SQL Saturday #708 Cleveland 2018

Last week I attended SQL Saturday.  In last years posting: SQLSaturday #595 Cleveland 2017 I explained all of the benefits and all of the great FREE training and networking that you can do.  This year I will give you a rundown of the sessions I attended in 2018.

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One Year Anniversary of Blogging!

Today is my one year anniversary of blogging!  If you would have told me 14 months ago that I would be writing a technical blog, I would have looked at you like you had two heads!  It has gone very well and I have learned/reinforced some valuable skills such as TESTING/TESTING/TESTING, writing comprehensive documentation, and keeping my problem solving skills honed.  See below for some stats from the previous year.

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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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