I agree - It really is all about MDX (baby)

Nick Barclay did an interesting post recently, advocating learning MDX if you are going to be working with Performance Point Server. This is due to the fact that Performance Point builds SSAS cubes on the back end and SSAS which lives and breathes MDX.

So the same advice really also extends to anyone using SSAS. You really need at least one MDX guru on your team - someone that can write MDX select statements, if you want to get the most out of SSAS.

A couple of resources that Nick did not mention in regards to MDX are the SSAS MSDN forum: http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowForum.aspx?ForumID=83&SiteID=1 and the Microsoft SSAS newsgroup: microsoft.public.sqlserver.msolap

Both MVP's and the Product Team read the forum and the newsgroup and they are a great place for asking your MDX related questions.

Print | posted on Friday, July 27, 2007 10:24 AM

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