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SSAS Multidimensional training course

£695 + VAT for most venues (£795 + VAT for London)

2 days

SQL Server Analysis Services now comes in two varieties: multidimensional or tabular models. This course covers the former (creating multidimensional models, which until version 2012 was the only method possible in SSAS).

This 3-day course shows you how to build "cubes" to report on data tied up in your data warehouse or day-to-day transactional database, and show results from these in pivot tables, KPIs and much more. During your the course journey you'll learn how to create dimensions and hierarchies, how to create measures in MDX and how to build and deploy cubes.

Course details

  • Locations for SSAS - Multidimensional coursesLocations:Manchester, London
  • Next SSAS - Multidimensional course locationNext course:Tue 17 April 2018
  • SSAS - Multidimensional course timesTime:09.30-16.30

Course Contents

Multi-dimensional models

  • Training topicOLAP and OLTP
  • Training topicWhat are cubes?

Visual Studio primer

  • Training topicConfiguring Visual Studio
  • Training topicCreating a project
  • Training topicCreating a data source

Data Source Views

  • Training topicKeys and relationships
  • Training topicExploring data
  • Training topicNamed queries
  • Training topicNamed calculations


  • Training topicThe dimension wizard
  • Training topicAttribute hierarchies
  • Training topicDeploying dimensions

Publishing dimensions and cubes

  • Training topicDeploying
  • Training topicProcessing
  • Training topicHandling deployment errors

Basic Cubes

  • Training topicUsing the cube wizard
  • Training topicThe cube designer
  • Training topicFiltering cubes

Star and snowflake schemas

  • Training topicThe 2 types of schema
  • Training topicWhich to use

Hierarchies and Relationships

  • Training topicNatural hierarchies
  • Training topicUnnatural hierarchies
  • Training topicAttribute relationships
  • Training topicSuppressing hierarchies

Parent-child Hierarchies

  • Training topicThe self-join needed
  • Training topicTidying up the dimensions
  • Training topicLimitations

Time dimensions

  • Training topicCreating a time dimension
  • Training topicAutogenerating
  • Training topicCreating time hierarchies


  • Training topicMeasures and measure groups
  • Training topicFormatting measures
  • Training topicDimension usage
  • Training topicMultiple measure groups


  • Training topicCreating calculations
  • Training topicFormatting calculations
  • Training topicBasic MDX expressions

MDX Expressions

  • Training topicYear-to-date
  • Training topicRatios
  • Training topicPrevious period comparisons
  • Training topicRanking


  • Training topicKey Performance Indicators
  • Training topicStatus and trend expressions
  • Training topicUsing KPIs in client tools
  • Training topicKPI functions

Using client software

  • Training topicUsing Excel as a client
  • Training topicUsing Reporting Services

Cube actions

  • Training topicCreating URL click-throughs
  • Training topicDrill-through actions

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You should only attend this course if you have either attended our two-day introduction to SQL course or if you are comfortable creating queries using SQL. You should also have a good understanding of what a relational database means.

This course is suitable for those using any recent version of SQL Server (there are very few differences between the versions, at least for multi-dimensional models).

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SSAS exercises

SSAS exercises

Our exercises on Analysis Services are viewable through this website, so you can see if this is the course for you.

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SSAS blogs

SSAS blogs

Look through our series of blogs on Analysis Services as a way of supplementing your knowledge.

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