This course explains how to use MDX to query an Analysis Services multidimensional database. It begins with an introduction to the language, showing how it can be used beyond developing a cube, as well as an introduction to important concepts such as tuples and sets. The course then focuses on how to structure queries and how to create sets to use on a query axis. The course then continues with an exploration of the multiple navigation functions used to traverse hierarchical data. Last, it explains how to build more complex queries by adding calculations in the form of calculated measures, calculated members, and named sets. This course was written for SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services, but most principles apply to SQL Server 2005 and later.
Stacia Misner Varga is a consultant, instructor, author, mentor, BI Partner for SQLSkills, and principal of Data Inspirations specializing in Microsoft business intelligence technologies for over 10 years. She is a frequent speaker at the PASS Summit, IT/Dev Connections
conferences, and various SQL Saturday and Microsoft-related events