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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How to install SSAS (Sql Server Analysis Services)

Many times you do not initially install SSAS when you build your Sql Server instance.  This posting will show you how to install.  There will be future articles concerning Tabular Models and the cool things you can do with them.

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