Parameterize a SSRS report using SSAS Data.

In a previous posting we created our first SSRS report pulling from our SSAS cube data.  It ran fine, but it brought back all of the data in the database.  This posting will show you how to add a parameter so only selected information is brought back.  You may think of this like a WHERE clause in your SQL statements.

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Connecting Excel to Sql Server Analysis Services (SSAS)

Last week we created a cube using SSAS.  Now I am going to show you how your end users will connect to it using Excel and how they can use the data in a meaningful way while using their favorite tool (Excel).

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Your first BI SSAS Cube

Today we are going to create a very simple SSAS cube to show some of the useful things that you can do with Sql Server Analysis Services.  In production or a real world scenario, you would do much more planning and analysis, but this article will show you the steps that you will need to complete.  This is really the tip of the iceberg of things that you can accomplish with SSAS, so feel free to explore.

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Load multiple files with SSIS Foreach Loop Container

You just finished your SSIS project where you needed to load a CSV file into a Sql Server database table, but now you just found out that multiple files with the same data will now need to be loaded.  Using the Foreach Loop Container in SSIS makes this relatively easy.

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SSIS: Cannot convert between unicode and non-unicode string data types during import

Here is an issue you may receive if you try to import data from an Excel spreadsheet into a Sql Server database table:

 

Error at Data Flow Task [OLE DB Destination [23]]: Columns “firstname” and “FirstName” cannot convert between unicode and non-unicode string data types.

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