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Cubes in Multidimensional Models

A cube is a multidimensional structure that contains information for analytical purposes; the main constituents of a cube are dimensions and measures. Dimensions define the structure of the cube that you use to slice and dice over, and measures provide aggregated numerical values of interest to the end user. As a logical structure, a cube allows a client application to retrieve values, of measures, as if they were contained in cells in the cube; cells are defined for every possible summarized value. A cell, in the cube, is defined by the intersection of dimension members and contains the aggregated values of the measures at that specific intersection.

A cube provides a single place where all related data, for analysis, is stored.

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Create a Cube Using the Cube Wizard

Describes how to use the Cube Wizard to define a cube, dimensions, dimension attributes, and user-defined hierarchies.

Create Measures and Measure Groups in Multidimensional Models

Describes how to define measure groups.

Calculations in Multidimensional Models

Describes how to define and configure a calculation in an MDX script.

Actions in Multidimensional Models

Describes how to define and configure an action.

Perspectives in Multidimensional Models

Describes how to define and configure a perspective.

Defining Stored Procedures

Describes how to work with stored procedures.

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