Hierarchy and its Levels ; Step 5 - Testing your Hierarchy
Using Hierarchies within Cubes Hiding Dimensions (AttributeHierarchyVisible Property)
Creating Attribute Relationships Attribute Relationships Warning Messages for Hierarchies ; The Attribute Relationships Pane ; Creating a Relationship by Drag and Drop ; Creating a Relationship Manually ; Rigid and Flexible Relationships
Hierarchies for a Snowflake Schema Creating our dimension ; Creating Snowflake Schema Hierarchies
Parent-Child Hierarchies (8 pages) What is a Parent-Child Hierarchy?
Creating a Parent-Child Hierarchy Creating a Self-Join on the Trainer Table ; Starting the Dimension Wizard ; Choosing Attributes ; Parent and Key Attributes ; Deploying and Browsing the Parent-Child Dimension
Tidying Up a Parent-Child Dimension Removing the All Level ; Showing Who is Boss ; Hiding the Unknown Member ; Showing Organisational Level Names
Limitations of Parent-Child Hierarchies
Time Dimensions (14 pages) Overview
Issues to Consider for Time Dimensions Three Ways to Create Time Dimensions ; Choice of Primary Key ; Reasons to Use your Own Time Dimension ; SQL Procedure to Generate your Own Time Dimension
Time Dimensions Using Tables you’ve Created Step 1 – Check your Tables ; Step 2 – Create your Data Source ; Step 3 – Start to Create your Dimension ; Step 4 – Choose your Dimension Attributes ; Step 5 – Creating Calendar Hierarchies ; Step 6 – Creating Attribute Relationships ; Step 7 – Renaming Attributes ; Specifying a Dimension as a Time Dimension
Autogenerating Time Dimensions Step 1 – Choosing where to Store your Dimension ; Step 2 – Configuring the Dimension ; Step 3 – Generating the Table ; Step 4 – Viewing the Final Dimension ; Step 5 – Making Changes to the Final Dimension
Measures (6 pages) Working with Measures Choosing Measures within a Cube ; Adding New Measure Groups and Measures ; Renaming Measures and Measure Groups ; Creating Measure Folders
Formatting Measures Syntax of Formatting Strings
Aggregating Measures Basic Aggregations (Sum, Min, Max) ; Counting ; Other Functions
Multiple Fact Tables (6 pages) Our Example
Creating a Cube with Multiple Measure Groups
Unrelated Dimension Settings
Dimension Usage
Creating Measure Groups from Dimension Tables
Advanced Dimensions (4 pages) Role-Playing Dimensions
Referenced Dimensions When to Use a Reference Dimension ; Our Example ; Creating a Reference Dimension
Error Configuration Controlling When and How Dimension Errors are Reported ; Controlling MDX Error Messages
Calculations (6 pages) Our Example The Base Cube
Creating Calculations
Fine-Tuning Calculations Formatting Calculations ; Choosing Display Folders for Calculations ; Non-Empty Behaviour Box ; Conditional Formatting
Calculated Measures using MDX (4 pages) What is MDX? Types of MDX
Viewing Calculations as Script
Typing in MDX Expressions Typing in a Calculation ; Using MDX Calculations in Cubes ; Viewing MDX Script in Form View Again ; Basic Syntax
Writing MDX Queries (12 pages) Our Example Our Example Dimensions
Creating a Basic Query
Axes Number and Order of Axes ; Examples of Queries Using Axes
Using the Query Editor Commenting Queries ; Commenting Out Instructions ; Running Part of a Query
Measures in MDX Queries The Default Measure Aggregation ; Changing the Default Measure and Aggregation ; Displaying Multiple Measures ; What the Simplest Query will Display
Referring to Individual Members Basic Syntax ; Using Names or Keys
Sets of Members Ranges of Members ; Named Sets
WHERE Clauses
Examples of MDX Expressions (12 pages) Year to Date How the YTD Function Works ; Pre-Requisite: a Time Dimension of Type Year ; Creating the YTD Measure
Ratios Our Example Hierarchy ; Calculating the Ratio against the Immediate Parent ; Calculating the Ratio against an Ancestor ; Avoiding Top-Level Errors ; Avoiding Divide-By-Zero Errors
Previous Period Comparisons The PrevMember Function ; The ParallelPeriod Function
Ranking An Example of the Rank Function ; ASC/DESC versus BASC/BDESC
Conditional Formatting
Aggregating Members of a Dimension
KPIs (8 pages) What are KPIs? Our Example KPIs
Parts of a KPI Possible Values for Status and Trend
Creating KPIs Creating the Necessary Calculated Members ; Creating a KPI ; Assigning a Value and Goal to the KPI ; Setting the Status Expression ; Setting the Trend Expression ; Browsing your KPIs
Using KPIs in Client Tools
Using KPI Functions
Using Client Software (8 pages) Using Excel as a Client Creating a New Connection to SSAS ; Linking to SSAS Using an Existing Connection ; Creating a Pivot Table in Excel
Using Reporting Services as a Client Creating a Data Source ; Creating a Dataset ; Creating a Report
Cube Actions (6 pages) Types of Action Available URL Actions ; Drill-Through Actions
Adding a URL Action Creating a URL Action ; Decide on the Scope of your Action ; Choosing a Target for your Action ; Applying a Condition ; Setting the URL ; Customising the Caption ; Viewing your Menu
Adding a Drill-Through Action
Mining Models (20 pages) Introduction Our Example Data ; Mining Models and Mining Structures ; Creating a Project and Data Source View
Creating a Mining Model Step 1 – Starting the Mining Structure Wizard ; Step 2 – Choosing Tables ; Step 3 – Choosing the Key, Input and Predictable Columns ; Step 4 – Making Initial Data Type Choices ; Step 5 – Allocating Data between Testing and Validation ; Step 6 – Finishing the Wizard ; Step 6 - Changing Content Types ; Step 7 - Fine-Tuning the Mining Model ; Step 8 – Deploying the Mining Model
Viewing Mining Model Results
Reviewing the Accuracy of the Model Step 1 - Choosing Data for your Accuracy Testing ; Step 2 – Charting the Accuracy of your Model (Lift Charts) ; Viewing Summary Accuracy Figures
Using the Model Results DMX
Adding a Model to an Existing Mining Structure Adding a Model ; Using the Added Clustering Model ; Comparing Clusters Visually ; Looking at Individual Clusters ; Comparing Two Clusters
Data Mining Algorithms (6 pages) Data Mining Algorithms Association Rules Algorithm ; Decision Trees ; Clustering Algorithm ; Neural Networks ; Logistic Regression ; Linear Regression ; Naive Bayesian ; Sequence Clustering Algorithm ; Time Series Algorithm
When to Use Which Algorithm
SSAS 2008 R2 Considerations (2 pages) Browsing Cubes
The Cube Browser LocaleIdentifier Language Problem


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