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SAS 9.1.3 OLAP Server Administrator’s Guide

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Original Publication Date: 2004-Dec-31
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Document File: 148 page(s) / 1M

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SAS® 9.1.3 OLAP Server Administrator's Guide



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The correct bibliographic citation for this manual is as follows: SAS Institute Inc. 2004. SAS ® 9.1.3 OLAP Server Administrator's Guide. Cary, NC: SAS Institute Inc.

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What's New v

Overview v
Details v

Changes for 9.1.3 vi

Chapter 1

4 OLAP Introduction and Overview 1

What Is OLAP? 1
What Is a Cube? 2
Understanding the Cube Structure 3
What Is SAS OLAP Server? 3

About Cube Metadata Storage 4

Why You Should Use Cubes 4
Analyzing Your Data 5

Chapter 2

4 Installing and Configuring SAS OLAP Server 7

Installing and Configuring SAS OLAP Server 8 Monitoring OLAP Server Performance 27

Changing an OLAP Server Configuration 28

Optimizing OLAP Server 31

Monitoring and Administering Sessions - SAS OLAP Server Monitor Plug-In 34

Securing Cubes 35

Cubes and the Metadata Server 38

Understanding Change Management in SAS OLAP Cube Studio 39

Accessing OLAP Cubes from SAS: SQL Pass-Through Facility for OLAP 39

Chapter 3

      4 Building and Updating Cubes 43 Background 44

Building a Cube from a Detail Table 46

Building a Cube from a Summary Table 53

Building a Cube from a Star Schema 59

Updating a Cube 65

Refreshing Cube Metadata 65

Defining Member Properties 66

Defining Multiple Hierarchies for a Dimension 67

Defining Ragged Hierarchies for a Dimension 68

Manually Tuning Cube Aggregates 71

Multiple Language Support and Dimension Table Translations 72

Adding SAS System Options to a Cube 73

Specifying Tuning and Performance Options in Cube Aggregations 74

Chapter 4

      4 Using SAS OLAP Cubes 77 Using a Cube with...