SSAS - multidimensional | Dimensions exercise | Create a discretised dimension by quadrant target

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Software ==> SSAS - multidimensional  (21 exercises)
Version ==> SSAS 2008 R2 and later
Topic ==> Dimensions  (3 exercises)
Level ==> Harder than average
Course ==> SSAS - Multidimensional
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Make sure that you have a data source view which includes the tblQuadrantTarget table:

SSAS Analysis Services exercise - Dimensions (image 1)

We've also added a calculated column to this table, as below

Add the named calculation LowerBucket shown above to this table:

SSAS Analysis Services exercise - Dimensions (image 2)

A formula like this should divide the target into two bands

Create a dimension based on this table, and set it up so that you can browse either by:

  • the LowerBucket hierarchy you've just created; or
  • a hierarchy one set up by SSAS automatically on the LowerTarget column, using a DiscretizationBucketCount of 2

The two hierarchies should compare as follows:

SSAS Analysis Services exercise - Dimensions (image 3)

The automatically set up hierarchy looks surprisingly sensible

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