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SAS 9.1.3 OLAP Server MDX Guide Disclosure Number: IPCOM000243255D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2015-Sep-18

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SAS Institute Inc.

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SAS® 9.1.3 OLAP Server

MDX 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 MDX Guide. Cary, NC: SAS Institute Inc.

SAS® 9.1.3 OLAP Server MDX Guide

Copyright © 2004, SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC, USA

ISBN 1-59047-608-5
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4 MDX Introduction and Overview 1

MDX Overview 1

Basic MDX and Cube Concepts 1

Additional MDX Concepts and Expressions - Tuples and Sets 2 Additional MDX Documentation 3

Chapter 2

4 MDX Queries and Syntax 5

Basic MDX Queries and Syntax 5
MDX Drill-Through 6

Basic MDX DDL Syntax 8

SAS Functions 8

External Functions 15

Chapter 3

      4 MDX Usage Examples 21 Simple Examples 21

Query-Calculated Member Examples 23

Session-Level Calculated Member Examples 24

Drill-Down Examples 26

Session-Named Set Examples 29

Appendix 1

4 MDX Functions 35

Dimension Functions 35

Hierarchy Functions 36

Level Functions 36

Logical Functions 36

Member Functions 37

Numeric Functions 38

Set Functions 41

String Functions 49

Tuple Functions 51

Miscellaneous Functions and Operators 51

Additional MDX Documentation 52

Appendix 2

       4 Recommended Reading 53 Recommended Reading 53

Glossary 55

Index 61


What's New v Overview v

Details v

Chapter 1

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What's New



  The SAS OLAP Server enables users to develop and deploy scalable Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) applications. In addition, automated data loading and cube building is available through the use of a new administration interface called the SAS OLAP Cube Studio, which was developed using Java technology.

  OLAP queries are performed using the Multidimensional Expressions (MDX) que...