Introduction to MDX

$95.00

What Will You Learn?

  • How to write MDX queries to retrieve data from an Analysis Services cube
  • Common functions for creating sets and performing set-based operations
  • MDX and Cube security
  • Optimization techniques for queries

 

Description

By taking this course, you’ll learn how to use MDX for use with SSAS in your enterprise. This class begins with explaining the basic concepts related to multidimensional expressions and how they are used to enhance cubes with calculations, as well as to query cubes to retrieve data for reports.

Instructor

MITCHELL PEARSONMITCHELL PEARSON

BI Consultant and Trainer
As a Business Intelligence Consultant and Trainer for Pragmatic Works, Mitchell’s focus is on the full BI Stack (SSIS, SSAS, and SSRS). In addition to the BI Stack, he also has experience with Data Modeling, T-SQL, MDX, Power Pivot and the Power BI Tools. Mitchell graduated from the University of North Florida in 2007 and is constantly expanding his knowledge on all things SQL Server.

 

What to Know Before the Class

Some experience with Analysis Services.


Duration: 6:40:45
During this MDX virtual training course, you will learn how to use MDX for use with SSAS in your enterprise. This class starts by explaining the basic concepts related to multidimensional expressions and how they are used to enhance cubes with calculations as well as to query cubes to retrieve data for reports. Then the class continues by explaining how to write MDX queries to retrieve data from an Analysis Services cube. This class also covers the following topics: common functions for creating sets and performing set-based operations, development of calculations that can be used as measures or as dimension member, addition of calculations and named sets to a cube for re-usability, script assignments for complex calculations, MDX and cube security, and optimization techniques for queries.
Introduction to MDX - What you need to get started
Module 00 - Getting Started
07:16
Module 01 - Getting Started with MDX
21:54
Module 02A - Building MDX Queries (MDX Query Editor)
22:52
Module 02B - Building MDX Queries (Basic Queries and Syntax)
18:27
Module 03A - Defining Sets (Basics)
31:35
Module 03B - Defining Sets (Manipulating Sets)
32:34
Module 03C - Defining Sets (Working with Hierarchies)
21:23
Module 04A - Adding Calculations to a Query (Basics)
33:10
Module 04B - Adding Calculations to a Query (Time Intelligence)
31:08
Module 05A - Creating Calculations in a Cube (Calculated Measures and Custom Members)
39:50
Module 05B - Creating Calculations in a Cube (Creating Sets)
11:37
Module 05C - Creating Calculations in a Cube (Creating KPIs)
20:31
Module 06A - MDX Scripting (Basics)
45:52
Module 06B - MDX Scripting (Allocations)
31:38
Module 07 - Optimizing MDX Queries
30:58
Class Survey

System Requirements

  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Microsoft Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8
  • 1 GHz or faster CPU
  • 1 GB of available RAM (recommended 2 GB)
  • 20 GB of free hard drive space
  • SQL Server Developer, Standard or Enterprise Edition 2008/2008R2/2012/2014
  • AdventureWorksDW2008R2 or AdventureWorksDW2012 databases installed on the instance
  • AdventureWorks Cube installed on the Analysis Services instance